Sta. Maria Davao del Sur

Glorious white sand awaits in Sta. Maria! That’s what Liam of DownSouth Magazine said when she dragged me to a one  hour drive to this sleepy town, southwest of Davao Gulf. This beach is called Little Boracay owned and managed by Joyce Mariscal, she was my schoolmate in Stella Maris and was my senior and officer in SMAD’s glee club.  Small world.

Sta Maria’s marine diversity is also impressive — apparently at par with Palawan or Mindoro.  Scuba diving  is not yet available in Little Boracay Resort.  I thought other resorts like Kisulad Puting Balas is already offering services but Joyce told me that diving is only possible if its an organized diving activity where divers bring their own gear. Continue reading