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Davao Things to Do

  • Nature Tripping at the Heart of Davao?...

    Nature Trip in the city? GAP Farming ResortGAP FARMING RESORT, DAVAO CITY, PHILIPPINES.A new place to unwind and enjoy the beautiful scenery of nature with an educational twist!LAND of PROMISE, Holla!I can't stop from snapping photos during my tour around the place. Maybe it’s a blessing in disguise that our flight was cancelled in Cagayan due to...

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  • People's Park

    It was 12 noon and the park opens at 1:00 pm. When the staffs knew that I was from Manila and will leave at the night, they let me inside the park. However, since the park is still closed, the fountains and waterfalls are not yet opened to enjoy. The park offers cool arts that show how Filipino lives.

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  • Camp Sabros

    My most favorite place in Davao is Camp Sabros located at Digos. The locations has great view of Mt. Apo. The place is remote though, you need to take habal habal and trek for 20 minutes to reach the place. But it is all worth it.

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  • Wild Zipline at Mt. Apo

    See the mountains of Mt. Apo, ride a habal habal, feel the rush of the wind while on the zipline. Really cool. :)There were few tourists at the camp since it was a weekday. One of the staff was nice enough to take pictures of me while on the zipline.The first one I tried is the 380 meter-ride.The zipline at Camp Sabros offers the great view of lush...

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  • Trek Mt. Apo

    I woke up at 4:30 am to prepare and left at 5:00 am. I had a quick breakfast at Kusina Davao and ordered Arozcaldo. I took a Route 2 jeep going to Ecoland. Traffic in Bankerohan was heavy even if it’s early. I reached Ecoland Bus Terminal at 6:00 am. I took a Cotabato-bound bus going to Digos City and dropped off at the New Digos Terminal (this is...

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  • Davao Crocodile Park

    Paying the P 150 entrance fee will let you access the Crocodile Park, Tribu K’ Mindanawan and the Butterfly House.

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Davao Hotels

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  • Marco Polo Hotel Davao

    The hotel has seen better days and its cost-cutting measures were obvious – from the rough toilet...

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  • Microtel Inn & Suites Davao

    Damosa Gateway Complex, Mamay Rd, Lanang, Davao, 8000, Philippines

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Pearl Farm

    the resort cum hotel is actually not in davao city proper but is located in a small island province...

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Davao Restaurants

  • Canteen

    When you're hungry after the zipline come and eat at Camp Sabros canteen! Very affordable and yummy!

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  • My favorite (40 year old) snack bar

    Cecil's Bakeshop is the old kid on the block - it has been around for 40 years and has maintained a loyal customer base. Other than the durian pie, its menu is not exotic.It is true to its food and does not cheat on the ingredients. There is a consistent quality - whether it is the pancit lug-lug, moist chocolate cake, eclair, cream puff or the...

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  • No Frills Fried Chicken

    Papa Ching’s is a takeoff from Molave restaurant, which was famous for its greaseless fried chicken. Not surprisingly, Papa Ching’s specialty is - crispy fried spring chicken (P350 for one whole 800-grams chicken; P175 for one-half). Located at Camus Street, approximately 500 meters from E. Quirino Avenue.

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Davao Nightlife

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  • Smoke free Bar

    Tabgan is located in Mati, one of Davao's night spot. They have this big covered court lined with different bars. They have a live band and all. What I liked about it is that the bar is smoke free! Very unheard of in Manila. Davao City has prohibited smoking in public and smokers are only allowed to smoke in a designated area. Casual wear

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  • A Variety of Activities and Good Food

    This place is a special place because it is a fun place to go to with family and friends. There's live music every night and only the best perform here.It is known as "Davao's premier food, entertainment, arts and cultural landmark!" and the Davaoeños and tourists alike agree.There are open from 8 in the evening to 2 am the following day during...

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  • Night Lounge at the Pool of Marco Polo

    another wonderful area of the Marco Polo Hotel and if you want a measure of privacy when dining or having a few drinks, the the Polo Bistro is your best bet since the area is quiet and has a romantic ambiance specially at night as it is beside the poolside and has an aura of serenity plus is not full of people unlike in the lobby lounge or at the...

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Davao Transportation

  • Getting to Samal Island

    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...

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  • Tour Buses

    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...

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  • Multi-Cabs

    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....

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Davao Shopping

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  • Mangosteen

    Magsaysay Market is known as a place where you can buy tasty Durian and Mangosteen and Pomel Mangosteen Php 100 per kilo

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  • Locally made goods

    Aldevinco houses tiny shops selling native handicraft, garments, fancy jewelry and collector’s items (antique brassware, indigenous musical instruments, etc.). The garments are mostly made from Indonesian or Thai cloth, but native fabric (like the T’nalak of the T’boli) are also available, although in steadily declining quantity. ethnic musical...

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  • Main Shopping for Souvenirs

    this is the largest shopping area for buying or shopping local crafts and cultural products in the whole davao region and they also sell other mindanao region Products plus items imported from Indonesia and Malaysia via the Barter areas of Zamboanga City. The ALDEVINCO Shopping Center is located between two of Davao City’s busiest thoroughfares,...

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Davao Local Customs

  • Durian Ice Cream

    again Davao city has it's version of the durian ice cream like the other south east asian nations of Malaysia or Singapore or Thailand and Indonesia. The Durian Ice Cream in davao is pretty standard durian flavor (they have other fruit mixes to the durian ice cream in malaysia and singapore). The most famous Durian Ice Cream in Davao City is the...

