The Davao Region is celebrating four festivals annually with the extensive promotion of the Department of Tourism. The festivals are Kadayawan Festival in Davao City, Bulawanon Festival in Compostela Valley, Musikahan Festival in Tagum City and the Caracoles Festival in the places surrounding Davao Gulf.
Caracol is a Spanish term that literally means a conch, snail or shell. Samal Island is a perfect place for Caracoles Festival since a lot of marine lives inhabit the place.
The “Fun in the Sun” program was officially opened and presented the 2010 Caracoles Festival with dances that are inspired by creative marine life costumes and accessories. After being held at the Sta. Ana Wharf last year, the Caracoles Festival is now back at the Island Garden City of Samal which will be held at Peñaplata Central Elementary School. This is the third “Fun in the Sun” summer program in Region XI which usually fall during the last Saturday of April. This is indeed one of the most awaited events in the island that the people of Samal and visitors are waiting for.
Visitors can plan their summer getaway and experience the sundown to sunrise non-stop party. All tourist destinations of the island are now all set to provide an unforgettable experience for the guests. Amidst the scorching heat of the sun, one can still relax and enjoy with Samal’s white sand beaches, beautiful resorts, cool swimming pools and hanging out at Hagimit Falls.
The event includes a five-day Gulf Dive program. You can check-in and choose among the best resorts with perfect amenities at an affordable price. During the event proper, witness the different dances with colorful costumes inspired with marine life presentation.
Caracoles Festival is definitely an auspicious occasion for all party lovers and for those who want to spend their summer holiday with a bundle of unique experience.
Caracoles 2010 Update
The Caracoles Festival was moved on May 22, 2010.