San Victor Island: A Must Visit in Baganga

San Victor Island in Baganga Davao Oriental

My trip to Baganga will never be complete without visiting one of its famous islands, the San Victor island. This island facing the Pacific Ocean is owned by the Diocese of Mati and managed by the Catholic Parish of Baganga. A 3-hectare island that’s very accessible from the highway, about 20 minutes drive from Baganga’s town proper and 5 minutes boat ride from the mainland. This jewel was recognized as one of the top must-visit tourist spots of Davao Oriental and the Davao region as well. The powdery white sand, clear turquoise waters, and its marine life are just a […]

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The Sunrise Boulevard of Baganga, Davao Oriental

Sunrise Boulevard Baganga

Our trip to Baganga, which is known as the first class municipality of Davao Oriental Province and is located in the easternmost province in the country, has been amazing. After the Balite hot spring and the Campawan falls, our next destination is Baganga’s beautiful Sunrise Boulevard. Probably around 30-45 mins from Campawan falls, we passed by the coastal road of Baganga, Davao Oriental, and we saw a park where whitewashed mangroves stand starkly against the sea and the sky. This place is called Baganga Sunrise Boulevard, located in Brgy. Dapnan, Baganga, Davao Oriental. The history: Before the Typhoon hit in […]

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The Relaxing Balite Hot Spring in Davao Oriental

Balite Hot Spring in Baganga

Every time the word “Balite” is mentioned, I always have this eerie feeling since stories I have heard about balite are linked with horror and horrible narratives. In the Philippine myth, balite (fig tree or banyan tree) is said to be associated with creatures and elementals. Old folks forbid the said plant to be made as an ornament because it attracts negative forces and bad spirits. It is probably the reason why I have a creepy impression on that thing. Some known places in the Philippines are also recognized because there is a presence of a large balite tree and […]

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