Top 10 Tourist Spots in Davao City

Going to Davao might be one of the things that you want to do before you die, however you should also know where particularly in Davao you should go to make the best of your trip. So, here are some of the top ten places in Davao known to offer tourists and even locals the best getaway experience.

Nearby Getaways

Island Garden City of Samal

Although, territory wise IGACOS or the Island Garden City of Samal belongs to Davao del Norte, the island could be easily accessed through Davao City. Take a break from busy Davao and go to Samal for a day or two vacation. There are a lot of resorts to choose from depending on the kind of retreat you want to have. Please visit for more info.


Nature, Wildlife and Culture Experience

The Philippine Eagle Nature Center

Philippine Eagle

If you want to take a glimpse of the coveted and nearly extinct Philippine Eagle, then the Philippine Eagle Nature Center is where you should go. It is the home of 36 Philippine Eagles, ten other bird species, 4 mammal species, and 2 reptile species. The place is also ideal for educational trips especially about learning the ecosystem where these eagles could thrive.

Davao Crocodile ParkDavao Crocodile Park (26)

In the heart of the city lies a habitat filled with one of the wildest creatures known to men, the crocodiles. What started as mere fascination to crocodiles has blossomed and grew into a lucrative leather business and a wildlife preserve that is home to many species aside from saltwater and freshwater crocodiles. Take some time to visit this place and enjoy the wonders it offers.

Eden Mountain Resort


If you want to have a more relaxing mountain respite, conquering the Eden Mountain Resort is definitely a very good idea. Being in this glorious mountain haven is like experiencing nature, adventure, leisure, culture and eve romance at the same time. Visiting this place is a must if ever you decide to experience Davao.


People’s Park

peopl's park davao
One of Davao’s pride and a tourist magnet is the People’s Park located at the center of the city.The cultural-themed park is projected with life sized sculptures of the Lumads in Davao City, thePhilippine eagle and many more.This 4-hectare park also features the Durian Dome (a tropicalfruit Davao City is known for), the Promenade (a track favoured by many joggers and healthbuffs fore early morning exercise), the Dancing Fountain (the first in Mindanao), a 10-meter man-made waterfalls against a backdrop of a volcanic rock wall, benches and Kid’s playground.


Mt. Apo

Mt. Apo is not exclusive to Davao City. It could be reached through other places in Mindanao such as Bukidnon and Kidapawan. However, most Mindanao outsiders would need to pass through Davao City in order to reach any of the trails leading to the famous mountain peak of Mt. Apo, the largest mountain in the Philippines.

mt apo

Nightlife Experience

MTS(Matina Town Square) / Torres / Jack’s Ridge

If you are interested for some night life adventure, then the Matina Town Square (MTS), bars and restos lining the street of Torres, and Jack’s Ridge are some of the top choices you have. They offer live band entertainment, best tasting food with different cuisines, affordable beer and the best night-life experience.

Matina Town Square


Thrill and Adventure

DECA Wakeboard Park

You do not have to go far just so you get a taste of speed, wakeboard and thrill. Davao also offers this kind of adventure to offer. Although it is not yet complete, when done, the DECA Wakeboard Park will be the biggest wakeboarding park in the whole country. One advice, if you do go and experience wakeboarding, make sure to go when there are not so many people around so you could have the speed adjusted and you have more turns.

Deca Wake

Zip City and Outland Adventure Xcelerator 

If it is the thrill of heights you are looking for, then going for a zip line ride is definitely what you are looking for. Using the standard equipment advised by the International Mountaineering and Climbing Federation, you are assured that you are safe even if you travel midair, 320 meters long and 120 feet above the ground.


D’leonor Inland Resort and Wavepool

If you have had enough of swimming pools and you think you are quite bored with them, surely you will love to try the new wavepool in Mindanao. It is something that not a lot of people in this part of the Philippines have already tried. Imagine a pool with simulated beach waves. Surely, it is worthy enough to be included in your must-try list.

Wave Pool





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on Mar 02, 2012

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Comments (54)

  • Vinlen from sg

    me and my fiance are coming to visit davao city in 2016. Im also curious to see Mayor Rodrigo Duterte coz i heared so many good things about how he managed davao city and how he made on top to be one safest city in the world. Hope to see him in person. Its our first time to visit davao. Any beautiful places where we can go? Any recomendation? We want to go also to samal island, is it safe too?? We just want to enjoy the beautiful island and the davao city. Thank you

    • Charisse

      hi may i know which month your going to visit?

  • Nancy

    Yeheey! I Will be back to my home sweet home in two weeks… Looking forward to have fun times with friends and family… See you soon.

  • Rochie

    Thumbs up!!! I really admire Davao. From assured safety, cleanliness and up to wonderful places. Like I’ve been to Davao 5 times already and every time I went there, no regrets,no disappointments.

    • Minnie

      Hello! My family of 10 adults is planning a year-opener trip to Davao this Jan 2016.
      We have never been to Davao. Would you please recommend activities for 4 days?
      We’re not really into water stuff, just a little. Would appreciate your recommendations. Thank you!

