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.
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 :(
I am very lucky to find a taxi driver who gave a very good deal to tour around the city and some towns nearby. I just paid 1500 for one whole day. We visited Eden Nature Park, Philippine Eagle Center, Japanese Tunnel, Orchids store (dont know the name, sorry), Crocodile Park and Jack Ridge.
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.
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!
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.
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 .
Getting around Davao City is very easy. There are a lot of taxis (aircon and non-a/c), and the ubiquitous jeepneys. It is hard to get lost in Davao because you can ask for help from the people in the street and they will point you to the right direction. :) Taxi drivers are very courteous and give you back exact change unlike most of the cab drivers in Manila. Most major destinations within the city proper has a jeepney route so it is very convinient to use the jeepney when you want to explore the city. The Davaoenos go out of their way to help you find your destination.
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).
Just before visiting Davao I manage to txt/contact all of possible vehicles (car/cab/van) for hire referred by the VT's and compare prices and inclusions on the package. Upon arrival in the airport we observed that most taxi's in davao are KIA pride brand. After observing 3 taxis already that we been rode. Luckily for us after visiting the Gaisano Mall where on that time they are having the midnight sale were taxis can be easily get on that time. We we're amazed that a new model of Chevrolet car (5 day old car) was being made taxi in davao. I managed to ask for the driver if he could accept us for a day tour, we accepted he's offer for a day tour 8am-6pm 2000php for 4 pax. This taxi also was been our service during our stay in Davao (hotel-pearl farm,pearl farm-souvenir shop-hotel-airport) using his flag down rate and it's so cheap compare taxis in manila. For aircon it's flag down rate 30php with +2.50 succeeding rate.The driver is friendly and he knows we're the places that are best to go in davao and buying souvenirs and cheap fruits. The operator of Taxi is Holiday Taxi one of common operator taxis in Davao.
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.
davao city can be reached by land, sea, and air. shown here is the early morning arrival of cebu pacific from manila. there are dialy flights to and from philippines major cities and twice weekly to singapore, manado indonesia and palau. and the arrival of Supperferry 9 on a monday afternoon from manila.
Maligaya taxi drivers have done it again. For the past years they have been getting bad feedback from the commuting public even from the mayor himself. I feel it is just fair to warn the public about them. I have not 1 but 2 acquaintances both of whom recently had the misfortune of having encounters with these drivers. One had accidentally left their wallet and was never returned. Another had a vehicular accident whose fault was the taxi drivers. The administration are of no help either. He was given the runaround in their office. In disgust, he opted to charge it to his insurance instead. I will never ride maligaya taxi's even if my life depended on it.
Getting around Davao is so easy. There are cabs you can call to pick you up. There are plenty if you'ld like to just get a ride while waiting along the streets (incase you dont have a phone to use).
Jeepneys are also abundant, having their own different routes. But if you are not familiar with the streets of the place, the cabs would be the most convenient ride. The Drivers are honest, helpful and mostly can understand English or Tagalog.
Since the streets are good, and trafic is very few the meter charge is affordable. It would take you to a far place for only 15 mins at P100.
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