Davao Holidays

Philippines
Davao is a city on the island of Mindanao in the Philippines . It is the center of business and culture on the island, and one of the most important economic centers in the country. Long overshadowed by larger cities Manila and Cebu City , Davao is growing into itself …

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How to get to Davao

Here's what you need to know about getting to Davao. You can see the cheapest month to fly and a snapshot of flight prices for the following month. Also, don't forget to factor in your travelling time - the typical flight from London Heathrow to Davao takes 16 hours, 50 minutes.

When to go to Davao

Typical Holiday Price

£627 per person

The average price of hotels and apartments in Davao varies according to the time of year. To help you plan when to go, we've looked at the hotels available on our site, then worked out the average price per night for the quietest and the busiest months.

Cheapest Month to Visit

November

Based on a typical 1 week holiday - adding together the cost of flights and accommodation - November is the cheapest month to go to Davao.

Things to see and do in Davao

Estela Marie Barrete | Trip by SkyscannerSamal
Samal
joeiboi | Trip by SkyscannerEden Nature Park
Eden Nature Park
joeiboi | Trip by SkyscannerJack's Ridge
Jack's Ridge
rawen balmaña imagery | FlickrTinuy-an Falls Surigao
Tinuy-an Falls Surigao
Roger | Trip by SkyscannerShaws Cove, Laguna Beach
Shaws Cove, Laguna Beach
Ianz | FlickrDavao River Water Rafting
Davao River Water Rafting
benjieordonez | FlickrDavao City Public Transportation
Davao City Public Transportation
Blessie Cruz | Trip by SkyscannerThe Marco Polo Davao
The Marco Polo Davao
U.S. Embassy, Manila Philippines | FlickrAteneo de Davao University
Ateneo de Davao University

Reviews of Davao

Jon Wite
Jon Wite
31/08/2019

People are friendly, but that’s about it. Bad infrastructure, dirty, like most of The Philippines. The place looks run down except for some shopping malls and a couple of decent hotels.

Mark Brenwall
Mark BrenwallSan Francisco
24/01/2014

I lived in Davao for 6 months in 2013. I moved here because I met a very special woman and wanted to have some time to get to know her better. I had some great western friends here as well. While I had a good time, I can't recommend Davao or the Philippines in general as a place to spend much time. The people are awesome and English is widely spoken but overall the food is deplorable (which is surprising for asia), its fairly dirty, there's a complete lack of architecture and design, and too be honest I never found any culture at all. I kept thinking that I was missing something but after more than six months I can say that shopping malls are the center of culture in the Philippines and that should say it all.

Charies T.
Charies T.
16/04/2013

A very nice place to live if you want a peaceful and near beaches. Taxi drivers are honest so no worries if you want to go places to places. Food are so inexpensive and lots of fresh seafoods to buy. Fruits are everywhere and so cheap also. Jeepnies are the number transportation here. people are very accommodating and very welcoming.

John Canning
John CanningUnited States
07/01/2013

davao is one of the best cities in the philippines to visit, so much to do and see there

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