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About Davao City

Davao City is situated on the south-east region of Mindanao island and has stunning views of the Pacific Ocean.

If you're a traveler on the hunt for a budget trip to sunnier climates, this tropical resort would be an ideal option. Book your Davao City vacation rental with FlipKey, today.

About Davao City

Davao City is one of the largest cities within the Philippines, in terms of land area and population. The population was estimated at 1.5 million within the 2015 census. The local culture is fairly mixed in terms of heritage, with links to Spain, China and Japan. The region holds a large variety of dance and musical festivals throughout the year which draws on all these influences. Try to time your stay to catch a couple!

Davao was originally founded by Spanish crusaders during the 1800s and, a little later on, was discovered by US settlers who brought about major redevelopments within the area such as transportation, farming economy and communications.

Tourists usually appreciate the exotic fruits such as Pomelo and Durian which are tangy, sweet and juicy, as well as being able to trek through tropical rainforests to spot rare species of wildlife. If you’re a lover of the outdoors, Davao provides a whole host of opportunity for adventurers.

What to do

Mount Apo is one of the highest mountains in the Philippines and definitely a hotspot to add to your vacation itinerary. You'll be impressed by the open landscapes and large amount of flora and fauna which surrounds the mountain.

One key sporting activity within Davao is white water rafting at the Davao Crocodile Park. While you're there you can get up close and personal with crocodiles and learn more about their conservation. Another wildlife resort option is the Philippines Eagle Resort, where you can find 36 different eagles.

The most popular festival within Davao is the Kadayawan Festival which is held on the third week in August every year and marks the celebration of thanksgiving, nature and harvest. You’ll experience dancing, singing, music and the offering of fresh foods. Each year, the festival grows in popularity and is worth getting involved in if you're in Davao.

Top Davao travel tips

The average temperature within Davao averages at around 78 degrees and doesn't alter too much throughout the year.

Popular methods of transport within the area include buses, taxis and many now accept debit card payments, which is ideal if you don't wish to carry cash. Buses can transport you to a number of surrounding areas so you can travel freely while on your vacation.

Davao also has a number of major banks, all with their own ATMs, making cash withdrawals safe and easy for tourists.

Davao is the ideal destination for those who are interested in active vacations and learning about the conservation of wildlife and exploration of natural landscapes. If you're interested in travelling to Davao in the near future, take a browse on FlipKey to book a top vacation rental.