If you are looking for a remarkable and unforgettable vacation this summer, Davao could be the right destination for you. Like other top tourist destinations in the Philippines, Davao offers a wealth of picturesque landscapes and a variety of unique natural attractions. With its numerous astounding tourist attractions to offer, millions of foreign tourists as well as locals flock to this renowned tourist destination each year.
Philippine Eagle Center
Visiting the home of the monkey-eating eagle (Pithecophaga jefferyi) is an amazing experience. You get the feeling of excitment once you see this rare and huge bird that can be found only in the Philippines. It is also a home of other predators such as serpent eagles, hawks, sea eagles and other species. It takes about 1 hr from Davao city to reach the Philippine Eagle Center - You can ride a van near Bankerohan Public Market to Calinan then ride a motorcycle called habal-habal going up to the center.
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Located at the heart of Davao city, People’s park has become one of the most visited tourist attractions in Davao today. Basically, this tourist attraction is a theme park with a total land mass of four hectares. This renowned theme has life-size structures of the Philippine eagle and the Lumads in Davao city. Aside from that, People’s park features other awe-inspiring attractions like the Kid’s playground, artificial waterfalls, Dancing Fountain, Promenade, Durian dome and many more.
Pearl farm resort
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Pearl farm beach resort is a premier tourist attraction in the Philippines, located in the peaceful and quite islands of Malipano and Samal. This renowned world-class beach resort is the perfect getaway for people who are in search of a heavenly and blissful retreat. On top of that, Pearl farm beach resort offers an excellent buffet with lots of delectable and scrumptious dishes.
Outland Adventure camp
If you are into adventure and extreme sports, then visit Outland adventure camp in Davao city. This top tourist destination is known all over the Philippines for its state-of-the-art zipline. Outland Adventure camp not only has the best zipline in the Philippines, but it has the fastest and longest zipline in the whole Asian region as well.
Davao Crocodile Park
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The Davao Crocodile Park, as the name implies, is the home of seven hundred cultured Philippines crocodiles. Aside from cultured crocodiles, Davao Crocodile Park is also a haven for a variety of other animals like tigers, wild boars, apes, birds and pythons. If you are an animal lover, and you are heading to Davao, make sure to visit this renowned tourist spot.
Your visit in Davao would not be complete without eating or bringing durians. Davao is the top producer of Durian about 80% in the country and you can only find the cheapest durian in the market, so take advantage of it. There are also sweets made of durians, from candies, pastels, cakes to ice-creams.
How to get there
Getting to Davao is fairly easy even if you are from Luzon or Visayas. If you are from Manila or Cebu, there are so many daily flights to Davao which will land in Davao International Airport (Francisco Bangoy International Airport). In order to get cheap and affordable air fare deals for Davao, make sure to book your tickets through Skyscanner.