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A multi-cultural metropolis on the island of Mindanao, Davao is one of the largest and most cosmopolitan cities in the Philippines. With the country’s highest mountain, Mount Apo, as its backdrop, this vibrant city offers a mix of fabulous landscapes that include parks like the Eden Nature Park and the Mount Apo National Park. Besides, superb beaches, diving waters, and islands such as the unspoiled Samal Island.

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Crocodile Park

The native home to the Philippines’s largest known crocodile at nearly 20 metres in length, the Crocodile Park is an important breeding centre as well as a popular tourist attraction. There are picnic areas and activities like horse-riding offered too.
Adresse: Diversion Highway Ma-a, Davao
Telefon: +63 82 286 8883 / +63 82 286 1054
Åpningstider: Shows start at 16.30 on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

Mount Apo Natural Park

The country’s tallest peak dominates this treasure of a park. Experienced climbers can head for the Sibulan and Cooland Trails in Sta Cruz or the Kapatagan Trail in Digos to begin their ascents. The tourist office organises gentler climbs and tours too.
Adresse: Mount Apo, Davao del Sur

San Pedro Cathedral

Enthusiasts of Spanish architecture will be captivated by the beautiful and highly original Roman Catholic San Pedro Cathedral (also known as Davao Cathedral). Dating from the 19th century, it is the city’s oldest church and a unique architectural landmark.
Adresse: San Pedro Street, Davao City
Telefon: +63 082 226 4740

Puentespina Orchids and Tropical Plants Centre

Some of the world’s most exotic orchids, including the famous Waling-Waling and the Vanda Sanderiana, are on display and can be purchased at this sprawling flower and plant centre along with a variety of other Cutflowers and Ornamental Plants. The colours and scents are a delight.
Adresse: Bolcan Street, Davao City
Telefon: +63 82 221 8248
Åpningstider: Closed on Sundays

Shrine of the Infant Jesus

This open-air shrine to the Infant Jesus of Prague and Our Lady of Fatima is a wonderful place to escape the bustle of city life, reflect and meditate, as well as enjoy an outstanding panoramic view of Davao. It takes about 20 minutes to get here by car.
Adresse: Matina Hill, Davao City

Eden Nature Park

Located on the outskirts of the city at the foot of Mount Talomo, the Eden Nature Park is a delight for visitors keen on walking, hiking, bird-watching and seeing native plants. It is peaceful and a great way to relax away from the city centre, weekend stays are possible at the resort.
Adresse: Matina Town Square, Davao City
Telefon: +63 82 299 1020

Philippine Eagle Conservation Centre

The Philippine Eagle is the national treasure of the country, but an extremely rare and endangered species. The conservation centre has a breeding programme to protect this, one of the world’s largest eagles. Visitors can see them in special habitat areas.
Adresse: Malagos, Baguio District, Davao City
Telefon: +63 82 224 3021

Davao River

The Davao River is famous for its 30 or so rapids spaced along a stretch of water that starts in the Baguio district’s highland areas and flows to the lowlands. It has become ‘the’ place to enjoy extreme white water rafting. There are a few picnic-perfect areas on its banks, too.

Samal Island

Offering a mix of beautiful white sandy beaches, superb diving and snorkelling waters, waterfalls and heritage sites, sports and top notch holiday resorts, Samal Island is a tourist hotspot. Motorcycles (called habal-habal) are a is Visitors can stay or visit for the day.
Adresse: Samal Island, Davao del Norte

Tribal Villages and Plantations

Be sure to visit some of the tribal villages that are dotted around Davao City, including the B’laan Cultural Tribal Village at Matanao and the Tagakaolo Cultural Tribal Village at Digos, along with plantations like those at Hagonoy and Padada (banana and other tropical fruits) and the durian farms at Sta Cruz.

Bankerohan Market

Visit the the lively, fragrant Bankerohan Market to take in the authentic atmosphere of a busy marketplace, stock up on fresh produce, sample some local fruit (durian is widely available) or grab a bite at one of the market's street food stalls. Morning (before noon) is the best time to visit.
Adresse: A. Pichon Street, Davao City
Åpningstider: 7am-noon & 4pm-6pm

Roxas Night Market

If an authentic dining experience is what you're after, head to Roxas Night Market where vendors sell everything from finger foods to complete meals prepared on the spot with fresh local ingredients. Savor the atmosphere and enjoy the abundance of flavors.
Adresse: Roxas Avenue, Davao City
Åpningstider: 6pm-midnight

Jack's Ridge

Jack's Ridge is a longstanding Davao establishment and holds somewhat of an iconic status - visitors to the city are often brought here by locals. The restaurant serves scrumptious Filipino food (Davao-style) and offers an unbeatable birds-eye view over the entire city.
Adresse: Shrine Hills, Matina, Davao City
Telefon: +63 82 297 8830
Åpningstider: Daily 8am-midnight

Vikings Luxury Buffet

One of the best buffet-style restaurants in town, Vikings Luxury Buffet is guaranteed to have something to suit any taste. The selection of foods is truly staggering - some of the cuisines represented are Asian (Japanese - sushi - included), European and American. Drinks and dessert are also included in the price.
Adresse: J.P. Laurel Avenue, Davao City
Telefon: +63 917 565 3888
Åpningstider: Daily 11am - 2.30pm, 5.30pm - 10pm

