Feb 1, 2012

Davao City Attractions



Davao Crocodile Park

The Davao crocodile Park all started from the fascination of the owner, Mr. Philip Dizon, to Saltwater and Freshwater Crocodiles. He did not think of it as a lucrative business until he learned that crocodiles are raised in United States not just for public viewing but as well as for production of leather purposes. It was in November 1995 when the government has given the ownerthe accreditation and permit to operate the 1st Davao Crocodile Park. 10 years later , on August 18, 2005, the world-class Davao Crocodile Park was opened with the help of the consultant Dr. Gilbert Buenviaje. The Davao Crocodile Park Inc. is owned and operated by a group of businessmen headed by Mr. Sonny Dizon, a resident of Davao City. The Davao Crocodile Park is an establishment that showcases a ‘state of the art’ crocodile farming system in the Philippines. It has the most recent crocodile farm design equipped with modern facilities and equipments. The presence of other exotic animal species like raptors, monkeys, bearcats, snakes, birds, and other reptiles makes it one of the most desired tourist destinations in Davao.

Getting Here:Davao Crocodile Park can be reach only by taxi and private vehicles. A 15-30 min drive from the city and located at Maa diversion road, Davao City.

Entrance Fees:Adult Php 150.00 or $3.50 | Kids (2-12 years old ) Php 75.00 



Davao City Museum
Located at the Insular Village in Lanang, the Davao Museum is where you can find the rich cultural history of the city preserved in one place. You will see ethnographical and archaeological collections gathered from the Mandaya, Bagobo, Manobo, Mansaka, B’laan and Tiboli tribes. The visit should give you a glimpse of the colorful lumad culture of the city. Davao is home to many cultural tribes. And in spite of progress, they have retained many of their local practices like celebrating the bountiful harvest during the Kadayawan festival (August). Davaoeños are the inhabitants composed of a mixture of tribes and migrants from all over the Philippines and other nearby countries. Some of these tribes include ethnic Bagobo, Mandaya, Manobo, Tiboli, Mansaka and B'laan tribes. Their arts and culture are preserved and restore here at Davao Museum. Davao Museum is about 12 km distance from Davao City center.This museum is also devoted on showing various tribal cultures and other facts about the people of this region. Its main gallery is a depository of tribal art, local costumes, jewelry and handicrafts. There is also a gallery of paintings, sculptures and ceramics. And if you want a souvenir of your tour of the museum, a souvenir shop is located within the vicinity that sells native crafts. Davao Museum is also a private museum that contains archaeological and ethnographical collections relating to Southern Mindanao. Personal memorabilia of first generation pioneers of Davao are also found here.

Getting Here:
Take a taxi and proceed to this address Zonta Bldg., Insular Village Phase I, Lanang Davao City.
Entrance Fees: Open to Public


 Eden Natures Park and Resort
A mountain resort 3,000 feet above sea level, Eden Nature Park is 95% man-made! It is a great model of how we can re-create nature and rebuild a lost environment. Discovered sometime in 1971, the resort used to be a logged-over area covered only by a blanket of wild grass. Its potential was, however, readily seen by the owners as the property provided an imposing view of Davao City and the Davao Gulf. Not long after, terraces were carved out of the mountain slope, and thousands of pine tree seedlings were planted. As the pine trees grew, they provided canopies allowing other trees and plants to grow and creating a secondary forest. Today, there are over 100,000 pine trees spread throughout 80 hectares, providing a refreshing backdrop to the various attractions in Eden Nature Park.

Getting Here: Eden Natures Park can be reach only by taxi and private vehicles. Located at Mount Talomo, Toril, Davao City.
Entrance Fees: Adult Php 420.00 or $10.00


Holy Infant Jesus of Prague
A mountain resort 3,000 feet above sea level, Eden Nature Park is 95% man-made! It is a great model of how we can re-create nature and rebuild a lost environment. Discovered sometime in 1971, the resort used to be a logged-over area covered only by a blanket of wild grass. Its potential was, however, readily seen by the owners as the property provided an imposing view of Davao City and the Davao Gulf. Not long after, terraces were carved out of the mountain slope, and thousands of pine tree seedlings were planted. As the pine trees grew, they provided canopies allowing other trees and plants to grow and creating a secondary forest. Today, there are over 100,000 pine trees spread throughout 80 hectares, providing a refreshing backdrop to the various attractions in Eden Nature Park.

