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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Marex Villarica Beach Resort - Tambo, Babak Samal Island

Marex Villarica Beach Resort in Samal is a new haven I just discovered. My favorite Samal beaches were Isla Reta and Villa Amparo Resort and as of now, Marex Villarica Resort joined the list.

First, the shoreline was wide. You can do sand sports in there. The white sand is powdery that you'll love to walk barefoot. And the pristine clear water was desirable. By the time I went there, the place was so calm. Few people only and really I found peace and serenity. Marex Villarica Resort is a nice place to relax, have fun for a budget friendly price.

I know there were high class beach resorts in Samal Island but Marex Villarica Resort has it's own uniqueness that made the resort exceptional. A type of resort that you'll probably say that "I would come back for more".

Another fun thing to do in Marex Villarica is fishing. Well, I know it requires a lot of patience when you do fishing but this is one way of relaxing too. They have a wide fish pond where you can enjoy fishing and pay PHP100.00 per kilo in every fish you caught. You can ask them to cook the fish for you or grill it by yourself.

Marex Villarica Beach Resort Rates

Open Cottages                                       - Php 300.00
Closed Air-Conditioned Rooms              - Php 1,200.00
Closed Non Air-Conditioned Rooms      - Php 800.00
Family Size                                             - Php 5,500.00

Tent for Rent
Tent Good for 10 persons                       - Php 500.00
Good for 2 persons                                 - Php 250.00
Good for 3 persons                                 - Php 275.00
Good for 4 persons                                 - Php 300.00
Good for 5 persons                                 - Php 325.00

Entrance Fee for Day Tour
Adult (Day Tour)                                    - Php 20.00
Kids  (Day Tour )                                   - Php 10.00

Entrance Fee for Overnight
Adult                                                      - Php 30.00
Kids                                                       - Php 15.00

Beer/case                                               - Php 100.00
Liquor/hard drinks/per bottle                   - Php 10.00
Lechon                                                   - Php 50.00

How To Get There

Marex Beach Resort is located at Sitio Baybay in Barangay Tambo, Samal Island. It is 20 minutes drive from Babak District. It is five minutes away from the renowned Monfort Bat Cave. You can take motorcycle. The fare cost PHP100.00 depends on how you haggle. :D

Tuesday, September 24, 2013 by pinoytravelpod · 2

Friday, September 20, 2013

Camp Holiday Resort & Recreation Area - Kinawitnon, Babak Samal Island

Recovering the last year's photo in Camp Holiday, here I decided to create a review and guide for your Camp Holiday trip. I heard a lot about Camp Holiday but it doesn't entice me as it was located near the port and docking stations. Maybe the sea water isn't that very good compare to resorts in Talicud Island.

Camp Holiday is located in Samal Island, Davao del Norte. It is a walking distance from the Samal port, and while docking, you can see the front view of the resort. 

I was amazed how wide the area is. They have lounge near the entrance, Bermuda grass park with playing ground for kids. Numerous cottages and free tables. They have clean comfort rooms. They have resto, stores and grilling station.

We choose a cottage near the water. Almost at the edge. It is a nice location because couple of cottages where almost at the edge of the water. The front water were enclosed and it is low tide at the time we went there. So I just walked around and never really tried to bath. They have swimming pool too. 

Other than that, the crew and staffs were responsive to our needs. They have resto but you can bring many food and drinks are you want, with corkage fee. They serve delicious dish for affordable prices. For parties, the food may be served buffet-style.

Entrance fee is P80 per head and overnight rates are P150 per head. Swimming pool is already included on the entrance fee you'll pay.

Cottage Rates

Closed Room  PHP1,200 per night (Hotel Rooms)
Closed Cottage PHP 1,800 per night
All rooms are fully air-conditioned, with cable TV, and hot and cold shower.

For more information and reservations, please contact the following numbers below.

Camp Holiday Resort & Recreation Area
Babak, Island Garden City of Samal (near Samal Ferry Wharf)
Phone: (082) 303-3294

Friday, September 20, 2013 by pinoytravelpod · 0

Monday, September 9, 2013

Davao Crocodile Park - Barangay Maa, Davao City

One of Davao's best is the Crocodile Park. It is a major tourist attraction in the city. The Davao Crocodile Park provides best entertainment, serves as educational and learning purposes, a great field for Biology, Animal Science, Veterinary Medicine and Zoology. They have best laboratory facilities that could serve learning experiments and studies.

Davao Crocodile Park also serves as home to a variety of animal species like monkeys, birds, snakes, different variety of reptiles and raptors. You can see different cages with some wild animals like leopard cats, monitor lizards. You can also see turkeys, ostriches, owls, eagles, turtles and a lot more.

The facilities were made of concrete materials with welded screens and with double security doors. They have benches, toilets and pathways. The crocodile cages were secured with full wide screen to keep people especially children fall into the ponds.

The best entertainment that Davao Crocodile Park offers is the Crocodile Show - main cast is Pangil. Pangil is the largest crocodile in Davao City and the second largest crocodile in the country with 18 feet long. Lolong claimed the largest crocodile title, unfortunately Lolong died just this year. The show is called Pangil Encounter, where caretakers enter the caged pond with a stick and probe Pangil.

Another show includes a man walking on a wire hanging above a crowded crocodiles. You'll be scared to think what would happen if the man falls down into the water full of crocodiles, but the man was professional - they said, so nothing to worry about. 

Davao Crocodile Park Show Schedule

Monday to Sunday

9:00 AM -11:00 AM - Animal Petting (Reptiles and Raptors)
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM - Animal Petting (Reptiles and Mammals)

Friday to Sunday : Animal Shows (PM)

3:15 - 3:30 - Crocodile Dancing
3:30 - 4:00 - Tightrope Walker and Stunts
4:00 - 4:30 - Pangil Encounter
4:30 - 4:45 - Crocodile Frenzy
4:45 - 5:00 - Crocodile Feeding

Davao Crocodile Park has also souvenir shop. You can buy souvenirs like crocodile leather coin purse, wallets, bags, belts. Key chains and other handicrafts are available.

For more information, you may contact the following numbers below.

Riverfront, Corporate City, Diversion Highway
Ma-a, Davao City 8000 Philippines
Phone: (082) 286-8883 or (082) 286-1054
Telefax: +

Boom na Boom Complex
Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City
Mobile: +63 923.707.6083 and +63 929.296.4497

How To Get There

Davao Crocodile Park is located at Riverfront, Corporate City Diversion Highway, Ma-a, Davao City. It is 15 to 30 minutes ride from Davao City proper. You can get there by taking a taxi cab. There's no PUJ headed on the location. 

Monday, September 9, 2013 by pinoytravelpod · 0

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