places to visit in the philippines
Known for its diverse selection of tourist attractions and activities, Davao Region is one of the top tourist areas in the Philippines. Located on the southeastern side of Mindanao, there are five provinces including: Compostela Valley, Davao del Norte, Davao del Sur, Davao Oriental and Davao Occidental. The provinces encircle Davao Gulf and the regional center is Davao City. Here are a few of the popular places to visit in the Philippines.

Davao Occidental Tourist Spots

Davao Occidental is one of the fastest growing places in the Philippines. Like other provinces in the area, Davao Occidental has its share of must see attractions. Sabang Hot Springs is popular for its spa like steamy pools; this is one of the popular attractions with locals & visitors alike. For the island-hopper, Sarangani is a popular group of islands to visit; there are three main islands including: Sarangani, Balut, and Olanivan. When visiting, the combination of culture and cuisine can be an intoxicating exotic combination for visitors.

Davao del Sur Tourist Spots

Located along the shores of Southeastern Mindanao, Davao del Sur is a place of natural beauty and wonders. Its home to the Philippine’s highest peak, Mt. Apo and the endangered Philippine Eagle. Popular attractions in the area include D’ Bone Collector Museum, Philippine Eagle Center and Eden Nature Park.

Compostela Valley Tourist Spots

With its beaches, caves, mountains and waterfalls, Compostela Valley is blessed with much natural beauty. Among the many popular attractions are Tagbibinta Falls, Marangig Falls and the therapeutic waters of the Mainit Hot Springs. If you like island hopping you could explore the mangroves of St. Anthony or walk on a beach at Kopiat Island. If you are an animal-lover you may consider visiting Camp Manuel T. Yan Eco-Tourism and Tribal Park. If caves interest you, consider a trip to Mahayahay Cave. With all it has to offer, Its no wonder Compostela Valley is popular among the places to visit in the Philippines.

Davao Oriental Tourist Spots

Davao Oriental has a great collection of beautiful landmarks and stunning attractions. One popular attraction to see is Aliwagwag Falls; this is one of the tallest cascading waterfalls in the country. Another attraction worth seeing is Mount Hamiguitan; there you will find more than 870 species of flora and a ecosystem in this 600 hectare area. If you want to visit an island like Boracay before the commercialization, consider a visit to Waniban Island; Located twenty-five kilometers from Mati City, you will find plenty of snorkeling, scuba-diving, water-activities and of course lots of white-sand & sparkling-water.

Davao del Norte Tourist Spots

As is the case with other provinces, Davao del Norte has its share of beaches too. The Provence is home to Samal Island. Visitors to this island have a diverse selection of beaches and attractions to choose from including: Pearl Farm Beach Resort, Monfort Bat Cave and Hagimit Fall. Other popular attractions include Banana beach resort and the landmarks of Tagum City hall and New Christ the King Cathedral.

Map of Davao Region

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