Beyond duterte and durian, get to know this big southern city by taking in its nature and wildlife attractions, experiencing its spine-tingling adventures, and embracing its chill, laidback vibe.
With Davao’s strictly implemented ordinances signed into life by the nation’s iron-fisted new President, it’s easy for outsiders to assume that Davao is a quiet, “remote and dusty” town. It’s true, the landscape is less congested than most, and the vibe more laidback than the country’s other urban centers, but Davao also boasts of plenty of commercial establishments, nature and wildlife attractions, and diverse lifestyle options—not to mention friendly, easygoing locals—to keep travelers happy and occupied during their stay.
Discover Davao City through these travel staples that should be on every visitor’s list as well as lesserknown nooks that Davaoeños themselves swear by. And don’t hesitate to ask locals for their personal recommendations; they’re always willing to help!
Head to Eden Nature Park & Resort and push your adrenaline into overdrive. Be a daredevil and try the Skyrider (ziplining), Skycycle (biking on a cable), or Skyswing (swinging to a height of up to 95 feet above ground). The view from over 2,500 feet above sea level is not bad, either.
Have a wet and wild adventure with the fambam or barkada by signing up for whitewater rafting at
Davao Wildwater Adventure.
Pile into a raft, brave the Davao River rapids, and prepare to get really soaked.
See our regal national bird with your own eyes at the
Philippine Eagle Center,
also home to other rare birds, mammals, and reptiles. The nearby
has a breathtaking nature theme park and wildlife farm that houses an orchid forest, a bird park, and a butterfly sanctuary. It’s also home
Malagos Garden Resort