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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

Dusit Thani Residence Davao
Dusit Thani Residence Davao
4.5 out of 5
Stella Hizon Reyes Drive, Barrio Pampanga, Davao
The price is P3,696 per night from 8 Feb to 9 Feb

Situated near the airport, this luxury hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of SM Lanang Premier, SMX Convention Center Davao, and Abreeza Mall. Ateneo de Davao University ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (4 reviews)

"まだ新しく、接客態度も好感がもてました。 マルコポーロより施設が新しく、スタッフもまだ初々しさがあるようです。タイの会社なので、タイの伝統衣装でもてなしてくれます。"…"

Reviewed on Dec 5, 2019

Dusit Thani Residence Davao
Dusit Thani Lubi Plantation Resort
Dusit Thani Lubi Plantation Resort
4 out of 5
Barangay Pindasan, Davao de Oro, Mabini, Batangas
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is P8,557 per night from 27 Jan to 28 Jan

Located on the beach, this family-friendly hotel is within 20 mi (32 km) of Tagum City Hall, Gaisano Grand Mall, and New Christ the King Cathedral.

Dusit Thani Lubi Plantation Resort
Q8 Hotel - Davao
Q8 Hotel - Davao
3 out of 5
Pichon St, Davao, Davao Region
Free Cancellation
The price is P637 per night from 27 Jan to 28 Jan

Located in Poblacion District, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Davao Doctors' Hospital and People's Park. SM City Davao and Gaisano Mall are also within ...

Q8 Hotel - 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.

Vacation Rentals in Davao

Davao Boutique Condos - Abreeza
Davao Boutique Condos - Abreeza
3 out of 5
Abreeza Place, JP Laurel Avenue, Davao
The price is P2,066 per night from 27 Jan to 28 Jan

Located in Poblacion District, this condo building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Abreeza Mall and Gaisano Mall. SM Lanang Premier and SMX Convention Center Davao ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (9 reviews)

"Location is perfect. Abreeza mall and other convenience stores are just beside. Place is clean, safe and quiet."…"

Reviewed on Oct 15, 2019

Davao Boutique Condos - Abreeza
Davao Boutique Condos
Davao Boutique Condos
3.5 out of 5
C.M. Recto Ave, Avida Towers, Davao, Davao del Sur
The price is P1,888 per night from 27 Jan to 28 Jan

Located in Poblacion District, this condo building is within a 10-minute walk of Aldevinco Shopping Center and People's Park. SM City Davao and Gaisano Mall ...

4.3/5Excellent! (19 reviews)

"Aroma machine may be covering smell of roaches. Over ten roaches in the first evening."…"

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2020

Davao Boutique Condos
1 Bedroom Deluxe Condo at Apartelle D' Oasis
1 Bedroom Deluxe Condo at Apartelle D' Oasis
3 out of 5
One Oasis Condominum, Bldg 6, Ecoland West, Davao, Davao Region
The price is P1,741 per night from 27 Jan to 28 Jan

Located in the heart of Davao, this spa condo building is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from SM City Davao and within 3 mi (5 km) of San Pedro Cathedral and People's Park. ...

4.3/5Excellent! (21 reviews)

"The property was exactly as advertised and in a great location. The pool and bbq area were very well maintained and staff were very friendly jovial. I would definitely recommend this to friends and family."…"

Reviewed on Oct 27, 2019

1 Bedroom Deluxe Condo at Apartelle D' Oasis
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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Reviews of Davao

4.3

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
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5 - Excellent 50.78125%
4 - Good
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4 - Good 34.375%
3 - Okay
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3 - Okay 10.15625%
2 - Disappointing
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2 - Disappointing 2.34375%
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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.