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Where to stay in Davao

In recent years the city of Davao in the Philippines has become a popular destination in its own right. With gorgeous landscapes and a wide-range of attractions to suit both the adventurous traveler and the beach lover, Davao has something for everyone just a short flight from the capital Manila.

For those looking to enjoy the center of Davao and its attractions such as the Davao Museum and Museo Dabawenyo, the adrenaline thrills of the Outland Adventure Camp and Deca Wake Park, there is a wide range of hotel choices to suit every budget. If, however, a beach holiday is more important, it is worth considering a ferry ride to the island of Samal, which has a number of hotel choices and is the perfect spot for lounging on the sand and enjoying a tropical paradise.

Getting around Davao is fairly straightforward with taxis, buses, jeepneys and rental car options in abundance.

Davao City Hotels

1. Marco Polo Davao

At the higher end of the price scale in Davao, the Marco Polo offers elegant rooms and suites just 12km from the city’s airport in the heart of the shopping and business district. The hotel also has five restaurants, a spa, swimming pool and fitness center.

2. The Apo View

A mid-range option in the center of Davao City, the hotel is the second oldest in town with a rich history and an abundance of old-world elegance and charm. Despite its age, the Apo View is a stylish choice with a casino and a range of dining options.

3. The Manor Hotel

Providing basic but comfortable rooms, the budget choice Manor Hotel is ideally located close to many of the city’s attractions, including the People’s Park and the Abreeza Mall. Located just 25 minutes by car from Davao International Airport, the hotel also offers in-house massage and complimentary Wi-Fi.

Samal Island Hotels

For a lazy and chilled beach holiday not far from Davao City itself, the hotels and resorts on Samal Island are a good option with the city center and the airport still within easy reach.

1. Pearl Farm Beach Resort

Situated right on the beach, the luxury Pearl Farm Beach Resort has everything for a relaxing holiday. A spa and activities such as tennis and water sports are also available.

2. Hof Gorei Beach Resort Davao

A mid-range beach hotel on Samal, the Hof Gorei offers spa and beauty treatments, panoramic views and international cuisine with accommodation in a bungalow-style setting.

3. Punta Del Sol Beach Resort

Although an inexpensive beachfront resort on Samal, the Punta del Sol offers spa services, tour and ticket assistance and on-site dining.

Further reading

From mountains to beaches: The top 10 things to do in the Philippines

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Mark Brenwall
Mark BrenwallSan Francisco, California

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.

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

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

Elleboj Arerbac
Elleboj ArerbacCotabato City

The province was created by virtue of Republic Act No. 8470, enacted on January 31, 1998 and ratified on March 7 of the same year by Terisita Zamora.


The least expensive month is September, with an average of AED 98 per night. The most expensive month to stay in Davao is July, with an average price of AED 152 per night.
The average price of a hotel in August last year was AED 98 per night. This is 13% less than the average nightly price of AED 111 seen over the previous 12 months.
In Davao, the expected average temperature in August is 27.4°C/81.3°F. The warmest month is typically April, which averages 34.1°C/93.4°F. The coolest month is January, with temperatures averaging 23.0°C/73.4°F.
The nearest airport to Davao is Davao International (DVO) (8.79km).

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