Cliff diving is something that I will never do. But my sister would. In fact, she just did, in Canibad at Barangay Andananao, Island Garden City of Samal.
As proof, here’s a video of her taking the plunge. Crazy girl.
She loved the jump, but hated the climb. It was raining when she decided to throw herself off the cliff, but that didn’t dampen the crazy inner workings of her brain.
Canibad, in normal standards of the word “near,” is not very near because it is on the other side of Samal Island from Davao City. However, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has been doing its work, so much of the road going there is now paved. There are only about two kilometers of rough road, but even that is not so rough.
The drive is long but the white sand beach is so worth it. Add in the clear blue waters and it’s paradise. There are resorts there now, but there are still areas where you can swim in without having to pay an entrance fee. It is the perfect place to have some adventure, chill, and enjoy.
The easiest way to get there is to drive. Just take the barge from Davao City and when you get to Samal, drive to Peña Plata. Take the road that leads to the district hospital and follow it. The drive will be around 45 minutes long, but trust me, it is worth it. If you think you are lost, just stop and ask a local. They will point the way.
You can also hire a habal-habal in Samal to take you there. Since I drove, I don’t know how much the fare is.
What are you doing still reading? Go have fun!
Oh, shout-out to my crazy sister Leah Suelto. Some of the photos were taken by her.