My cousin’s family is visiting Davao for a few days. Since they’ve never been to Samal Island, we decided to give them a treat. And took them to Kaputian Beach Park.
The day started with a drizzle. But when it stopped, it left a cloudy mark on the sky. Making it perfect for a swim in the beach. 🙂
Since it’s on a weekday, there was no line at the ferry boat port.
I love Samal, but going there on a Sunday is a tiring experience. Sometimes, the waiting time can reach as much as 2 hours one way. And another 2 hours going home. It takes the fun out of it huh?! Specially for those who wait under the heat of the sun. If a bridge would not ruin the island by making it so accessible to everybody, I’d say “go for it” during those times…
Ok, so after 10 minutes, we were already in Samal Island. Kaputian is more or less, 27 kms from the ferry port. But it’s not a hassle considering that the road is all concrete. Plus the view is fantastic!
Twenty mins or so later, we arrived at Kaputian Beach Park. This is a simple resort maintained by the Local Government of Samal. For what it offers, it’s very cheap, if you ask me.
The moment we set up our things in the nipa hut, everybody started preparing for a late breakfast. Kuya Dodong is a good cook, so he prepared pork kaldereta and humba while they were still at mama’s. 🙂
We thought, the grilled Bangus , pork and the tuna can wait for lunch. For now, we all concentrated on breakfast. haha
Of course, photo op started after eating eh.. 🙂
I would like to commend my nephew Blaire for taking the picture above. He’s a special child. But he understands when you give him an instruction. Intelligent huh?! Love you Blaire. 🙂
On the way home, we stopped beside the road to enjoy the view of the sea, Davao City and Pearl Farm. 🙂
Kaputian can be reached by bus from Davao City. The fare is P60.00 per head. Or you can take a passenger ferry (locally known as lantsa) at Sta. Ana Wharf. There are 2 schedules per day (one going to Kaputian) and (one going back to Davao).
Summer may be over. But Samal Island is just waiting for those who want to take a dip in the beach all year round. 🙂
Lea C. Walker