Canibad Cove located in Barangay Aundanao, Samal Island, Davao del Norte is one of the places Samaleños are proud of.This place is facing the oriental province and has few beach resorts; and they ask entrance fees as low as Php 15.00.

Canibad Cove

Here you can expect of a white sand beach, clean and crystal blue water, spot for rock climbing and cliff diving, lush green trees, and quiet and peaceful surrounding. However, there are no restaurants and electrical outlets here.


1. If you plan for an overnight stay, you can rent cottages or you can bring your tent.
2. Bring your own food and water
3. Make sure your electronic gadgets are fully charged
4. Even if the place is naturally quiet and peaceful, there are days that it will be crowded, especially during peak seasons.
5. Better ask for the contact number of the motorcycle driver, so you can ask him to pick you up when you already want to go home. Most probably, there are no PUVs waiting for you there.

How to get there by public vehicle:

1. Ride Island City Express bus from R. Castillo, Agdao or Km. 11, Sasa Ferry Wharf to Peñaplata. The fare was Php 35.00.
2. Unload at Davao Central Warehouse Club, then ride a motorcycle going to Canibad. I and my buddy managed to pay only Php 75.00 per person. This experience was quite memorable as we have to endure almost an hour riding a motorcycle on rough roads with several highs and lows. This made our lower limb feel numb as we arrived in the destination. But it’s worth the sacrifice