Friday, June 22, 2012

Where to Go Next? DAVAO CITY

Davao is known as the Philippines’ largest city outside Manila and one of the fastest growing cities in the world. It is a home to some of the Philippines’ most valued wonders: Mt. Apo, Philippine Eagle, Waling-Waling Orchid, and Durian  Located in the Southeastern part of Mindanao, Davao City is approximately 946 kilometers away from Manila. With its typhoon-free weather, Davao City is perfect destination for any types of vacation.

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It one of the country’s highly recognized cities and holder of various awards such as Top Tourist Destination in the Philippines (1997), Cleanest and greenest City (1999), Most Child- Friendly City in the Philippines (1998- 1999), Most Competitive City to Do Business in the Philippines (2002), Hall of Fame, Best Peace and Order Council in the Philippines (2004), Cleanest Air in the World (2005) and many more.

Davao is a big city with lots of things to offer. Its abundance boasts with natural treasures, blooming sceneries, and lively spirit. A plethora of activities is available for everyone to enjoy. Some of the many fascinating attractions in Davao include:

Orchid Farm

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The lovely Orchid Farm is one of Davao’s famous attractions. It showcases an array of ornamental plants and native orchids. 

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Waling-waling, formerly known as the National Flower of the Philippines, is among the various orchid species found in the farm.  This farm is also a place where visitors learn the basics behind flower harvesting and packaging. Visitors can likewise buy souvenirs and flowers at reasonable prices.

Museo Dabawenyo
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Get to know Davao’s rich historical and cultural heritage tales by visiting one of its remarkable museums – the Museo Dabawenyo. It exhibits various galleries that include Davao’s Distinguished Indigenous People, Davao City History, The Undivided Davao History, The Chinese Heritage of the DavaoeƱos, and many more.

Davao Crocodile Park Complex

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The Davao Crocodile Park Complex is an ideal place for tourists who want to experience a non-stop fun and adventure. The park showcases a number of saltwater and freshwater crocodiles. These crocodiles are the main attractions of the park alongside butterflies and other animals. Close animal encounter, animal shows, enjoyable activities such as airsoft, waterball, and zory are some of the things to look forward to and try in the park.

San Pedro Cathedral
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Built in 1847 during the Spanish colonization, San Pedro Cathedral is the oldest church in Davao. It was named after San Pedro (Saint Peter), the patron saint of Davao. The church is one of the pioneer worship establishments in Davao where people flock to pray and hear mass. 

Fruit Markets

Davao is known to be a home to various fruits both typical and exotic ones. Your Davao vacation is not complete without visiting the city’s local markets. Fruit favorites like durian, marang, rambutan, mangosteen, and other tropical produce are just some of the freshly harvested fruits you can buy at any of the city’s fruit markets. 


All these and more only in Davao -- the city beyond highlands. Plan your trip today and get ready to be intoxicated with such abundant wonders!


For our Davao travel packages bookings/inquiries, call our U.S. toll-free number at 1-866-2-MANILA (1-866-2- 626452)or (02) 893-0002 if you’re in Manila. Visit www.mangotours.com for more amazing travel deals. 


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