Ahfat Seafood Plaza

Ahfat Seafood Plaza is an Asian restaurant (with Chinese cuisine at the foreground) serving an enormous variety of seafood dishes. Lobster, fish, calamari, shrimp, crab, oysters and more are cooked to perfection and offered at reasonable prices. Portion sizes - larger than average.
Adresse: J. P. Laurel Avenue, Bajada, Davao City
Telefon: +63 82 224 0002

Lotus Court

This is widely regarded as one of the finest restaurants for Cantonese style cuisine in the city. It is famous for its specialist selection of traditionally prepared seafood dishes. Located within the five star Marco Polo Hotel, it is elegant with an Oriental soft red-themed décor.
Adresse: CM Recto Street, Davao City
Telefon: +63 82 221 0888

River Walk Grill

Diners can sit outside right by the Davao River and enjoy starter dishes such as Tuna Sashimi followed by barbecued meats and seafood accompanied by rice and fabulous salads including its speciality the Thai Mango salad. It’s located within the grounds of the Davao Crocodile Park.
Adresse: Diversion Highway Ma-a, Davao City
Telefon: +63 082 221 9643
Åpningstider: Lunch 11am-2.30pm, Dinner 6pm-10pm.

Fabulous Fifties Café Bar

With its unique 1950s-style décor and bright and informal atmosphere, the Fabulous Fifties Café Bar is a good place to enjoy a light (all-American) meal at any time of the day. Located within the Crown Regency Residences, it is within arm's reach of the city’s main tourist attractions.
Adresse: JP Cabaguio Avenue, Agdao, Davao City
Telefon: +63 82 300 8188

Luz Kinilaw

Luz Kinilaw is a fun if simple iconic eatery that's been in operation for decades. It promises good, wholesome local Davao dishes. Eating here is rather like a cultural experience but one that shouldn't be missed. Tuna is the star of the show, but one can't go wrong with any of the seafood dishes.
Adresse: Sta. Ana Wharf, Salmonan, Davao City
Telefon: +63 929 608 7946

Bistro Rosario

While this attractive little bistro has a good choice of informal light meals based on Filipino and continental recipes, it is also famous for its sandwiches, pastries and cakes that are made in its bakery. This is a good place to stop for a lunch break.
Adresse: F. Torres Street, Davao City
Telefon: +63 82 221 7780

Kopi Roti

Kopi Roti is an import from Singapore, bringing with it super strong and very tasty coffee as well as breakfast that can be ordered any time of the day. The name means coffee and bread and that is exactly what you can expect to find here ("bread" being fresh cakes and pastries) .
Adresse: Tagum, Jacinto Extension, Davao City
Telefon: +63 82 3016009

Cafe Demitasse

This popular local café cum restaurant serves scrumptious food (great selection of meat-based dishes) and drinks, but has earned itself big fame primarily for its desserts. Try the Banoffee Pie or the much-celebrated Red Velvet Cake, with a Frappe to go along.
Adresse: F. Torres Street, Davao City
Telefon: +63 82 282 2828
Åpningstider: 8am-2am

Matina Town Square

Matina Town Square is the well-established nightlife centre of Davao. The MTS (as it is often referred to) teems with bars, pubs, cafes, and restaurants of all sorts imaginable, and hosts nightly live music shows as well as indigenous music performances.
Adresse: Matina Town Square, Davao City

Rizal Promenade

Located in the old part of town, the Rizal Promenade is an alleyway that is home to a number of restaurants, bars, and clubs (some with KTV, if karaoke is something you're up for). The vibe here is quite laid-back, and bar-hopping couldn't be easier.
Adresse: Rizal Street, Davao City

Club Echelon

Currently one of the hottest nightclubs in town, Echelon is an upscale nightlife establishment that draws a diverse crowd. DJs spin the hottest tunes, and live shows are hosted frequently.There is an entrance fee that includes a complimentary drink.
Adresse: J.P. Laurel Ave, Obrero, Davao City
Telefon: +63 977 689 4363
Åpningstider: Fri-Sat 8pm-2am

Some Place Else Bar, Restaurant & Coffee Shop

At this relaxed bar, you can take the chance to try an authentic Egyptian Shisha Pipe. Take a seat in a comfy lounge chair and make your selection from the over 30 flavours. The bar also offers an array of liquors and drinks, including artisan cocktails.
Adresse: 29 Rizal St, Poblacion District, Davao City
Telefon: +63 82 228 6304

Blue Room Jazz Bar

A great place to relax, the "Blue Room" has live jazz musicians playing each evening. Cocktails and drinks are served, and visitors can enjoy dining on buffet-style food in its Entrée eatery.
Adresse: 47 J Camus Street, Poblacion District, Davao City
Telefon: +63 82 221 6430

Pirates Pub

This pub offers everything for the sport and beer-fanatics. Order a cold beer from the tap and play some pool or dart with your friends while you are waiting for the next football game to start on the TV screen. There is also a menu with typical pub food such as pies and fish and chips.
Adresse: 39 Pili St., Nova Tierra Subdivision Division, Buhangin, Davao City
Telefon: +63 82 305 6471

