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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Undiscovered Little Boracay Resort at Brgy. Sto Niño, Sta. Maria Davao del Sur

Enjoying summer, I found a nice fine white sand beach resort in Sta. Maria, Davao del Sur. Before, it was known as Puting Balas - a visayan term for white sand but the real resort name was Mariscal Beach Resort. Owned by Sta. Maria Mayor Rudy Mariscal.

It's white shoreline was measured for about 2 kilometers long. People would mistakenly thought that the sand were artificially dumped there because after this long kilometers of fine white sand resides a gradient black and brown sand. But then locals said that those white sand were really natural.

Nowadays, the resort was known as Little Boracay because of it's Boracay like white powdery sand. The difference are no parties and fire dancing, few people come and go and no hotels. But some of us wants a hideout to have inner peace and serenity and I can recommend Little Boracay as your perfect serenity getaway.

The resort has airconditioned rooms too and neat open cottages for a cheap cost. They also accomodate seminars, they have functional rooms and hall.

Entrance Fees and Other Cost

Entrance fee PHP 20.00
Airconditioned Room PHP 1,000/day
No food and drinks corkage

How to Get There

Mariscal Beach Resort or Little Boracay was located exactly in Brgy. Sto Niño, Sta. Maria Davao del Sur. It's 100 kilometers from Davao City downtown. By land, you can ride a bus bound to Sta. Maria. Davao City bus terminal is located in Ecoland. Non aircon buses only cost Php 80.00 and air conditioned buses like Metroshuttle would cost Php 142.00 and Metroshuttle non air conditioned bus cost only Php 132.00. From Sta. Maria, take a tricycle and ask them to take you at Little Boracay.

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Other Photos Taken at Little Boracay

11 Responses to “Undiscovered Little Boracay Resort at Brgy. Sto Niño, Sta. Maria Davao del Sur”

Meryll Favor said...
May 27, 2012 at 4:38 PM

The beach is beautiful.Try and visit also our beach which is also beautiful like Boracay, the Subic beach in Matnog, Sorsogon. You can see the picture of it here:

Phil said...
May 28, 2012 at 5:50 PM

the beach is so beautiful.. ill take note this one.. ill visit this place soon.

Carol @ Boracay Beach Resort said...
August 6, 2012 at 2:00 PM

Great photos! Seems like I am in the beautiful beach too! :)

Kurt said...
October 30, 2012 at 12:18 PM

Mitch naa mi picture ni dennis about sa little boracay bah..heheheh bc ganahan ka i post diha.. :)

pinoytravelpod said...
October 30, 2012 at 12:24 PM

Sure, para naa sab tao ang mga pics dinhi. i PM tika. wait..

Anonymous said...
January 1, 2013 at 9:14 AM

Thanks for sharing. I find this website very helpful.
Ill visit the place soon.

Joyce Mariscal said...
January 3, 2013 at 7:16 AM

Hi, thank you very much for featuring Little Boracay Beach resort. Just want to share a little correction on the details.. Our exact address is Brgy. Sto Niño, Sta. Maria Davao del Sur. We are 100 kms away from Downtown davao, accessible by land transportation. For other info, please check our FB page:

Thanks and more power to your blog :D

pinoytravelpod said...
January 12, 2013 at 12:20 PM

Hi Ms. Joyce Mariscal. Thank you for the correction on your address. I really appreciate that.

Done doing some changes and linking your Facebook page on the post.

More power and I missed Little Boracay. I'll go back this summer :)

Anonymous said...
January 26, 2014 at 1:03 AM

Stayed there in 2009, was wonderful, roughed it a bit in the huts but it was so relaxing overall sleeping on the beach in the hut. Taught the locals how to kick the footy. Go Santa Maria!

Anonymous said...
March 29, 2015 at 12:51 PM

that's my place...pretty mch sure once u visit u'll alwyz want to go bck..very relaxing

Hilda Sumalinog said...
April 21, 2016 at 11:21 PM

hello :) nindot na ba ang dalan padulong sa little boracay? katong 2009 man gud naka adto ko diha pero rough road pa ato na time.

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