Davao Attractions: The Must-Sees and Must-Dos

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There are many places to look forward to when coming to Davao City. Aside from the warm greetings from the people and the delicious food that the city has to offer, it is being sought after because of the sights, attractions and places that people can visit to relax, enjoy, and have fun all throughout their stay in the city. Below are some of the most popular Davao attractions.

Eden Nature Park Davao

Eden Nature Park
Eden Nature Park

The Eden Nature Park and Resort is one of the prime destinations should you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city and just take a hit of clean fresh air from nature. This is a man-made nature resort located in Toril, Davao city.

Eden Nature Park is a mountain resort 3, 000 feet above sea level overlooking the panoramic view of the whole city. This is 95% man-made, showing how talented the works of the people of Davao is. The place is surrounded by pine trees, giving the atmosphere extra freshness.

Eden, as popularly called, also serves the most delicious and fresh fruits, vegetables, and delicacies right from their own organic nursery. The resort is also big on recreation: it has a good number of facilities everyone from all walks of life can enjoy. The faint-hearted can ride the “Indiana Jones”, a mini zipline located a short walk from the Vista restaurant while the daredevils can try the Sky Rider which zips you above the pine trees. You can also catch some tilapia in the Fishing Village and have your bounty cooked right away. These are just among the many activities to be enjoyed in the resort.

Accommodations also fit every budget and style. There are campsites for the adventurous, simple rooms for the tight-budgeted and luxurious mountain villas for those who would like to splurge a little.

Island Garden City of Samal Beaches and Resorts

Island Garden City of Samal Beaches and Resorts
Island Garden City of Samal Beaches and Resorts

The Samal Islands is the neighboring cluster of islands that is 5-20 minutes away from Davao city by sea. If you want adventure with nature, the beach, and water sports, this is the place to be. There are hundreds of resorts that are affordable yet equally satisfying to go to.

The resorts here in the island include the high end resorts and also the simple and quiet ones. What’s good is that they have delicious and fresh food and the crystal blue waters that will make each stay a memorable one. Such island also boasts their Bat cave known as the Monfort Bat Cave. This is actually the largest Bat Cave housing 1.8 million Geoffroy’s rousette fruit bats (Rousettus amplexicaudatus).

This is one of the highlighted places that you surely do not want to miss. Aside from that, Samal Island also offers family friendly water parks that are popular to both tourists and locals.

Outland Adventure

Outland Adventure is owned and operated by Project Challenge Foundation Inc., a foundation established by a group of folks committed to provide a life-changing experience for the youth through specialized adventure-based programs designed for team buildings for corporations and other organizations.

If you’re fond of challenging yourself physically and mentally, Outland Adventure is a must-visit Davao attraction. It has the Xcelerator Zipline, one of the longest and fastest in Asia. With state-of-the-art safety equipment, you get to speed your way through a dual cable zipline about a kilometer long 200 feet above the ground. You can also enjoy other notable activities for groups, families, or couples.

The Philippine Eagle Nature Center


Philippine Eagle Davao
Philippine Eagle photo by bigtumtum2006 on flickr

The Philippine Eagle Nature Center is a conservatory facility for the bird king “Philippine Eagle”. This is a great opportunity for children and children-at-heart to the local flora and fauna. The Philippine Eagle Nature center is a family-friendly educational landmark in the city that is usually visited by the locals or those on field trips.

During weekends, park guides conduct very entertaining lecture series and demos about different birds and their species. Interaction with some of the birds and animals is allowed with supervision. Visiting this Davao attraction will help you understand the importance for the eagles in the food chain and appreciate the efforts made by the locals to preserve the species.

Pearl Farm Beach Resort

Beach at Pearl Farm Resort
Pearl Farm Resort photo byIris Lahora on flickr

Pearl Farm Beach Resort is one of the most popular resorts not just in Davao but in the entire Philippines. The resort is the perfect spot to enjoy the sea and the sand with luxury and quite possibly without a crowd of other tourists.  The high-end resort caters to both day and overnight guests who can choose among the many unique and cozy villas including those built on stilts above the water.


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