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    Getting to Samal Island

    by sanggano Written Dec 31, 2011
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    There are two ways of getting to Samal Island by land transport.

    You can hire a motor vehicle and take the roro (short for roll-on, roll-off barge) at the wharf in Sasa. The fare for the crossing to the Holiday wharf in Babak town, Samal Island is P270 for the van/car including the driver, plus P5 per passenger.

    The cheaper option is to take the City Express bus at the end of Magsaysay Avenue (across the People’s Park). The bus also gets on the roro and stops at the towns of Babak, Penaplata and Kaputian.

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    Tour Buses

    by machomikemd Updated Jun 1, 2011
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    There are various Tour Companies if Davao City offering one day and multi-day city tours and also buses for hire or for charter. They have small vans, private cars and the usual big buses available for the daily tours. There are assorted tour packages for different activities in Davao City like eco-tourism, extreme sports, hiking, Mountain Climbing and more and being in a big group like me, chartering the big buses with the day tour is way cheaper than taking the individual package since they offer group discounts so if you are a big group wanting to tour davao, I would suggest availing of the chartered bus and tour package.

    davao tour websites include:

    www.davaotours.com/
    www.traveladvantagedavao.com/
    www.samaladventuretour.com/
    www.surigaoislands.com/davao+city+tour+package.php

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    Multi-Cabs

    by machomikemd Updated May 31, 2011
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    a rival of the tricycle and the jeepneys for passengers. Like ther Iconic Philippine Jeepney which started as world war II willy jeeps which were converted into mutlicolored and large Jeepneys, the multicab is a spin off of the popular pick up trucks and are reconfigures into the famous multi cabs mostly made from surplus pick up trucks from japan. Tt is used in multi ways (hence the name multicab) for family or personal use, delivery services, passenger services, school and lots more and is popular in the visayas and mindanao regions and here in davao, compete for passengers from jeepneys and taxis and tricycles. Like the jeepneys, they have fixed routes and they have the same 8 peso rate per person for the first four kilometer and 2 pesos per kilometer hereafter.

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    Jeepneys

    by machomikemd Updated May 31, 2011
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    more cheaper way to go around davao city. The Philippine Jeepneys are a popular means of public transportation in the Philippines. They were originally made from US military jeeps left over from World War II and are well known for their flamboyant decoration and crowded seating. They have also become a symbol of Philippine culture. Although the original jeepneys were simply refurbished military jeeps (Willys), modern jeepneys are now produced by independently owned workshops and factories within the Philippines. Here in Davao City, the jeepneys have pre determined routes all around the city and the rate of riding one is 8 pesos for the first four kilometers and 2 pesos per succeeding kilometer but the only drawback is that they follow a fix route so if you want to be dropped off the the place that you would go then better to hire a taxi or a tricycle.

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    Taxis

    by machomikemd Updated May 31, 2011
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    cheap way to go around davao city. Taxis are a generic everywhere and here in the philippines, Davao City has the lowest crime rate in the whole of the Philippines hence riding a taxi here is generally safe than in riding at the capital of Metro Manila. Taxi drivers here are courteous and hardly take advantage of passengers due to the strong law and order policy of the city so that you will feel safe in riding them. they are available everywhere in the city and at selected taxi stands near the major hotels. Flag down rates are 45 pesos for the first 2 kilometers and 5 pesos for every 400 meters afterwards and they are all metered. You can also negotiate with them to tour you around davao city for at least 1,800 pesos for the whole day so that you can go to the selected tourist areas and they will wait for you.

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    Davao International Airport (Departure area)

    by machomikemd Updated May 30, 2011
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    The departure area section of the Francisco Bangoy International Airport. The departure area is Huge and The Check-in counters are equipped with electronic weighing scales and conveyors and its baggage handling system is also computerized. There are lots of shops and restaurants around the 2 level area selling assorted souvenirs and food and even a massage center.

