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Monday, May 23, 2011

Babu Santa Beach Resort - Linusotan Talicud, Samal Island

White sand beaches, fresh water under the sun is truly a refreshing moment during this hot summer. One undeveloped but nice beach resort in samal Island is the Babu Santa Beach Resort. Babu Santa was named after a woman named Babu who was a cheerful giver just like Santa Claus. It is exactly located on the last part of Talicud Island. The resort isn't crowded because it is not yet fully developed, very far from other resorts in Talicud Island and there's no electricity however the place is very ideal in you want peace of mind and wanted to be far from a chaotic city.

Babu Santa Beach Resort is affordable. There's no entrance free and the open cottage is only PHP300.00. There's no electricity however you can stay overnight if you want. The closed cottage is only PHP500.00 and good for 5-6 persons. You can also bring tent. They don't charge corkage for food and drinks. Very affordable.

However, the travel time going to Babu Santa Beach Resort is really time consuming. It is very far from Davao City since it is located on the very last part of Talicud Island. And you can only spent a little time because the boat going to Babu Santa Beach Resort has only one schedule and only one boat schedule when leaving the resort. But you can enjoy the place, go any time you want and leave any time you want if you hire a private boat for your trip.

How to Get to Babu Santa Beach Resort

From Sta. Ana wharf, there's a boat going to Babu Santa. It usually leaves the wharf at exactly 1:30PM. You can ask people on the docking station about the boat going to Babu Santa. The boat fare is only PHP60.00. The same boat will also pick you up at the resort at exactly 7:00am. So meaning if you travel through those boat schedules, you will only have a limited time enjoying the resort. From 1:30PM to 7:00AM and take note, there's no other boat schedule going to Babu Santa Beach Resort aside from that. The travel will took you 1 hour and half.

If you wish to stay longer on the resort, you can hire a private boat. There are many on the wharf and just asked them.

Location: Linusotan, Kaputian District Talicud, IGACOS


  1. The water is so nice, it's sparkling crystal blue. Babu hmm I'll remember that one, and its great to know that theirs no corkage. Horay!

  2. WOW!!Philippines is really great. This beach resort is very affordable, love the water can't wait to swim.

  3. There arelot places here in the Philippines that you are probably amaze with the beauty and experience. You can deal within a low cost travel.

  4. Summer is the peak season for local travelers. This is the best time to travel around the country and go to beaches like this.

  5. Very nice place. The white sand is irresistible.