Davao City is on the southern Philippine island of Mindanao. It is the home of the best Durian here in the Philippines. Davao is also rich in diverse culture, beautiful tourist spots and good food. You can also find here the Philippine Eagle. It is the country’s national bird and considered the largest eagle in the world. Davao City is a safe haven in Mindanao for those who want to experience modern city life and commune with nature’s offerings. This province is indeed a perfect place to visit and explore. I am very much happy and excited to write this Davao Travel Guide.
TOPICS COVERED IN THIS DAVAO TRAVEL GUIDE
How to Get to Davao City?
Where to Stay in Davao City?
What to Do and Places to Visit in Davao City?
HOW TO GET TO DAVAO CITY
There are so many ways of transportation to visit Davao City. It may be through land, air or water and is accessible by South East Asia countries.
Philippine Airlines, Air Asia Philippines and Cebu Pacific fly to Davao from Manila, Clark, Cebu, Bacolod, Iloilo, Zamboanga, Cagayan de Oro, Dumaguete, Tacloban, Tagbilaran, Caticlan, Puerto Princesa and Siargao. Meanwhile, Silk Air and Cebu Pacific connect the city to Singapore while Air Asia links it to Kuala Lumpur.
BY BUS or BOAT
You can ride a PHILTRANCO and PP Bus Lines they have daily trips from Pasay or Cubao to Davao for an approximately 48 hours travel time. There are also regular bus and van trips from Cagayan de Oro, Butuan, Mati, Surigao, Tagum, Surigao City, Mangagoy, General Santos and other towns and provinces of Mindanao.
When riding a ferry, the Port of Davao links the city to other ports of call in the Philippines and South East Asia.
WHERE TO STAY IN DAVAO CITY
There are so many accommodation within Davao City. You can choose from the cheapest one up to the 5-star hotels depending on your budget.
WHAT TO DO AND PLACES TO VISIT IN DAVAO
You cannot be bored when you’re in Davao because there so many ways to enjoy your vacation when you are here.
— Visit the Crocodile Park and try their famous Crocodile ice cream
— Spend a day in Eden Nature Park – tour the area and try the sky rider (their own version of zipline). You may also avail of their buffet lunch, taste their great salads, sun dried tomato dressing and other foods
— Buy and taste their famous Durian.
— Experience the thrill of Water Rafting.
— Take a walk in Pryce Business Park at Bajada.
— Dine in Jack’s Ridge ‘s restaurants row overlooking the entire city
— Visit the Philippine Eagle Camp, People’s Park and Malagos Garden Resort
— Climb Mt. Apo.
— Beach Hopping, scuba diving, free diving or snorkeling in Samal.
— Spelunking in the caves of Samal and nearby province of Davao del Norte.
— See the waterfalls of Compostela Valley and Davao Provinces.
— Eat in their famous Night Market.
You’ll never run out of things to do when you visit Davao. You may also book a tour with Klook for a hassle-free travel.
Just pick a tour below:
You may also book via a Travel Agency that will help you with your whole Itinerary.
I recommend, Happy Phil-East Travel and Tours. They offer the best, safe and affordable Davao adventure.
Davao – Samal 3D/2N Itinerary
– Arrival in Davao / Transfer to Samal
– Island and Beach Hopping
– Proceed to Davao City
– Dinner at the Night Market
– White water rafting
– Davao Crocodile Park
– Dinner at Penong’s
– Day tour in Eden Nature Park
– Depart Davao
If you want a detailed Samal Island Travel Guide, you may check out my SAMAL BLOG.