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Davao City

photo of Davao City

Davao City is the largest city in the Philippines and is located on the island of Mindanao. It is also one of most progressive cities in the Philippines. The international airport and seaports are among the busiest cargo hubs in the southern Philippines. Davao City is also considered one of the most livable cities in Asia by Asiaweek and included among the top 10 Asian cities by Foreign Direct Investment (FDI). It’s the 3rd most popular city in the Philippines behind Manila and Cebu.

Philippine Eagle

It is located in southeastern Mindanao. Davao is world famous for many things including eagles, gold, beautiful attractions, landscapes and white its sand beaches. Getting around is easy with the many colorful jeepneys and taxis available. If you take a taxi, remind the driver to use the meter. If there is a problem, just get a different taxi.



There are numerous parks and conservation centers to visit. The night life offers jazz clubs, piano bars, excellent restaurants, concerts, festivals and night clubs. If you like shopping there are multi story malls and markets where you can buy anything from fresh produce and crafts to jewelery. Fresh fruits are available all over and definitely worth sampling.

Beach - Davao

Whitewater tubing is available at the Sibulan River and if you decide to go let a local familiar with area do the driving since there are no signs leading the way. Public transportation is available and you can stop along the way and see the Ayala Agricultural Development Corporation in Brgy. Sibulan. Ware a good pair of slippers because the path to the river is about a 100 meters long and both muddy and slippery. When tubing you can expect to get tossed out at least once. The water is shallow though so you should be fine. Just be careful to use your legs to help avoid the rocks.

 Kadayawan Festival

Numerous beaches are available for those who want to swim and bask in the sun. Other attractions include the Davao Museum, Eden Nature Park, The Davao Crocodile Park, San Pedro Cathedral and the Japanese Tunnel to name a few. Then, there are the festivals. Two of note are the Araw Ng Dabaw Festival celebrated in March and the Kadayawan Festival held during the 3rd week of March. These are huge celebrations with singing and dancing in the streets, eating and drinking. Davao is certainly one destination that will not disappoint.

Exploring Davao City

Davao City - Jewel of Southern Philippines