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Davao
Travel Guide

Enjoy the safe,  friendly atmosphere of Davao City and use it as a base to explore the wildlife parks, nature reserves and tropical islands in the surrounding area.

Famous for its fruit farms and laid-back ambiance, Davao City is surrounded by a scenic harbor, lush forests and the highest mountain in the country. Base yourself in Davao and enjoy the wealth of natural attractions on its doorstep.

Many visitors stop here on their way to climb Mount Apo. At nearly 10,000 feet (2,954 meters) above sea level, this is the tallest mountain in the Philippines. It takes between two to four days to climb, with the views from the top across Mindanao well worth the effort. For those feeling less energetic, you can visit the surrounding national park and marvel at thunderous waterfalls, lively geysers and lush dense forest.

Animal lovers won’t want to miss the two excellent sanctuaries just outside the city. You can feed fearsome Philippine crocodiles at the Crocodile Park or see the largest species of eagle in the world at the Philippine Eagle Center. This also contains several other birds, mammals and reptiles in a realistic forest environment.

Escape to the idyllic Samal Island for a day or two to enjoy diving in the clear warm waters and explore the network of bat caves. Back in the city, you can find out about the area’s complex cultural heritage in the Museo Dabawenyo, which also has a small art collection alongside informative exhibits.

Internal flights from Manila and Cebu run regularly and buses connect Davao with most other major centers in the country. Once in the city, taxis are the easiest and quickest way to get around. Try traveling like a local and hail one of the many jeepneys.

The climate is tropical and humid year-round with the most rainfall in the summer, so any time is good to visit. And make sure you try the area’s most famous fruit, the durian. It can be an acquired taste, but is a must when staying in this relaxed and beautiful city.

Dusit Thani Residence Davao
Dusit Thani Residence Davao
4.5 out of 5
The price is HK$652 per night from 3 May to 3 May
Situated near the airport, this luxury hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of SM Lanang Premier, SMX Convention Center Davao and Abreeza Mall. Ateneo de Davao University ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (5 reviews)
"まだ新しく、接客態度も好感がもてました。 マルコポーロより施設が新しく、スタッフもまだ初々しさがあるようです。タイの会社なので、タイの伝統衣装でもてなしてくれます。"

Reviewed on 5 Dec 2019

Dusit Thani Residence Davao
Q8 Hotel - Davao
Q8 Hotel - Davao
3 out of 5
The price is HK$102 per night from 5 May to 5 May
Located in Poblacion District, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Davao Doctors' Hospital and People's Park. SM City Davao and Gaisano Mall are also within ...
4.4/5Excellent! (5 reviews)
Nice place
"Overall good. Low water pressure."

Reviewed on 27 Apr 2021

Q8 Hotel - Davao
Dusit Thani Lubi Plantation Resort
Dusit Thani Lubi Plantation Resort
4 out of 5
The price is HK$1,793 per night from 17 May to 17 May
Located on the beach, this family-friendly hotel is within 20 mi (32 km) of Tagum City Hall, Gaisano Grand Mall and New Christ the King Cathedral.
4.7/5Exceptional! (3 reviews)
"The food menu should be expanded"

Reviewed on 23 Apr 2021

Dusit Thani Lubi Plantation Resort
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Arezzo Place Davao 1 BR Condominium Unit
Arezzo Place Davao 1 BR Condominium Unit
The price is HK$360 per night from 8 May to 8 May
Located in Sasa, this condo is within 3 miles (5 km) of Damosa Gateway, SM Lanang Premier and SMX Convention Center Davao. Robinsons Cybergate Davao is 2.8 mi ...
Arezzo Place Davao 1 BR Condominium Unit
1 Bedroom Deluxe Condo at Apartelle D' Oasis
1 Bedroom Deluxe Condo at Apartelle D' Oasis
3 out of 5
The price is HK$310 per night from 22 May to 22 May
Located in the heart of Davao, this spa condo is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from SM City Davao, and within 3 mi (5 km) of San Pedro Cathedral and People's Park. Ateneo ...
4.3/5Excellent! (21 reviews)
"The property was exactly as advertised and in a great location. The pool and bbq area were very well maintained and staff were very friendly jovial. I would definitely recommend this to friends and family."

Reviewed on 27 Oct 2019

1 Bedroom Deluxe Condo at Apartelle D' Oasis
Honeymoon Suite Anavada Apartment
Honeymoon Suite Anavada Apartment
4 out of 5
The price is HK$534 per night from 8 May to 8 May
Situated near the airport, this apartment building is within 2 mi (3 km) of SM Lanang Premier, SMX Convention Center Davao and Damosa Gateway. Abreeza Mall and ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (17 reviews)
"The entire staff was great. Love the white marble floors. A ton of free movies and many in English."

Reviewed on 15 Oct 2019

Honeymoon Suite Anavada Apartment
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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