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.

Ooops! a little over-exposed in Sta Maria.  A little pink (and green) partly due to the long drive from the city…but nonetheless happy to have our photos taken, regardless if we look a little pale in the photo.  In case you are wondering where Mauro Carmona’s head is…it’s there somewhere.  That which has a pure heart can see it…oohhh you can’t huh? bummer.

Cockfighting, a traditional sport by filipinos is also a hit in Sta Maria.  These are Joyce’s father’s cocks (that means chicken- a male one, pervert) that Mauro and I were playing with while Liam discussed with him.

fight! fight! fight!

6 Responses

  1. Greg April 4, 2011 / 11:01 am

    Greta post..your photos? they are really good, what do you mean you cant take landscape well? Of course, the place is stunningly beautiful..so a blind monkey….uhh..nevermind.

  2. 13thWiTCH April 5, 2011 / 6:14 am

    thank you :) obviously you have not seen olan and his troops’ photos yet. mine looks mediocre compared to theirs.

  3. OLAN April 6, 2011 / 2:59 am

    Little Boracay is one of my faves in Davao Del Sur… I wish to come back there one day. :) did you go island hopping?

    • 13thWiTCH April 6, 2011 / 2:12 pm

      the view is great noh? but for april, we have to come back to mati!

  4. Richard April 6, 2011 / 10:41 pm

    That’s wow! I missed cock fighting…

    • 13thWiTCH April 6, 2011 / 10:56 pm

      next time! :P

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