Relaxing Davao is calling! Discover its forests, island views, food, and more.

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.

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Top Hotels in Davao

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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Apo View Hotel
3 out of 5
150 J. Camus Street, Davao, Davao
$42/night
Aug 26 - Aug 27
3.6/5Good! (257 reviews)

"The hotel is still in very good condition, very good management, very clean & very good service even if it is already a bit old hotel. It’s well maintained & improved. What I don’t like is that due the 4 person icon, I was under the impression that the price I saw on the screen was really good for ..."…"

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2019

Apo View Hotel
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Marco Polo Davao
4 out of 5
Claro M Recto Street, Davao, Davao
$65/night
Sep 9 - Sep 10
4.3/5Excellent! (887 reviews)

"Food was excellent staff great prices reasonable its now my go to place in Davao"…"

Reviewed on Aug 13, 2019

Marco Polo Davao
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Seda Abreeza
4 out of 5
J.P. Laurel Ave., Bajada, Davao, Davao
$80/night
Sep 8 - Sep 9
4.3/5Excellent! (408 reviews)

"Most modern hotel in Davao. Very clean as well. The breakfast is very good. Shout out to Jules the good manager!"…"

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2019

Seda Abreeza

Top activities in Davao

Davao City Day Tour
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Davao City Day Tour

$72

This tour departs daily from any Davao City Hotel departure time of 9am or 1pm and concludes upon return to hotel. The mode of transportation is car for 1-3 persons, a minivan for 4-7 persons and a commuter van for 8-10 persons.

Davao Crocodile Park Tour [Half Day]
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Davao Crocodile Park Tour [Half Day]

$35

Come and see the Crocodile Park in Davao, perfect for an educational day for the whole family. It introduces crocodile conservation in the Philippines, as well as a venue for showcasing how crocodiles are farmed.

Eden Nature Park Day Tour
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Eden Nature Park Day Tour

$55

You will be presented with 40 hectares of green scenery. Keep yourself from the hustle and bustle of urban squares. Calm your mind, because you only need to wait in the Hotel lobby, and we will pick you up in the city of Davao.

Davao City Full Day Tour
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Davao City Full Day Tour

$50

Davao is located in the southern part of Philippines and there are a lot of interesting attractions to visit, so that's why many tourists from all over the world come here to spend their holiday.

Davao Philippine Eagle Center and Malagos Garden Resort Tour
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Davao Philippine Eagle Center and Malagos Garden Resort Tour

$60

The Philippine Eagle Center (PEC) is an 8.4-hectare area located at the foothills of Mt. Apo in Malagos, Baguio District, Davao City and situated within the Malagos Watershed.

Davao Banana Agri-Tour
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Davao Banana Agri-Tour

$111

Davao City, officially the City of Davao (Cebuano: Dakbayan sa Dabaw, Filipino: Lungsod ng Dabaw), is a highly urbanized city in the island of Mindanao in the Philippines. It is the largest city in the Philippines in terms of land area, and the most populous city in the country outside Metro Manila.

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