Getting Here: Eden Natures Park can be reach only by taxi and private vehicles. Located at Mount Talomo, Toril, Davao City. 
Entrance Fees:
Adult Php 420.00 or $10.00
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The Shrine of the Holy Infant Jesus of Prague is a local mecca for Catholic devotees, as well as being one of Davao City’s most famous landmarks and tourist spots. The structure is unusual in that its chapels are all open-air. During Holy Week, locals re-enact the Stations of the Cross on the hill leading up to the shrine.

Getting Here:
Situated on top of Matina Hill, the attraction can easily be reach either by taxi or private vehicle. A 30 min away from the city proper.
Entrance Fees: Open to Public


Japanese Tunnel
A small entry fee permits tourists to visit the Japanese Tunnel in Davao City, which is famous for having been used by Japanese soldiers during WWII. Life-size models of Japanese soldiers in various poses have been placed at different points along the length of the tunnel.

Getting Here:
Can easily be reach by taxi or private vehicles 30 min away from the city proper.
Entrance Fees: Php 50.00 or $1.25



Peoples Park
Formerly known as the PTA park which turned into idle ground it now revolutionized into a beautiful family theme park. Opened to public last December 15, 2007 it had become the most visited park in Davao City. The 4 hectares People’s Park is located within the heart of the metropolitan area. Diaphanous sights are the sculptures of the famous Davao artist named “Kublai”. The prevailing sculpture found inside is the Durian Dome where the mini museum of the history Davao City housed. There are many sculptures inside the park addressing the culture, abundance and life of Davao City. There are lots of things to see in the Peoples Park, upon entrance you will be welcomed by a rainbow painted floor and as you roam inside the park your eyes will be amazed by its grand landscaped waterfalls with some light effects, a mini playground, cool gardens, some mini-forests featuring some unique flora from all over the world, and a whole lot more.. Peoples Park is a must see tourist attraction in Davao. Locals go here for its magnificent scenic beauty and relaxing ambiance of its forest concept. Most visitors rush here during night time where lights will play in your eyes. When tummy craves for food there are many restaurants and fast foods nearby to choose from and are all ready to set up for you to satisfy your appetite. To name few there is Taps, Penongs, BBQ Boss and Banoks.

Getting Here:
Peoples Park can be reach either by public, taxi or private vehicles. Located at the heart of Davao City along Legaspi St.

Entrance Fees: Open for Public


Philippine Eagle Center

The Center is home to 36 Philippine Eagles, 18 of which are captive-bred. It also houses 10 other species of birds, 4 species of mammals and 2 species of reptiles. Simulating a tropical rain forest environment, the Center offers the visitor a glimpse into the country’s forest ecosystem. Although the exhibits are used primarily to help educate the Filipino people on conservation, the facility is also considered a major tourist attraction in Davao City. In 1992, the world's first captive-bred Philippine eagle was hatched at the Philippine Eagle Research and Nature Center - located in the mountains outside of Davao city. A perfect female this eaglet was the product of 14 years of learning and developing methods of captive propagation of this species. Her arrival produced a large spark of hope in the staff, and indeed all conservationists around the world. The staff promptly named her "Pag-Asa" - meaning "Hope." The second eaglet arrived soon after. Also a female, she was named "Pagka-kaisa"-"Unity" - symbolizing the unity of man and nature.


Getting Here:
The Philippine Eagle Center (PEC) is about an hour drive from the city and can be reached either by private or public transport. Buses going to Calinan depart every 15 minutes from the Annil Terminal located at corner Quirino and San Pedro Extension. Bus fare is at P30. From Calinan, take a pedicab going to the PEC. The ride is about 10 minutes and will cost you P6. Before entering the PEC premises, the Davao City Water District will collect an entrance fee of P5 for adults and P3 for kids. PEC entrance costs P50 for adults and P30 for youth, 18 years old and below. Tour guiding and the use of kiosks are free of charge. 

Entrance Fees:
P50.00 or $1.00 | Youth (18 years old and below) - P30

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