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.

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Top hotels in Davao

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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Apo View Hotel
3 out of 5
150 J. Camus Street, Davao, Davao
P2,203/night
31 Aug - 1 Sep
3.6/5Good! (266 reviews)

Located in Poblacion District, this hotel is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from People's Park and 2.5 mi (3.9 km) from SM City Davao. Davao Doctors' Hospital and Davao City ...

3.6/5Good! (266 reviews)

"Love their service, breakfast buffet and amenities"…"

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2019

Apo View Hotel
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Marco Polo Davao
4 out of 5
Free Cancellation
P3,083/night
15 Sep - 16 Sep
4.3/5Excellent! (888 reviews)

Located in the heart of Davao, this spa hotel is 0.7 mi (1.2 km) from Davao Doctors' Hospital and 1.8 mi (3 km) from SM City Davao. Davao City Hall and Davao ...

4.3/5Excellent! (888 reviews)

"Food was excellent staff great prices reasonable its now my go to place in Davao"…"

Reviewed on Aug 13, 2019

Marco Polo Davao
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Seda Abreeza
4 out of 5
J.P. Laurel Ave., Bajada, Davao, Davao
P4,454/night
15 Sep - 16 Sep
4.3/5Excellent! (408 reviews)

Located in Poblacion District, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Abreeza Mall and Victoria Plaza. Mindanao Taoist Temple and Gaisano Mall are also within ...

4.3/5Excellent! (408 reviews)

"Most modern hotel in Davao. Very clean as well. The breakfast is very good. Shout out to Jules the good manager!"…"

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2019

Seda Abreeza

Top activities in Davao

Davao City Day Tour
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Davao City Day Tour

P3,756

This tour departs daily from any Davao City Hotel departure time of 9am or 1pm and concludes upon return to hotel. The mode of transportation is car for 1-3 persons, a minivan for 4-7 persons and a commuter van for 8-10 persons.

Davao Crocodile Park Tour [Half Day]
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Davao Crocodile Park Tour [Half Day]

P1,825

Come and see the Crocodile Park in Davao, perfect for an educational day for the whole family. It introduces crocodile conservation in the Philippines. Here you can discover how the crocodile life in their habitat.

Eden Nature Park Day Tour
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Eden Nature Park Day Tour

P2,862

You will be presented with 40 hectares of green scenery. Keep yourself from the hustle and bustle of urban squares. Calm your mind, because you only need to wait in the Hotel lobby, and we will pick you up in the city of Davao.

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