Ever since President Rodrigo Duterte stepped into presidency back in 2016, his hometown of Davao City has become one of the best attractions in the country. The president was once the mayor of his hometown for many years before becoming the head of the state of the Philippines, with the city was hailed as one of the safest cities in the country.
That’s just one of the reasons a lot of people started becoming interested in visiting. Aside from the fact that Davao is the president’s hometown, there are several must-see sights here that could well be among the best tourist spots in Davao City. Let’s take a look at them, shall we?
Eden Nature Park
Over the past several years, Davao has transformed into the modern city that it is today. However, the city has, impressively, preserved its forests and farms, and one of the best places to experience the beauty of nature would have to be Eden Nature Park and Resort.
Located in the mountain, this place offers an amazing view of the pine trees and the hills. Plus, the place has a ton of attractions such as the Deer Park, Flower Garden, a hiking trail, a butterfly garden, a greenhouse for fresh vegetables, and so much more.
Malagos Garden Resort
Malagos Garden Resort is another place for you to reconnect with nature. This 12-hectare resort takes pride in its amazing, high-quality amenities which will help bring you closer to the heart of Mother Nature.
Its attractions include a bird feeding dome, a butterfly sanctuary, a playground and the very first Chocolate Museum to be ever seen in the Philippines. There are also a couple of exceptional restaurants here. They’ll serve you some of the most exquisite Filipino dishes you could ever find, and they’re sure to satisfy you.
There’s also a unique spa available at this resort — the Malagos Chocolate Spa. Relax and rejuvenate by availing its spa service that uses Cacao butter, Citronella, tropical fruits and local oils.
The Roxas Night Market
Known for its delicious and unique street food that you will never find in regular malls, the Roxas Night Market became a go-to for tourists who want to savor the different delicacies that the city has to offer. Hundreds of stalls offering a wide array of street food and Filipino cuisines are available in this area of Davao every night.
More than the good food, it’s the eclectic vibe and energy of this area that draws in the crowd daily. Thousands of locals and tourists spend their evenings here and get to have a taste of Davao hospitality, culture and food.
So, there you have it. These are just some of the best mostly free tourist spots in Davao City that are well-known to the general public. Of course, there’s still a whole lot more destinations to choose from when you’re in Davao. You just need to get out there and explore to find the previously unknown destinations that are worth your time.