If you’re looking for a different kind of vacation, then you should definitely visit Davao City. Davao is one of the most progressive cities in Mindanao, combining all the conveniences of a modern metropolis with the beauty of a relatively unspoiled region. It is especially ideal if you’re a traveler from an urban area who’d like to commune with nature for a change.
Travelers who would like to see the wonders that Mother Nature has to offer can simply check into one of the cheap hotels in Davao City. Many an inexpensive Davao hotel like Jade Dragon Suites combine their competitive prices with a supreme level of comfort. After settling in, you can then proceed to follow your itinerary.
Any nature lover should see Samal Island which is only an hour or so away from Davao City. You’ll be able to swim in gentle blue waters and lounge on white sand, basking in the sun’s rays and feeling the stress of city living melt away.
Another must-see is the Eden Nature Park. A contrast to Samal Island, Eden Nature Park is a cool mountain preserve where you’ll be able to relax and meditate amidst majestic trees. The sound of birds cooing and chirping in the branches overhead will cheer your spirit as your eyes are refreshed by the soothing sight of lush, verdant slopes and gardens. For a more enriching experience, you can even opt to see the park on horseback.
If you’re interested in animals, then you should also visit the Philippine Eagle Center where you will see several specimens of the Philippines’ majestic national bird. Considering that there are only a few of these animals left in the wild, you won’t regret your decision to come and see them up close.
For another sight of unusual wild animals, you can visit the Crocodile Farm and see both adult and baby crocodiles in pools and pens. Seeing them in the flesh will give you a renewed understanding and evens sympathy for these fearsome reptiles.
After a long day of nature tripping, you can go back to your Davao hotel to freshen up and check out nightlife in Davao. You’re likely to find many bars and restaurants with good food and good music, which is the perfect way to end the day before you turn in for a good night’s rest in one of the cozy, cheap hotels in Davao City.