Aldevinco Shopping Center

The Aldevinco Shopping Center isn't what one would call a modern mall, but rather a collection of small vendors' stalls and tiny boutiques selling all manner of "pasalubong" - traditional clothing, jewelry, souvenirs, cosmetics, fabrics and various gift items.
Adresse: Claro M. Recto Avenue, Davao City
Telefon: +63 82 226 4715

Bankerohan Public Market

The lively, fragrant Bankerohan Market is the place to go if you're looking to stock up on fresh produce, sample some local fruit (durian is widely available) or grab a bite at one of the market's street food stalls. Morning (before noon) is the best time to visit.
Adresse: A. Pichon Street, Davao City
Åpningstider: 7am-noon & 4pm-6pm

Magsaysay Fruit Stands

A visit to Magsaysay is sure to impress even the most seasoned traveller - the place teems with colorful stands where some of the most succulent and fragrant exotic fruit is sold at more-than-reasonable prices. It's the perfect place to try the notoriously aromatic durian.
Adresse: Magsaysay Avenue, Davao City

Abreeza Mall

The Davao installment of the country-wide network of Ayala Malls has no shortage of shopping, dining and entertainment options. Local and international mid- to high-range brands are represented in abundance, which, combined with its convenient location, makes for some of the best shopping in Davao.
Adresse: J.P. Laurel Avenue, Davao City
Telefon: +63 82 321 9332
Åpningstider: 9am-9pm

Gaisano Mall

Everything from ladies and men’s fashions, children’s gear, cosmetics and perfumes, leather handbags and shoes to household items like as well as music, videos and confectionery is sold at Gaisano. Big international brand names as well as local stores can be found in this modern complex.
Adresse: J.P. Laurel Ave, Obrero, Davao City
Telefon: +63 82 221 6168

Victoria Plaza

The Victoria Plaza shopping mall in JP Laurel, Bajada, takes the shopping experience far with a large supermarket (good place to stock up on groceries!) that sits alongside a department store, business centre, cinema and a collection of specialty stores.
Adresse: J. P. Laurel Avenue, Bajada, Davao City
Telefon: +63 82 300 3666

SM Lanang Premier

This imposing, 4-story shopping mall boasts an especially large selection of eateries (from cafés to fast-food spots to restaurants), hosts live performances and even fountain color shows on its premises. The mall houses over 270 stores, 6 cinemas (plus an IMAX Theater), a bowling centre and more.
Adresse: J.P. Laurel Ave, Lanang, Davao City
Telefon: +63 82 285 0943
Åpningstider: 10am-9pm

Fully Booked

Located inside the Abreeza Mall, this local book store boasts an extensive selection of fiction novels, non-fiction works as well as comic books and manga to suit any taste. Some of the hottest titles are usually in stock. Books can be reserved and/or pre-ordered.
Adresse: J.P. Laurel Avenue, Davao City
Telefon: +63 82 321 0307
Åpningstider: Daily 10am-9pm

Davao International Airport

Flights arrive into Davao - Francisco Bangoy International Airport (DVO). Most flights arrive from other airports in the Philippines, but a growing number of international flights arrive from Asian cities like Hong Kong, Macau, Singapore, Seoul and also from Indonesia. The airport has a range of facilities, including ATM’s and telephones. The best way to make the 20 minute or so journey into the centre of the city is by taxi. Metered and fixed rate taxis can be found outside the airport terminal. Jeepney is also an option and fares are very low.
Adresse: Davao International Airport
Telefon: +63 82 234 2915

Public Transport

Getting around in Davao is relatively straightforward although you can expect some interruptions if the weather is bad, for example torrential rain. Taxis can be seen everywhere – simply flag one down. The more adventurous forms of transport are the Jeepney (local bus - destinations are usually indicated on the side), tricycle or pedicab but be sure to have some loose change to pay your driver.


There are several postal outlets across the city. Post boxes are blue in color, but may be difficult to locate - you can, however, always send mail directly from the post office. One of the central post offices is located at:
Adresse: Roxas Avenue, Davao City
Telefon: +63 82 221 1094


Davao has a number of pharmacies. Some addresses include: Rose Pharmacy Bonifacio Street, Poblacion District, Davao City +63 82 227 9634 Amesco Drug Corner R. Magsaysay Avenue and D. Suazo Sreet., Davao City +63 82 227 8080 JOA Pharmacy E Quirino Avenue, Davao City +63 82 628 5671


Country code: +63 Area code: 82


220 volts, A.C. 60 cycles. Most hotels have 110-volt outlets.

Safety Notice

Travellers must exercise precaution when travelling to the island of Mindanao and Davao City, and many governments (UK, US, Australian and other) currently advise against travel to the area altogether. Bomb blasts occurred in Davao in 2013 and 2015, and the city has been on high terrorist attack alert for an extended period of time. Foreigners are known to have been targeted and in September 2015, three foreign nationals were kidnapped by gunmen from a terrorist organisation. Contact your local embassy for more information prior to travel.