Filipinos are known for bringing home “gifts” or pasalubongs from places that they have been to. These could easily range from food or items that the place is known for.
Davao’s soaring popularity in the past months before and after the election of the new president, Rodrigo Roa Duterte, has made it a favorite destination for tourists and vacationers (A Duterte Tour was even made for the visitors). This boom in popularity has, of course, also led to the boom in the pasalubong industry, with many Filipino itching to get their hands on the best Davao has to offer, and bring it back with them to their familiies, starting with...
When you see crates of Suha (Pomelo, Buongon) in the luggage carousel at the airport, you will know that it must have come from Davao City.
Being one of Davao’s icons, the Durian is the king of fruits. You either hate its smell but love its taste or not like it at all.
Davao’s chocolates have been making a stir in the world market with Malagos Chocolate winning awards and the American brand Askinosie getting their quality beans from the city’s farmers.
You can buy Malagos Chocolates and Cacao de Davao at the city’s malls.
4. Mangosteen and Durian Candies
When mangosteen prices are steep and you cannot stand the smell of fresh durian, you can buy the candies.
5. Malong, Batik, Brassware, Bead Works, and Pearls from Aldevinco Arcade
Aldevinco Arcade is known for these items and is a popular stop for tourists and visitors before going home. The pasalubongs from this center come from different parts of Mindanao.
These are but some of the best Dabawenyo pasalubong readily available for purchase. Did we miss any of your favorite pasalubong from Davao? Tell us about it!
How to Get There:
Major airlines fly daily to Davao City from Manila and Cebu. Travel time from Manila is an hour and 50 minutes while it only takes 50 minutes from Cebu.
It takes 15 minutes to downtown Davao from the airport.
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