A lot of people right now are aware that Davao City is a bustling metropolis, but that’s hardly a good enough reason for tourists to travel to the area. To get the most out of your trip, you need to go a little bit farther than just Davao City – you need to head into the Davao region, in fact.
The region includes the city and the Davao Gulf as well as the Compostela Valley, Davao Occidental, Davao Oriental, Davao del Sur and Davao del Norte. With that said, here are some of the destinations to consider for Philippine beach holidays when you want fun under the sun.
The Island Garden City of Samal
Located along the Davao Gulf, this holiday destination is known to be the largest resort island in the Philippines. It has almost 70 resorts to choose from, including the most famous ones – Pearl Farm Beach Resort and Paradise Beach Resort. You’ll have absolutely no problem finding the right accommodation here for you.
The one thing all the resorts have in common are white-sand beaches and the deep, clear, blue ocean. Beyond that, Samal Island has something for everybody, on any budget.
Dahican Beach in Mati, Davao Oriental
Seven kilometers of white sand beach confronts first-time visitors to the “skim boarding capital of Mindanao.” Just be careful when you visit this place, however. Why? It’s because the waves are high and the currents are a bit too strong. Still, it’s a haven for anyone that likes a challenge in the water, and peace on land.
Aliwagwag Falls Eco Park in Cateel, Davao Oriental
If you love the water but hate the salt, Davao has the Aliwagwag Falls Eco Park. It’s made up of a series of 84 waterfalls that spill into the Cateel River amidst a lush rainforest you can admire using the monkey bridge. It’s a fully developed tourism destination, however, so you can enjoy your nature stint in comfort.
Matin-ao Inland Resort in New Corella, Davao del Norte
Bask in the natural spring waters that empty out into the numerous Matin-ao Inland Resort swimming pools. The children would love the slides here, just remember to keep a close eye on them so they won’t get hurt or anything. Of course, you, the parents, can also have a great and wonderful time here as well.
Banana Beach in Tagum City
Banana Beach is the only beach that’s found inside of a banana plantation in Tagum City. But you have to admit, it can’t be anything but a unique experience to say the least.
Davao grows some of the best fruits in the country, but this place is definitely not one for monkeys to lurk in. Plus, this place has first-rate accommodations and amenities, so head on down here now!
So, there you have it. These are just some of the best beach holidays Philippines destinations in the Davao region. Just remember the basics when it comes to planning for your beach trip for you to avoid any disasters along the way.