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   DAVAO: "THE QUEEN CITY OF THE SOUTH"
 
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Endowed with variety of picturesque landscapes, Davao’s topography dazzles: fruit plantations and orchid farms couple with mantle volcano- fed hills and valleys; its virgin forests nurture rare wildlife. It has an enchanting brilliant tapestry of harmony, woven from the diverse cultural threads of its people. In Davao, the contemporary fuses with the traditional as migrant settlers from all over the country co- exist in peace with a fairly large expatriate community and numerous ethnic tribes who continue to live as they did centuries ago.

Davao is an anchor tourist destination and one of the 7,107 times more islands that make up the Philippine archipelago. It is a natural haven for both sedate and daring pursuits. Davao, on the southeastern seaboard of Mindanao, is attracting more tourists because of its rich culture, abundant natural resources, forests, wildlife sanctuary and the magnificent presence of Mt. Apo, (the tallest mountain in the country). Davao City limits sprawl over 224,000 hectares, among the largest in the world, leaving ample space for environmentally friendly expansion and development.

If you’re in for an exciting and unforgettable experience for both business and leisure, come to Davao and feel the captivating lure of nature’s bounty fused with cosmopolitan comforts. A city that’s bustling yet peaceful, modern yet rustic. Anytime of the year, there’s always a good reason to visit Davao City.

Davao City is a place like no other. Offering the best of urban amenities and rural pleasures, it is a place where business an leisure are interchangeable. Where the luxuries of cosmopolitan living complement the breathtaking beauty of the great outdoors.

 
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MUST-SEE IN DAVAO
 
Going to Davao might be one of the things that you want to do before you die, however you should also know where particularly in Davao you should go to make the best of your trip. So, here are some of the top ten places in Davao known to offer tourists and even locals the best getaway experience.
 

The Philippine Eagle Nature Center: If you want to take a glimpse of the coveted and nearly extinct Philippine Eagle, then the Philippine Eagle Nature Center is where you should go. It is the home of 36 Philippine Eagles, ten other bird species, 4 mammal species, and 2 reptile species. The place is also ideal for educational trips especially about learning the ecosystem where these eagles could thrive.

 
Crocodile Farm: In the heart of the city lies a habitat filled with one of the wildest creatures known to men, the crocodiles. What started as mere fascination to crocodiles has blossomed and grew into a lucrative leather business and a wildlife preserve that is home to many species aside from saltwater and freshwater crocodiles. Take some time to visit this place and enjoy the wonders it offers.
 
Eden Mountain Resort: If you want to have a more relaxing mountain respite, conquering the Eden Mountain Resort is definitely a very good idea. Being in this glorious mountain haven is like experiencing nature, adventure, leisure, culture and eve romance at the same time. Visiting this place is a must if ever you decide to experience Davao.
 
People’s Park: One of Davao’s pride and a tourist magnet is the People’s Park located at the center of the city.The cultural-themed park is projected with life sized sculptures of the Lumads in Davao City, thePhilippine eagle and many more.This 4-hectare park also features the Durian Dome (a tropicalfruit Davao City is known for), the Promenade (a track favoured by many joggers and healthbuffs fore early morning exercise), the Dancing Fountain (the first in Mindanao), a 10-meter man-made waterfalls against a backdrop of a volcanic rock wall, benches and Kid’s playground.
 
Island Garden City of Samal: Although, territory wise IGACOS or the Island Garden City of Samal belongs to Davao del Norte, the island could be easily accessed through Davao City. Take a break from busy Davao and go to Samal for a day or two vacation. There are a lot of resorts to choose from depending on the kind of retreat you want to have. Please visit Samalbeaches.com for more info.
 
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