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Posted by on May 31, 2012 in Davao del Sur, Outside Davao | 30 comments

Passig Islet – Santa Cruz Davao Del Sur

We decided to hold our family bonding at Passig Islet located in Bato, Sta. Cruz, Davao del Sur.  From Davao City, we ride a bus going to Digos City at Ecoland Transport Terminal.  We told the driver to drop us at Bato Gym / Passig Islet.  After around 45 minutes travel from Davao City, we arrived at Bato Gym, Sta. Cruz.

We just walked following a cemented road going to the direction of the sea.  After few meters of walking, we read a signage of Passig Islet.  We then walked into a wooden walkway where mangroves are a plenty, shading the way.

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Walkway going to Passig Islet

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Boats fetching passengers going to Passig Islet

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Wooden walkway when you arrive at Passig Islet

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Passig islet on a lovely Sunny Day

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Medium-size cottages which costs Php250.00

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Closed cottage for those who want to stay overnight

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Pavillon at Passig Islet where you can hold group parties

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Huge tires serve  as rip rap on the side of the islet to avoid erosion

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Fishermen with their boats near Passig Islet

 Boat fare going to Passig Islet is Php20.00-Php25.00 depending on the number of passengers.  That payment is already back-and-forth so you have to get the cell number of the boat driver you ride including the boat number so that it is easy for you to contact them when it is time for you to leave Passig Islet.

Entrance fee at the islet is 20 pesos.  Since it is owned by the provincial government of Davao del Sur, expect that all payments are with receipts.

There are a number of cottages to choose.  Small cottages that can accommodate 10-12 people is Php150.00.  Medium-size open cottages that can accommodate around 24 people is at Php250.00.  The closed cottages is Php500.00.

If you are a large group, you may use the pavillion at Php5,500.00 including the use of generator since there is no electricity at Passig islet.  There is no restaurant at the resort so you have to bring with you your foods.  It is also not allowed to do cooking and grilling at the resort so all your foods must be pre-cooked.

The resort is not that huge but it is beautiful. However, do not expect a fine powdery sand on the beach like that of Panglao in Bohol or Boracay because it is just a man-made islet.

I think, there are still a lot to be improved in Passig Islet.  It would be cool if they have a restaurant at the place and they have an electricity.  I think they also need to add the number of their restrooms which currently they only have 1 for male and 1 for female.  Sometimes people have to queue just to go to the restroom especially when 5pm is approaching when most people are preparing to leave at the islet.

Other than those concerns, Passig islet is a lovely place to relax and unwind.  You can feel the cold breeze against your skin and the  sight of school of fishes jumping and parading when seawater gradually recedes due to low tide is a sight to behold.  The lovely mountains of Davao del Sur forming at the backdrop is just perfect.


  1. magkano ba ang rent sa buong isla?

    • I’m sorry but I don’t know how much it cost to rent the whole place. You may personally visit the place to know about it. Thanks.

      • hi good morning,

        hi maam pwede nyo po ba akong bigyan ng contact number nyo? puputan po kc kami jan and mg papareserve po kc sana kami and may mga question din po kc kami..

        thanks. God speed

  2. wala po bang corkage sa mga drinks ??!

    • hindi po sila nag charge ng corkage nung pumunta kami doon. thanks for the visit :).

  3. Open po ba kayo tomorrow?

    • Hi Melanie. This site is not connected with Passig islet. We are sorry but we have no idea if they are gonna open tomorrow. Thanks for visiting our site.

  4. Unsay contact no. if gusto magpa reserve ug cottages para sa further nga questions ug pwd matawagan? If pwede CP no. thanks!

    • Hello Ven. Pasensya na. Wala po kaming contact number sa Passig Islet. Thanks for visiting out site.

  5. dili d i everyday ga abri?

    • Hi Shobie. Open na man po cguro sila everyday. Hindi lang po kami sure kung open sila on special holidays like Good Friday and Christmas day.

  6. ma’am do you have contact number/s of the resort?

    • Hi,

      Sorry but I failed to get their contact number when we were there.

  7. pwd ba mg overnyt dd2?ask lng po ky nxt week puhon musd2 mi sa passig

    • Pwede na man po. Enjoy your escapade. Thanks for visiting our site 🙂

  8. naa bay kabilinan para sa mga private vehicles didto?

    • Hi Glenn. naay kabilinan para sa mga sakyanan na private sa passig. naa sila parking area for vehicles with a minimal fee.

  9. ano contact no. nyo? nid ko this day

    • ou pwd magpaluto doon. yung mga barbeque lng yata.

  10. totoo po bang pwede magpaluto doon?

    • Hello, nung pumunta kami sa Passig, wala pong nagluluto doon, in fact, wala po restaurant doon at bawal ang magluto sa place. But I really don’t know now, kung may developments na ba.

      • thank you po sa reply… one more question, allowed po ba doon ang mga team building activities?thanks …. 🙂

        • hi, thanks for getting back as well. yes, allowed na man po ang team-building sa passig.

          • hi, actually will be having our team building doon sa passig this coming May

  11. guys ito must read: pumunta kami ng pamilya ko sa lugar na ito, sa entrance sabi 20 pesos lang daw ang boat fare, pero pagdating namin sa wharf sabi sa amin ng bangkero ay magbayad daw ako ng 180 pesos kasi subra daw kami sa 8 ka tao{ 9 kami lahat} sabi ko kong ganaon eh kukuha na lang ako ng ibang bangka for 20 pesos, sabi di raw yon pwede..! gagohan talaga..! ito pa:!!! sobrang dumi ng tubig dagat,daming basura..! bumubula ang tubig sa dumi!!sayang ang pagod ko sa pagpunta ko sa lugar na ito..!

    • I’m sorry to hear your experience.

      • parang merong mis understanding with regards to boat fare here, dahil ang alam ko 20 pesos boat fare per person yan kaya tama lang siguro na singilin kayo ng 180 dahil 20 pesos per head X 9 persons = 180

        • Oo nga pala chin. When I read Jeff’s complains, I did not bother computing…it just shows I’m poor in numbers..haha. Thanks for clarifying Chin, you are indeed right.Thx also for the visit and comment 🙂

  12. gud day po..pwd po ba mgdla ng tent doon?mg overnyt po kc kmi ng mga students ko doon?and if ever po pwd na po mgluto doon?tnx..:-)

    • Hi Mabel, pwede na man po magdala ng tent sa place. I am not sure though regarding cooking if they allow it now in their place. Thanks for dropping by and for the comment.

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