Davao del Norte is a primarily agricultural province; however, various areas also engage in mining, forestry and commercial fishing. Some of the main crops of the province include maize, bananas, coconut and a wide array of fruit and root crops. Davao del Norte is also one of Mindanao’s leading producer of rice.
Aside from all of that, Davao del Norte is also home to a lot of beautiful and must-see Philippine tourist attractions. These sites will surely take your breath away and you’ll get the feeling that you don’t want to leave these places. You may even discover an innate desire to make these places your brand-new home.
If this would be your first time going to Davao del Norte, here are some of the best places for you to visit:
The Island Garden City of Samal
From its white-sand beaches, to the caves, falls and the world-renowned fruit bats, the Island Garden City of Samal is without a doubt the prime face of tourism all over the Davao region.
It’s definitely been among the top destinations where locals can go for a quick getaway. However, more and more people from across the globe are discovering this place.
Go ahead and plunge into the unlimited excitement that the Island Garden City of Samal has to offer. The jewel of Davao Gulf is a haven for different eco-adventure activities such as diving, snorkeling, kayaking, canoeing, mountain biking, trekking, camping and a whole lot more.
The City of Tagum
The City of Golden Opportunities, The Palm City of the Philippines, The City of Festivals, The Cultural Center of Mindanao and the City of Parks. These are just some of the titles given to the City of Tagum, also known as the capital of Davao del Norte.
Fresh bananas remain the chief export product of the city, ahead of other export goods like wood chips, veneer plywood and wood lumber.
Meanwhile, the tourism sector has become one of the city’s main economic powerhouses. Among the places it features, there’s Banana Beach, the Giant Rosary, the La Filipina Cemetery and the bustling city night market.
The Municipality of Kapalong
When visiting Kapalong, dubbed as the “Caving Capital of Mindanao”, caves are must-see sites here. However, the J.K. Mercado and Sons’ Pag-asa Farms is another destination that you should not miss out on.
This five-hectare botanical garden is found within a banana plantation, in which grow a wide variety of waling-waling and cattleya orchids. Plus, there’s the thrilling sights of different animal species.
As far as caves go, Kapalong has tons! It’s home of the Suaon Nature Park, where a series of limestone caves formed intricate and mind-blowing natural formations found underneath the earth. You can also explore Okbot, Otso and Alena Caves and go sightseeing in the Sua-on Underground River.
So, there you have it. These are just some of the Philippine travel destinations you can visit while in Davao del Norte. Just remember to always plan your trips ahead of time for you to avoid any disaster along the way. You wouldn’t want to travel unprepared now, would you?