SAMAL ISLAND ULTIMATE ADVENTURE

Officially, SUMMER 2011 is here! Undeniably, the most awaited and exciting season of the year where people flock to beaches, go on Island Hopping, trek on mountains, and discover exotic places of interests in the different parts of the country.
The Island Garden City of Samal is the most popular island destination here in Davao Region and probably one of the best in the whole Mindanao. So kicking off this hotta hotta season, OLANOLOGY: Chronicling A Good Voyage responded to DOT-Region XI and Samal Island's Summer Campaign - the VISIT SAMAL ISLAND by organizing "Samal Island Ultimate Adventure - From Islands To Highlands" where 7 of the must visited destinations in the Island were explored, experienced and enjoyed! A total of 21 adventurous bloggers and outdoor enthusiasts participated the event and braved the challenge of island hopping, waterfalls trekking and mountain climbing in these seven equally worth-the-visit places. These adventurous fellows each deserve a cool customized bobblehead for surviving the challenge.

Monfort Bat Cave is home to approximately 1.8 million Geoffrey's Rousette Fruit Bats and is the Guinness World Record holder of the largest colony of fruit bats in the world!

ONE OF THE FOUR HOLES OF MONFORT BAT CAVE
MAREX BEACH RESORT
An eco-friendly beach resort blessed with powdery white sands offering laid back beach life and fun filled Tropical Island escapade.
MAREX BEACH RESORT - SIMPLICITY IS BEAUTY.
VANISHING ISLAND
Samal Island's best kept Island Treasure is the Vanishing Island. The name itself arouses curiosity. But yes! The island actually vanishes during high tide. Best for snorkel, diving, swimming or just plain beach combing.
THE CAPTIVATING ALLURE OF THE VANISHING ISLAND.
 MOUNT PUTING BATO
At 1,345 feet above the sea level, Mount Puting Bato is Samal Island's highest point. It is best for a day trek and pre-climb expidition.
A BREATHTAKING VIEW FROM THE PEAK OF MOUNT PUTING BATO
KAPUTIAN BEACH PARK
Located at the Kaputian District, Kaputian Beach Park is probably the most popular public beach in Samal Island. Blessed with pure white sand beaches and serene bluish waters, Kaputian Beach Park is definitely a must try experience while in the Island.
OUR TENTS AT KAPUTINA BEACH PARK
HAGIMIT FALLS
Hagimit Falls is the most famous waterfalls frequented by most visiting tourists in Samal Island. Endowed with natural swimming pools and different rock formations, Hagimit Falls is perfect for relaxation and adventure.
THE CASCADING SCENE OF HAGIMIT FALLS
LA VIDA ORCHARD RESORT
One of the very few Orchard  Resorts in Samal Island offering a budget friendly accommodation best for groups and even families.
COMFORTABLE ROOMS AT LA VIDA ORCHARD RESORT
CONGRATULATIONS to the participants namely Leah Valle, Dulce Rose Lada, Alberto Egot, Jr., Jona Gegremosa, Dr. Charles Ortiz, Mark Glenn Cabrera, Richard Diongson, Miyah Laborte, Rhon De Los Santos, Ghenessa Sabandal, Dr. Remo Aguilar, Angeli Nacorda, Arnold Cesar Romero, Joy Villareal, Rain Lapuz, Gene Sombito, Aries Cesar Romero, Gelie Virrey, Storm Velarde and Justin Richard Velarde for surviving the challenge!


FULL ARTICLES OF THESE SEVEN DESTINATION IS UP NEXT. 

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April 19, 2011 at 4:07 PM delete

wow! base ako! ha ha! it was fun! thank you so much kuya olan! til next time! and yes, PArt 2! :D

btw, great photos!

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Anonymous
April 19, 2011 at 4:20 PM delete

This is a wonderful page about Samal Olan! the pics are amazing. thanks :)

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April 19, 2011 at 5:32 PM delete

Wow very nice photos. The adventure oh-so-awesome and the company, the best! cheers to Olan for organizing this trip.