  • Michael

    @cely vasquez
    Yes, totally. I can assure you it’s safe. Take it from me. 😀

  • Cely vasquez

    Is it really safe to tour Davao and Samal Island? My bf, 74 yrs old who is a foreigner changed his mind of visiting Davao instead of Cebu this coming July 2015. Honestly, i havent been on both cities. Is it really safe there? I do not want to risk his safety and mine. We just want to have fun and enjoy the beauty of my country. Where is the safest place to stay there…i want a hotel that has a nice accommodation and will offer a comfortable package tour of all the nicest place to see in Davao. Thank you.

  • Juan

    Top 10 Davao destinations to visit indeed! I’ve never been to Davao that’s why I’m eager to visit it if I can make time. I’ll assure a schedule to hike and trek up Mt. Apo and get relaxed to the soothing beaches of Samal Island. Thanks for sharing to us this article!

  • Joshva

    i’ ll come…

  • Jeff Pino

    Amazing Davao! Beautiful people!

  • John

    tagalog b salita nila?

  • John

    dyan dinala sa davao ang babaeng minahal ko 8(((((((((((((((

  • murgan jumamoy

    wow nice view sa davao ???

    Im going 2 davao will see the nice view of davao city .

  • Hillary

    @dave Why such a nega with Davao? with Peoples Park? People in Davao are proud of our Peoples Park and other tourist destination. If you have nothing good to say then better not put a comment.

  • Dave

    Is that really the best there is? The Peoples Park doesn’t even deserve a mention, it’s tiny.

  • Jane

    Most of them napuntahan ko na…… except Mount Apo…. Lau nun… and d’leonor….. Hope I can visit there…… jejeje

  • Dang

    I’m from Davao City but I never been all of this places before. How I wish one of this days I can see this places. I proud to be a Davaowenyo I love Davao so much.

  • Cates

    Davao is a nice and safe place to stay! Yung mga taxi driver dito mababait hindi katulad sa ibang lugar. Macocompare mo tala. 🙂 Kaya sa mga tourists, wag kayong mag-alala, sabihin nio lang kung saan niyo gustong pumunta at siguradong ihahatid kayo. 🙂 Enjoy your visit! 🙂

  • Jan

    People in Davao are Lovely we do Respect Our Mayor so much. we keep our City Clean…
    for People who plan to visit Davao and looking for a place to stay please text or call this # 09051175996

  • Angelie Jamito

    We are planning to have our educational trip in Davao and we dont know how much would be the entrances so we can have budget on it namely,phils eagle,crocodile park,peoples park and gap

  • Eliza joy Pangue

    I’m so excited to go to davao this coming dec..heheh

  • Rose abao

    wow …….its sooooo nice and awesome .I want to go there nah hehehehe

  • Best Places

    ` wish to explore and spend time in Davao .. Nice place 🙂

  • Mctech

    @Shane – not to burst your bubble but not to mislead readers, Davao is not the largest city by landmass, but i agree its a big city and a great city.

  • Grax

    may tiket na ko pa davao.. pero walang ka idea2 kun saan ppunta… hehehe adventure.. san kaya pwd sa davao?(ung mura lng sana) pa help po.. thanks 😀

  • Ronelyn Aloro Tupino

    thank you Davao my family enjoy d places our dear bea njoy so much swimming and most ride d zipline.

  • Dominie

    you can also visit Hagimit Falls and Maxima AcquaFun @ Samal Island

  • anleni libres

    i really like davao city…very clean place and people are so it!hope to visit there again.

  • Jessica

    wow i wish i could go there because it so beautiful!

  • jb

    Grabe Ang ganda sa davao tsaka andami ng tourist spot

  • jb

    Grabe Ang ganda sa davao

  • Mizster boom

    this city is still growing.. davao city is my hometown and im proud to be a davaoenos.. what a lovely place to live..

  • Julievy

    i miss my hometown…really missed philippines, especially davao…

  • Shane

    Claire Joy Burgos: yep malaki ang davao it would take you 2.5 hours – 3 hours if you want to just go from end to end. And since it’s the largest city in the world when it comes to land area, you can pretty much get lost in the city 🙂

  • Estephanny franz laroza

    i like DAVAO because theres many places than we can travel and we will be proud in philippines

  • Pinky marfori

    Spent our summer vacation in samal and davao city!

  • Marlene Muscado Olegario

    we had the great time in Davao

  • Marlene Muscado Olegario

    Do not forget to ck in @ Davao Marco Polo hotel & visit Samal Island & Infinity Resort.

  • Editha ongco

    saan ba yan zipline di ko know eh

  • Yan

    want to visit samal islands. is it not dangerous to tourists?

  • jen

    . .Grave guys gusto ko rin mka pasyal jan sa Davao..talagang napakaraming beautiful spots in Davao..I LOVE it..picx pa lang nice nah..labi nah sa personal..hmmmmm..

  • Noel Bueza

    What ‘ta lovely place.. wish to explore Davao and experience one of those someday.. Please post some of Davao’s wonders. nabitin kasi ako eh..hehe

  • Claire Joy Burgos

    I want to go to Davao!!!!!! para hanapin ang mahal ko! hehe…malaki ba ang Davao?

  • Carla Cesarina Go

    what made it the top 10 spots? Is there any voting to this?

  • Nonoy

    Awesome list you have. I will always love my hometown Davao. 🙂

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