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Places to Visit in Davao City, Philippines

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If there is a city that has made a comeback progressively, it is Davao. The city is on the rise, and it is timely. Timely with opportunities. With its business community that was willing to innovate and a government that polishes the law and foundations for investments to flow. Not only that, tourism is one booming aspect of Davao. So, let's go!

My last visit to Davao was the summer of 2018 pre-pandemic, and that was the time that I was able to go around the city and realized that indeed a city is rising in the south. That time I learned that Davao City is the biggest city in the Philippines in terms of the land area. Well, looks like I haven't crossed a quarter of it in my last visit to this city, considering that I have only gone through the tourist destinations and, that time, the popular night market along Roxas Avenue. This was very famous attraction before Covid19, people would crowd in this area for the popular local street foods, some cheap local goods on sale, a group of blind masseurs put up chairs in rows for interested folks who wanted to have a massage at an affordable price, and of course thrift buying for shirts, shoes, pants, hats, and a lot more can be find here - one thing I enjoyed the most because I love bargains, lol!

Davao City draws the sea- and- sun crowd, the adventurers, as well as the highland culture- trippers, because of its equally awesome beaches and mountains.

Mountainside, this place is the home of the famous Mt. Apo, the highest mountain peak and volcano in the Philippines. Unfortunately, we're not able to climb it and I won't dare climbing it, not until I would experience a major climb. Yes, that means one must be an experienced mountaineer with skills and all. Maybe you, but for me, that would be someday soon.

For a conventional tourist like me, we can enjoy the more accessible tourist attractions. Let me take you to:

Upside Down House Museum

The building and everything inside is really upside down. It is well -furnished with beautiful decorations, great design and architecture, and vibrant colors. Indeed, as they say, instagrammable. Each group comes with an in-house phot0grapher, he/ she will be the one to take your photos and conceptualize the best way to do it. It's a fun half day experience, so you really need to go earlier to finish the tour before lunchtime or dinner.

Gap Farming

Just a huge family and nature park, where kids can play, have a picnic and sightseeing. There is a cave/ tunnel in this park that was known to be a hiding place during the World War 2.

Davao Crocodile Park

Literally a place with hundreds or maybe thousands of crocodiles, because they're into conservation, as well as propagation of crocodiles. There are also other animals in the park, and in the afternoon there is an animal show of their smart parrot and the monkey that are really amusing with great talents. Thus, a tour here is a great learning experience for the kids.

Outside the park, are restaurants that serve crocodile meat on some of their dishes. But, I didn't dare eat any of it, I'm not really a fan of exotic dishes. Another interesting food to explore is the crocodile ice cream! Yikes, another no for me.

The Philippine Eagle Center

Davao is also famous for the Philippine Eagle. This place is really huge and unique. Though the birds are kept in cages, the habitat is still environment-friendly for them. The cages are big enough for them to fly and for trees and some plants to grow. I have learned that big companies adopts these birds and sponsors for their food and health needs.

For instance, the Philippine Eagle "Diamante" adopted by San Pedro College and "Sam" adopted by Samsung. The name, gender and other information about the bird were written in signages outside the cage.

Visiting Davao won't be complete without the popular Durian fruit. And, this yummy Durian cake from Lachi's is just a wonderful substitute if the fruit is not convincing at all. Well, obviously, we're about to finish it up before I realized to take a picture of it, lol.

I hope you enjoyed the tour with me. The seaside was a wonderful experience too, and I guess that would be for the next article. So, stay tuned!

Thanks for joining me!


Photos are all MINE.


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Nacurious ako sa durian cake. I love durian pero di ko pa natry ang cake. Candies, fruit, ice cream, jam pa lang mga nattry ako. Halo-halo with durian ayun ang sarap.

Dami pala places to visit sa Davao. Sana makapunta na diyan kapag wala na COVID. Climbing mountains medjo feeling ko hindi talaga para sa akin. Naffeel ko lang. Hehe. Hindi ko pa natry pero pinangungunahan ko na agad na hihingalin ako. Hahaha.

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4 weeks ago

Love the first one. I hope soon I can visit Davao. My mom was lucky enough to visit when they were given the opportunity to do so. She enjoyed it so it made me want to visit too.

