Apo View Hotel is one of the oldest hotels in the city. It is a walking distance to People’s Park and the Pasalubong Center. It offers guests with meeting rooms, function halls, a gym, and pool. Per night rates range from P2,300 to P4,500.
The Royal Mandaya Hotel offers mid-range priced suites within walking distance to the Davao City Hall, Museo Dabaw and the People’s Park. It offers guests with free parking, a business center, and shuttle buses and airport transportation. Room prices range from P2,400 to P2,900 per night.
Seda Abreeza Hotel
Seda Abreeza describes itself as an Urban Lifestyle Hotel in the heart of the Davao City commercial district. It is adjacent to the Ayala Abreeza Mall and features facilities such as a pool, a fitness gym, a restaurant, and a lounge. It is about 20 minutes away from Davao City International Airport. Room prices range from P3,300 to P3,700 per night.
Microtel Inn is a no nonsense business hotel that offers suites for those in Davao City for business and vacation. It’s an ideal choice for those travelling with their pets, as it is a pet friendly inn. Microtel Inn is easily accessible from Davao International Airport. It is situated near Lanang Business Park and SM Lanang Premier. Room prices range from P2,400 to P3,500 per night.
Waterfront Insular Hotel Davao is a beachfront property with a rustic look and feel. It is one of the first few hotels in Davao City. It offers a scenic view of the Davao Gulf and Samal Island. Room prices range from P3,000 to P4,000 per night. Photo credit to Waterfront Davao Official FB Page
Recommended Budget Accommodations in Davao City:
Green Windows Dormitel is one of Davao’s most affordable accommodation ideal for budget travelers and backpackers. They currently have 88 fully air-conditioned rooms categorized into dorm type rooms and hotel type rooms. Rates at their hotel-type rooms start at P999 while dorm-type rooms start at P188/head. Photo credit to Green Windows Dormitel website.
Conveniently located in the heart of Davao City, My Hotel offers comfortable accommodations at very affordable rates. Room rates start at P250 for non-airconditioned rooms and P800 for air-condiationed rooms. Photo credit to My Hotel FB Page.
Hotel Uno is located at CM Recto St., formerly known as Claveria St. It is an ideal place for travelers who are on a tight budget. Room rates start at P250 for non-airconditioned rooms and P650 for air-conditioned rooms. Photo credit to Hotel Uno FB Page.
The Philippine Eagle Center has become a major attraction in Davao City. A visit to the city will not be complete without a close encounter with the Philippine Eagle . The place is located in Malagos about 45 minutes to 1 hour away from the city proper.
People’s Park is a public park situated in downtown Davao City. It is covered with lush vegetation and is known for its display of Kublai Milan’s sculptures. It is located in Palma Gil St.
Eden Nature Park
Eden Nature Park is a mountain resort located in Toril, Davao City. It is a 95% man-made attraction and is 3,000 feet above sea level. It is an ideal place to relax and be with nature. In addition, it is also a venue for some adrenaline-rush activities such as sky cycling and sky swing. http://edennaturepark.com.ph/
Malagos Garden Resort
Malagos Garden Resort is a wild life park hosting indigenous birds, butterflies and other wildlife species. It also features a garden and an awesome landscape showcasing colorful orchids, fruit trees, flowers and other ornamental plants. Photo Credit to Malagos FB Page. http://www.malagos.com/
D’ Bone Collector Museum is a place where animal skeletons and preserved animals from around the world are kept. It is a center geared towards educating the people about the life and death of the animals. It is located at San Pedro Ext. commonly known as Bucana, Brg 76-A across from Nograles Park. Photo credit to D’ Bone Collector Museum FB Page.
The Museo Dabawenyo is a museum that aims to educate its visitors about the historical and cultural background of the city. It is located at Cor. A. Pichon and C.M. Recto Sts., Davao City. http://www.davaocity.gov.ph/museo/
Zip City is located in Barangay Langub about 15 minutes from the city proper. Experience zip lining and at the same time enjoy a bird’s eye view of the city.
The crocodile park is probably one of the most visited attractions in Davao City. It features a “state of the art” crocodile farming system. It showcases different sizes of farmed crocodiles. Aside from crocs, it also houses different type of reptiles, birds and mammals.
