Davao Attractions

Island Resorts

Chema's By The Sea

Soak up the sun and drench yourself in the clear waters and white sandy beaches of Chemas on the Samal Island. For the water babies, scuba diving and snorkelling are not far away even!

It is a 15-minute drive to the jetty from the hotel for a boat to the island. It takes 15 minutes to one hour by motorized outrigger.

Paradise Island Resort

Enjoy the white sands and clear sea in the attractive island of Samal. Scuba diving and snorkeling are popular pastimes.

Time Taken from the city : It is a 15-minute drive to the jetty from the city proper for a boat to the island. It takes 45 minutes to one hour by motorized outrigger.

Pearl Farm Beach Resort

Once a pearl farm, this beach resort on Malipano Island beckons its visitors with the promise of a relaxing, private retreat blessed with natural attractions and flourishing flora and fauna.

Open 24 hours, it is 1 hour from the city proper.

Mountain Resorts

Eden Nature Park

Enthrall yourself with breathtaking views of the city or relive your scout days by camping, nature hiking or horseback riding, all at Eden Nature Park.

Located at Toril and open from 8 am onwards, this adventurous getaway is just 45 minutes from the city proper.

Malagos Garden Resort

How could you visit Davao and not see its beautiful orchids? Malagos Garden Resort is a must-visit for anyone in Davao for its famed orchids, a butterfly sanctuary, adventure playground, bird park and restaurant.

Located at Calinan, this garden opens at 8 am and takes 45 minutes from the city proper.

The Philippine Eagle Foundation

Another one-of-its kind is the Philippine Eagle Foundation dedicated to the conservation and protection of the endangered Philippine eagle.

This is located at Calinan and is 45 minutes from the city proper.

Mount Apo

It is the Philippines highest peak. The height of the mountain is 3,144 m and is Davao's unique natural wonder. Mount Apo's attractions are thundering waterfalls, rapids, lakes, geysers, sulphur pillars, primeval trees, endangered plant and animal species and a steaming blue lake. Philippine Eagle, also known as the Monkey-eating eagle, can be found seen here.

Museum and Culture

Davao Museum

The Davao museum is located at Insular Village I, Lanang and houses Davao’s historical artifacts and crafts. This museum is open from 9 am onwards and takes 20 minutes from the city proper.

T'boli Weaving Center

See the Bola tribe women weave colourful and intricate patterns out of fibres of Abaca plant. Located at Insular Village, Lanang, this weaving center opens from 10 am and is accessible within 15 minutes from the city hall. Admission is free.

Parks and Landmarks

Crocodile Park

Thrill yourself in the company of crocodiles, wild cats, pythons, turtles, lizards, monkeys and an eclectic mix of exotic birds at the Crocodile Park. The park is open from 8am and is accessible within 10 minutes from the city hall.

Davao City Hall

Visit the administrative center for city officials and public concerns at Davao City Hall located on San Pedro Street. This is open from 8 am and is accessible within 10 minutes from the city hall. There is no admission fee.

Magsaysay Park

Magsaysay Park is ideal for skating and biking activities. Accessible within 10 minutes and open from 8 am onwards, this park can be enjoyed free of cost as there is no admission fee.

Monument of Peace and Unity

Your visit to Davao is incomplete without visiting this symbolic structure situated in the heart of Davao at San Pedro Street. Open from 8 am onwards and just 5 minutes from city hall, this monument has no admission fee.

People’s Park

Relax in this vast area where artistic figures and floral displays give you company. Located on Campus corner Legaspi Street, this park is open from 8 am and is accessible within 5 minutes from the city hall. There is no admission fee.

Rizal Park

Rizal Park which is located on San Pedro Street is also known as Freedom Park. Open 24 hours and accessible within 5 minutes, this Park has free admission.

San Pedro Cathedral

Praise the Lord under the roof of Davao’s oldest church. Located on San Pedro Street, this church opens from 8 am and is accessible just in front of the city hall. There is no admission fee.

Shopping

Abreeza Mall

Abreeza Mall is a large shopping mall complex located at J.P. Laurel Avenue, Bajada in Davao City, Philippines. It is the first Ayala Shopping Center located in Mindanao. It opened on May 12, 2011. 

Address: Abreeza Mall, J.P. Laurel Ave, Poblacion District, Davao City, 8000 Davao del Sur
Hours Open: 10AM-9PM

SM Lanang Premier
SM Lanang Premier, also known locally as SM Lanang, is an indoor four-story shopping mall in Lanang, Davao City, Philippines along Jose P. Laurel Avenue and within S.P Dakudao loop. The First SM Supermall to be called "Premier".

Hours Open: 10AM–9PM
Phone: (082) 285 0943
Aldevinco Shopping Mall

Across the luxury hotel on CM Recto Street is the city’s tourist favourite Aldevinco Shopping Mall, with its wide collection of exotic fabrics, antiques and trinkets, reminiscent of Davao’s rich indigenous culture.

Opening Time : 10:00 am

Time Taken from City Hall  : 5 minutes

Chimes Specialty Store

Located on CM Recto Street, Chimes Specialty is a shopper’s hub for designer labels, high fashion accessories, classic home furnishing and lifestyle products.

Chimes is open from 10 am to 7pm and can be reached within 5-8 minutes from city hall.

Gaisano Mall of Davao

Located at JP Laurel Avenue, Gaisano Mall is popular for its wide selection of boutiques and shops.

Gaisano opens at 10:30 am and within 5 minutes from the city hall.

NCCC Mall of Davao

Located on McArthur Highway, Matina, this is a homegrown establishment complete with high end movie theatres, bowling alley, and game and activity centers.

Opening Time : 10:00 am

Time Taken from city hall : 10 minutes

SM City Davao

Situated in Ecoland Davao City, SM City Davao is a great retail and mall icon complete with a wide tenant / merchandise mix for easy and convenient shopping.

Open from 10:00 am, it is within 10 minutes from city hall.

Victoria Plaza

Victoria Plaza offers a vast selection of choices from gift items, trendy clothes and accessories, and wholesale items. It is located along J.P. Laurel Avenue.

Opening Times : 10:00 am

Time Taken from city hall: 5 minutes

Sports And Leisure

Apo Golf and Country Club

Located at Bago Gallera, this is a world class golf course accessible within downtown Davao.

Opening Time : 6:00 am

Time Taken from city hall : 45 minutes


Rancho Palos Verdes

Located at Mandug, this is another world class golf course accessible within downtown Davao.

Opening Time : 5:30 am
Time Taken from city hall : 45 minutes

Wild Water Rafting

Get your adrenalin rushing at the Wild Water Rafting located on Davao River (assembly at Crocodile Park).

It is a three hour adrenalin adventure which involves white water river rafting along the Davao River cruising along 24 challenging rapids.

Opening Time : 8:00 am

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