For those who haven’t yet decided which destination to go this summer, I’m going to give you the top ten most visited attractions in Davao during summertime.
Well, I just want to call it summer destination since we’re on the summer season. The list that I’m going to give you can also be called the top ten attractions in Davao regardless whether it’s summertime or not. So here are they:
Pearl Farm Beach Resort
As the name itself, Pearl Farm Beach Resort is the home of natural pearls. Well’ I’m not sure if they still have a farm of pearls here on this resort. But I can tell you pearls are of abundance on the seas of Samal Island, the island where Pearl Farm is located.
Many tourists and local visitors go to Pearl Farm because apart from the fact that it’s the pride of Davao when it comes to resorts, the place is like a paradise for many visitors. Here is one review from tripadvisor.com by one traveler who had visited Pearl Farm:
“The most beautiful setting that I have found in my world travels. I felt as though I was on “Fantasy Island.” Stunning views, comfortable rooms that fit this beautiful setting. Excellent on sight restaurant. Friendly staff. The Ultimate getaway!”
Pearl farm Beach Resort is managed by Fuego Hotels and Properties. For inquiries you can contact the Manila office at 632 750 1896, 632 750 1898, and 632 893 2093. Fax number 632 750 1894. Email address: [email protected] You can go directly to the Manila office if you want. The address is 15th floor, 139 Corporate Center Valero St., Salcedo Village, Makati City.
Davao office is at Ground floor Alflocor Corporate Center, Damosa Bldg, Lanang Davao City. Phone numbers are: 6382 2350876, 6382 2340601. Fax number: 6382 2350873. Or go to their website directly here: Pearl Farm Beach Resort.
To reach Pearl Farm you need to go to Davao Marina, which is just 2 kilometers from the Davao airport. Ride a motor boat from Davao Marina to get you to Pearl Farm Beach Resort.
This is the second best attraction in Davao City, if not the greatest if Pearl Farm Resort would have not existed. Here you can see the actual tunnel that the Japanese settled in World War II. There are many World War II tourist spots in the Philippines, but if you’ re from Davao or in Davao it is a totally different experience.
You can also see structural replicas of the Japanese soldiers inside the cave. Temperature inside the Japanese tunnel is colder than the normal temperature.
Well, I can’t name a particular resort here on Talikud Island because this island and the Samal Island have several resorts. Talikud Island is just adjacent to Samal Island. So picking one can be a sort of a dispute to some resorts here. So, the best thing is just go directly to Talikud Island. There is a boat that will tour you on the resorts surrounding the Talikud Island.
Go to Sta. Ana Wharf for an island hopping to Talikud and Samal.
This is the habitat of different kinds of crocodiles. Owned by Philip Dizon, this park also exhibits the sophisticated system of crocodile farming in the Philippines. You can see here the most modern equipment and facilities for crocodile farming. You can also see some animals like monkeys, exotic birds, bearcats, and snakes.
You can contact Johnrie Villanueva for inquiries. Phone numbers: 082 286 8883 or email at [email protected]
One of the attractions you can see in the Island Garden City of Samal is the Bat Cave, or also called as Monfort Bat Cave. This is the home to nearly 2000 bats, the fruit bats. This place is believed to be the largest settlement of fruit bats in the whole world.
Malagos Garden Resort
There is nothing more relaxing place in Davao than Malagos Garden Resort. The place is so serene that you would think you’re in a holy place in biblical times if you visit the place. Malagos Resort has the butterfly sanctuary, unique plants, rare animals like ostrich and the Philippine Eagles.
Eden Nature Park and Resort
Eden Nature Park and Resort is an absolute experience of nature. Here you can watch the stunning views of pine trees and mountains. A 80-hectare land, Eden Nature Park and Resort is the ultimate adventure of the natural world. If Malagos Garden Resort is the seventh heaven, Eden Nature Park is the Garden of Eden. Goes by the name, eh?
You can check out this link to know how to get to Eden Nature Park and Resort: How to Reach Eden Nature Park.
Philippine Eagle Center
The Philippine Eagle Center is home to all species of Philippine Eagle. You can find every specie of the Eagle bird family that still exists. Although some are considered close to extinction, this center preserves all the species of these raptors. Philippine Eagle Center is just a 10-minute ride from the Malagos Garden Resort.
Gosh. I haven’t gone to this place but I tell you this: almost all mountain trekkers, tourists, athletes, TV personalities had climbed Mt. Apo when they have the chance to get to Davao. Unfortunate for me I still don’t have time yet to reach the highest peak in the Philippines. You can go to this link on how get there: How to Reach Mt. Apo.
This place is a forest which is preserved by the DCWD and DENR for reforestration program . The reforestration is open to all volunteers from schools, NGO’s, and other organizations.
So that’s it. Hope you visit all of these top ten summer destinations in Davao City.
Note: With the exception of the Talikud and Malagos photos, the images above are grabbed from the sites below:
Libotero.com (Michael Sinjin Pineda)