Island Getaway at Isla Reta Beach Resort

October 13, 2007 by rdagumampan

My boy friend visited me here in Davao City for a one week vacation. I asked her to snub her sports fest and spend our weeknights visiting each and every nice restaurants here in davao city. Jack Ridge, Penongs, Shakeys, Banoks, etc. On Sunday, we broke out early to visit a place where I myself have never been. Isla Reta.

Isla Reta is a small beach resort in garden city of Samal. We took a 40-minute board ride from a port near Magsaysay Park at 50.00 each. The entrance fee is only 50.00 each for the whole day stay. There are no cottages here and if there are, its better not to rent one. Just get a table and bring your picnic blankets and dine below the trees. We bring our own food and snacks, its allowed. Isla Reta has no high-class restaurants, hotel rooms or cottages. Its was just really a simple white beachfront. But they cook native chicken tinola! Yes, the best chicken tinola I have ever tasted since I left Manila. Its something I can only eat at our home in Batangas. In places like these we usually don?t spend time.  While I may have visit Paradise Island instead, I find this place better. Better because its simple, clean, inexpensive. Its more like a picnic groove where you can  below trees or bring your own camping tent and spend a night free. Its nice spending overnight here with a camping tent but not with cottage, I think its no good getting rooms here. Boat last trip is 3PM and we're back in city by 4PM. ... Davao seems a safe city. Davaweños are lazy cook, it seems they just love to dine out. People here are rich. Taxi drivers are nice and honest.

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