It’s yet that time of the year where the blazing heat of the sun is just too much to handle. You’re probably thinking of renting a vacation home in top summer tourist spots in the Philippines but here’s an idea: why not buy a property in Davao instead? You can marvel at its booming economy, high-rise condominiums and wide range of job opportunities. It’s the true embodiment of living the city life with the features of a province. Not only is it an enclave filled with pristine beaches but it’s also pervaded with historical landmarks and cultural centers.
If you’re not yet convinced, here are some 7 must-tries in the Davao metro that would make you stay for good:
Crocodile Ice Cream in Crocodile Park
No, this isn’t made up of crocodile meat and yes it’s really scrumptious. This recipe, like any other ice cream, is a mixture of milk, sugar and…crocodile eggs! Sweet Spot Artisan Ice Cream is situated in Davao Crocodile Park, a 15- minute travel from the airport. Flavors include Coffee Rush, Dragon Fruit and Crazy Cheese among many others. Prices range from 40-70 per scoop. It’s a bit pricey but once you get to taste its goodness, this crocodile-infused treat will definitely make you “ice s-cream” for more!
Davao Zorb Park
Zorbing or Globe riding is starting to be one of the most popular recreational activities not only in Davao but in the whole world. It involves being inside a plastic orb while rolling down a hill. Don’t worry; Davao Zorb Park makes sure that you roll down safely. There are safety rules to follow. You are also connected to a harness so the toss won’t be a hassle. It’s open from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. while entrance fee starts at 200 pesos.
Davao Historical Society Museum
The historical museum of Davao is a mirror of its diverse culture and rich history. The museum was the brainchild of various groups led by the Davao Historical Society. It features a meld of history and culture presented in a comprehensive manner. Relics, artifacts, indigenous materials are housed within the gallery. If you want an unconventional summer escapade, journey through Davao’s past with Davao Historical Society Museum.
Talomo is one of the most visited beaches in the city. Its fine white sands and immaculate waters are just enough to make you want to buy that condo for sale in Davao. Surfing and underwater swimming are two of its most sought-after recreational activities.
Fun fact: it’s also a historical landmark. During World War II, it was used as a naval bastion by American and Japanese forces. Wouldn’t it be fun to experience two expeditions in one place?
Davao City Baywalk
Davao City Baywalk’s most special attribute is that it is a beachfront park. Imagine strolling along the coastline while being greeted by the panoramic sunrise and sunset along the Times Beach of Matina Aplaya. Aside from this beautiful horizon, you will also see the glinting golden replica of the Statue of David made by artistic genius Michaelangelo.
Saint Peter Metropolitan Cathedral
One of the oldest and most iconic churches in Davao, Saint Peter Metropolitan Cathedral is an established institution visited by hundreds of Dabaweño devotees. The architectural style of the church is believed to be the convergence of Christians and Muslims whereas the frontal-curved roofing represents a vinta gliding over waters while carrying a cross. The church is also a symbol of the union of these two religions despite differences in beliefs.
Kadayawan Festival is the celebration of culture, life, nature and abundant harvests. It is an annual festival held in the city of Davao. The vibrant history of the festival can be traced back to the thanksgiving traditions made by the early locals. They would gather at Mount Apo and offer veggies, fruits and farm produce while lauding and dancing energetically. The feast widely attracts tourists during the whole month of August.
These are just some of the reasons why you would just keep on coming back for more. Davao City may be a first class municipality but it’s also like staying at the comfort of a rural area with its abundance of natural attractions. If you be so bold, imagine your family moving to a condo for sale in Davao, a dream home within the city in the midst of nature.