    Davao City is the Largest City in the Mindanao Island area hence is the Busiest Airport in the Island. The airport features a 3-kilometer long runway and currently serves domestic flights to Davao City for the big four (PAL, Cebu Pacific, Asian Spirit, and Air Philippines) as well as international flights to Singapore, Malaysia, and Indonesia. It is publicly operated by the government’s Air Transportation Office, the arrival area is small and has not a lot of shops in the domestic arrival area part and sometimes they don't use the airbridges for arriving passengers but instead, they walk form the plane to the tarmac to the terminal and finally to the waiting rides.

    Address is: Sasa, Davao City 8000, Philippines

    There are taxicabs available near the arrival area which you can hire to go to the city proper which is about a 20 minute drive away. flag down is 45 pesos for the first 400 meters and 6 pesos per 500 meters afterwards.

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    Davao International Airport (arrival area)

    by machomikemd Updated May 30, 2011
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    the arrival area of the Francisco Bangoy International Airport (Davao International Airport) is a beehive of activity since this is the main gateway to Mindanao Island and Davao City is the Largest City in the Mindanao Island area hence is the Busiest Airport in the Island. The airport features a 3-kilometer long runway and currently serves domestic flights to Davao City for the big four (PAL, Cebu Pacific, Asian Spirit, and Air Philippines) as well as international flights to Singapore, Malaysia, and Indonesia. It is publicly operated by the government’s Air Transportation Office, the arrival area is small and has not a lot of shops in the domestic arrival area part and sometimes they don't use the airbridges for arriving passengers but instead, they walk form the plane to the tarmac to the terminal and finally to the waiting rides.

    Address is: Sasa, Davao City 8000, Philippines

    There are taxicabs available near the arrival area which you can hire to go to the city proper which is about a 20 minute drive away. flag down is 45 pesos for the first 400 meters and 6 pesos per 500 meters afterwards.

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    Cebu Pacific

    by machomikemd Updated May 30, 2011
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    the philippines no. 1 airline and low cost carrier (although not necessarily the best in terms of service, the term you get what you pay for applies here!).

    Cebu Pacific Air is the No. 1 Low Budget Carrier in the Philippines (in domestic travel but in international travel, Philippine Airlines is still the Number 1 and I still prefer Philippine Airlines because if love the frills and the better legroom). The airline is a wholly-owned subsidiary of JG Summit Holdings, controlled by the Gokongwei family - one of the richest Filipino-Chinese families based in the Philippines. Cebu Pacific is currently headed by Lance Gokongwei, it's CEO. Cebu Pacific has the largest domestic destinations and it flies 5 times a day to and from Davao City. Fares are cheaper is you buy 1 month in advance (usually about 5,000 pesos including all sucharges like airport tax, security fee and fuel surcharge).

    their Main Office is in:

    Airline Operations Center Building
    Manila Domestic Airport Complex
    Old Domestic Road
    Pasay City
    Philippines 1301

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  • Motorbike to Eden/Loleng's

    by ganda.miss Written Aug 12, 2008

    if you want to rough it out :) you can hire a motorcycle from toril hiway/mercury drug store. i think its 60-80 per pax, if you're alone you have to pay for 2pax. it was a fun ride, just put on some sunblock and dont forget ur shades/cap. you can arrange for the driver to pick you up or the staff at loleng can get one for you.

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    Air Travel

    by Iluv2surf2 Written Apr 12, 2007

    I will never fly Cebu Pacific again because some of their practices towards their pasengers, according to my legal counsel, is illegal, at least here.

    I would rather take my chances on a doomed flight than ever fly Cebu Pacific again.

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    at the airport

    by eversure Written Mar 11, 2007

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    The Davao airport is very roomy and clean. When you arrive there are no hordes or warm bodies pressing you. You get out, cross the street where you get to the main arrival area. Metered taxis form a line to the left.

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    Boat Trip to Samal Island

    by limledi Updated Dec 2, 2006

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    To get from Davao to the Paradise Island Park & Beach Resort on Samal, take a jeepney towards the airport with the destination "Sasa" for P8. Ask the driver to stop at the Sasa Pier next to the Caltex oil tanks. From there it's a few steps to the boat that will take you over to Paradise Island Beach; it costs P5/person, or P50 for the boat. Boats leave between 5:30am-5pm. It is a short boat ride to the island and the trip is pleasant.

