The Philippines is one of the famous holiday destinations among the tourist. One of the most popular tourist destinations in the Philippines is Davao. Home to the tallest mountain peak of Philippines that looms majestically in the distance, Davao City is also recognized to be a first class highly urbanized city in the whole island of Mindanao. Well, Davao City isn't merely your ordinary Philippines' capitals. Due to its abundance of tropical fruits like bananas, pineapples, mangoes, papayas, coconut and the most amazingly of all, the king of fruits, Durians! Hence, the city was nicknamed as the "Durian Capital". This city has also become a dear home to the country's national bird, the Philippines eagles and the Queen of Philippines Flowers, the waling-waling orchids. Plus, it is known for its gorgeous beaches and natural wonders. The visitors can visit Mount Apo which is the main attraction in Davao City.
The climate in Davao is tropical year-round with an average temperature of 29-35 degrees Celsius. Davao or Philippines has only two seasons which is wet and dry seasons where rainfall can be heavy during the wet or monsoon season and humidity during the hotter months can be high. The best time to visit Davao would be between December to February when the weather is warmer with occasional showers. During this season, the sun shines bright resulting clear skies with the winds blow gently suitable for outdoor activities. The off-peak season is between July to September where the climate during that season is unpredictable and typhoons can sometimes occur anytime. It is advisable for visitors to check the weather reports before going to this town. During this season you will find better flight tickets and hotel deals.
1. Bacolod – Silay Airport
It is the main airport that serves the general area of the Bacolod Metropolitan Area. It is just 15 kilometres northeast of Bacolod city. Since it is an international airport, Bacolod – Silay Airport is the busiest airport serving the Negros Island area. The airlines that operate in this airport is Cebu Pacific and Philippines Airlines, with the later provide an international route to Seoul, South Korea as its seasonal flights. Bacolod – Silay Airport has many interesting shops and eateries within the airport so you can shop or dine in while waiting for the plane to arrive or depart. To go in and out of the airport is easy because there are many types of transportation available in Bacolod – Silay Airport for the visitors.
2. Francisco Bangoy International Airport
Francisco Bangoy International Airport or the locals also called the Davao International Airport is the main international airport that operates for Davao City and Davao Region. There are several international and domestic airlines operate in this airport which includes Xiamen Air, Philippine Airlines, Philippines AirAsia, Qatar Airways and Cebu Pacific. This airport is located about 35.6 kilometres from the city centre. Francisco Bangoy International Airport has many interesting shops and eateries within the airport so you can shop or dine in while waiting for the plane to arrive or depart. To go in and out of the airport is easy because there are many types of transportation available in Francisco Bangoy International Airport for the visitors.
Davao’s climate is under the hot sun for most of the time. Usually, it will be warm and sunny throughout the years with little rains except for typhoon season which the weather can be unpredictable with heavy rains and thunderstorm. The average maximum temperature in Davao is around 27 and 33 degree Celsius while the average minimum is about 20 and 24 degree Celsius. While around December to February will be the peak of seasons because it will be the warm and pleasant season of the year. If you plan to visit Davao during this season make sure you book your flight and hotel early as both fill up quickly.
1. Mount Apo Natural Park - Be surprised to be greeted by the spellbinding beauty of none other than the majestic Mount Apo. With the height of 2, 954 meters above sea level, Mount Apo was recognized to be the nation's tallest mountain. It is also a large solfataric and potentially an active volcano. However, don't be disheartened! Just breathe in the refreshing humid mountain breeze, feast your eyes with the rich lush of greeneries covering the hills and indulge in the tranquil atmosphere it possesses. Exploring this mount will be a great experience unlike any other!
2. Davao Crocodile Park - To inspire public to respect, appreciate and love nature, especially wildlife in their case, Davao Crocodile Park was a kick start to share their enthusiasm or a state of the art of crocodile farming system in the Philippines. You'll be amazed by the latest crocodile farm design that is fully equipped with modern facilities! Oh and not just that, this park is also home to many more exotic animal species like raptors, snakes, monkeys, bearcats and birds. Isn't it just the right edutainment for your kids?
3. People’s Park - Frequently barraged by its local from all walks of life, indeed suits its given name of People's Park. This beautiful park was designed with scenic landscapes of a waterfall, breathtaking gardens, fun playground and naturally vibrant sculptures that speak volume of the great local indigenous people. Markedly distinguishable by its gigantic spiky, durian-like domed-roof, you will walk-through a mesmerizing view by both the man-made architecture and nature alike. This park is also dotted with many dining places surrounding it. What are you waiting for? Mark this park down in your itinerary!