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Flight from General Santos (GES) to Davao (DVO)

Flight from General Santos (GES) to Davao (DVO)

Davao is a bustling city with a spectrum of culinary, cultural, economic and commercial developments. As the home of the country’s president, Davao is claimed to be a reflection of its sister city, Manila.

Also known as ‘Dabaw' to locals, this city has a lot to offer to visitors, from foresty mountains to white sandy beaches.

Best time to fly from General Santos to Davao

Like any other Asian countries, Davao is mostly warm and humid throughout the year. If dry weather is what you're after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Davao are March, December, and then February. You may want to avoid visiting Davao in late June, as it’s most likely to rain during that month. If you visit Davao in August, you will be able to experience the Kadayawan Festival. However, August is the busiest time to visit Davao. Hence, reserving your flight tickets and hotel earlier is a must. In contrary, the least busy time to visit Davao is in December.

Main airports available in General Santos and Puerto Princesa

General Santos International Airport - Also known as General Santos City Airport (GES), this airport is located in the city of General Santos, Philippines. It is the largest airport in the island of Mindanao and serves domestic and international flights from destinations such as Cebu, Iloilo and Manila. Some of the airlines that operate here are Cebu Pacific and Philippines Airlines. The General Santos International Airport is equipped with facilities such as ATMs, nursing center, passenger lounge and many more.

Francisco Bangoy International Airport - Also known as Davao International Airport (DVO), this airport serves as the primary airport for Davao City. It is also the busiest airport on the island of Mindanao. This airport handles international and domestic passengers flying from destinations such as Hong Kong, Cebu, Doha, Singapore, Bangkok and many more. Some of the airlines that operate here are Cathay Dragon, Cebu Pacific, Philippines AirAsia, Thai Air and a few other airlines. To get to the city center, visitors can take the taxi for PHP 150 or the jeepney, which cost around PHP 10 to PHP 15.

Climate pattern in General Santos and Davao

Average temperatures in Davao vary barely at all. The temperature is hot year-round with a chance of rain throughout most of the year. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Davao, it is recommended that you visit in May, April, and then October. During these months the temperature can reach up to 33.3°C and dropping below 25°C at night. If you are not a fan of such extreme weather condition, then it is better to visit in December to February, as it’s the coolest and driest time of the year.

Highlight attractions in Davao

  • Samal & Talicud Beaches - Samal Island is a mere 15-minute boat ride from Davao City. If you are a beach lover, visiting this island is a must. There are resorts on the island that offer snorkeling, sea kayaking and parasailing services. If water sports are not your interest, you can relax by the white-sand beaches and soak up the sun. Snorkeling lovers will surely have a blast here as the sea around Samal and Talicud is sprinkled with dive sites such as Dayang Beach, Coral Gardens and Angel's Cove bristle with various coral reefs and marine residents. To get to this island, you can take a regular boat ride at Santa Ana Wharf. When you cross over, look for a tricycle or habal-habal to take you to your desired destination in Samal.
  • Mount Apo - For those who seek adventurous travel, Mount Apo is a great place to challenge yourself. You can climb Mount Apo practically year-round, but it will take a challenging 4-days trip up the mountain and back. Climbers will spend the second night of their journey at Mount Apo’s summit and enjoy the incredible views of southern Mindanao when morning comes. Do remember that Mount Apo is a sleeping volcano that may erupt without cautions.
  • Aldevinco Shopping Center - The Aldevinco Shopping Centre is Davao's first and most prominent stop for craft goods and souvenirs. This market has everything fro brass swords, to shell craft and pearls. This humble market is a great place to purchase products of Mindanao’s craftsmen. The handiwork that they produce here ranges from brass kulintang gongs to mother of pearl chests.

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Airport in Davao

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