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  • Mangosteen Candy

    the sweet and yummy mangosteen candies which are derived from the mangosteen fruit. the mangosteen fruit is a tropical fruit endemic in south east asia and has a hard shell but a soft and fleshy interior and a hard seed too. It is a sweet fruits and also is a favorite in davao but is not in season when we visited so we had to settle for the...

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  • Patatas (local Biscuits)

    the local davao biscuits. In the National Filipino Dialect, Patatas means potatoes but here in davao city, in the local dialect, they mean the square and small tasty biscuits made from wheat flour, milk, eggs, sugar and some margarine and these patatas cookies are sold in the local groceries or bakeries and are not that visible in souvenir stores...

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Davao Warnings and Dangers

  • 2010 Philippine Safety

    As usual, if you read the US State Department's travel warnings you will be told how dangerous travel is there and even more so in Mindanano & Davao City. The recent election related violence that occured with the murders of several people was NOT in Davao City, it was specifically motivated by two warring political factions that were competing for...

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  • Badjao pests

    The state department warnings apply to the combat zone in the Catabato area, but not to Davao City. Although Mayor Duterte has taken a lot of flack for allowing or encouraging vigilante justice against drug dealers - the infamous Davao Death Squads, you cannot argue that he has made Davao a safer city than Manila. Even the DDSs are not as active as...

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  • Poverty

    Peope in the USA think we have poverty here and that they understand it. Frankly, they don't have a clue of what real poverty is, much less what to do about it.Something that you will see in Davao and Cebu, as well as other large cities are very visible children that are homeless and without adult supervision. These children are very young. The one...

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Davao Tourist Traps

  • SM Davao

    it is a beautiful mall tourist spot because there many beautiful things that you can buy in this particular mall. if you are going to SM mall.Please follow the rules inside the mall. If it is not so fun to go there,you can go to other mall like NCCC mall.

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  • SM Davao

    it is a beautiful mall tourist spot because there many beautiful things that you can buy in this particular mall. if you are going to SM mall.Please follow the rules inside the mall. If it is not so fun to go there,you can go to other mall like NCCC mall.

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  • The Tourist Trap

    Perhaps one of the most unique and interesting expereinces I have had was on one of our shopping trips. There is a cluster of small shops in this building that offered all kinds of really cool local products, the kind you usually give or recieve. These shops have a wide variety of gifts to choose from. They have bags, placks, some artwork, dresses,...

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Davao Off The Beaten Path

  • Go To Isla Reta

    For those who are seeking for a quite beach resort with a refreshing atmosphere, spend a day at Isla reta . It is a place where one could simply relax under the talisay trees and enjoy the beach and nature as a whole. For more information, you may refer to the link belowhttp://www.senyorlakwatsero.com/2011/08/25/davao-talicud-islands-isla-reta/

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  • Swim at Marco Polo Hotel

    a nice way to cool your body in humid and tropical davao city is to lounged around the olympic half sized swimming pool of the Marco Polo Hotel. The swimming pool is about 4 feet deep in it's deepest point and is child friendly. There are some beach style beds along the edges for people who want to relax or sunbathe and most of all, the pools...

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  • Excercise At Marco Polo Hotel

    after eating a very heavy buffett breakfast, some strenous physical activity is a must and the Marco Polo Hotel offers a large fitness center for hotel guests and an olympic size swimming pool. There is a wide variety of machines for fitness freaks or to those just wanting to have a light work out (I belong to the Latter). They have Treadmills,...

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Davao Sports & Outdoors

  • Riding the Rapids

    This was my first time to try river rafting and with these guides, I never felt any fear just excitement. They way they gave instructions were clear and concise. They made the run fun and exciting.The tour was inclusive of lunch, disk of photos and videos, free tickets for their affiliated establishments and they even gave us souvenir shirts! In...

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  • Zipline between mountains

    We knew the place was in the area but it was farther than we expected. We traveled 2hours up a mountain to reach Camp Sabros. I must admit I was ready to accept defeat but thank goodness my cousin pushed the group, IT WAS SOOOOO WORTH IT!There was not much activity offered there so if you think of the travel time and the actual time to zip, you...

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  • Zipping! Zipping!

    Two different zipline and 3 positions for it. First run we opted for the superman position and the next inverted position and from there you can go to sitting position. It is a little difficult if you start sitting to inverted because you have to use you weight to go upside down. I was a lot of fun but icy hands and a case of nerves we were advance...

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Davao Favorites

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  • Davao vacation

    other activities in Davao - Philippine Eagle Center (monkey eating eagle) about 1 hour 15 minutes from downtown;- Crocodile Park and Butterfly House (Diversion Road);- whitewater rafting (make arrangements with Adventure Exchange at the Dizon Farms outlet along Rizal Street across Philamlife Building);- to get a glimpse of downtown (the older...

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  • Eco Tourism Capital of The Philippines

    Davao City has positioned itself as the eco tourism and extreme adventure sports capital of the philippines and there are a variety of choices to choose from like visiting the Philippine Eagle Center, Touring the Malagos Resort Gardens, Hiking in the Eden Garden Resort in the mountains or plain old Mountain Climbing at the Highest Peak of the...

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  • Durian Capital of the Philippines

    Durian is not widely grown in the Philippines unlike in Malaysia or Thailand or Indonesia and the durian plantations are mostly in Mindanao Island particularly here in Davao Provinces and Davao City. They have sevaral varieties and cultivars of the Durian fruit and they taste good but I prefer those that came from Thailand still as they have the...

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