Fly Cebu to Davao – Independence Day Seat Sale

Cebu to Davao

Cebu Airport Code: CEB
Davao Airport Code: DVO
Flight Time: 1 hour 5 minutes

The City

The sprawling city of Davao serves as southern Philippines’ cultural and economic capital, nicknamed the King City of the South in contrast to Cebu’s Queen City monicker. Known for its thriving metropolitan area, breathtaking landscapes, and delicious fruits all set against the backdrop of the majestic Mount Apo. The contrast of city and towering mountains symbolizes the typical Davaoeño psyche – one that is at once forward-thinkingly urban and deeply rooted in Mindanaoan culture.

Davao is home to the mighty Philippine eagle, the country’s national bird and the largest eagle in the world. It is also the site of a diverse array of manmade and natural tourist attractions, with the former including parks, museums, and religious structures while the latter is comprised of scenic beaches, virgin forests, and coral islands, among many others. Because of all this, over a million people flock to the city year-after-year, and with Philippine Airlines’ Cebu to Davao flight, you too can experience everything Davao City and its neighboring Mindanaoan regions can offer.


Because this is one of the largest cities in the country, there is no shortage of things to do in Davao for any kind of traveler. For a good introduction to local culture and plantlife, start by heading to the People’s Park and Museo Dabawenyo at the city center. Meanwhile, other popular tourist attractions explore Davao’s unique animal life. The Philippine Eagle Center is home to rescued and captive-bred Philippine eagles, birds of prey, and a few reptiles and mammals. You can also try visiting the Davao Crocodile Park, which offers animal petting, crocodile feeding, and animal shows that are sure to entertain guests of all ages.

On the other hand, the fascinating D’Bone Collector Museum is a relatively new point of interest that houses one of the largest collections of bones, skulls, and skeletons in the country. The attraction holds some 700 specimens of bones from a wide variety of animals, such as sharks, grizzly bears, whales, and birds. Another exciting attraction is the popular Eden Nature Park, a haven for adrenaline-seeking nature lovers. The 80-hectare property holds a mini zoo, playground, and thrilling SkyCycle, SkySwing, and SkyRider activities.

For those looking to marvel at picturesque landscapes, attractions like the Malagos Garden Resort, the GAP Farming Resort, and the majestic Davao Bamboo Sanctuary and Ecological Park will not disappoint. If you have an extra day or two to spend in the region, don’t pass up the chance to visit the beautiful Samal Island, an island city across the Davao Gulf. It is home to stunning beaches, waterfalls, caves, coral reservation parks, and even a vanishing island in Barangay Tambo.


Davao City nightlife isn’t as vibrant as can be expected from a city of over a million residents, especially compared to its counterparts in Metro Manila and Cebu. This is largely because of an early alcohol curfew that forbids the sale and consumption of alcohol from 1 am to 8 am. As a result, nightlife in Metro Davao is comprised mostly of laid-back pubs and restaurants as well as some jazz clubs and piano bars.

Matina Town Square is a classic haunt for live music and drinks with friends and family. Newer pubs include Str3ets Urban Lifestyle Pub and BEERaucracy Bar, both of which offer a wide variety of local craft beers. If you’re in the mood to sing your heart out, head to Piyesta KTV and Restobar in SM Davao. But if you’d much rather sit back and listen to others play, the Blue Room Jazz bar offers wonderful jazz ensembles and great cocktails.

Where to Dine?

Dining options in Davao come in every size, style, and cuisine, with many restaurants in Davao offering dishes you can’t find anywhere else in the country. Arguably the most popular among locals is Penong’s Barbecue House, which gives its Manila and Cebu counterparts a run for their money. Another well-recommended place is Jack’s Ridge, which offers a great dining experience amidst spectacular views of Davao City and the Gulf.

For those looking to eat all they can at a buffet in Davao, there are an amazing variety of options to choose from. For instance, Kuya Ed Restaurant and Saluhan Lounge and Buffet offer menus of fresh seafood, beef, and pork at just PHP99 and PHP149, respectively. Fine dining enthusiasts will appreciate the more luxurious Zab’s Buffet Restaurant along Paseo de Roxas, and Café Marco at the Marco Polo Hotel.

Other local favorites include the classic Filipino suman and tsokolate offered by Habi at Kape in the expansive Abreeza Mall as well as the wide variety of street food at the Roxas Night Market.

Travel Details

Public Transport:

Taxis are the simplest method of getting around, with trips around the city falling below PHP100. In contrast to other metropolitan areas in the Philippines, taxi drivers in Davao are regarded as very honest drivers and aren’t known for scamming passengers. However, if you’d like a bit more of adventure, do as the locals do and catch one of the city’s a colorful jeepneys, which are also available 24 hours a day for a fraction of the cost.

By car:

There are plenty of car rental options in Davao City, and if you’re not comfortable driving yourself around, most rental companies will let you hire drivers for your trip as well.

By Bike:

The biking community in Davao is very active, with a total of 236 routes around the greater Davao region and the Tour of Mindanao Bike Race set to make its debut later this year. There are plenty of places to rent bikes around the city, but the local government has yet to implement bicycle lanes in the city roads.

Disability Access:

Unfortunately, only around 20% of firms in Davao are currently complying with the city’s accessibility ordinance, which mandates the creation of barrier-free environments for persons with disability. Sidewalks are not very accessible for people in wheelchairs, but most big hotels and tourist attractions are reasonably equipped to provide services for PWDs.

Events: April 16 – December 31, 2018

One of the major annual festivals in Davao City is the Kadayawan Festival, held every third week of August. This event unites the different tribes that make up the larger area of Davao in celebration of life in Davao, and a thanksgiving for invaluable gifts of nature, wealth of culture, and peaceful living. Other Davao events include Pasko Fiesta sa Davao, held throughout the entire month of December in anticipation of Christmas, as well as the annual Torotot Festival on New Year’s Eve.

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