Davao City Tourist Spot/Things to Do: White Water Rafting
DAVAO TOURIST SPOTS | THINGS TO DO
here’s a list of Davao City Tourist Spots | Things to Do + Kadayawan Festival
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.
Listed are the things to do when visiting Davao:
1.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
2. Magsaysay Park (Davao Tourist Spot)
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 on the afternoon time.
3. Davao China Town (Davao Tourist Spot)
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.
4. 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.
5. 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.
Davao City Tourist Spot: People’s Park
6. People’s Park (Davao Tourist Spot)
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.
7. Museums (Davao Tourist Spot)
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.
8. 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.
10. Ponce Suites Gallery Hotel (Davao Tourist Spot)
The work of 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.
Davao City Tourist Spot/Things to Do: Visit Bankerohan Market
11. 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 very low price.
Davao City Tourist Spot/Things to Do: Try the Kinutil and Hot Chocolate at Bangkerohan market
12. 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.
13. 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.
Davao City Tourist Spot/Things to Do: White Water Rafting
14. Davao White Water Rafting
If you want some adrenaline rush, then you should try the white water rafting of Davao.
15. Vista View Restaurant
Also known as Hilltop, this dining place provides diners the 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.
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.
Davao City Tourist Spot/Things to Do: Davao Crocodile Park
17. Davao Crocodile Park (Davao Tourist Spot)
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.
18.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.
Davao City Tourist Spot/Things to Do: Philippine Eagle
19. Philippine Eagle Center and Malagos Garden (Davao Tourist Spot)
They have here about 38 eagles, and about 18 of it 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.
20. Eden Nature Park (Davao Tourist Spot)
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 the Eden paradise, a famous Davao Tourist Spot!
21. 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.
Davao City Tourist Spot/Things to Do: Durian Eating
22. Durian Eating
Yes, trying out the iconic fruit of Davao is also a must! Don’t worry because it comes in different variety; they have it in ice cream, smoothies, drinks, and a lot of forms and versions!
23. 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 snack on the available food stands.
24. Maxima Aqua Fun
One amazing attraction in Samal Island. The place will surely delight people who love water activities.
25. 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 an additional landmark in the area.
26.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.
27. 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. Take care and good luck!
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