If you happen to have a vacation in Mindanao, you might want to consider stopping by Davao.
After all, there are beautiful places to visit in Davao. What are these spots, you ask?
Well, we got you. Let’s travel to the Crown Jewel of Mindanao and visit these hidden gems.
Catch the Sunrise at Highway 81
First off, spend time away from the city on Highway 81, which is located on BuDa Road (short for the Bukidnon-Davao Road).
It is cleverly named so because it is exactly 81 kilometers away from the city proper.
Highway 81 is set against the backdrop of majestic mountains. Here, you will find a cafe, cottages, and houses put up on the tranquil slope.
As such, as you go to bed and wake up the next morning, you are surrounded by nature.
Make sure to breathe in the fresh air—something that’s hard to come by in the city!
Explore Eden Nature Park and Resort
While in Davao, you might crave some adventure.
You can do so at Eden Nature Park and Resort. Try out fun and exciting activities like horseback riding, fishing, skycycle, skyswing, and skywheel.
Apart from that, the establishment also offers a guided shuttle tour, which showcases the park’s 40 hectares worth of attractions and amenities.
And after enjoying the whole day, you might want to check into a room at the resort. With a 24/7 front desk and a breakfast buffet (with an outdoor pool!), Eden Nature Park is bound to give you a delightful stay.
Take a Tour at D’ Japanese Tunnel
Another worthy addition to your list of places to visit in Davao is the D’ Japanese Tunnel Family Resort and Restaurant.
Think of it as a hidden gem in the city of Davao.
The tunnel is 300 meters long and was discovered by the owners while they were preparing for the construction of the resort and resto.
To add to the mysterious atmosphere of the place, there is evidence that the Japanese military used the tunnels to hide from the Americans.
D’ Japanese Tunnel Resort and Restaurant is located along South Diversion Road, which is only about 30 minutes from downtown Davao,
Attend a Mass at San Pedro Cathedral
The San Pedro Cathedral is one of the oldest churches in Davao City.
The church was built in 1847. One striking feature of the cathedral is its neo-Gothic design with a roof that is similar to an ark.
Another noteworthy element of the church is the bell tower.
Of course, the best time to visit would be on Sundays if you want to attend a mass. Still, the church is open during the weekdays should you wish to drop by to pray.
Dive off the Cape of San Agustin
Don’t forget to travel to one of the top places to visit in Davao—the Cape of San Agustin.
This cape faces the Celebes Sea and is a popular diving spot for tourists.
Although it’s a long journey to the Cape of San Agustin, you will be rewarded with wonderful sights and breathtaking views of the sea.
Take a Dip into the Waters of Samal Island
One of the best places to visit in Davao is Samal Island.
Think of this island as a piece of paradise on Earth. Samal Island is a popular tourist attraction and is great for island hopping.
Apart from the numerous resorts, the island is also home to the Hagimit Falls and Mt. Puting Bato.
If you plan on exploring the island at night, the Monfort Bat Cave is a great nocturnal attraction.
Samal Island is quite easy to reach from Davao City—you can simply take a ferry and then arrive forty minutes later.
Shop at Roxas Night Market
Before you retire for the day, take a walk around and shop at Roxas night market.
Here, you can find stalls with various offerings of local street food. While the pandemic may have temporarily closed down this street market, it is slowly opening up once again.
It is best to visit at around 6 pm, though the Roxas night market runs until midnight.
So, there you have it. Seven fantastic places to visit in Davao. When you find yourself in Mindanao, you might want to check out these wonders.
Which one are you hoping to see the most?
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