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|DAVAO: Window to the island of Mindanao. A predominantly mountenous region marked with rolling hills and fertile valleys. It is also a city of growth with 244,000 hectares, Davao probably is the world biggest city, bustling with financial activity. It is also blessed in the diversity of people which have embraced the provinces as their home. The ethnic tribes of the Manobos, Bagobos, Mandayas, Tibolis and Mansakas lived together side by side. which gave the province its name from the word '"DABA-DABA" (Davao) It is also here where one can spot the ethnic tribes in full regala or beautiful Moslem girls in their malongs (fabric). Yet, despite their seeming differences in culture and religion, these people have managed to live together in peace and harmony. For night life and entertainment drop by F.Torres Street, Davao's proverbial restaurant row and social night life.|
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|Getting There & Around Davao (Area Code 082)|
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|From Manila: You can take direct flights of Philippine Airlines, Cebu Pacific, Grand Air or air Philippines. Flying time is approximately one hour and 35 minutes.
From Cebu: It is even nearer with flying times of only 55 minutes.
You can also take a flight to Davao from Cagayan de Oro and Zamboanga. Other means of transportations, it might take longer but infinitely more exciting inland route via the Pan Philippine Highway from Manila . Likewise numerous passenger ships dock at Davao from other ports around the country.
|It is not hard to find comfortable lodgings in the country's biggest city. From city hotels, to beach resorts and even smaller type of accommodations are avaialble.|
|Davao Insular Intercontinental Inn: (NG) Tel no. 234 3050
153- room with its marvelous view of Samal Island.
|Apo View Hotel (GF) Tel no. 221 6430
J.Camus Street, Davao ; 205 room located at the heart of the city
|Durian Hotel (NG) Tel no. 221 8216 A multi-terrace hotel stratigically located at the city's financial district.|
|Mount Apo: (10,311 feet)
Considered as the tallest mountain in the Philippines. Virtually unexplored, It provides a spectacular variety of natural landscapes from forest greens and sulfur pillars to majestic waterfalls and untamed rivers. Mt. Apo lies on the borders of Davao, North Cotabato and Bukidnon and reaches as far as the Agusan Del Sur and Misamis Oriental. (Note: it's always best to JOIN organized climbs for the safest trail up the mountain)
Explore the marvelous underwater horizons of Davao Gulf's numerous dive sites. Dive deep at Mushroom Rock, Ligid Island, Talicud Island, Pearl Farm or Isla Malipano. These dive sites are only 45 minutes to 120 minutes away from the city center.
For some fun in the Sun, visit this island in Davao del Norte. a pristine island with coves of white sand beaches. It also offers diving and snorkeling opportunities with its lively underwater menagerie.
|Orchids & Fruit Plantation:
Davao's great weather is conducive to the cultivation of ORCHIDS - esp. mystical beauty of Waling-Waling Orchid (Vanda Sanderiana) as well as for the plantations of numerousfruit varieties like pomelos, mangostines, bananas, DURIAN (their famous fruit) and citrus fruits. visit any Davao fruit or flower plantations such as the Yuhico Orchid Gardins in Greenhils, Derling Worldwide Orchid Corporations in Dumoy, Malagos Gardens Resort in Calinan or the Puentespina Orchid Gardens along Cabaguio Avenue.
Located inside the Davao Insular Village, the Museum is ashowcase of the province's colorful heritage. On display are tribal arts, crafts, costumes, weapons, musical instruments and other paraphernalia from the higland tribes. contemporary artists have a place on the second level's modern gallery.
|Philippine Eagle Natural Center:
The Center provides shelter to some 19 Philippine Eagles as well as other birds and animals and tropical plants. The center is open daily. to get there, you can take the air-conditioned buses parked near Aldevinco Shopping Center.
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|Cafes & Restaurnats|
|Luz Kinilaw Place
Located at Sta. Ana Wharf. Specialize in grilled seafoods (Bariles/tuna) dipped in toyomanci (soy sauce with lemon)
|Pearl Farm Beach Resort:
Paradise Island Resort:
Tel no. 234-1229
Costa Marina Resort:
Tel no. 234-2065
Isla Cristina Resort:
Tel no. 221-2653
Some of the following informations shall be used as guide only and advise to contact listed accommodations and resorts for further informations as they are NOT GAY ESTABLISHMENTS.
|Courtesy of Phil. Dept. of Tourism|
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