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Kadayawan Festival: The Best Time to Visit Davao City

Considered as the city’s most anticipated time of the year, Kadayawan Festival is one of the reasons why tourists visit Davao. Kadayawan is a yearly event in the city where the locals celebrate life and give thanks for a bountiful harvest. It is held every third week of August. This is also a perfect time for you to go on a vacation to the city as the weather will most likely be at its best. So, what can you experience when you take part in the festival of festivals? You actually have a lot of choices but here are the more popular ones.   Kadayawan Trade Fair and Bazaar. This is one of the few times of the year when food treats and some items are sold at a very low price. Make sure you take advantage of them when you visit Davao during the Kadayawan season. Street Party. If you feel young and just want to dance the night away on the streets, an EDM-loaded street party is for you! This has been a recent addition to Kadayawan to cater to the younger locals. Make sure you check when and where these street parties are. Indak-Indak sa Kadalanan & Pamulak Kadayawan. These parades showcase what we really celebrate during Kadayawan. When you visit Davao, make sure you watch the Indak-Indak parade featuring the ethnic tribes of Davao and their culture-rich dance. After that, a series of floral floats will follow. Your eyes will feast on how much flowers these floats use. Not only that, you will also be amazed at the creative design of these floats. This just...

3 Activities to Get You to Visit Davao

Davao city is one lovely place. It’s clean. People are good followers. Taxi and jeepney drivers are honest. You’d walk on the streets without much worry of a robber stealing your things. When you visit Davao city, you’d probably think it’s just an ordinary busy city. While most of this is true, you have to remember that Davao city is a large city and there are places where away from the center of the metro where you can experience diverse activities. Here are 3 activities we suggest you try when you plan to visit Davao. Eat. Of course, no trip is complete without trying some delicious dishes. If you go around the city, you’d find a variety of dining places. From small eateries to fancy restaurants, you will never run out of food choices! There are the usual restaurants with simple and original dishes. If you’re in for some food adventure, you can try crocodile meat dishes at Crocodile Park. If you have time, stroll around the city and try the affordable yet satisfying street foods scattered around. Experience Wild & Wildlife. Eden Nature Park has a zipline. Davao Zorb Park gets you literally rolling. Philippine Eagle Center let’s you see the mighty Philippine eagle. If you’ve had enough of the city tour, it’s time to experience the more peaceful wildlife environment. Shop. There are a lot of malls in the city but you didn’t visit Davao to shop in these malls. Aldevinco has a lot of pasalubong choices that are truly Dabawenyo. Just a few steps away from Aldevinco is the city’s famous ukay-ukay spot. If you’re a...

The Simple Nightlife You Get When You Visit Davao City

Many people who want to visit Davao and who love the nightlife would feel hesitant to go. Davao is one of the cities known to have strict implementation on liquor, smoking, and noise. There is a complete no-smoking policy all over the city at all times. Liquor can only be served until midnight. The use of karaoke has a curfew.   Fortunately, Davao city offers a lot of alternatives. For you to have a fun nightlife, you don’t need to do irresponsible things and cause harm to other people. You may learn that you can have a fun night while still keeping your discipline when you visit Davao. Here are some suggestions on where you can spend the night away in the peaceful city of Davao.   A fine dinner. Before you even start thinking of late night fun activities with your friends or families, it’s best to have your fill of a good dinner. Davao City has a lot of restaurants that presents a wide variety of menu featuring both local and international cuisines. A little bit of clubbing. If you love clubbing and bar hopping and want to visit Davao for this reason, you will not be disappointed. Although clubbing hours end a tad earlier than in other cities, you will get the most out of it. Bars like Business Class, Starr, Hybrid, Club Velvet, and the ones at MTS will cater to your needs. A taste of stardom. Almost everyone loves to sing. So, if you want to be a singing sensation for just one night when you visit Davao, there are a lot of affordable...

Trends You’ll Discover When You Visit Davao

Like how fast online posts go viral around the Internet today, many things have sprung out of nowhere and just became part of every Dabawenyo’s lifestyle. When you visit Davao, you’d be surprised to see some practices you thought you never seen before. Here are some of them.   Clap twice for rice. We aren’t sure if this is also practiced by other restaurants in other places but as far as we know, this is what made a grill restaurant the talk-of-the-town. They are one of the pioneering restaurants who offered unlimited refills of rice. If you eat here and you run out of rice, all you need to do is clap twice to get the waiter’s attention and they’ll automatically bring you a cup of steamy rice! Slow down... Davao might not be the only city to implement the speed limit rule but this enforcement created quite a buzz in 2014. When you visit Davao and drive your own car, you have to pay attention to the speed limits as no one is excused for violating the law. It may sound annoying at first but when you’re there, you will notice how disciplined the city is and it actually helped in reducing the number of street accidents. An all-in-one tongue. What do you get when you combine the “conyo” talk with the dialect of Davao? Davao Conyo! Although not practiced by all Davao residents, this is very rampant nowadays. When you visit Davao and ask a local for directions or about anything, you’d receive a reply made up of words from different dialects. To Dabawenyos, this is perfectly...

Your Itinerary to Visit Davao on A Weekend

Most people want to escape the stress of their daily busy schedules but because of time constraints, it’s sometimes hard to set aside a time for a break. So, most of us plan our vacation on a weekend which is a very limited amount of time. If you find the right place, you will get the most out of your vacation during the two free days you have. One of the best ideas is to visit Davao. Davao is a big city that offers a wide variety of activities and treats. It may be a long shot to try and experience all those activities on a weekend which is why we are suggesting a simple but worthwhile itinerary if you plan to visit Davao. DAY 1 It’s best to arrive in the city on a Friday night and you ought to spend a Friday dinner at Jack’s Ridge Resort & Restaurant where you can spend a relaxing night overlooking the panoramic view of the city in its lights. DAY 2 On Saturday, you have two choices. If you’re a beach bum, spend the whole day at Samal Island which is one ferry ride away from the city. Do advance research on which resort you would like to stay as there are a lot of choices. If you prefer a more peaceful Saturday, you can visit Eden Nature Park, Crocodile Park, Malagos Garden Resort, and the Philippine Eagle Center, all of which lets you be one with nature. If you plan your time wisely and be diligent, you may be able to visit all of them. DAY 3 If you...