There are a number of things that make Davao del Sur the most well known province of the country. It is, in the first place, the province with the world’s largest city: the city of Davao has a land area of 2,211 sq. km., which is unique in the world. Furthermore, Davao del Sur is the fastest growing province of the country. It is also the province with the country’s highest mountain: Mount Apo, a 2954 m. high dormant volcano.
WHAT TO SEE?
Davao City is a religious city with many places of worship. There are not only churches, shrines, but also Chinese and Buddhist temples to visit. Davao’s Long Hua Temple is the biggest Buddhist temple in Mindanao. About 300 m. south of the Buddhist temple is a Taoist Temple with a very remarkable Pagoda. There are also several mosques.
Most of the beaches around Davao del Sur, Philippines have black volcanic sand and are not really nice. Talamo Beach, a few kms to the south was the place where the Japanese landed in 1942 and the Americans in 1945.
WHERE TO STAY IN DAVAO CITY?
Davao del Sur has a wide range of hotels to offer, the following hotels are accredited by the department of Tourism
WHERE TO EAT?
Davao City is one of the very few cities or towns in the Philippines that succeeded in keeping an inner city alive. The result is an inner city with lots of cozy, good quality, restaurants of any kind. You can eat here European, Chinese, or Filipino. Some suggestions: there is a whole row of different restaurants and Bistro which has the excellent steaks and European food; Molave Restaurant is a good place for Filipino food, also Kusina Dabaw. For Chinese food try Shanghai Restaurant. Mongolian Garden serves Mongolian barbecue. Also nice are the Muslim Eateries at the Muslim Fishing Village. For Japanese food the best place is Tsuru Restaurant. There is also a wide range of fast foods.
Entertainment: Davao City has an extensive nightlife. There are bars, nightclubs and discos to choose from.
Experience the hospitality of the Filipinos in the Place of Davao del Sur, Philippines. Tourists and guest are always welcome in their homes. Filipino people are very friendly, accommodating and fun-loving. Tourist can communicate well because most of the people in the Philippine knows and understands English.