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April 19, 2011 at 5:50 PM delete

masaya talaga jan. andami pede gawin :)

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April 19, 2011 at 8:39 PM delete

ang tagal ko na gusto magpunta dito . sana this year magmterialize lahat ng mga plans =)

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April 19, 2011 at 10:33 PM delete

Saludo ako sa mga Photos. Winner Olan. Congrats sa success ng Samal tour.

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April 20, 2011 at 1:06 AM delete

The shot of the bats are amazing! Ang dami ng mga bats. Interesting din un vanishing island. pag magkataon pala na maling season ang punta mo, hndi mo sya makikita =)

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April 20, 2011 at 11:25 AM delete

@ RICHARD - Sama ka sa SAMAL ISLAND PART 2... Island Hopping naman tayo. :)

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April 20, 2011 at 11:26 AM delete

@ ANONYMOUS - Thank you for appreciating... My photos are not enough to showcase the beauty of Samal Island. :)

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April 20, 2011 at 11:27 AM delete

@ LETTERS TO MINDANAO - thank you so much for participating this event. :) I'm happy you guys did have fun. :)

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April 20, 2011 at 11:28 AM delete

@ LETGOSAGO - at ang daming puedeng gawin! :)

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April 20, 2011 at 11:29 AM delete

@ juanderful chinchan - tuloy mo na... guaranteed fun and thrilling excitement awaits for you here at Samal Island. :)

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April 20, 2011 at 11:30 AM delete

@ LEO TIMOGAN - thank you bess Leo. :) next post will be TAGUM CITY TOUR. :)

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April 20, 2011 at 11:32 AM delete

@ LEAVE THE CUBE - exactly, dapat alamin mo kung when ang high tide at low tide before ka pumunta ng vanishing Island para mas maeenjoy mo cya lalo. Luckily in our case, low tide nung pumunta kami kaya panalo ang saya! :) thanks for visiting. :)

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April 20, 2011 at 1:45 PM delete

Olan

Very very soon...lalabas tayo sa Daily Tribune...hintay ka lng, I am working with it now with the publisher...

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April 20, 2011 at 1:51 PM delete

@ ALBERTOLOGY - Wow! That's very nice to hear. :)

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pjohn
April 20, 2011 at 3:41 PM delete

congratulations Bud!!!!!

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April 20, 2011 at 4:58 PM delete

pamugas ang marex na photos oi hahahaha. hiwi akong horizon pirmi. hmpf! inferness,wa ka kupas sa imong shots teh :D ibog ko ampf! ^.^

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April 20, 2011 at 5:11 PM delete

@ PJOHN - thanks Bud. :) and thanks for all your untiring understanding and support. :)

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April 20, 2011 at 5:12 PM delete

@ 13THWITCH - Hahahaha. :) pamugas jud ang MAREX te kay unsaon na lang ang FREE OVERNIGHT STAY didto. :) thanks a lot. :)

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tim
April 21, 2011 at 12:48 PM delete

It's nice to met you last time at Doc Charles clinic, your personality is just awesome.. Hope to talk and chat with you soon..

:)

This is my blog :

http://greenbite14.blogspot.com/

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April 24, 2011 at 10:37 PM delete

NICE MEETING YOU TOO TIM. :) LAAGAN MAN PUD DIAY KA. :) laag ta sunod with doki. :)

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Anonymous
April 29, 2011 at 7:19 AM delete

Where is Marex resort and how do guys like the accommodations? how much do they charge for the rooms? is the beach nice and clean?
Thanks for sharing the pics;)

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April 29, 2011 at 8:14 AM delete

@ Anonymous - Marex beach resort is located at Barangay Tambo, Babak District of Samal. To read more about the resort, please check the updated post of this blog. Thank you for visiting.

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May 6, 2011 at 1:50 PM delete

Thank you for inviting us Olan, it was a fun experience... Naa ko favor pwede paki-change sa link nako to http://wwww.meiyah.info or pwede pud http://www.photomiahgraphy.com/ hehehe... thanks a lot! :)

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November 23, 2011 at 9:17 AM delete

Look at those waterfalls. Amazing. I will definitely visit Samal Island next time I visit the country, which is hopefully soon.

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lil
May 29, 2012 at 6:37 PM delete

im so excited!!!cant wait for august..see u soon samal island!;

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