Samal is a 2nd class city in the province of Davao del Norte, Philippines. Its official name is the Island Garden City of Samal. It has a population of 90,291 people according to 2010 LGPMS Census. Samal is now a part of Metropolitan Davao and is only two kilometers away from Davao City, the most important economic center in Mindanao.
The city is the largest resort city of the Philippines, due to its good beaches, and it also houses many beach resorts, such as Kaputain Resort, Pearl Farm, Paradise Island, and many more. It has also numerous marine reefs and tranquil waters that lure the tourists to visit them. Because of these, the Department of Tourism named it one of the best visiting islands in Mindanao and now the fastest growing tourist destination in the country. Thus, tourism is the main source of income in the city.