Davao Region Category

Deca Wakeboard Park Davao

May 15, 2014

The first cable waterpark I’ve featured here on Vista Pinas is the famous Camsur Watersports Complex in Camarines Sur. But if you want your fix of watersports but don’t have the means to go to Bicol, there are actually several other cable waterparks elsewhere in the country. One of them... (read more)

Philippine Eagle Center

March 24, 2014

Appropriately set in the tropical rainforest area of the Malagos watershed reservation in the Baguio District of Davao City, the Philippine Eagle Center (official web page, Facebook page) is the main site dedicated to the conservation of the country’s national bird, the Philippine Eagle (Pithecophaga jefferyi) also known as haribon... (read more)

Punta Dumalag

December 11, 2009

I like interestingly-shaped landforms (for example, Apo Lakay-lakay) and I stumbled into one: a nice thin peninsula jutting out into Davao Gulf from Davao City. This peninsula is called Punta Dumalag and it’s an interesting place as well and not just a nondescript landform. Punta Dumalag is located in Barangay Matina... (read more)

People’s Park (Davao)

September 18, 2009

If Tagaytay has its People’s Park (in the sky), so too does Davao City. My friend Joyce suggested that I feature Davao’s People’s Park and so that’s what I’m doing now. Actually, what you’re seeing right now in the satellite image thumbnail in Google Maps is the old PTA Grounds. (I... (read more)

Ramon Magsaysay Park

January 15, 2009

I’m no expert in Davao City and I’ve never been there (I’d love to visit it someday) but I think that the Ramon Magsaysay Park is the premiere public park in the city, akin to Manila’s Rizal Park. Well, I think at least before the new People’s Park was opened... (read more)

Marco Polo Davao

March 9, 2008

If PBCom Tower is the tallest skyscraper in the Philippines, then Marco Polo Hotel is the tallest skyscraper in the largest city (by area) in the Philippines, Davao City. This 18-storey, 245-room hotel is a well-known landmark in Davao City and offers great views of the Davao Gulf, Mount Apo,... (read more)

Pearl Farm Beach Resort

May 22, 2007

I think the best resort in the Metro Cebu area is the Shangri-la Mactan Island Resort (even though I haven’t been to Cebu). But that’s just my impression. However, there’s no question that the best resort in the Davao City area is the Barcelo Pearl Farm Beach Resort. ... (read more)

Ateneo de Davao University

July 18, 2006

Located in downtown Davao City is its premier institution of higher education, the Ateneo de Davao University. Pictured is the Jacinto Campus, or the main campus, which houses the tertiary-level colleges, including the Ateneo Law School. About 1.7 kilometers to the southwest, across the Davao River, is the Matina campus,... (read more)

Francisco Bangoy International Airport (Davao)

June 8, 2006

The Davao International Airport (IATA code DVO, ICAO code RPMD), officially known as the Francisco Bangoy International Airport, is Mindanao’s busiest airport. Pictured in the thumbnail is the new modern-looking terminal, completed in 2003, which can handle more than a million passengers yearly. The airport features a 3-kilometer long runway and... (read more)