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.

Q8 Hotel - Davao
Q8 Hotel - Davao
3 out of 5
Pichon St, Davao, Davao Region
The price is P637 per night from 17 Sep to 17 Sep
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 ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (6 reviews)
weekend staycation
"great and very clean room..perfect staycation"

Reviewed on May 9, 2021

Q8 Hotel - Davao
Pearl Farm Beach Resort
Pearl Farm Beach Resort
5 out of 5
Kaputian, Island Garden City of Samal, Samal, Davao del Norte
Nestled on the beach, this Kaputian resort is within 9 mi (15 km) of Linosutan White Sand Beach, Isla Reta Beach, and General Moncado White House. SM Lanang ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (190 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

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Waterfront Insular Hotel Davao
Waterfront Insular Hotel Davao
3.5 out of 5
Lanang, Davao
The price is P3,624 per night from 25 Sep to 25 Sep
Nestled on the beach, this Davao hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Damosa Gateway, SM Lanang Premier, and SMX Convention Center Davao. Robinsons Cybergate Davao ...
3.9/5Very Good! (548 reviews)
Lovely hotel by the sea.
"The Waterfront Insular Hotel is a wonderful rustic hotel. Very tropical, Polenisian feel. Fantastic lush, green gardens. Beautiful ocean views. Although the hotel is quite advance in years the rooms, hallways, lobby, restaurant, grounds are very well maintained. The service given by all the staff ..."

Reviewed on Apr 7, 2021

Waterfront Insular 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.
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 P809 per night from 13 Oct to 13 Oct
Situated in Davao, this condo building 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 ...
4.1/5Very Good! (21 reviews)
friendly hotel
"nice and friendly and helpful staff"

Reviewed on Mar 13, 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
Located in Poblacion District, this condo building is within a 15-minute walk of People's Park and Gaisano Mall. SM City Davao and SM Lanang Premier are also ...
3.5/5Good! (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 Jan 21, 2020

Avida Towers Davao Condo
DanSam House
DanSam House
3 out of 5
B5 L26 Cecilia Heights 1, Cabantian, Buhangin, Davao
Situated in Davao, this vacation home is within 2 mi (3 km) of Damosa Gateway, SM Lanang Premier, and SMX Convention Center Davao. Robinsons Cybergate Davao ...
2.5/5 (2 reviews)
Not a good property to have in Hotels.com
"I went that evening to stay at the Dan Sam House.There were nobody at the house.Owner is complaining that Hotels.com never informed her that the house was rented to me. She says it was Hotels.com's fault.So Hotels.com must refund the money or give me a free night to my account."

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2018

DanSam House
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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