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Davao Chinatown

Friday, January 4th, 2013 | Leave a response

Located in the city center, the Davao Chinatown, which encompasses the areas of Ramon Magsaysay Avenue, Monteverde Avenue, Sta. Ana Avenue, and Leon Garcia Street, is a trading center of various business establishments built by Filipino-Chinese, who are living in the Mindanao area. Also known as Mindanao Chinatown, Davao Chinatown is around 44 hectares and it is the only business center found in the Mindanao region in the Philippines. The Archways or the main entrance of Davao Chinatown is near […]

Emars Wavepool Hotel, Beach Resort and Restaurant

Saturday, January 28th, 2012 | Leave a response

Davao City is indeed a city packed with a lot of adventure, fun and leisure. They have many clean parks just like People’s Park. They have beautiful beaches like Pearl Farm Beach Resort. A fantastic addition to the growing number of tourist attractions in the city is Emars Wavepool. Opened early 2010, the water park is also a beach resort and at the same time has a hotel and restaurant. Situated in Times Beach Matina, Davao City, the water park […]

People’s Park in Davao

Friday, June 24th, 2011 | Leave a response

Worthy of being dubbed as “the best park in the Philippines“, the People’s Park in Davao continue to amaze local and foreign tourists since its opening day on December 15, 2007 (incidentally, the same day I bought my motorcycle). The opening was led by then Mayor (now Vice Mayor), Rodrigo Duterte, together with the local officials of Davao City. FYI, the current Mayor of Davao City is Honorable Sara Z. Duterte, the daughter of widely-recognized former Mayor, Rodrigo. Davao People’s […]

Orchid Farm in Davao

Friday, June 24th, 2011 | Leave a response

Named since 2008 as the “most livable city in the Philippines“, Davao also boasts Orchid Farm as one of its tourist attractions. It is a complex which houses different Orchid species including the “Waling-waling” which used to be the National Flower of the Philippines until it was change to Sampaguita. Located in front of Malagos Garden Resort, along Calinan-Baguio road, the beautiful Davao Orchid Farm is a florist/hobbyist delight. There are ornamental plants and native orchid collections. Visitors can see […]

Walk N’ Water Ball Pond in Davao

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011 | Leave a response

One of the best places to spend several minutes with the family Davao is by experiencing Walk N’ Water Ball Pond. It is a fun activity where one walks in water surface inside an inflatable ball. Inside the complex of Davao Crocodile Park, a small pond located near Recall Paintball is where one can experience the hilarious activity that allows you to get intimate with the water striders and colored lilies. A 15-20 minute adventure that allows you to walk […]

Davao Museum of History and Ethnography

Saturday, May 28th, 2011 | Leave a response

One of the best ways to see a glimpse of the rich history of Davao, in the Philippines is by visiting the Davao Museum of History and Ethnography or simply known to many as the Davao Museum. It is one of the two public museums found the largest city on the island of Mindanao – the other one is Museo Dabawenyo which dubbed as the “New Museum” but slightly smaller than Davao Museum. This “Old Museum” showcases the cultural heritage […]

Davao International Airport

Saturday, April 16th, 2011 | Leave a response

One of the busiest airports here in the Philippines and the busiest in the Mindanao area is the Davao International Airport, which is also known today as Francisco Bangoy International Airport. It is translated in Filipino (common language in the Philippines) as “Paliparang Pandaigdig ng Dabaw” or “Paliparang Pandaigdig ng Francisco Bangoy” and translated in Cebuano (dialect) as “Tugpahanang Pangkalibutanon sa Dabaw“ or “Tugpahanang Pangkalibutanon sa Francisco Bangoy”. The Davao International Airport is a public airport operated by the Civil […]

Davao Butterfly House

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010 | Leave a response

Want to be more intimate with nature? Davao Butterfly House is perfect for you. Unlike the Davao Crocodile Park, which housed exotic crocodiles, tigers and other wild animals, located a couple of hundred meters away, Davao Butterfly House is the home to the more peaceful and colorful butterflies in Davao, Philippines. It is where nature lovers and children of all ages fascinate themselves to the many wonders and discoveries about the butterflies. Aside from exhibiting live and colorful butterflies to […]

Davao Crocodile Park

Saturday, September 4th, 2010 | Leave a response

Considered as one of the finest tourist attractions in Davao, Philippines, Davao Crocodile Park boasts thousands of its self-nurtured Crocodiles as well as a wide variety of flora and fauna. It is a home to the tamed wildlife beasts which are nourished and given world-class care. Davao Crocodile Park boasts its one of a kind zoo which housed different animals such as crocodiles, birds, snakes, monkeys among many others. The Davao Crocodile Park all started from the enchantment of the […]

