One of the popular modes of transpo around town. Minimum fare of 7php for the 1st 4 kms of journey. The hard thing for this type of transpo is that if you're tall, expect to be hunched down the entire duration of your journey!
For longer routes (like Downtown to SM), take a regular jeep!
Imo, one of the best international airports in the country. Even better than the Ninoy Aquino International Terminal 1.
Domestic flights from Manila and Cebu. International flights from Singapore, Manado.
Cebu Pacific flies Manila - Davao vv about 8x daily. First flight out of Manila is at 4am, last flight out of Davao is 9pm.
Now being the premier budget airline in the Philippines, they have stopped serving snacks on board. They do still serve drinks (C2, which is also from their sister company URC). Hot drinks (coffee and tea) are available upon request.
Still with their fun games on board, on my flight they played the Trivia Game. Mum and I won and their questions were:
1. Where is the maiden flight of Cebu Pac? Ans: Cebu City
2. What is their next international destination starting Aug 31? Ans: Singapore
We both got Cebu Pacific mobile phone cases. But mine doesn't fit into it :(
Regular buses ply the route from Davao City to General Santos. Buses depart from Manila to Davao City via Bicol, Samar, and Leyte daily.
Buses from Cagayan de Oro are also available daily. Flights are also available from Manila and Cebu & ferries going to Davao City from Manila via Cebu and Zamboanga city are also available.
Prices is cheap wherever you go. All malls have their own night sales and when you go out in other places, you can ask for less too that usually works... just give a smile.
Convenience??? i guess Davao has it all. call for taxi? a man is already standing there looking for a passenger. So, you don't need to look for one. Lots of SPA around with their cheap treatments .
When we went to Malagos and philippine eagle center (July 2006), we rented a multicab instead of a taxi, it only cost us P1000 for almost a half day tour, including the pineapple plantation along the way goin to malagos and japanese tunnel going back to the city you may contact this number, 09104680417, they also acted as our tour guide.
There are 3 major local airlines servicing the Manila-Davao route. However, probably due to family loyalty ;-), I have to fly on Cebu Pacific. Sans this, I must admit that I will still choose CebuPac. Short of sounding like an advertisement for the airline, I experienced how "on time" they really are!
In my last flight, we left Davao 10 minutes earlier than scheduled and landed in Manila 25 minutes ahead of estimated arrival time. Can you beat that? They may not serve the best meals, but they live up to their claim of "on time" flights (which I think they should amend to "ahead of time" flights).
And what made my Manila-Davao flight more memorable was, I won a "stress squeezie" during their in-flight contest which is a replica of the new Airbus 320 that was used for the flight.
In Davao, tricycles are not for turists but for people's daily life. Most of tricycles are manpowered. When it runs you feel comfortable breeze of wind and the parasol keeps you from the sunbeam. But once the wind blows against you, the driver has to draw all his power due to the parasol, and naturally you feel tension on your shoulders too. 8 peso per ride( as of March 2005. It must not be affected by the oil price hike). Worth trying.
Cebu Pacific Airlines flies from Manila to Davao 4 times every day. On the internet you can buy an e-ticket, by which you can receive actual ticket at the Cebu counter outside of the Manila domestic airport building. The ticketing takes so long time for every passenger that you should spare enough time before going into the airport. While flying, the cabin attendants conducted some games to entertain the passengers. It was enjoyable. Davao airport is a brand new building and their passenger care was much better than Manila.
Tricylce is a 3-wheel vehicle common throughout the country although there are variations in make and passenger capacity depending on the area. Their common deminator is: the body/sidecar is made of stainless steel while the roof is made from leatherette material.
I really got my surprise when I saw this tricycle. It was the first time I saw one with a garden umbrella as roof. Can't stop laughing!
From the main highway going up to Eden, this unique vehicle is the only mode of transpo available (well, except for visitors like me who took a cab from the city).
GETTING TO AND AROUND THE CITY
The Davao International Airport service flights from major points of destinations in the Philippines, including the cities of Manila, Cebu, Iloilo, Bacolod and Zamboanga as well as direct flights from Manado (Indonesia) and Singapore, connecting Davao virtually to the world.
Air travel from Manila to Davao is approximately 90 minutes by plane. Travel time by sea takes three days from Manila North harbor to Davao’s Sasa International Wharf while land travel via the scenic Pan-Philippine or Maharlika Highway takes around 42 hours.
The new Davao International Airport is a mere 15-minute ride from downtown Davao. Metered taxicabs and car rentals are readily available. Flagdown rates is P25.00 for aircon taxis and P20.00 for non-aircon taxis. Minimum fare for jeepneys is P4.00 per person.
Airport Shuttle is 800p per trip/one way. So to maximize the cost, make sure that there are other passengers going to malagos so you can share the cost.
Minimum fare of 7php for the 1st 4 kms. I recommend taking the jeepneys in Davao City as their routes are clearly marked and most of them are in a "circular" route.
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