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CITY OF SAMAL (DAVAO DEL NORTE)


GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATION:   Group of islands in the heart of Davao Gulf main islands: Samal and Talicud; smaller islands: Malipano, Big Liguid, Little Liguid east of Davao City and west of Compostela Valley Province.


ACCESSIBILITY:
    Nearest airport:  
Davao International Airport (in Davao City)
    Nearest seaport:  
Panabo Port, Kaputian, Samal, Babak, Kinawitnon, Sta. Cruz Ports
    Major road networks:  
Pan Philippine (Maharlika) Highway


CLIMATE AND WEATHER:  
Rainfall uniformly distributed throughout the year no pronounced dry or wet season; typhoon free


HOTELS AND RESORTS:  
Alohamoana Resort, Anamarina Beach Resort, Blue Jaz Beach Resort and Spa, Caliclic Beach Resort, Camp Holiday Resort & Recreation Area, Coco Caliclic Beach Resort, Club Asiano Beach Resort, El Magic Beach Resort, Hi-5 Princess Tropical Inland Resort, Isla Beach Resort, Buenavista Island Resort, Ilihan Beach Resort, Mahan Garden Resort, Paradise Island Park and Beach Resort, Marex Villarica Beach Resort, Monina Garden Resort, RMPC Resort and Training Center, Samal Seaside Resort, Sonrisa de V Beach Resort, Via Travellers and Accommodation Inn, Bali Bali Resort, Blue Waters Resort, Costa Marina Beach Resort, Fernandez Beach and Garden Resort, La Vida Orchard Resort, Maxima Aqua Fun, Mc Tell Private Inn, Punta Del Sol Beach Resort and Restaurant, Rocky Beach Resort, La Familia Beach Resort, Babusanta Beach, Dayang Resort, Hof Gorei Beach Resort, Isla Reta Beach Resort, Kaputian Beach Park, Pearl Farm Beach Resort, Capt. Hook’s Red Parrot Inn


TOURIST ATTRACTIONS:  
Sanipaan Shoal or Vanishing Island, mariculture park, Talikud Island, Coral Garden & Marine Reservation Park, Ligid Island, Aundanao Fish Sanctuary, botanical garden and nature park, Mangrovetum, Mount Puting Bato, Bito Depression; Agimit and Tagbaobo falls; Balete, Magongawong, Tamburong, Baga caves; bat sanctuary


FIESTAS AND EVENTS:  
Last week of May - Kabasan Festival, Hugyaw Madyaw, White Nights, last Saturday of April - Caracoles Festival, March 7 - Founding Anniversary


ETHNIC GROUPS:  
Sama


LANGUAGES AND DIALECTS:  
Cebuano, Chabacano, Tagalog


RELIGION:  
Roman Catholicism, Islam


FAMOUS SONS AND DAUGHTERS:


COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA:
    Telephone:  
Globe, Smart, Sun
    TV:  
Cignal Satellite TV, Dream Satellite TV, G Sat TV


SHOPPING AND ENTERTAINMENT:
    Malls:
    Popular establishments:  
Caltex gas station
    Entertainment venues:


BANKS:


UNIVERSITIES:
  
Holy Cross of Davao College, UM Peñaplata College


HOSPITALS:


MONTHLY COST OF LIVING:
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PRA RETIREMENT INFORMATION:
    Accredited facilities:
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    Registered retirement accommodations:
    Retirement franchises:
    Nearest PRA satellite office:  
Davao Satellite Office
    Number of PRA retirees:    9

    LIRA MOA:


GOVERNMENT INFORMATION:
    Investment zones:
    Government agencies/branch offices:  
Land Transportation Office


LINKS:  
http://samalcity.gov.ph

 

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