Pujada Island

Pujada Island

Pujada Island

Pujada Island

Pujada Island

Pujada Island

Pujada Island

Standing at the height of 588 feet, Pujada Island is a 156 hectares islet located in the mouth of Pujada Bay in a prevalently peaceful municipality of Mati, Davao Oriental – “The Sunrise Capital of the Philippines”. Facing at the Pacific Ocean, Pujada Island is surrounded by pristine and crystal clear waters that would surely give every visitor an invigorating ambiance and exhilarating frame of mind.

Pujada Island

Pujada Island

Pujada Island

Pujada Island

Pujada Island

Pujada Island


A sanctuary of a wide selection of endangered species, birds and fish, Pujada Island impresses every visitor with its natural ponds, composed mangroves and other wild hardwood trees. This uninhabited, secluded, and unspoiled island is a perfect getaway for anyone who wishes to escape the humdrum of city life without having to tear thousands of pesos. Pujada Island's crisp and soothing air surely purifies every visitor while the enthralling sound of turquoise waters that gently touches the shores will surely take every visitor in a relaxing shape. Its beautiful and lush landscape of green blended with a happy blue sky is vividly contrasted by brilliant-white fine sand.

Going into Pujada Island would be a whole lot more exciting experience if you can get into the Puting Ba's (short for “Puting Balas” also known as Putting Bonbon), a 350-450 square meters isle of brilliant-white fine sand stretching at a distance of 50-60 meters from Pujada Island. Unlike the White Island renowned in Camiguin, Puting Ba’s is visible all day long, and that tourists can even stay their overnight and wait for the shy moon feasted by glittering stars to beautifully shine at night. Visitors can propel their way to Puting Ba’swith a paddle and a boat in just 10-20 minutes, where furious big waves awaits every adventurer there making it a perfect destination for windsurfers and skim boarders. And if you want to greet the mighty rays of sunrise reigning from the glorious Pacific, this is the perfect place to go.

Pujada Island

Pujada Island

Pujada Island

Pujada Island

Pujada Island

Pujada Island


From the piers of Mati, Pujada Island is accessible by a pumpboat for about 60-70 minutes (depending on the weather condition). A more convenient option is for you to trip to any of these villages to make it quicker for you to get there: Magum, Catmunan, Supsopon, Casinehan, Wagon, Pangibiran, Tambak, Macambol, Silad, Mamali or Dawan. These villages are just about 40-60 km away from the city proper and can be accessed by a four-wheeled vehicle (if you have your own) or a motorcycle (about 120-200 pesos one-way). Folks living in these villages are warm-hearted and peace-loving Christians by general and would always welcome you with open-arms. Speak to the friendly local pumpboat operators there and ask for a ride, and for sure your Php1,000.00 (or less) would be so enough for round-trip to Pujada Island (and even to its neighboring islets).

Pujada Island

Pujada Island

Pujada Island

Pujada Island

Pujada Island

Pujada Island

Pujada Island

Pujada Island

Pujada Island

If you are a nature lover and that you’re weary in this world, then, bring with you your family and friends (plus tents and foods) and give yourself a treat in this bashful isle rested in the orient seas – Pujada Island.