Proudly nicknamed “The King City of the South” and “Crown Jewel of Mindanao”, the fast-growing metropolis city of Davao is surrounded by stunning nature and blessed with pleasing weather all year round. Set at the foot of the magnificent Mount Apo, Davao offers great outdoor adventures just on its doorstep.
Best of Davao
Escape to the paradise of Samal Island for its scenic beaches, beautiful coral gardens and lush forests, reached in ten minutes from Davao by ferry. Hike 9,692 ft. up the spectacular Mount Apo and enjoy the vistas of Davao. For animal lovers, pay a visit to Davao Crocodile Park to check out crocodiles, tigers, butterflies and more. Don’t miss the chance to spot the largest eagle in the world, the Philippine Eagle, on its home turf in Davao. Join the locals at one of the many religious festivals with folk dance and music. When in the durian capital of Philippines, make sure you have the mandatory taste of durian, along with pomelo, grilled fish, and other gastronomic treat.
Davao Travel Tips
Davao downtown is a mere 15-minute drive from the airport, where you can easily hire a cab or rent a car. The best way to get around the city is by Philippines’ iconic jeepneys. If you want to go further afield, there are integrated van and bus terminals that can be conveniently found in malls.