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A multi-cultural metropolis on the island of Mindanao, Davao is one of largest and most cosmopolitan cities in the Philippines. With the country’s highest mountain, Mount Apo, as its backdrop, this vibrant city offers a mix of fabulous landscapes that include parks like the Eden Nature Park and the Mount Apo National Park, superb beaches, diving waters and islands such as the unspoiled Samal Island. The San Pedro Cathedral is just one of its great monuments, while its shopping malls, colourful festivals and gourmet restaurants are legendary. Top notch hotels and resorts make it a tourist hotspot. Davao is famous for its gold and is home of the famous Philippine Eagle National Centre where the truly beautiful but endangered national bird is bred.


Population 1,450,000
Currency Philippine peso (PHP), PHP 1 = 100 centavos
Opening hours The larger shops tend to be open from around 10am through to around 6pm, although smaller shops often open earlier and the large shopping malls, for which Davao is famous, are usually open well into the evening.
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Philippine daily inquirer
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Mindanao times
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Sun star Davao
Emergency numbers 911
Tourist information City Tourism Operations Office
door 8, Magsaysay Park Complex,
Magsaysay ave.
Davao City

+63 82 222 1958