Davao is the largest city on the island of Mindanao in the Philippines. Its international airport and seaports are among the busiest cargo hubs in the Philippines. The city has good beaches and mountain resorts, and is close to diving spots and the highest peak in the Philippines, Mount Apo.
There are several fascinating landmarks in Davao City, ranging from historical monuments to natural wonders to man made marvels. These include the Fort of Datu Bago, the Philippine Eagle Center, the People’s Park (designed by the local government to be a showcase of the culture of the indigenous tribes in the city) and Talomo Beach, a dive site sought after by scuba divers owing to the numerous sunken ships in the area.
Things to See & Do
* Mt. Apo
* Philippine Eagle Center
* People’s Park
* San Pedro Cathedral
* Jack’s Ridge
Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – Peso (PHP)
Language – Filipino, English
Population – 1,500,000 approx
Land Area – 2,444 km2 (Davao Region)
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT plus eight hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 63
Port Location - The ferry ports at Davao are located approximately 10 km north of the town centre.
Travel Links – . Davao is served by the Davao International Airport. Most domestic airlines fly multiple times per day to Davao from Manila and Cebu. There are also direct flights available on some Philippine cities.
Davao is also served by a bustling sea port with significant cargo and passenger traffic. Ferry companies that serve Davao include WG&A and Sulpicio.