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What to see in Davao

Davao Attractions

Though better-known as a gateway to Mindanao's countryside and ancient Filipino cultures, Davao City does indeed have a number of sights worth seeing.

People's Park lies within the city and is a good spot for a stroll and picnic. Visitors will find some shrines and temples in the area as well. The nearby Philippine Eagle Centre is a must for animal lovers, as it gives them a chance to see these amazing and seriously endangered birds of prey up close. Eden Park is also appealing. Nestled in the mountains above Davao City, the largely man-made nature resort has pools, wildlife and canopy walks.

Hikers can journey to the top of Mount Apo, which is the highest mountain in the Philippines. Many routes run up the mountain, taking travellers through dense tropical forest on the way to stunning views from the summit. The hike usually requires three days.

Davao has its share of paradise beaches too. Samal Island is just a short ferry ride away, and is home to caves, resorts, waterfalls and a white-sand coastline. In turn, Camiguin Island offers hot springs and volcanoes along with its pristine beaches.


Situated on the north coast of Mindanao, the tiny island of Camiguin is renowned for the friendliness of its people. It's also distinguished for having more volcanoes than municipalities. Regarding…

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Lake Sebu

Travellers who seek 'off the beaten track' eco-adventures should head to Lake Sebu. Located on the island of Mindanao, the destination is surrounded by rolling hills and forested mountains, and is…

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Philippine Eagle Centre

The Philippine Eagle (also known as the monkey-eating eagle) is one of the world's largest and most powerful eagles. Tragically, it's also one of the rarest and is critically endangered. The only remaining…

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Samal Island

A short ferry ride separates the island of Samal from Davao City. The destination is part of an archipelago of islets, which together provide a getaway from city life. Its calm waters, coral reefs…

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