The best way to travel to Davao is by air. The Francisco Bangoy International Airport, which is also known as the Davao International Airport, is connected to a number of international and domestic airports.
Island Garden City of Samal
The Island Garden City of Samal or “Samal Island” is blessed with pristine beaches and the incredible snorkeling and diving spots. Being just a ten-minute boat ride away from Davao City, and home to more than 90 beach resorts, Samal Island is easily a tropical favorite getaway of tourists and locals. Either an island hopping in Samal or a day of frolicking in one of its beach resorts, a visit to Samal completes one’s itinerary when in Davao Region.
Philippine Eagle Foundation
Philippine Eagle Center is an 8.4-hectare property located at the foothills of Malagos, Baguio District, Davao City, and situated within the Malagos Watershed. It primarily operates as a conservation breeding facility for the critically endangered Philippine Eagle (Pithercophaga jefferyi) and other birds of prey. Although the facility is dedicated to breeding and education, the center has grown to be an important tourist destination providing tourists with a glimpse of the country’s national bird.
Trekking at Mount Apo
With an elevation of 2,954 meters above sea level, Mount Apo is the Philippines’ highest mountain, covering the provinces of Davao del Sur, Davao City, and North Cotabato.
Its formidable array of landscapes, from craggy rockscapes to virgin forests, and from mossy swamps to volcanic structures, make it a bucket list of many mountaineers.
Climbing the peak via Davao del Sur’s Sta. Cruz and Kapatagan trails feature a farm trail of the Bagobo communities living in the foothill of the mountain, followed by a lush jungle trail rich in flora and fauna, the boulders trail up to the summit which makes the mountain unique compared to other Philippine mountains, grassland trail, camping in Lake Venado, and an old trail to the Century Old Almaciga Tree and Garoc.
Culture Nature Adventure (CAN)
An Immersive experience in to Davao Region’s Culture Adventure and Nature Tourism Circuits. This includes: Tibolo Cultural Village. Kadayawan Tribal Village, Salinta Monon Weaving Center, Mt. Apo, Mt. Hamiguitan, Philippine Eagle, Malagos Garden Resort, Diving in Pujada Bay, etc.
Blessed with fertile soil and a good climate all year round, Davao is abundant with durian, widely known as the “King of Fruits”. Davao hosts plentiful harvests of durian and remains to be one of the world’s largest producers and exporters of this exotic fruit.
Davao’s famous sinuglaw. “Sugba” means to grill and “kinilaw” refers to raw fish cooked with vinegar. It is a unique fare of usual grilled pork liempo and the traditional Davao kinilaw made from the cubed meat of the Yellowfin Tuna. The contrast of the two dishes makes it very explosive. Tangy yet sumptuous, spicy and creamy, savory and moist. Sinuglaw is a definite must-try when you visit the Philippines.
Aside from the delicious durian fruit, Davao is also a top producer of pomelo, another top pasalubong item one can buy from Davao City.
Regarded as the cacao capital of the Philippines, the entire Davao Region accounts for 79.9% of the country’s annual cacao production. It is no wonder that some of the internationally award-winning chocolates can be found in the region. Satisfy your sweet cravings and definitely try locally-made chocolates when visiting Davao.