The Top Davao City Tourist Spots
If you would like to visit the Philippines, one of the best places that you can check out is Davao. Aside from the fact that it is one of the biggest cities in the Philippines, it still has its natural appeal.
There are actually a lot of places that you can visit while you are in Davao. But let me tell you what are the must see places – the top Davao City Tourist Spots – that you shouldn’t miss when you are there.
Philippine Eagle Center
For those who are not too familiar with the place, this is located in Malagos, Baguio District, about 30 kilometers from the city. It can be easily reached by private or public transportation. From the name itself you can already tell that they are in charge of researching more about the Philippine Eagles but aside from that, they take care of injured Philippine Eagles. They have also been trying to breed eagles to keep them from becoming extinct. There are only a few left in the country because of the bird shooting done in the past. The Philippine Eagle Center would be able to show you the importance of Philippine Eagles to the Filipino people.
Malagos Garden Resort
The Malagos Garden Resort is a nature resort of about 12 hectare located in Malagos, not far away from Philippine Eagle Center. Among others there are landscaped gardens, butterfly sanctuary, bird park, children’s playground, swimming pool and some more adventure activities. The resort is known as place of Vanda Sanderiana, the Philippine Orchid, as well as the Malagos Gardens bird show with indigenous birds and many other wildlife species. Relax in breeze of the cool mountains of the highlands of Davao.
Davao Crocodile Park
This is one of the most popular tourist spots in Davao. In fact if you would ask locals how to get there, they can tell you immediately how. The reason why people flock to this tourist spot is because of Pangril; the largest crocodile in the Philippines. Aside from Pangril, there are also other animals that can catch the fancy of anyone. Families would surely enjoy visiting this area.
Mount Apo is the tallest mountain in the Philippines. Tourists who have a sense of adventure and would like to take the chance to experience hiking there would surely enjoy all of the obstacles that would have to be passed through in order to get to the peak of the mountain. In order to get to the top, hikers must endure a lot of swimming in small bodies of water and endless walking. Most people say that it is worth it and the experience is something they will always remember.
Eden Nature Park
The reason why this will complete the top 5 tourist spots in Davao is because of the uniqueness of the place as compared to all the other tourist spots in Davao. Here people would learn more about gardening and relaxation. People go here usually to escape from the busy life of being in the city and being surrounded by buildings all the time. You might also like to try the tourist tram which has an amazing restaurant.
Another great experience is a trip to the Island Garden City of Samal lying across the city, well known for its lush vegetation, the fine sandy beaches and its water sports, snorkeling ans dive sites. There are day trips offered to there. They are not cheap, but include round trip boat transfer, buffet lunch, tour of the resort and Malipano Island and use of swimming pool. For sure you will enjoy every minute of your stay.
Monfort Bat Conservation Park
The 24-hectare Bat Sanctuary is located in Samal Island. This is included in the list because it can give the tourist a chance to experience observing the bats while they are in their natural habitat. The Bat Sanctuary is the largest colony of the world of Geoffrey’s Rousette specie of fruit-eating bats. If you would like to learn more about bats and how to take care of them then this is the place for you. There are underground caves opening vertically where tourists can watch the thousands of bats helping the durian fruit bloom.
Visit the Pearl Farm Beach Resort
This is one of the best locations for events like breathtaking sunset wedding. It is located by the beach and you will also get fireworks display on your reception at night. You can book your event in this location for that dream moment.
You can also hold corporate meetings in this resort as well a launching of various products. After having your meals, you can decide to dip in the crystal clear water of Malipano Island. This island is only some few meters from Samal Island which is the mail one. Newly weds as well as marine lovers can watch colorful fishes or even scenic reefs in the resort.
Top Davao City Tourist Spots: Peoples Park
The built in park of Davao. This is unlike common parks where pictures green grass carpet are the major things people see. It is actually the modern park in the centre of the city. From various salient points of Davao you can reach it on walking distance. The city government has initiated that project in order to convert some hectares of the former PTA grounds. The construction of the park took years to finish and a lot of money was spent in total.
Entering the portals of the park will indulge you in strict security check or inspection. It is an area that is a no smoking, liquor, food and beverages are. If you look at the long term implications or benefits of this measure, it is actually worth it. The remaining parts of the field is covered with rainbow colored lined bricks. There are many strategic breathtaking landscapes of various trees, water fountains, fish ponds and playground for your kids.
You can view the intricate statues of the symbols of Davao including Philippine Eagle, as well as animated lumads, all in their natural lifestyle pose. There are many different tribe inspired native houses which are devoid of acts of malice. If anyone engages in those prohibited activities, they will be caught on camera the administration has installed in all parts of the park to monitor the entire park. There is great music that you will enjoy as well as cool breeze which will make you feel relaxed.
F. Torres Street
This street is well known as the “Food Street” of Davao. There are lots of restaurants offering international cuisines as well as regional specialties. An absolute must-taste is the local tuna and seafood dishes.
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