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1 month ago

Gusto ko yang upside down na musuem, doctora!!!!

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1 month ago

Thank you so much sa virtual tour po..🥰😍🥰😍🥰🥰 Ganda² po, pano pa kaya kung personal ko makikita ang mga lugar or spots na yan..🥲 How I wished na sana balang araw, makapunta din ako sa lugar na yan, kasama ang pamilya..❤️

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1 month ago

Best with the family, lalo na mga bata because the tour is very informative lalo na sa Crocodile park at sa Philippine Eagle center. Hopefully soon after pandemic.

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1 month ago

Thank you for sharing your travel experience in this beautiful city of your country. Davao, I will remember it because you mention the things I love so much in my life such as the beaches, the sun, the nature and how nice that in that park they are conservationists. It is beautiful and your photos are great.

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1 month ago

Glad you enjoyed this little tour. Beaches will be up hopefully tomorrow. Thanks!

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1 month ago

How I wish! to visit there.. Davao is love! It's perfect to unwind and to explore...

God bless you sis LykeLyca...🙏❤️

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1 month ago

Love indeed! maganda, malinis at feeling mo talaga safe ka kc strict ang government nila lalo na sa mga theft, at smoking...God bless you too sis!

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1 month ago

Wow! Sana po lahat ganun sis...Gusto ko dyan mag travel.. sana soon sis..🙏❤️

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1 month ago

I do not Understand the up side down house.. Is it mean there gravity as like space 😂

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1 month ago

Hahah! That would be a great and different experience but no... just the design being altered.

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1 month ago

that would be more expensive if they can adopt this 😂

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1 month ago

Yung house. Ganda 😁 Gusto ko tlga itry yung durian jan.. Hehe..

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1 month ago

As in super ganda meron pa ibang parts na hindi ko pinakita, magaganda rin. You have to try it, sabi nila masarap daw durian sa davao, pero parang pareho lang nmn yata hahah! pero yang cake bet ko...

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1 month ago

Yeey, proud Dabawenyo here ❤. I am glad that you appreciate our beloved City. Napuntahan mo rin yung mga iconic tourist spots namin dito. I am sure mas mag eenjoy ka if napuntuhan mo din yung Eden 🤗.

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1 month ago

Oi! taga Davao diay ka?! Si MizLaine taga dira pud. Nakulang ang oras jud mao wala na nkaadto sa Eden. Every destination needs at least half day mao ng kinapos sa oras. Next time na pud :)

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1 month ago

Oo taga Davao kaayo 🤗🤗 . oo gani daw. Taga drea sab si Mizlaine. Sige sunood nalang pag wala nasd nis kubidubidapdap.

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1 month ago

Hahaha! kapoy na jud ni si kubidu oi, maau unta mka laag2x na balik kay murag 2years na jud ni ning ani...

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1 month ago

I hope I could visit davao in the future, I think the climate there is suitable for tourist also based on what you write, there are lots of tourist attraction that visitors can enjoy.

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1 month ago

Indeed! Especially during summer, weather is really good and you'll enjoy the island hopping too! thanks for reading!

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1 month ago

Wow as in wow po,ang ganda super,😍parang nkaka ingganyo pumunta ng Davao but due to pandemic stop muna pag travel2 para iwas sakit. ,Soon mkakapunta din ako dyan..More ppwer po and Godbless

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1 month ago

Yes po. Wala nlng munang travel, hanggang throwback nlng muna heheh! God bless too and thanks for dropping by!

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1 month ago

Ay kalimot ko bisaya man sad d.i ka Ma'am, Mao sad lagi throwback nlaman sa ta ani..mka stress lng gyud cge rag tuyok2 sa balay,.maayo untag ma ok na kay aron pwede na mka disco,ahw charot lang😅

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1 month ago

Hahha! Mang discohay jud diay ka ha. bitaw, bisdak kaau, taga asa pud ka maam?

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1 month ago

I hope soon mka suroy sad mig davao,kay mag bring home kog daghang durian candy.hehe

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1 month ago

Kaayo maam,labaw pa sa disco haha,,taga leyte gyud ko pero d.a nmi sa cebu namuyo karon, kay ga biga2 man ug sayo imbis manarbaho😅.

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