Region 11 – Davao Region

Located in southeastern Mindanao, Davao offers diverse travel experiences set in lush natural landscapes — from fine white sand beaches to highlands with refreshing cool climates.

The region consists of the provinces of Compostela ValleyDavao del NorteDavao del Sur and Davao Oriental. Davao City is the regional center, and its Francisco Bangoy International Airport is the third busiest airport in the country. The region is strategically situated outside the typhoon belt, making for a uniform distribution of rainfall throughout the year.

Davao is a melting pot of various cultures, which include minority indigenous groups such as the Bagobo, Mandaya, Mansaka, and Maguindanaos. The locals, who refer to themselves as Dabawenyos and Dabawenyas, are a friendly bunch who shares a fierce pride in their home and heritage.

The area, particularly Davao City, also has a Japanese influence as it was the residence of many Japanese immigrants prior to World War II. Among the local languages spoken are Dinabaw, Visayan, as well as Filipino and English.

This unique mix of diversity, both in landscape and in culture, makes the Davao region a must-visit.

Fill your itinerary with trips to its progressive cities or explorations of its small towns that hide attractions of their own. Get a taste of things you won’t find anywhere else, whether it’s scaling the highest peak in the Philippines, admiring rare flora and fauna up-close, or even sampling creative dishes that incorporate the smelly but well-loved durian.

Whether you prefer islets that vanish or mountains that dominate skylines, Davao makes good on its promise and always delivers adventure.