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Davao, Philippines

Davao is a city transformed from the severe unrest it suffered in the 1980s and 90s. Surrounded by breath-taking beauty, tourists will find Davao affordable and less commercial and busy than some of the premier resort towns of the Philippines, such as Boracay and Palawan.

But visitors here won’t be short of things to do. Davao has an enviable range of outdoor activities to pursue, sun-kissed beaches to lie on and gorgeous blue seas to explore. There’s also a rich vein of history running through the town, with relics of old Spanish conquerors and scars from pan-continental wars to visit, for those keen to explore the making of modern-day Davao.

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What to do

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See the local creatures

The greater Davao region is home to the terrifyingly-titled monkey-eating eagle. This giant and sadly endangered beast is the larg...


Hit the water

The port of Davao sits at the head of the Gulf of the same name, where the Davao River also meets the sea. Take part in water spor...


Get some quality family time

A trip to Davao provides plenty of options for those travelling with children. There is horse-riding and zip-lining at Eden Park –...


Hike up Mount Apo

Get a taste of outdoor life, Mindanao style. Hikers visiting the city shouldn’t pass up the chance to tackle Mount Apo, which at 1...


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