Travelling to Davao City can be an amazing experience. Davao has all kinds of adventures to offer the leisure traveler from white water rafting to wake-boarding to climbing the highest peak in the Philippines. Besides being a favorite tourist destination, a lot of people also travel to Davao on business. Fortunately, Davao is easily accessible whether you choose to travel by air, sea, or land.
If you want to travel by air, you can easily book a ticket online from one of the Philippines’ commercial airlines. Philippine Airlines, Cebu Pacific and ZestAir all have flights to Davao on a daily basis. A plane ride from Manila to Davao is about an hour and a half long, while one from Cagayan de Oro or Zamboanga is only about forty-five minutes in duration.
When travelling by sea from Manila or Cebu, you will find that there are no large passenger ships that will bring you straight to Davao. Instead, you’ll have to go to either Cagayan de Oro or Iligan City and take a land trip from there. Meanwhile, if you’re returning from Samal Island or any other adjacent islands you’ll find small outrigger boats ready to bring you back to Davao.
A land trip is also an option, especially if you like going by the scenic route. Philtranco buses will take you from one end of the Philippines to another by the national highway system, although a trip from Manila to Davao may take several days.
When you arrive in Davao, make sure that you check into a good Davao hotel. There are several cheap hotels in Davao City where you can get a good night’s rest after your travel. Once you’ve rested in your Davao hotel room, you can ask the front desk at one of the cheap hotels in Davao if they can suggest a car rental company that you can use for getting around the city.