Sights & Landmarks

Sights & Landmarks in Davao City

  • Mt. Apo. the highest mountain in the Philippines.
  • Crocodile ParkRiverfront Corporate City, Carlos P. Garcia Highway, Davao City,  +63 82 2868883. The home of the Philippine crocodiles. This park serves as a breeding center and a great tourist attraction. There are crocodile shows and others which shows in some days. Other animals too (tiger, deer, ...). Crocodile feeding is ₱35. include entrance to butterfly park (8AM-5PM) and K'Mindanawan village (not real one, for tourist, fire show on fri/sat/sun 5.45pm-6.30pm) ₱150.
  • Eden Nature Park. Located about 50 km from Davao Eden Nature Park is close to the town of Toril. It's located in the mountains so it's cooler than Davao City. It has nice walks, restaurants, horse riding and a Sky-Rider thing and lots more. It's a pretty good day out and well worth the trip from Davao.
  • Jack's RidgeShrine Hills Road, Matina+63 82 2978830. This was a hangout for Japanese Forces during World War 2. It is now a tourist spot in Davao City, where you can have a scenic view of Davao City (especially during the night). There is a restaurant, a pool, bars, cottages, and a trail up and down the ridge, where you can enjoy your stay.
  • Philippine Eagle Center. 8AM-5PM. See the Philippine eagle, one of the largest eagles in the world and, sadly, also one of the most endangered. The center is home to about 30 Philippine eagles. Aside from eagles, it is also home to other birds and animals as well as raptors in a simulated forest environment.₱100.
  • People's ParkLegazpi Street, Davao City. 7AM-10PM. A public park located along Legazpi Street. A park where people people gather around, enjoy the stroll crossing bridges,exercising around the walkway which circles the park, seeing man-made waterfalls, beautiful plants, etc. It is more enjoyable as the sun goes down and at the night. Free.
  • San Pedro CathedralSan Pedro Street, Davao City (town-center, most jeepney road go through, just ask),  +63 82 2210191. This cathedral, built in the 19th century, is the city's main cathedral. It is across from City Hall.
  • Shrine of the Holy Infant of Jesus (Santo Nino Shrine), Shrine Hills Road, Matina+63 82 2972911. A shrine that is up a hill with views across Davao in which you can unwind, relax, and reflect. There are mass celebrations once in a while per day. A lot of people visit this place during Sundays.
  • Lonwa Buddhist temple (less than 10min walk from crossing cabaguio avenue / JP Laurel avenue and St Camillus dormitel). no defined opening hours. free.
  • Dabawenyo museum. 9AM-12PM 1PM-6PM, closed on sunday+some holidays. no photos except on few recent paintings / separated room. free admission.
  • Forest Hill ResortTalomo District. 9AM till 7PM. One of the most visited inland resorts in Davao city. Has a very nice big swimming pool and is very clean.php100 per person over 60yo p80.
  • Camp Holiday Resort and Recreatiom Areabeside Samal Ferry Wharf Samal Island,  +63 82 3033294. 24 hours.. For the ₱100 day fee you get the use of swimming pools, nipa huts, open cottages and a seaside veranda. Very clean. day tour php100. Overnight ₱150.
  • Museo DabawenyoMagallanes Street (Behide the City Hall). 9AM-5PM. History and Culture of Davao. Free.
  • Wake Board Parknear Tacunan (Taxi). One of Asias largest wake board park. Great place for day trips, or rent locally to extend your stay