Davao City has been generating a lot of enthusiasm in the past few years both for domestic and international travelers. Widely recognized as safe and stable gateway to Mindanao Island, Davao City is an ideal place to learn about the heritage, history and wildlife of the southern Philippines.
There are many hotels in Davao City right on Davo Gulf. These include a few four-star high-rises with comfortable rooms and great views over the growing metropolitan area. As a major metropolitan hub, Davao also has the best shopping malls and restaurants on Mindanao. As far as tourists are concerned, there’s no better place to stay on Mindanao, especially in terms of convenience and security.
Davao City is also a great place to be based for excursions to neighboring Samal Island, where accommodation options are more expensive and farther removed from the central entertainment scene. Samal Island has an interesting Pearl Farm and a stretch of beautiful beaches.
Hotels in Davao City can also help tourists put together potential day trip ideas. The Philippine Eagle Center, which is only a few kilometers outside of town. The other major attraction is the Mt Apo National Park, which is due south of Davao City.
The main way into Davao City is Francisco Bangoy International Airport, which is one of the most important terminals in the Philippines. While it is an international facility, most of the services here operate to Cebu, Manila and other regional hubs across the archipelago.