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.
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.
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.
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.