Davao City became popular because of the unique fruit Durian. People who want to try this exotic fruit personally visit the city to experience its delicious taste.
Tagged as the Durian Capital of the Philippines and home of the Philippine Eagle, Davao has much to offer when it comes to variety of attraction. Davao is home to Mount Apo (the highest mountain in the Philippines). If you want to visit the city, you need to take 1 hour and 45 minutes travel away from Manila. There is no available land transportation to reach the province so tourists need to take airplane.
Kadayawan festival is a must see celebration every third week of august in the province.
It is a weeklong feast celebration of plentiful harvest of fruits and orchids during the season. This is derived from the word Madayaw, which is a warm and friendly greeting in the local dialect. Ethnic tribes from Mt. Apo usually gathered during harvest time to give thanks to their supreme God, Bathala. This is the perfect time for the tourists to visit the province because of its colorful occasion. Floats of fresh flowers are all over the street. Tourists can also watch people dancing on the road as part of the “indak-indak sa kadalanan” known to us as street dancing.
If you are planning to have an unforgettable vacation, Davao is the perfect place for you. It is home to a wealth of picturesque landscapes, a variety of natural attractions and a host of activities to suit any travel agenda. Whether you are a food enthusiast, animal lover or adventure seeker, Davao is ready for you.
Philippine Eagle Center
If you are an animal lover and want to have a closer look with a rare and huge bird, Philippine Eagle Center is the right place to go. It would be an amazing experience to see personally Eagles, which you can find only in the Philippines. The center is also home to other predators such as hawks, sea eagles and other species. If you are coming from Davao City, you can reach the Philippine Eagle center via van near Bankehoran Public Market to Calinan then ride a habal-habal that goes to the center. It will take you about an hour to reach the place.
With its total land mass of four hectares and life-sized structures like Philippine Eagle, Davao’s People’s Park has became one of the most visited tourist attraction in the city. It is a theme park, which features different amenities for the tourists. You can find Dancing Fountain, Kid’s playground, artificial waterfalls, Promenade and Durian Dome in the park. This place is perfect for family visit where you can enjoy picnic under the trees.
For a more adventurous experience, you can visit the Outland Adventure Camp in Davao City. This top tourist destination is popular for its state-of-the-art zip line. In fact, it is the fastest and longest zipline in the whole Asian region. For more adventures, you can also try wake boarding and water rafting activities at Deca Wake Park.
Pearl farm Beach Resort
In the peaceful and quiet islands of Malipano and Samal lies a premier tourist attraction in the Philippines, Pearl Farm Beach Resort. This is perfect to those who want to have a heavenly and blissful vacation. Aside from its tranquil atmosphere, the resort also offers an excellent buffet with lots of delectable and scrumptious dishes.
For a tranquil getaway, do not miss exploring Samal Island. Enjoy the gentle breeze of the sea and float around the water or simply take a picture in the picturesque sights.