Davao attractions

Top Choice Museum in Davao

Museo Dabawenyo

An excellent museum with two floors of well-designed galleries exploring the complex patchwork of indigenous tribal groups, religions and ethnicities of Davao and Mindanao as a whole. Especially interesting are the …
Top Choice Gallery in Davao

Kublai's Gallery

An unconventional setting for a fine-art gallery, paintings by artist Kublai Millan fill the walls of this large space. Take an elevator to the 4th or 5th floor of the ordinary Chinatown shopping plaza.
Zoo in Davao

Davao Crocodile Park

Around 5km north of the city centre is this large complex spread out along the Davao River. A combination conservation centre and zoo, there are croc ‘shows’, including feeding sessions, tightrope walking, a cultura…
Market in Davao

Bankerohan Public Market

Vibrant, chaotic, claustrophobic, smelly and resembling a sprawling shanty town, Bankerohan provides a taste of local flavour. Everything that appears in Filipino kitchens is sold here. Mornings are the best time to…
Park in Davao

People’s Park

A family-friendly expanse of more concrete than green space with larger-than-life-sized sculptures of native peoples of Mindanao, all designed by artist Kublai Millan.
Museum in Davao

Dabaw Museum

This museum, next to the Waterfront Insular Hotel northeast of downtown, has a good collection of tribal weaving and artefacts from most of the Mindanao tribes.
Cathedral in Davao

San Pedro Cathedral

This centrally located cathedral on the site of the city's oldest church has an interesting design meant to resemble an ark. Daily mass in English at 6am and noon.