27 THINGS TO DO IN DAVAO CITY

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 Things to Do in Davao: White Water Rafting

 THINGS TO DO WHEN VISITING DAVAO

Davao is one of the famous places to visit in Mindanao. The people, food, and places seem to play a perfect combination in attracting tourists to visit the area. In this article, I will be sharing with you the top sites that you must go to if you plan to come and visit the beautiful place called Davao.

 

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List of Things to Do in Davao 

 Kadayawan sa Dabaw Festival

The Kadayawan Festival takes center stage in the city of Davao during every third week of August.  In a nutshell, Kadayawan is a celebration of life. Davaoenos gather together to offer thanksgiving for the blessings they received. They celebrate in the streets with singing, dancing, eating, and partying.  The festival was institutionalized in 1986. Among the highlights of the festivity are the Grand Floral Parade and Street Dancing Competitions.

Must read: Kadayawan Festival Schedule

 Magsaysay Park  

A public park is facing the sea plus a fantastic variety of fruits to choose from the nearby fruit stand. Indeed, this is a romantic activity to do most, especially in the afternoon time.

 Davao China Town  

Walk over the different malls, stores, and Chinese restaurants. Since it is only Chinatown in the entire Mindanao, it has been one of the busiest places for a lot of people flock the area to buy an item or two.

 

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 Things to Do in Davao

 Pasalubong Center (Shopping)

The trip will never be complete without looking for something to bring to your loved ones back home. In doing so, head to the Pasalubong Center and marvel around the tons of stores offering their products.

 Business Class Resto Bar

Dinner in this resto-bar is a fun thing to do! Either you are with your friends or family, dinner over music is always a fun idea.

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 Things to Do in Davao: People’s Park

 People’s Park  

This Davao Tourist Spot is a favorite attraction in the city and frequented by both locals and tourists.

An afternoon or early evening picnic is perfect in People’s Park. Just bring the picnic mat with you, bring some food, and enjoy the picnic adventure with the family. After all, it is the simple yet fun-filled trips like this that matters the most.

 Museums 

The Davao Museum holds a lot of displays waiting for you to be discovered. Much better if you will bring your kids with you and let them know the rich historical past of the place.

 Holy Infant Jesus Shrine

The open-air chapel with the statues of Our Lady of Fatima and Crucified Jesus is also another sight to behold. No wonder that a lot of pilgrims and religious people go to this place to pray and visit.

 Ponce Suites Gallery Hotel 

The work of the arts of the famous Kublai Millan can be seen in this place. Yes, artists enthusiasts, as well as tourists alike, can find delight in going to this gallery.

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 Things to Do in Davao: Visit Bankerohan Market

 Bankerohan Public Market

This is just an ordinary market, but if you are in Davao City, you should try visiting this place as it offers various fruits famous in Davao at a meager price.

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 Things to Do in Davao: Try the Kinutil and Hot Chocolate at Bangkerohan market

 Lon Wa Buddhist Temple

The architectural beauty of this temple makes it incomparable to other relative temples. The intricate design and the overall serene vibe of the temple is a must-see place in the area.

 Gap Farming Resort

From the pool, clubhouse, animals, and all other attractions in this resort will, for sure, make your family feel loved and welcomed! Yes, relax for a day here and be immersed with the overall summer feels of the resort.

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 Things to Do in Davao: White Water Rafting

 Davao White Water Rafting

If you want some adrenaline rush, then you should try the white water rafting of Davao.

 Vista View Restaurant

Also known as Hilltop, this dining place provides diners a fantastic view of the Samal and the Davao Gulf. If you would like to try some exotic food as well, they also have it here.

 Jack’s Ridge

If you are up to some sightseeing, eating, or even swimming, Jack’s Ridge can provide it for you. Why not do it in a much upscale environment like this one? Make your stay here a romantic one.

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 Things to Do in Davao: Davao Crocodile Park

 Davao Crocodile Park

Crocodile Park is another famous “Davao City Tourist Spot.”

Though it is named as crocodile park since it is the majority of the composition of the animals that they are taking good care of, there are also other additional animals here such as monkeys, ostrich, snakes, tigers, and a lot more! So, this is not only a purely fun activity but at the same time, educational.

 D’ Japanese Tunnel Resort

This was carved by the prisoners back in the years of World War II. With its dark past comes an instant fantastic attraction. Now, it serves as a tourists spots since they were able to put clubhouse as well as swimming pool inside.

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 Things to Do in Davao: Philippine Eagle

 Philippine Eagle Center and Malagos Garden 

They have here about 38 eagles, and about 18 of them were saved and bred. Thus, this is the haven and comfort zone of the Eagles. More so, a lot of other bird species, as well as butterfly, may be seen in the nearby Davao Tourist Spot, the Malagos Garden.

 Eden Nature Park 

The name of the park itself speaks for its paradise-like beauty. The flowers, plants, greeneries, plus unusual activities like biking, swimming, zip-lining, and a lot more can also be done here! Indeed, this is Eden Paradise, a famous Davao Tourist Spot!

 San Pedro Street

A walk in this street will lead you to the ancient and iconic San Pedro Cathedral. The wooden church is indeed a solemn place to visit if you are more of the pilgrim type of tourist.

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 Things to Do in Davao: Durian Eating

 Durian Eating

Yes, trying out the iconic fruit of Davao is also a must! Don’t worry because it comes in different varieties; they have it in ice cream, smoothies, drinks, and a lot of forms and versions!

 Roxas Night Market

Though the place may be a bit controversial because of the explosion that happened last 2016, this night market serves as the symbol of hope and courage. With that being said, I highly encourage you to be here and be part of the crowd. Shop for good products and have some snacks on the available food stands.

Neighboring attractions:

Samal island

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 Maxima Aqua Fun

One amazing attraction in Samal Island. The place will surely delight people who love water activities.

 Pearl Farm Beach Resort

Either you would like to have some refreshing summer moments, or you would want to take a rest over a meal, Pearl Far, Beach Resort can be the place for you. The welcome cabana in this place is a new landmark in the area.

Samal island

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 Hagimit Water Falls

Haguimit Falls is located in Samal Island. The place is fully accessible and could be a good place to see when on the island.

 Monfort Bat Sanctuary

What are you waiting for? Book your tickets now and head to Davao! I can assure you that your dream vacation will be accomplished by following the list of the activities and going to the places that I suggested.

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