Davao Travel Guide and Itinerary

Davao Travel Guide and Itinerary – The Philippine eagle, the country’s national bird and considered the largest eagle in the world, is endemic to Davao. The orchid waling-waling and fruits such as durians, marang, rambutans, pomeloes and mangosteens are popular and generally cheaper in the city. Tourist destinations in the city include the Philippine Eagle Foundation and Nature Center, Mount Apo, Gap Farming Resort, the Davao Crocodile Park, Malagos Garden Resort, Eden Nature Park, and People’s Park in the city center which is popular for its sculptures of indigenous people and dancing fountain. Samal Island, a part of Metro Davao, is an island city situated immediately off the city’s coast in the Davao Gulf, popularly known for its scenic beaches.

Two major annual festivals are held in the city: the Araw ng Dabaw (Day of Davao) on March 16 (The city’s incorporation day) and the Kadayawan Festival in August. Also celebrated in the entire month of December, Pasko Fiesta sa Davao is an integration of festive and competitive Christmas activities showcasing colorful lightings and array of decorations in barangays, public parks, roads and buildings, and a series of competitive performances. Another annual festival, the Torotot Festival, is held annually every New Year’s Eve. First organized in the last day of 2013 during the 2014 New Year’s Eve, it was organized as a recompense for the city firecracker-pyrotechnics ban; it includes a number of people simultaneously blowing party horns, locally known as torotots. It recorded a number of 7,568 people  participating in the first event, aiming to break the world record set by Japan for the most people simultaneously blowing party horns.

Davao City, officially the City of Davao (Cebuano: Dakbayan sa Dabaw; Tagalog: Lungsod ng Dabaw), is a 1st class highly urbanized city in the Davao Region, Philippines. The city has a total land area of 2,443.61 km2 (943.48 sq mi), making it the largest city in the Philippines in terms of land area. It is the third-most populous city in the Philippines after Quezon City and Manila, and the most populous in Mindanao.  As of 2020, the city has a total population of 1,776,949 people.

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1. Tinubdan – The dimensions of the Lumad Existence:

“A cultural journey into the heartland of Indigenous Wisdom” Deep in the heart of Eden lies Tinubdan, a wellspring of Mindanaon culture. Occupying over 5,000 square meters, it is a cultural park within a park. Derived from the root word tubod, meaning spring or origin of water, Tinubdan is the tubod of wisdom-a dynamic tour designed to give viewers glimpses of the customs, traditions, beliefs and the way of life of the indigenous peoples of Mindanao. Tinubdan shows you several dimensions of the Lumad existence.

The bigger statue of a strong-looking man that you will see here with a spear can be found near the Datu’s House. This statue has the label Bagani which is the local term for tribal warriors. Miniature statues of people wearing varying clothes showcase the colorful culture of Mindanao’s indigenous people. Come, Visit, and Explore the best of Davao.

2. Aliwagwag Falls – Davao, Philippines:
The Aliwagwag Protected Landscape is a protected area that preserves a major drainage catchment in the southern Philippine island of Mindanao in the Davao Region. It contains the headwaters of the Cateel River in the southern Diuata Mountain Range which provides the water source and irrigation for surrounding rice fields and communities in Davao de Oro and Davao Oriental provinces. It was named after the remote rural village in the municipality of Cateel where Aliwagwag Falls, the country’s highest waterfall, is located.

The protected landscape is composed of lowland forests, with some areas of montane and mossy forests around the peaks of the mountains. A small Mandaya community who practice slash-and-burn agriculture and plantation farming can also be found in the park’s lower slopes.

Davao Travel Guide and Itinerary

Davao Travel Guide and Itinerary