Ponce Suites Gallery Hotel

Saturday, September 4th, 2010 | Leave a response

Davao City dubbed as the 10th Asian City of the Future and the largest city in the Philippines. It boasts some of the finest beaches and mountain resorts which attract tourists from all over the world. Because of tourism, hotel and accommodation have emerged all over the place. One of the unique hotels in Davao is Ponce Suites Gallery Hotel. Ponce Suites Gallery Hotel considered as a gallery hotel because of the sculptures and art collections located all over the […]

Recall Paintball in Davao

Saturday, August 28th, 2010 | Leave a response

One of the most exciting, thrilling and exhausting games to play in the Philippines is Davao Paintball. It is managed by Recall Paintball and is the first and only paintball company in Davao. They have three playing fields located in Matina Town Square near Taboan, Davao Crocodile Park Complex and in Samal Island in front of the Gate 2 of Paradise Island Beach Resort. Davao Paintball is the perfect activity for the family, friends, and co-workers. It is intended to […]

Musa Meristem Banana Culture

Saturday, August 28th, 2010 | Leave a response

The Musa Meristem Banana Culture is one of the Philippines’ largest banana tissue culture plantation. It is located in Davao Crocodile Park Complex, Diversion Road, Ma-a, Davao. Inside the Musa Meristem Banana Culture, one can see thousands of Banana leaves planted inside a black disposable container which serves as pot during cultivation of the Bananas. The Musa Meristem Laboratories has been cultivating thousands of Banana leaves every year, which then sold or planted before it becomes into big trees. Cultured […]

Malagos Garden Resort

Saturday, August 28th, 2010 | Leave a response

Brgy. Malagos in Calinan, Davao, Philippines is not just a home of the Philippine Eagle Center where it housed the Endangered Philippine Eagles. It is also where the famous Malagos Garden Resort is located. Malagos Garden Resort is a 12-13 hectare inland nature themed park ornamented with century old durian tree. One could feel the cool mountain breeze while on the resort just like when you do nature trekking at Kan-irag Nature Park in Cebu City. While on Malagos Garden […]

Philippine Eagle Center

Friday, August 27th, 2010 | Leave a response

The Philippine government is very active in saving endangered animals in the Philippines. One of the known endangered animals in the country is the Philippine Eagle. In order to save this animal a Philippine Eagle Foundation was organized in 1987. This is a non-profit organization dedicated to save the eagle and its habitat. The foundation works hand in hand with the Philippine Eagle Center. The Philippine Eagle Center is the home to 36 Philippine Eagles, 18 of which are captive-bred. […]

Philippine Eagle: Endangered Animal of the Philippines

Friday, August 20th, 2010 | Leave a response

The Philippines is home to a lot of flora and fauna and some of the world’s endangered species. One of the Philippine’s pride and the country’s national bird is the Philippine Eagle. The Philippine Eagle with a scientific name of Pithecophaga jefferyi, also known as the monkey-eating eagle is among the tallest, rarest, largest, and most powerful birds in the world. It is also popularly known as the “Haribon” or “Haring Ibon” which means “Bird King” with a local name […]

Pearl Farm Beach Resort: Davao’s Private Getaway

Tuesday, August 17th, 2010 | Leave a response

Wondering where to have the perfect getaway from the tension of the fast pace urban life? One of my highly recommended vacation destinations in the southern Philippines is Pearl Farm Beach Resort in Davao. It is an awe-inspiring beauty in a secluded area on the Island Garden City of Samal which makes it the complete escape from the hustle and bustle of city living. The beauty of Pearl Farm Beach Resort is comparable to Bahay Bakasyunan sa Camiguin with an […]

Mindanao Taoist Temple in Davao, Philippines

Monday, August 16th, 2010 | Leave a response

One of the less visited tourist attractions in Davao is the Mindanao Taoist Temple because it is located inside a village in Cabagiuo Avenue and no jeepney passes its location and most taxis don’t know the exact location of this temple. This is why most of the visitors are on a Davao Tour Package. The Mindanao Taoist Temple houses the holy icons of the Taoist religion. Although it is not as big as the Taoist Temple in Cebu, this temple […]

Longhua Temple in Davao

Sunday, August 15th, 2010 | Leave a response

The Longhua Temple, also known as the Lon Wa Buddhist Temple is one of the biggest Buddhist temples in the Philippines and the biggest in the island of Mindanao. It is located 3-4 kilometers northeast of the city center at Cabagiuo Avenue. Seeing a Buddhist Temple in predominantly Muslim region is one of the things you must experience in Davao. The Taoist Temple, which practices Taoism, another variant of religion in the Philippines is about 500 meters away. But since […]

