Best Tourist Spots in Davao City

Sleeping Dinosaur Island, Mati, Davao City, Philippines | Image taken by Lester Casio, from Unsplash

Best Tourist Attractions When Visiting Davao City

Are you tired of living in a plain old, busy city? Or do you ever wish to live in a city home to natural tourist attractions yet progressive at the same time?

A city that is surrounded by nature but gives you the city life you also want to be a part of? A city where you can grow mentally and professionally due to the perfect environment it gives you access to?

Yup, it’s not just you; everyone wants it too! Such life is in Davao.

Natural Attractions in Davao City | Image taken by Lester Casio, from Unsplash

It’s not a coincidence that you want to be embraced by nature. It is what we need to become productive in going about our daily work, with the benefits of nature motivating us wholly, especially when we are feeling down and not getting caught up in it due to our awareness that there’s nature that would lift us by just even seeing or feeling its presence.

Davao City as the Top City in Mindanao

Urban convenience in a surprising treasure of diverse cultural heritage

As the most accelerating city in Mindanao regarding socioeconomic status and safety, Davao City competes with other cities in the Philippines due to its unrelenting progress.

It is where we can easily get our needs and the convenience and perks of living in such a great city. It’s the perfect location for everyone, regardless of status, demographic, and geographic background.

But beyond the urban convenience and development lies a surprising treasure of diverse cultural heritage and endangered species.

Live a modern life while embracing the wonders of nature

Living in Davao City is truly about striking a balance – enjoying the perks of modern life while embracing the wonders of nature and the diverse culture surrounding you. From a petting zoo in Eden Nature Park, the Davao Crocodile park, to the butterfly sanctuary — tourist destinations are amazingly endless.

So, while this article undoubtedly piques your interest with its mention of the best tourist spots in Davao City, remember that the place offers so much more than just an itinerary.

It’s a chance to immerse yourself in a unique blend of progress and tradition, where endangered species and ancient cultures thrive alongside modern conveniences. Are you ready to discover the hidden gems of Davao City and experience its rich tapestry of nature, culture, and progress?

From Davao City Proper

Whether touring in the morning or roaming at night, Davao tourist spots do not disappoint

Have you ever thought of day touring the city? Or how about roaming the city at night? During the day, you can visit the Davao People’s Park in Poblacion district, the Mindanao contemporary art gallery and other Gallery Exhibits at the center of the city.

There are also wildlife conservations sites near the Davao airport like the Davao Crocodile Park, Davao Butterfly House, the Durian dome, Malagos Garden Resort and Chocolate Museum, and see the Philippine Eagle, the country’s national bird, at the Philippine Eagle Center.

Visit nearby tourist spots including the famous San Pedro Cathedral for devoted Catholics.

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Visit Kadayawan Village

An effort by the Davao City Tourism office and the city government, the Kadayawan Village was set up to preserve the colorful culture of the local tribes for future generations to experience and appreciate.

Located in Davao’s Ramon Magsaysay Park, the cultural peace hub is the site of the reconstructed homes of Lumad and Moro tribes.

Here, visitors get a chance to experience the everyday lives of the tribes and gives them the rare chance of being able to wear traditional Filipino clothing which you can also purchase as souvenir

The best of night markets and more

If the weather is too hot for you, then the city malls are the answer! Cold air conditioning with a warm welcome from the staff. All the attractions mentioned above are grasped by nature, so keep in mind that the harmonious flow of the environment must still be maintained.

At night, you can go to Roxas Night Market or the Roxas Avenue Night Market and grab the experience of eating different varieties of Philippine street foods that are guaranteed to be clean and affordable.

Here, you may feel the nightlife of Davao City after a very long, tiring day at work. There are also many coffee shops in the city with different ambiances that would soothe your mood and feelings.

Cravings satisfied

Of course, the food never fails to amaze you here in Davao! Famous and local restaurants are set up in every corner of the city where your cravings will surely and undoubtedly be satisfied.

Your Davao trip will not disappoint the travel bug in you.

To Highlands

Be engulfed with the beauty of nature

Eden Nature Park

If you are out to explore Davao, you need to go on a tour of the highlands of Davao City. First on the list is Eden Nature Park, a garden haven.

It is a popular tourist spot where you can 100% feel the beauty of nature. A cold breeze welcomes you, and the scent of pine trees engulfs the whole area, with birds chirping everywhere.

Jack’s Ridge

You can also visit the old but gold Jack’s Ridge and relax while viewing some parts of the city. Also, don’t forget to go to Hilltop, where you can stay for as long as you want to capture the whole overlooking view of Davao City, talk about things, and get caught up in the moment.

The location also has new restaurants and coffee shops, so you will never feel hungry there!

To Islands

Visiting Islands in Davao City | Image taken by Kenart Abrasaldo, from Unsplash

Go on an Island Hopping : First stop, Samal Island

What other places to unwind than on beaches? Yes! Davao is not just a progressive corporate city; bodies of water also surround it.

Just a 15-minute barge ride to the Island Garden City of Samal (Samal Island), you could then feel the white sand under your feet, breathe the salty air, and get a tan or relax under the shade of palm trees.

Since the island is big itself, the number of beach resorts is also high, so there’s no doubt that you could get enough in the adventures the island has to offer.

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To the Neighboring Cities

Go further … where the roads take you

If you have free time, why not go outside the city? Either to the North or South, the wonders of nature surrounding Davao City extend further to where your feet take you. The long drives and pit stops are worth the excitement also!

Take pictures of beautiful random sceneries en route to your destination. You can go to Davao del Norte, Davao del Sur, Davao Oriental, Davao Occidental, and Davao de Oro, and all these provinces have natural attractions for tourists to fall in love with.

But don’t forget to buy pasalubongs for your loved ones back in the city from souvenir shops where you plan to go.

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Back to City Life

Northpoint Davao-Condo in Davao

Davao City embodies a busy life at the center of nature

The scent of petrichor and being a nemophilist or thalassophile do not stop inside the city. Even though you live in the city proper or even in the city’s heart, the love for nature does not fade away as Davao City embodies a busy life at the center of nature.

Moreover, there are also places inside the city where trees surround the residences, such as Camella Northpoint, where pine trees almost entirely engulf the whole area, with its residents always able to keep their healthy lifestyle there.

Furthermore, the busy days may increase, but the beauty of nature does not ever decrease for as long as we protect it and savor it freely, and the sky’s the limit.

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Now you know that Davao is not just a progressive city, but it also retains and preserves its natural beauty, where the wonders of nature continually grow more beautifully than ever.

It is a blessing, an opportunity, and a privilege to witness and live in such a city where everything we need is here. In Davao City, life is here indeed!

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