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Most Filipino travelers would go to nearby countries like Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Macau (Visa free country) but very few would go to Indonesia. Most Filipinos would only know Bali and Jakarta but little did we know that Indonesia has so much to offer for all types of travelers.
In July 2016, I got invited by the Ministry of Tourism of Indonesia together with 50+ other South East Asian bloggers and influencers to travel around Indonesia for 12 days. I extended my trip to Jakarta for 3 days and was not able to do so much because of the traffic jam. Few from our batch went to Yogyakarta and seeing their amazing photos made me want and eager to go back to Indonesia and visit Yogyakarta.
Luckily Last January 2018, I was able to go back in Indonesia, had a 4-day trip to Jakarta with AirAsia and finally extended my trip for another 4 days just to see the wonders of Yogyakarta. I always wanted to visit temples and palaces in this region and finally, I did. Let me share you where we s…

5 Things To Do in Davao


Traveling is the best experience one could ever learn. Traveling alone or with a companion is fun, especially when you are in a new place. Davao is my first place to visit this 2016 and I hope for a monthly travel assignment for the whole year. It's my first time here in Davao and I'm loving every single tourist spot we visit. Davao is located in Mindanao, the southern part of the Philippines. It's the safest city/place in Mindanao - no smoking city ordinance, no firecrackers on any occasion or event, 12midnight liquor ban in establishments like bar and restaurant and clean city.


Davao is known for the Philippine Eating Eagle, Durian Fruit, Suha Fruit, Fresh Seafoods, Clean and Safe city.


1. Visit the San Pedro Cathedral


City Hall of Davao - just right in front of their cathedral.


2. Lola Abon's Original Durian Candy Store


Lola Abon's is the famous store to buy your "pasalubongs" to your family and friends. They have the best candies and durian ice cream.


Durian Candies, Yema, are for 30 to 35php and Durian Ice Cream for only 25php.


3. Have lunch or dinner at Garden by the Bay Resort and Restaurant.


The best grilled Tuna Belly and Seafood Chowder. Available at Garden by the Bay Oases.


3. Jack's Ridge Resort and Restaurant


 Jack's Ridge is one of the famous tourist spots here in Davao. Dine here while loving the scenery of Davao in day and night.


Pomelo Salad, Lapu Lapu in sweet and sour sauce, Mushroom Soup, Crispy Pata, Grilled Fish, Beef with Broccoli, Grilled Pork Ribs.


4. Bankerohan Market
Buy fresh Suha and Durian here at Bankerohan Market.

5. Visit Samal Island


Look how clear the water here in Paradise Resort, Samal Island. For 200php entrance fee, you get to swim at the beach with these little fish. I still have to see and visit the Eagle and Crocodile Farm and the Mt. Apo, definitely on my next trip to Davao and I can't wait to be back here.

5 Things To Do in Davao



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  1. Davao is a great and peaceful city. I have wanted to visit Jack's Ridge Resort and Restaurant because of the many positive reviews it has online, however we did not have enough time to go there. There's always another time. :)

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    1. Go to Jack's Ridge at night time and try their Durian Coffee.

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  2. I would definitely enjoy eating the most. I love tasting another country/place/province's food. It's such a lovely experience.

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    1. Davao offers the freshest seafood. Viait Garden by the Bay and jacks ridge

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  3. Awesome post here. I've never been to Davao but I've always heard a lot of amazing things about that place. Pictures look great especially the food! Thank you for sharing. Keep it up. :-)

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  4. ive been to Davao twice but I was not able to go to Samal Island. I think I should plan another travel to experience it.

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    1. Samal Island has serene beach amd white powdery sand. You should see it for yourself.

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  5. I've tried the Jack's Ridge and I love the view there. I was also able to visit the nature park with the longest zipline in Davao.

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    1. We have limited time in Davao but next time I will try that longest zipline

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  6. Durain candy & icecream? That's sounds interesting. I'd love to taste them.
    Btw, you look great pairing the dress with sneakers!

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    1. You will like it for sure. Thanks! I lile mix matching dreas with my white snix

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  7. It's been awhile since I've been to Davao. I remember going there for the first time for work. Then I was assigned their for about four weeks. I felt at home there. :-)

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  8. I have been to Davao twice before but I have not really seen these things you have enumerated. I have been to Eden Mountain Resort and Chemas by the Sea on Samal Is.

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  9. I have not been to Davao but would love to go there in one of my future trips. I have heard a lot about Samal Island and it would be a great experience to see another gem of our country - was told that the beaches are glorious.

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    1. Samal is only 15mins boat ride from the port. You will love Samal plus it has white sand

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  10. can't wait to go to Davao! Aside from being a safe city, it offers nice tourist attractions, like the ones you listed here :)

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  11. I was able to book a one way flight to Davao for 200php at Air Asia! So excited to go! I also have a free voucher for a return flight so this is definitely a super cheap trip!

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    1. Dont forget to try Lola Abons Durian icecream and dine at Garden by the Bay

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  12. Wow! Great suggestions, also looking forward to more Philippines stories!

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  13. Love the article! This makes me want to go home asap! Never been to Davao. I have only visited 6 of the thousands of islands, and the farthest was Negros. Davaoenos are known to be really kind, happy, and helpful people. I hope I'd manage to visit the city someday!

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    1. Visit Davao soon! You will love the place for sure as I do

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    2. Visit Davao soon! You will love the place for sure as I do

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  14. I've never been to Davao or in any place in Mindanao but I've tasted Durian candies before because my dad is from Cotabato. Hopefully I would be able to visit this place soon. I've seen your photos in Fb and it looks really stunning. :)

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  15. Awesome post here. I've never been to Davao but I've always heard a lot of amazing things about that place from my friends who now live there. Pictures look great especially the food! Thank you for sharing. Keep it up. :-)

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  16. Will definitely take note of these...Can't wait to be in Davao...

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