Davao

Travel Guide

Enjoy the safe, friendly atmosphere of Davao City and use it as a base to explore the wildlife parks, nature reserves and tropical islands in the surrounding area.

Famous for its fruit farms and laid-back ambiance, Davao City is surrounded by a scenic harbor, lush forests and the highest mountain in the country. Base yourself in Davao and enjoy the wealth of natural attractions on its doorstep.

Many visitors stop here on their way to climb Mount Apo. At nearly 10,000 feet (2,954 meters) above sea level, this is the tallest mountain in the Philippines. It takes between two to four days to climb, with the views from the top across Mindanao well worth the effort. For those feeling less energetic, you can visit the surrounding national park and marvel at thunderous waterfalls, lively geysers and lush dense forest.

Animal lovers won’t want to miss the two excellent sanctuaries just outside the city. You can feed fearsome Philippine crocodiles at the Crocodile Park or see the largest species of eagle in the world at the Philippine Eagle Center. This also contains several other birds, mammals and reptiles in a realistic forest environment.

Escape to the idyllic Samal Island for a day or two to enjoy diving in the clear warm waters and explore the network of bat caves. Back in the city, you can find out about the area’s complex cultural heritage in the Museo Dabawenyo, which also has a small art collection alongside informative exhibits.

Internal flights from Manila and Cebu run regularly and buses connect Davao with most other major centers in the country. Once in the city, taxis are the easiest and quickest way to get around. Try traveling like a local and hail one of the many jeepneys.

The climate is tropical and humid year-round with the most rainfall in the summer, so any time is good to visit. And make sure you try the area’s most famous fruit, the durian. It can be an acquired taste, but is a must when staying in this relaxed and beautiful city.

Apo View Hotel
Apo View Hotel
3.5 out of 5
150 J. Camus Street, Davao, Davao
The price is NZ$83 per night from 29 Jan. to 30 Jan.
Located in Poblacion District, this hotel is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from People's Park and 2.4 mi (3.9 km) from SM City Davao. Davao Doctors' Hospital and Davao City ...
3.6/5 Good! (352 reviews)
"It was so bad... no AC no hot water basic.. bad choice"

Reviewed on 17 Mar. 2020

Apo View Hotel
Park Inn By Radisson Davao
Park Inn By Radisson Davao
4 out of 5
J.P. Laurel Avenue, Next to SM Lanang Premier Mall, Davao, Davao
The price is NZ$104 per night from 30 Jan. to 31 Jan.
This family-friendly Davao hotel is located near the airport, within a 5-minute walk of SM Lanang Premier and SMX Convention Center Davao. Mindanao Taoist Temple ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (442 reviews)
"everything was great!!!"

Reviewed on 20 Jan. 2022

Park Inn By Radisson Davao
dusitD2 Davao
dusitD2 Davao
4 out of 5
Stella Hizon Reyes Drive, Barrio Pampang, Davao, Davao
The price is NZ$121 per night from 31 Jan. to 1 Feb.
Located in the heart of Davao, this hotel is within 2 miles (3 km) of Damosa Gateway, SM Lanang Premier and SMX Convention Center Davao. Robinsons Cybergate ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (94 reviews)
"My newly-wed friends enjoyed the stay so much! Such a great gift for couples!"

Reviewed on 3 Nov. 2021

dusitD2 Davao
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
OYO 165 Circle-B Apartelle & Suites
OYO 165 Circle-B Apartelle & Suites
2 out of 5
225 Circle B Street, Phase 1, Ecoland Subdivision, Taloma, Davao
The price is NZ$34 per night from 25 Feb. to 26 Feb.
Situated in Davao, this condo is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from SM City Davao, and within 3 mi (5 km) of Davao Museum and Gaisano Mall. Victoria Plaza and Crocodile Farm ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (21 reviews)
friendly hotel
"nice and friendly and helpful staff"

Reviewed on 13 Mar. 2020

OYO 165 Circle-B Apartelle & Suites
Avida Towers Davao Condo
Avida Towers Davao Condo
2.5 out of 5
Avida Towers Davao, CM Recto Avenue., Davao, Davao Del Sur
The price is NZ$46 per night from 30 Jan. to 31 Jan.
Located in Poblacion District, this condo is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from People's Park and 2.6 mi (4.2 km) from SM City Davao. Ateneo de Davao University and Aldevinco ...
3.5/5 Good! (18 reviews)
Hmmm
"Nice place, convenient location. Staff was friendly. But I don't like extra charge for late check-in, which I was not notified until hours before check-in via e-mail. I really don't like their security policy that upon entrance of the building they demand you to surrender a photo id in exchange for ..."

Reviewed on 21 Jan. 2020

Avida Towers Davao Condo
Abreeza Place Apartments
Abreeza Place Apartments
3.5 out of 5
J.P. Laurel Ave, Davao, Davao Region
The price is NZ$83 per night from 1 Feb. to 2 Feb.
Situated in Davao, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Robinsons Cybergate Davao and SM Lanang Premier. SMX Convention Center Davao and Mindanao ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (5 reviews)
"Very nice unit in Abreeza , clean and the bed is very comfortable. Nice window view of the city. Recommended when you visit Davoa."

Reviewed on 17 Aug. 2019

Abreeza Place Apartments
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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