Puhada Island of Mati City, Davao Oriental

Puhada is an Island located in Mati City, Davao Oriental, a 30 minutes boat ride to the community of Dahican. The Island has 150 hectares wide most partly are forests with a small fresh lake at the center and finest white sand around the shore.  It is privately owned, underdeveloped but yet still one of a virgin Island I been visited this year.

Puhada Island is the best for the person who loves Island hopping. Hire a boat good for 10-15 person from Brgy. Dahican to reach the untouched island.  Tourist is allowed to bring their foods but must be aware of the rules while inside the Island.  you can also buy fresh kinds of seafood from fishermen who passing on this island and they usually sold their catch at a cheaper price. 

Puhada Island proudly represents its very fine and powdery sand which are much better and unexploited to any beaches I've ever visited yet. The perfect getaway for those people who like to relax and escape out of city noises without spending too much of your budget. The Island has no available cottages and accommodations meanwhile only trees will be served as your resting place and shelter to relax. 


You can hire a van from Davao City, Tagum City or Butuan City going to Mati City / Dahican (for a group. Then,  hire a Boat to go to Puhada Island. travel time would be two (2) hours or more

For commuters and backpackers from Davao City

  • Major Airlines flights daily bound for Davao (Bangoy) International Airport
  • Walk or ride a taxi to Jose Maria College Bus stop (beside Airport)
  • Catch up a Bus (Batchelor's Express) bound for Mati City 
  • From Mati City terminal, hire Habal-habal or tricycle going to Dahican
  • Hire a Boat going to Puhada Island 
    For commuters and backpackers from Butuan City;
    • Catch up Bus from Davao City at Butuan Bus Terminal
    • Stop at Tagum City Terminal
    • Catch up/transfer Bus going to Mati City
    • From Mati City terminal, hire Habal-habal or tricycle going to Dahican
    • Hire a Boat going to Puhada Island

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