Things to do in Davao

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You might want to add these things to your Davao things to do list. Davao is the largest, safest and the most beautiful tourist destination on the island of Mindanao. There are several great things to do here, so you don’t have to worry about being bored with nothing to do while on holiday in Davao.

Kadayawan Festival

This is the most celebrated and grandiose event in the southern most part of the Philippines. Kadayawan Festival is a week-long celebration in Davao City which showcases the colorful culture and abundant harvest of Dabawenyos. The festival is celebrated during the third week of August. There are several interesting events that take place during these festivities like fashion shows, street dancing, a float parade, music and dance competitions, as well as free concerts and Davao’s major beauty pageant. If you are in Davao during the month of August, you might want to join the fun and celebrations.

Mountain Climbing or Biking

If you are up for physical activities then you will surely enjoy biking and/or climbing the great trail of Mount Apo. This is the highest peak in the Philippines. You will also be amazed to see the wide collection of flora and fauna as well as the immaculate rainforest and wildlife. This is definitely a one-of-a-kind experience you shouldn’t miss.

Zip City

Traveling on a 320-meter zip line is definitely an extraordinary adventure you should try. Zip City is located on the hilltop of Barangay Langub in Davao City and has easy access to the main road and different establishments like Dencio’s Kainan Restaurant. There’s nothing to worry about as all the facilities and equipment in Zip City are checked and approved by the International Mountaineering and Climbing Federation (UIAA). This is one of the most exciting things to do in Davao.

Philippine Eagle Conservation Center

Davao is known for the endangered monkey-eating-eagle that can only be found in Philippines. So if you are in Davao you must visit the Philippine Eagle Conservation Center situated in Malagos. Here you can see the largest and rarest eagles in the whole world as well as other wildlife creatures like warthogs, monkeys, owls and deer.

Whitewater Tubing

Another interesting thing to do in Davao is whitewater tubing. Some of the powerful and wild water rapids are at the tubing hot spots like Santa Cruz, Davao River and Sibulan River. Whitewater tubing is a water adventure comparable to whitewater rafting but instead of rafts you will ride on a tube. You don’t have to be worried as these rivers are shallow and all activities are monitored and guided by professionals to ensure that every visitor is safe and comfortable.

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