Magsaysay Park in Davao City

Sunday, August 15th, 2010 | Leave a response

Magsaysay Park is built in honor of the third President of the Republic of the Philippines – Ramon Magsaysay. He was born on August 31, 1907 and died on a plane crash in March 17, 1957 in Mt. Manunggal, Cebu. It is one of the bigger parks found in Davao compared to hero/president-named parks such as Rizal Park, Osmeña Park, Quezon Park and Bonifacio Rotunda. It is located in Leon Garcia St., near the Sta. Ana Warf, away from the […]

Museo Dabawenyo: Museum of the people of Davao

Sunday, August 15th, 2010 | Leave a response

Museo Dabawenyo or the “Museum of the people of Davao” is one of the two known museums in Davao. Although it is directly translated as “Davao Museum”, it is commonly known as the NEW Museum. The other museum is known as the OLD Davao Museum which is located inside Insular Village just about a hundred meters from the main gate and is slightly bigger than Museo Dabawenyo. Because of its fine outside appearance, most locals and foreigners visit Museo Dabawenyo […]

Andres Bonifacio Rotunda in Davao City

Sunday, August 15th, 2010 | Leave a response

The “Handog ng Kapisanang Bayan at Wika sa Lunsod ng Dabaw” or commonly known as the Andres Bonifacio Rotunda in Davao City, Davao was finished in November 30, 1961 in honor of the founder and leader of the Katipunan movement which sought the independence of the Philippines from Spanish colonial rule and started the Philippine Revolution, Andres Bonifacio. He was born on November 30, 1863 and died on May 10, 1897. Headed by Jose D. Quitain, Sr. they see to […]

Osmeña Park in Davao City

Friday, August 13th, 2010 | Leave a response

One of the most visited parks in Davao, definitely next to People’s Park and Magsaysay Park is Osmeña Park. It is located next to the Davao City Council Building, nearby San Pedro Cathedral, Rizal Park and Quezon Park. It is in the corner of C.M. Recto Avenue and San Pedro St. In Osmeña Park, near the entrance gate is the “Early Davao Settlement” markings unveiled by Hon. Mayor Rodrigo Duterte which states: Extending some 350 meters from this marker was […]

Quezon Park in Davao City

Friday, August 13th, 2010 | Leave a response

Quezon Park is one of the several parks found in the downtown area of Davao, Philippines. It is directly in front of the City Hall of Davao. Mass, promenade and concerts are sometimes held in this park. Meters away from Quezon Park to the east are Rizal Park, Sangguniang Panlungson ng Dabaw and San Pedro Cathedral. It is along San Pedro St., which most jeepneys that have the routes of San Pedro or Bangkerohan passes. A couple of wonderfully handcrafted […]

Rizal Park in Davao City

Thursday, August 12th, 2010 | Leave a response

The Rizal Park in Davao City is one of the many parks that have the statue of Dr. Jose Rizal, the Philippines National Hero, but the most notable of these are Rizal Shrine in Dapitan and Rizal Park in Manila. It is located in Bolton St. and the San Pedro St, the oldest street in Davao. To the west about 15 meters away is the Sangguniang Panlungsod ng Dabaw and the San Pedro Cathedral. To the west is Quezon Park […]

Sangguniang Panlungsod ng Dabaw

Thursday, August 12th, 2010 | Leave a response

The Sangguniang Panglungsod ng Dabaw (Local Council of Davao) is situated directly across San Pedro Cathedral and it is in the corner of Bolton St. and San Pedro St. Inside the session hall of this building is where most press conferences and seminars are held. The front area of the Sangguniang Panlungsod ng Dabaw is the “Commemorative Monument of Peace and Unity”. On the west is Rizal Park, Quezon Park and City Hall of Davao and on the west is […]

San Pedro Cathedral in Davao City

Wednesday, August 11th, 2010 | Leave a response

The San Pedro Cathedral is the oldest church in Davao City, Davao, Philippines. It was named after San Pedro (Saint Peter), the patron saint of Davao. The original structure was built in 1847 during the Spanish period led by the Spanish Conquistador Don Jose Uyanguren, the San Pedro Cathedral is one of the city’s first establishments for worship. The current church that can be seen at the corners of San Pedro St and C.M. Recto Avenue is a modern design […]

Mt. Apo: Philippines’ most eminent peak

Monday, August 2nd, 2010 | Leave a response

Mt. Apo is the highest mountain in the Philippines and the second in all of Southeast Asia. It is a large solfataric potentially active stratovolcano on the island of Mindanao. It is claimed by the provincial government of Davao, which according to them, belongs to its jurisdiction. For the natives, it is known to be the kingdom of the mountain god, Apo Sandawa. Mt. Apo is 10,311 ft above sea level with a vast area of 72, 796 hectares of […]

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