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3 days 2 nights stay in Davao

October 27, 2008

I joined a forum about Davao and one person asked for a suggestion on his Davao Itinerary. He’s a first time visitor and he’ll be in davao for 3 days and 2 nights. Asking what places to go to, where and what to eat.

Here’s what i gave him.

3 days in Davao is really such a short stay. You won’t be able to go to all the places here.. but there’s always a next time.

But for now, lets see if this itinerary i have for you will fit in.

Day 1:

It’s best if you take the first flight going to Davao.

> From the airport you want to go Eden.

option 1: choose a car rental from those lined up at the airport doors. (i think this will be a per person charging)

option 2: Hail a cab and ask how much a whole day rental would cost. Give a price between 2,000 to 2,500 pesos.

You will also pass by Lolengs Mountain Spring resort. A nice place to stay overnight. =>

Eden is near Malagos and Davao Eagle Park… near compared to coming from the city proper. Or just go back to the city after Eden. wink wink

When you go back to the city, i suggest you check-in on your hotel. ummm you still don’t have one yet huh? Cheap one? Ummm.. Sychar garden hotel. Cheap and… well.. nice.. avail of their free breakfast. => It’s also near 2 malls, victoria plaza and Gaisano.  

Go out of the hotel, take a non-airconditioned cab and go to People’s park.

Have dinner at Jack’s ridge. Just take a cab and you’ll get there. After that, go back to the hotel and take a much needed rest.

DAY 2:

I suggest you visit the Davao Museum and the City hall grounds. For me, its a must to visit these places whenever i visit a new place.

Then Crocodile Park + Butterfly House + Tribu K’ Mindanawon then have lunch at River Grill.. they’re all in one location so you won’t have a hard time going from one place to another.

Going to the beach (samal Island) / Overnight Stay at Samal Island

Boats leave at 7:00 am and 1:30 pm going to samal island. Go to Paradise beach resort for your overnight stay. There are other resorts out there but this is where first time visitors usually go to. You can also opt to go to talikud island.. but i haven’t experienced an overnight stay there yet.

Day 3: (last flight from Davao)

Option 1: Pasalubong Day

Out of the beach, go to Aldevinco for your pasalubong needs. Pearls, Shirts, native goodies. Then go to SM Davao and buy Lola Abon’s candy products. I recommend this one because it is the best that i’ve tasted! Bit pricey than other products. But worth the price!

If you’re buying fruits, like pomelo and mangosteen, you can try your luck beside aldevinco. A lot of pomelo stalls there. Remember, always ask for a discount and choose pomelos that are heavy.. that means they’re juicier!

And as one of my readers suggested, go to bangkerohan market to buy low priced fruits.

Option 2:  Ride the Zipline then Buy Pasalubong

If you are the adventurous type, you might want to try the Longest Zipline in Asia. Outland Adventure’s Xceleretor. Its a 1km long zipline. Its at GAP Farms. Easy to find and much closer than Camp Sabros.

You also need to try out the Cafe’s here in Davao! Oh, don’t forget to drop by Lachi’s! for lunch or dinner.  And take home some Mam Bebs goodies!

The best durian pie can be found at Casa Leticia. Also try Kape balos from Kangaroo Coffee Club.

12 Comments leave one →
  1. November 12, 2008 8:06 pm

    hi manilenyo in davao.

    dagdag lang, if ur looking for pomelo, try the bankerohan markets, they usually have loads of pomelos and other fruits that u can get for an even cheaper price. (also willing to give u free taste of the fruits)

    if ur going to eden lang, u can avail of their shuttle service na, i guess, 1,200 back n forth na. although, if you’re a great researcher, u might find small groups who cater davao tours for a minimum fee. they usually include trips to eden, croco park, aldevinco and other davao spots, plus lunch pa. :)

    enjoy davao!

    Davaoena in Manila

  2. Tiarra permalink
    November 20, 2008 11:50 am

    hehe ako my itinerary kba for me? 4days/3 nights.. its next week na! hehehe Nov 27 afternoon to Nov 30 night

  3. migs permalink*
    November 20, 2008 11:53 am

    email me… usap tayo..

  4. Aris Anonas permalink
    March 4, 2009 12:15 pm

    I will be going to Davao Next Week for 4days and 3 nights.

    I did my research already and I know what I want to do now! Hehehehehehe It took me awhile really before I decided to what to do, where to go.

    Ultimately I will never forget to have my first ever Zip Line at the Outland Adventure!

    The rest will be food hunting harharharhar

    I will be staying at the Paseo de Habana along Rizal Street!

    More updates after my trip!

  5. reuel permalink
    March 30, 2009 11:16 pm

    Im planning to go to davao and it’s my first time to go there … could you please help me from hotel down to itenerary … and please please could you please include price variances … i would really appreciate …. please email me at

  6. lois permalink
    August 18, 2010 12:49 pm


    Im going to Davao on OCtber for 4d3n and I dnt know how far each places from each other mga pupuntahan nmin. the SHRINE OF INFANT JESUS how many minutes from the city? we will stay in My hotel, from hotel to SHRINE OF INFANT JESUS? the zip line (x-ccelartor) hor many mins to get there from city to my hotel. pls help me. tnx

  7. February 10, 2013 11:13 pm

    I’ll be going to Davao for 7 days this month. Can you suggest an itinerary? Please e-mail me at thanks!

  8. Lhai permalink
    February 21, 2013 2:24 pm

    Hi! Have a trip to Davao by next month.. But in a short period only,, 2 days 2 nights.. Can u give me advice or a tip to do in davao?? 1st Last trip to davao, then in our 3rd last trip to Manila.

    • Migs permalink*
      February 21, 2013 7:34 pm

      First you need to tell me what do you like doing when you are on a trip. Beach? see the tourist spots? you a mall rat? adventure seeker?

  9. manika permalink
    April 30, 2013 4:53 pm

    hi migs. im going to davao this june for 3days. morning in davao, then last flight pabalik. pls help me. i want beach (samal island magstay), i want also sa pearl farm. then city tour. heres my email thanks!

  10. rayanne permalink
    June 12, 2013 2:29 pm

    hi there..

    any suggested itineraries fro a wheelchair/pwd friendly davao? 4days and 3nyts?

    • Migs permalink*
      June 13, 2013 11:30 am

      Hi Rayanne, Any PWD can do most stuff that I’ve posted here in my Blog as long as you have:
      1. wheelchair/crouches
      2. may kasama ka na magbubuhat
      3. You have the will to do it :)

      kaya yan! pwede kayo mag zipline. Pwedeng mag beach, mag eden nature park, etc.

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