Guests here can spend the day soaking themselves in the saltwater pool at one of the highest rated hotels in the area.
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.
What to doView all
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...Family
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...Adventure
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 –...Family
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...Adventure
Where to stayView all
Famous for its hospitable owner, who really takes the time to get to know his guests, Drifters is an island of British culture in Davao.
The managers here pride themselves on spotless rooms, and pay special attention to the comfort and convenience of their guests.
Where to eatView all
The boutique eatery is known for its ambience; staff and owners work together to ensure the customer has a great experience.
Diners here should not miss out on specialities that involve the restaurant’s own bacon, jerk chicken, and andouille sausage all made in-house.
Enjoy the taste of home cooking in everyday dishes like twice-cooked adobo and lechon kawali to more complex dishes such as mechado, callos, or beef caldereta.
Offering pan-European dishes including pastas and Turkish schawarma, guests can enjoy their meal in a great atmosphere.