Lon Wa Buddhist Temple
The Lon Wa Buddhist Temple also known as Long Hua Temple is the biggest Buddhist temple in Mindanao. It is located Cabaguio Ave, Agdao District, Davao City
Davao Chinatown Arches
Davao city has one of the largest Chinatowns in the country. It is marked by four arches namely : The arch of Peace, Prosperity, Friendship and Unity.
Whitewater Rafting in Davao River
Davao Wildwater Adventure offers an opportunity for tourists to experience the fun ride into the mighty Davao River. Photo by Pinoy Adventurista.
Lachi’s is one of the most talked about homegrown restaurants in the city. It is known for its unrivaled Sans Rival cakes. Aside from desserts, Lachi’s also offers delectable main dishes. You should try their Asian Spicy Chicken, it’s so delicious that you always want more after your first bite. It is located in Marfori Heights. (082) 224 5552 / 0916 984 1183.
Tiny Kitchen is a homegrown restaurant located along Torres St., near the Davao Convention and Trade Center. We recommend you try their Paella which uses authentic saffron and also their Gambas al Ajillo – shrimps with garlic served with toasted herbed focaccia bread. (082) 305 9232
Majid’s Kebab is a small hole-in-the-wall restaurant in Davao City. It offer’s various Iranian specialties. Their main store is at Rizal St., Davao City in front of Rizal Promenade. You should try their beef kebab and chicken biryani.
Cecil’s Snack Inn
Cecil’s Snack Inn serves Filipino comfort food like palabok, fresh and fried lumpia, batchoy and a lot more. They also serve delicious pastries. Their main branch is at Anda St., Davao City beside the old CAP Building. Must try is their Lumpia, Palabok and Éclair.
If you love dim sums, this is the place for you. Caitlyn’s offer a wide array of premium quality dim sums at affordable prices. It’s located along circumferential road.
Pakfry at Palovince
If you want a uniquely Davao dish, I would suggest you visit Palovince Place in Dakudao Avenue, and try their best-selling Pakfry. Pakfry is derived from the words paksiw and fry. As the name suggests, it goes through two processes to cook. The first step is to cook it with vinegar and spices and then deep fry it for a crispy texture. Pakfry is made from a tuna buntot (tuna tail) which is abundant in Mindanao.
If you want something different and would like to try some Malay and Indian dishes in the city, Rumah Kari is a good choice. We recommend you try their squid sambal, chicken rendang and chicken tikka masala. It is located along circumferential road beside Mercury Drugstore in Marfori.
Davao Dencia’s Restaurant
One of Davao’s favorite dining place as it offers delicious Filipino comfort foods. You should try their Goto and pair it with their tokwa’t baboy. It’s located in General Luna St., near Gaisano Ilustre.
If you prefer healthy dishes and a relaxing ambiance, you should visit Seagreen Café. They offer delicious and healthy dishes at affordable prices. Must try is their fish salpicao and of course the tablea cheesecake. It is located along circumferential road.
The White House Fusion Cuisine and Wine Lounge
The White House Fusion Cuisine and Wine Lounge is a fine dining restaurant in the heart of Davao City. It offers sumptuous international dishes in a very cozy environment. The place is an attraction in itself and the food will surely satisfy your gastronomic cravings. Must-try is their Yamamomo cheesecake for dessert and Grilled Angus Prime Rib Eye for the main course.
Davao’s Pers Satti Haus
Davao’s Pers Satti Haus is a new specialty restaurant in Davao City which serves authentic Tausug food such as Satti, Tiula Itum, Piyanggang and a lot more. It is located at Unit 25-26 Tiyanggehan, Matina Pangi, Davao City. It is a walking distance from Matina Centerpoint, situated adjacent to Hardwaremaxx. Photo: Piyanggang.
Penong’s Barbecue Seafood & Grill
What we love about this café is its colorful interior and a relaxing ambiance. We recommend you give their banoffee pie a try.
For some fun at night, we recommend visiting the places below. Remember that there is a liquor ban at 2AM in the city. The implementation is strict and bars usually take your last orders by 1AM.
Huckleberry Southern Kitchen & Bar should be one of your considerations if you want alcoholic drinks. Must-try is their rhum infused with different local fruits like mangosteen, cacao and also with chili.
Bulca Chong is one of Davaoeños favorite dining place after late night out. It offers sumptuous soup called bulca chong – a beef stew. It is located at General Luna St., Davao City. Their location is a walking distance from Gaisano South Mall and Davao Doctors Hospital.