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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.

Top hotels in Davao

dusitD2 Davao
dusitD2 Davao
4 out of 5
The price is P2,457 per night from 30 Sep to 1 Oct

This family-friendly Davao hotel is located near the airport, within 2 mi (3 km) of Damosa Gateway, SM Lanang Premier and SMX Convention Center Davao. Robinsons ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (74 reviews)

"Beautiful and clean. Swimming pool is in the centre of the entire hotel and not much privacy. Overall I’ll recommend this hotel to anyone. We will for sure return there again."…"

Reviewed on Apr 20, 2020

dusitD2 Davao
RedDoorz @ General Luna Davao
RedDoorz @ General Luna Davao
3 out of 5
The price is P759 per night from 2 Oct to 3 Oct

Located in Poblacion District, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Davao Doctors' Hospital and People's Park. SM City Davao and Gaisano Mall are also within ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (4 reviews)
Smile

"Need improvement sa bed its too hard and we ask for extra pillow they do have but they ask for extra payment. Front desk lady not smiling at all i dont even kbow kung galit sya or shes just having a bad day. Overall im happy po sa stat ko sa red doorz. Thank you"…"

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2020

RedDoorz @ General Luna Davao
Pearl Farm Beach Resort
Pearl Farm Beach Resort
5 out of 5

This Kaputian resort is on the beach, 9.3 mi (14.9 km) from General Moncado White House, and within 16 mi (25 km) of SM Lanang Premier and SMX Convention Center ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (189 reviews)
One of the best in the Philippines

"One of the best resorts in the Philippines, PF has an amazing beach and a warm and professional staff to match. All guests were treated like VIPs. No distinction as to type of accommodation. The food was great. The amenities were well-maintained. Simply amazing. I will go back."…"

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2020

Pearl Farm Beach Resort
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.

Vacation Rentals in Davao

OYO 165 Circle-B Apartelle & Suites
OYO 165 Circle-B Apartelle & Suites
2 out of 5
The price is P715 per night from 30 Sep to 1 Oct

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 ...

4.3/5Excellent! (20 reviews)
friendly hotel

"nice and friendly and helpful staff"…"

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2020

OYO 165 Circle-B Apartelle & Suites
Honeymoon Suite Anavada Apartment
Honeymoon Suite Anavada Apartment
4 out of 5
The price is P3,304 per night from 1 Oct to 2 Oct

Situated near the airport, this apartment building is within 2 mi (3 km) of SM Lanang Premier, Abreeza Mall and SMX Convention Center Davao. Damosa Gateway and ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (17 reviews)

"The entire staff was great. Love the white marble floors. A ton of free movies and many in English."…"

Reviewed on Oct 15, 2019

Honeymoon Suite Anavada Apartment
Avida Towers Davao Condo
Avida Towers Davao Condo
2.5 out of 5

Located in Poblacion District, this condo is within a 15-minute walk of People's Park and Gaisano Mall. SM City Davao and SM Lanang Premier are also within 3 ...

3.5/5Good! (18 reviews)
Nice.

"It’s good. Love the swimming Pool"…"

Reviewed on Oct 22, 2019

Avida Towers Davao Condo
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.

Top things to do in Davao

Davao Philippine Eagle Center and Malagos Garden Resort Tour
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Davao Philippine Eagle Center and Malagos Garden Resort Tour

P2,936
Per adult
Davao Crocodile Park Tour [Half Day]
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Davao Crocodile Park Tour [Half Day]

P1,713
Per adult
Eden Nature Park Day Tour
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Eden Nature Park Day Tour

P2,692
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
Davao City Day Tour
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Davao City Day Tour

P3,756
Per adult
Davao City Full Day Tour
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Davao City Full Day Tour

P4,405
Per adult
Davao Malagos Walking Tour
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Davao Malagos Walking Tour

P4,845
Per adult

Reviews of Davao

4.3

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
65
5 - Excellent 50.78125%
4 - Good
44
4 - Good 34.375%
3 - Okay
13
3 - Okay 10.15625%
2 - Disappointing
3
2 - Disappointing 2.34375%
1 - Terrible
3
1 - Terrible 2.34375%

5/5 - Excellent

ImeldaSantos

27 Feb 2020

many places to explore like the Pearl Farm

4/5 - Good

WL

25 Feb 2020

They say Davao is safe but the public transportation drivers don't drive safely. They won't even allow pedestrians to cross.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

20 Feb 2020

Safest place there is..

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

22 Jan 2020

I just love Davao.

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

17 Jan 2020

Terrible traffic

4/5 - Good

ET

16 Jan 2020

People were generally nice and accommodating.