Davao - Essential Information
Flights arrive into Davao International Airport (DVO). Most flights arrive from other airports in the Philippines, but a growing number of international flights arrive from Asian cities like Hong Kong, Macau, Singapore, Seoul and also from Indonesia. The airport has a range of facilities, including ATM’s and telephones. The best way to make the 20 minute or so journey into the centre of the city is by taxi. Metered and fixed rate taxis can be found outside the airport terminal. Expect to pay around 30 pesos for the journey.
Getting around in Davao is relatively straightforward although you can expect some interruptions if the weather is bad, for example torrential rain. Taxis can be seen everywhere – simply flag one down. The more adventurous forms of transport are the Jeepney, tricycle or pedicab but be sure to have some loose change to pay your driver.
There are many clinics and private dental practices in the city, including Maidan Dental Clinic (Tel.+63 82 305 3731) and the Horfilla Rebecca Lagunay Dental Clinic (Tel: +63 82 227 9658).
Davao has a number of pharmacies, including several JOA Pharmacy outlets, Davao Shoppers’ Pharmacy and New Botica Conception.
Country code: 63
Area code: 82
220 volts, A.C. 60 cycles. Most hotels have 110-volt outlets.