If you think you’ve seen it all, just wait until you’ve paid the Philippines a visit. There’s a reason why every tourist never fails to include this country into the places that they’d love to visit. You’ll just never run out of things to look forward to. There are stunning sides above and under the sea, culture, hospitality, and all the friendly people.
If you ever happen to pay the Philippines a visit, we recommend you include Davao City into your itinerary. When it comes to Philippine vacations, aside from beaches, one of the most popular venues is the old city of Manila.
But there are lots of wonderful places the Philippines has to offer that is worth seeing. One of them would be Davao City. Here are some of the things that make this city so great:
You Get To Taste The Delicious Durian
Whether or not you have heard of this fruit, this is undeniably one of the most delicious local treats the country has to offer.
Of course, some people hate it but that’s only because Durian has an unusual odor that not many people enjoy. Nonetheless, it doesn’t fail to satisfy the taste buds.
The Philippine Eagle Center
As you may have heard, the monkey-eating Philippine eagle is one of the rarest and critically endangered species on the planet.
In the books, you’ll probably learn that these animals are quite monogamous and only lays one egg every year.
There is something though that books won’t be able to give you: the actual experience of seeing a Philippine eagle. Davao City is where you’ll find the Philippine Eagle Center where these endangered species are kept and protected.
No one ever said that there is no island in Davao City. As a matter of fact, you’ll find a whole bunch of other islands in this city apart from Samal Island.
However, if what you are looking for is peace and relaxation, Samal Island is considered to be one of the best.
This island is actually part of Davao Del Norte and not of Davao Del Sur but the proximity is quite near which is why when you are already in Davao City, getting to this island is quite easy.
There are tons of beaches and resorts you can check out on this island like Pearl Farm, Paradise Island, Isla Reta, Kaputian Beach, and Maxima Aquafun Resort.
Go On A Hike To Mt. Apo
Mt. Apo is the highest mountain in the Philippines with an elevation of 9,692 ft. One of the bucket lists of every Filipino is to be able to climb through the summit of this mountain. This is also one of the main reasons why Filipinos from other parts of the country travel to this place.
Since you’re already in the Philippines, going on a hike to Mt. Apo could just be the kind of adventure you need.
One great thing about Davao City is not just that it is well-developed. It has more to do with the fact that despite being widely advanced, it does not deprive people of the wonders of nature that the place has to offer.