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Diaz Island in Samal

Diaz Island is a hidden gem nestled in the landscapes of Samal, Davao, Philippines. This picturesque island, located off the coast of Davao City, is renowned for its pristine beaches, crystal-clear waters, and lush greenery, offering a tranquil escape for nature enthusiasts and adventure seekers alike.

Diaz Island, also known as Isla Reta, captivates visitors with its unspoiled beauty and diverse marine life. Near Pearl Farm Resort, Diaz Island is a small spot with great snorkeling waters. You can enjoy vibrant marine life in the surrounding sea and explore interesting rock formations on the island, either by admiring them or climbing for a unique view.

Beyond its natural charms, Diaz Island has gained recognition for its commitment to sustainable tourism. Its eco-friendly efforts and responsible practices have earned praise, making it a destination that not only mesmerizes with its beauty but also safeguards the environment for future generations.

Whether you're looking for a peaceful time on its clean beaches, exciting water activities, or a chance to be close to nature, Diaz Island in Samal guarantees a special and memorable experience, capturing the essence of a tropical paradise with a commitment to environmental care.

How to get there

The nearest airport in Samal is the Davao International Airport. You may book a flight directly to this airport from anywhere in the Philippines. If you are from Mindanao, you can take a flight or a bus going to any point in Davao City.

When you reach Davao, you can board boats to Samal from at least two docks in Davao City, conveniently reachable from anywhere in the city. These two harbors are Sasa Wharf and Sta. Ana Wharf. While all these docks lead to the island, it's important to consider your preferences, especially the harbor that is closer to your accommodation. 

To reach Sasa Wharf, take a metered taxi and hop on the barge at Sasa Wharf, heading to Kinawitnon Wharf in Babak District. On the other hand, you can also take a taxi from the airport to Sta. Ana Wharf, or choose two jeepney rides from the airport to Agdao, where the harbor is located. Board a passenger boat to the Kaputian district or a barge to Talicud Island. You can also choose to take a bus to Agado or Sasa.

To reach Diaz Island, hop on a pot going to Diaz Island. For a hassle-free journey, you can book island-hopping tours in Samal Island, Davao, or Davao tours to explore other top attractions in the city.

Best time to visit

The best time to go to Diaz Island in Samal, Davao, is during the dry months of January to April. These months have the least chance of rainfall, so you can have a smooth boat ride going to the island. Going to Davao during the rainy season may have a high chance that boats are not operating for island hoppings, and going to Diaz Island may not be good for tourists.

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