Passig Islet Resort

Passig Islet Resort in Barangay Bato, Sta. Cruz, Davao del Sur was once a small sandbar, which residents slowly built into a roughly  3,000 square-meter islet resort by buffering the perimeter with used tires filled with sand. The resort is about an hour from Davao City by bus. A small motorized pumpboat takes the tourists to the islet, at 20 pesos per passenger. Entrance fee to the resort is 15 pesos per person. At the moment, no overnight stay is allowed. Photos by JULES L. BENITEZ