Davao is also the largest city in the Philippines in terms of land area. Davao City is 7.8 times the size of Cebu and three times that of the entire Metro Manila. Davao City is approximately 588 miles (946 km) southeast of Manila, 971 kilometres (524 nmi) by sea. It is located in the south-eastern portion of Mindanao, and has an estimated population of 1,530,365 as of 2011, it is the most crime-free area in the country. Tourists are guarded not only by the police, but also by the people around them.
The City’s land, totalling to about 2,443.61 square kilometres, is mostly hilly in its western portion down as flat in its south-eastern shore. Its highest point is the Mount Apo the highest peak in the Philippines, which slopes up to 3,412 m. (11,194 ft.), located in the city’s south-western tip of its own border. Almost 50% of its total land area is classified as timberland or forest. Agriculture uses about 43%.
The Philippine Eagle Nature Centre
Take a glimpse of the coveted and nearly extinct Philippine Eagle, and the Philippine Eagle Nature Centre is where you should go. It is the home of 36 Philippine Eagles, The place is an ideal place for educational trips especially learning about the ecosystem and eagles.
With about 700 crocodiles, the park is one of popular tourist spots in the city a wildlife preserve that is home to many species aside from saltwater and freshwater crocodiles, what started as mere fascination to crocodiles has blossomed and grew into a lucrative leather business
The opening of the People’s Park on December 16, 2007. The Park has become a good destination. with normally, on weekdays, about 7,000 people drop in on the park. Grand landscaped waterfall, strategically scenic benches, a small but fun playground, amazingly breathtaking gardens
Eden Nature Park and Resort
Eden Nature Park, is abeautiful man-made resort nestled in the foothills of Mount Talomo, and at 2,650 feet above sea level, Eden Nature Park offers a breath-taking bird’s-eye view of the city and the Davao Gulf in the distance.
Mt. Apo is the largest mountain in the Philippines, which slopes up to 3,412 m. (11,194 ft.), located in the city’s south-western tip of its own border. This majestic peak is one of the country’s most popular climbing destinations, several trails lead to the summit, coming from North Cotabato and Davao provinces. The mountain may be climbed year-round or one can register and join the city’s Summer Climb.