Island Garden City of Samal, also known as IGACOS, is a city in the province of Davao del Norte, Mindanao, Philippines. It is located in the southern part of the Philippines, in the Davao Gulf. The city is made up of Samal Island and the smaller Talikud Island, both of which are known for their beautiful beaches, crystal-clear waters, and stunning natural scenery.

The Island Garden City of Samal is a popular tourist destination, with many visitors coming to enjoy the white sand beaches, clear waters, and various water activities, such as swimming, snorkeling, and diving. The city also has several natural attractions, such as waterfalls, caves, and mangrove forests, which visitors can explore such as the Vanishing Island.

Aside from its natural attractions, Island Garden City of Samal is also known for its rich culture and history. The city has several landmarks and heritage sites, including the Monfort Bat Cave, which is home to millions of bats, the old St. Francis of Assisi Church, and the Samal Tribal House, which showcases the traditional houses and artifacts of the indigenous people of the island.

The Island Garden City of Samal is accessible by ferry from the city of Davao, which is the largest city in Mindanao. The city has a wide range of accommodations, from budget-friendly guesthouses to luxurious resorts, making it a suitable destination for all types of travelers.


Samal is divided into 46 barangays, namely:

  • Adecor
  • Anonang
  • Aumbay
  • Aundanao
  • Balet
  • Bandera
  • Caliclic (Dangca-an)
  • Camudmud
  • Catagman
  • Cawag
  • Cogon
  • Cogon (Talicod)
  • Dadatan
  • Del Monte
  • Guilon
  • Kanaan
  • Kinawitnon
  • Libertad
  • Libuak
  • Licup
  • Limao
  • Linosutan
  • Mambago-A
  • Mambago-B
  • Miranda (Poblacion)
  • Moncado (Poblacion)
  • Pangubatan
  • Peñaplata (Poblacion)
  • Poblacion (Kaputian)
  • San Agustin
  • San Antonio
  • San Isidro (Babak)
  • San Isidro (Kaputian)
  • San Jose (San Lapuz)
  • San Miguel (Magamomo)
  • San Remigio
  • Santa Cruz (Talicod II)
  • Santo Niño
  • Sion (Zion)
  • Tagbaobo
  • Tagbay
  • Tagbitan-ag
  • Tagdaliao
  • Tagpopongan
  • Tambo
  • Toril
  • Villarica



Al David T. Uy


Richard A. Guindolman

City Council Members

1st District

  • Lemuel T. Reyes
  • Edwin M. Jansol
  • Austerio F. Obenza
  • Michael D. Robledo Sr.

2nd District

  • Ruel H. Bantillo
  • Ginaphine P. Colmenares
  • Noland L. Dacer
  • Gie-arr R. Valdez

3rd District

  • Jan Albert R. Ortiz
  • Aldwin M. Jumao-as
  • Ricardo A. Tacsanan
  • Metodio D. Gonato


  • Department of Education Samal City
  • Kaputian Beach Park
  • Club Samal Resorts
  • Pearl Farm Beach Resort
  • Samalan Camp and Sea Resort
  • Indo Bali House
  • Secret Paradise Resort
  • Paradise Island Beach Resort
  • Discovery Samal
  • Chemas By The Sea
  • Hof Gorei Beach Resort
  • The Island Buenavista
  • Blue Waters Resort
  • Costa Marina Resort
  • Lorelei Beach Resort