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Travel Guide Budget and Itinerary for Davao

Davao is a beautiful region I wouldn't mind returning to. There's plenty to see and do even if you're staying for just 4 days. There's the beach, parks, and other attractions to fill your itinerary.



Here's a travel guide budget and itinerary for Davao.


Places of Interest in Davao


There's plenty to see and do during your visit to Davao. It's impossible to do everything in 4 days. You'd have to make a return trip to explore Davao's attractions and enjoy them. Here are some places of interest you might want to include in your itinerary.

Davao City

  • Philippine Eagle Center
  • Roxas Avenue Night Market
  • Crocodile Park
  • People's Park
  • Eden Nature Park
  • Magsaysay Park
  • Japanese Tunnels
  • Vista View Restaurant

Samal Island

  • Hagimit Falls
  • Monfort Bat Cave
  • Kaputian Beach
  • Canibad Beach
  • Maxima Aquafun Resort
  • Mt. Puting Bato
  • Talicud Island
  • Starfish Island
  • Isla Reta
  • Pearl Farm

How to Go to Samal Island


You can board a boat departing for the island from either Sasa or Sta. Ana Wharf. It takes two jeep rides to reach either one, which can cost you around P20 one way. The boat that leaves from Sta. Ana Wharf costs approximately P60 one way and takes around 45 minutes. The boat that departs from Sasa Wharf costs around P10 one way and only takes roughly five minutes. A tricycle or motorcycle taxi can take you to your accommodation. You can also hire one for the day.

Read my post here: Samal Island experience


Getting Around Davao



Davao City is much like Metro Manila. You can use Grab for a ride or flag a taxi. Taxi fares start at around P40 and go up by P15 each kilometer. There are also jeeps that take you anywhere, fare is around P10 to P20 depending on the distance. Tricycles are also an option but they're more expensive than jeeps with fares approximately P50 to P100.




How to Go to Davao



There are plenty of flights departing from Manila or Clark to Davao City. Philippine Airlines, AirAsia and Cebu Pacific ply these routes frequently. Book flights months before your trip to get the lowest possible fare.

Get in and out of the airport

The most convenient way to get out of Davao's airport is to take an airport taxi which costs anywhere between P150 to P300 depending on which part of the city your accommodation is. Taking the jeep is cheaper, but is less convenient. You'll have to get on the main road outside the airport to get on a jeep. Fare is around P20 to P50 depending on where you'll alight. You might have to transfer to another jeep before reaching your final stop. The jeep option is a hassle, if you're carrying a lot of bags.


Where to Stay in Davao



Davao is a big city with plenty of options for accommodation. You can stay in the city or Samal Island to be near the beach.

Check rates and availability of accommodation below.





Budget for Davao


This is a rough estimate off what you'll spend during your trip around Davao for 4 days and 3 nights

*Everything's in Philippine Peso unless otherwise stated.

2400 - Accommodation (P800 per person for a room shared by at least 2 people)
1500 - Food and drinks
750 - Transportation
350 - Crocodile Park day pass
150 - Philippine Eagle Center
100 - Monfort Bat Cave entrance fee
40 - Hagimit Falls entrance fee
10 - Kaputian Beach entrance fee     

5300 - Total for 4 days and 3 nights in Davao per person shared with at least one other person


Itinerary for Davao


Here's a sample itinerary for your trip.

Day 1

Arrival in Davao Airport
Depart for hotel and check in
People's Park
Vista View Resto

Day 2

Check out hotel
Depart for Samal Island
Check in accommodation
Hagimit Falls
Kaputian Beach
Monfort Bat Sanctuary

Day 3

Check out accommodation
Depart for Davao City
Philippine Eagle Center

Day 4

Check out accommodation
Crocodile Park
Depart for Manila

You can add or remove attractions depending on your pace and budget.



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