Welcome to Mindanao


Though big and bulky, Mindanao's varied ethnographic make-up, competing land claims and highly prized natural resources can make it seem undersized. Since the 1950s Muslims have been outnumbered and currently muster a majority in only five of Mindanao's 21 provinces. Of these five, 14,000 sq km are given over to the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), an area that includes islands stretching towards Malaysia and Indonesia.


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$210 Outdoor Activities

Davao Mount Apo Trekking

Explore the Highest Mountain in the Philippines situated in Davao City, officially the City of Davao (Cebuano: Dakbayan sa Dabaw, Filipino: Lungsod ng Dabaw), is a highly urbanized city in the island of Mindanao in the Philippines.In the Philippines, Mt. Apo is the highest point with an elevation of 3144 Meters above sea level, making it the Grand Father of all Philippine Mountains and the dream mountain of every Filipino mountaineer.Mount Apo is one of the must see and experience for every adventure tourist or backpacker who visits the country specially in the Davao Province where it lies.It is the largest city in the Philippines in terms of land area, and the most populous city in the country outside Metro Manila. It is geographically situated in the province of Davao del Sur and grouped under the province by the Philippine Statistics Authority but being a highly urbanized city, it is governed and administered politically independent from it. The city has a total land area of 2,443.61 km2 (943.48 sq mi), and a population of 1,632,991 people based on the 2015 census. This figure also makes it the third-most-populous city in the Philippines and the most populous in Mindanao.[4]It is the center of Metro Davao, the third most populous metropolitan area in the Philippines (as of 2015 census with a population of 2.5 million, after Metro Manila's 12.8 million and Metro Cebu's 2.8 million). The city serves as the main trade, commerce, and industry hub of Mindanao and the regional center of Davao Region. Davao is home to Mount Apo, the highest mountain in the Philippines. The city is also nicknamed as the "Durian Capital of the Philippines". The city is divided into three congressional districts, which are subdivided into 11 administrative districts with a total of 182 barangays.Davao has been inaccurately described in national media reports in the Philippines as one of the world's safest cities.[8][9][10][11]However, the city has the highest murder rate and the second highest rape rate in the Philippines, according to police data.

$38 Cultural & Theme Tours

Private Half-Day City Tour of Davao

The tour starts in the heart of the city and you will find the city’s beacon – San Pedro Cathedral as the oldest and the premier historical landmark. Have a visit to D’Bone Museum which you will find 700 specimens of different kinds of bones. Just a walk away from D’Bone Museum you will find another museum which is the Museo Dabawenyo, focuses on the people, history, art and culture of Davao. Lon Wah Buddhist Temple as the largest temple in the city & also in Mindanao. Last you can indulge in shopping at Aldevinco Shopping Center where you will find variety of batiks, souvenirs and pearls.

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