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    Unless you're already on...

    by Iluv2surf2 Updated Jul 6, 2006

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    Joey & his cab

    Unless you're already on Mindanao, you better take a plane. From the USA it's a very long flight, but the experience is well worth the travel time.

    There are numerous methods of transportation available in Davao. There are tricycles, a cart with a motorcycle attached to transport people and there are also jeepney's, which are like a bus. I found the best way to travel was by taxi.

    We had a few different taxi drivers, but the best, most reliable, honest and safest was Joey. Joey is reliable, has a clean cab, drives safely, known his way around the area, and he's punctual. What more could you ask for? If you use him tell him I recommended him and say hi to Joey for me! He's a great guy!

    He can be reached loaclly in Davao at cell phone number 0919429-4295, or 0920-367-0489 (Joey & his cousin Edgar).

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  • A Comprehensive Travel Tips of Davao!!!! Whalaa

    by Anton74 Updated Aug 3, 2003

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    Fr Manila take a plane {1 hr & 20 mins PAL, AirPhil & Cebu Pacific P6,000 R/T) or go by sea (Superferry 3x a week, Sulpicio Lines. P1,500+ O/W) or a scenic route through Pan-Philippine Hi-way which passes 2 Roro Ports (Matnog-Allen, Samar and Maasin, Leyte-Surigao City) it'll take approx. 2 to 3 days. Other flights to Davao from the ff cities; Cebu (Major Airlines P1800+), Cagayan de Oro (SEA Airlines P1,850 O/W), Zamboanga (AirPhil)
    Fr Singapore take a Silk Air Flight via Cebu.
    From Davao International Airport/Sasa Wharf (about the same area) you can catch a taxi (P70+) going to the City proper or take a tricycle+jeepney (normal fare is P4/head depending on dist). If you opt to stay in an upper class hotel, there are hotel shuttle buses waiting at the airport terminal for free.
    Hotels: There are numerous hotels in the City. Marco Polo Hotel, Grand Regal and Casino, Waterfront , Royal Madaya, Apo View. For the budget traveller: Sampaguita, (P300), Manor & Algems, (P450) Bagobo, Galleria, Casa Leticia, Sychar Hotel, Regency , & Orange Grove, (hi-recommended), Roadway & Villa Margarita. Prices on the said Hotels are not more than P800++.
    Getting around Davao: The primary means of transportation are jeepneys, taxicabs (P20 flag-down rate N-A, P25 Aircon). Going inside and outside subdivisions and villages there are tricycles (P4 reg. fare).
    Must see : Paradise Island Resort, (Daytime entrance fee is P50/head). Pumpboat ride fr. Sasa to Paradise (P6/head). Pearl Farm Beach Resort. Philippine Eagle, Eden Resort.
    Restaurants & night life; Jacks Ridge, Dencios Hilltop, Delongtes Ihaw-Ihaw. The Venue (P100) & Matina Town Square, Dannys Place, Cyntias, Rizal Promenade, Summit Bar
    For Durian eaters you can go to Magsaysay Park and Durian Park
    For tuna lovers you can buy your frozen pangas, buntot & belly at Citra Mina Seafood Market.
    For more info you can email me at nissansafari2002@yahoo.com. I would be glad to help you in any way that would make your trip to Davao a more memorable one. Jong & Jong Co.

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    From Manila, you can take...

    by ligaya Updated Aug 24, 2002

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    From Manila, you can take direct flights of Philippine Airlines, Cebu Pacific or Air Philippines. Flying time is approximately one hour and 35 minutes. From Cebu, Davao is 55 minutes away. One can also fly to Davao from Cagayan de Oro and Zamboanga City. One can also take the longer but infinitely more exciting island route via the Pan Philippine Highway from Manial to Davao. Likewise, numerous passenger ships dock at Davao from other ports around the country. International airlines connect Davao to key cities in Asia
    It's advisable to travel light. Apaprt from the fabled jeepney, taxicabs are plentiful as well. One can also avail of the numerous rent-a-cars. Inquire from the hotel concierge.

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