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5 Must-visit Places in the Outskirts of Davao City

Ida Damo
Ida Damo | Apr 13, 2016
5 Must-visit Places in the Outskirts of Davao City

Davao City is one of the largest cities in the world in terms of land area at 2,444 square kilometers.  The city lies on the foothills of the country’s tallest mountain, Mt. Apo, and bordered by the provinces of Davao del Sur, North Cotabato, Bukidnon, and Davao del Norte.

What Davao City’s countryside has eco-tourism resorts, farms and a sanctuary for the Philippine eagle. Here are our 5 recommended places in the outskirts of Davao City: 

1) Malagos Garden Resort

Malagos Garden Resort in Calinan, Davao City is one of the tourist destinations you should visit in the country’s biggest city.

Malagos produces 3 of Davao’s best--- chocolate, cheese and Bignay wine. The 14-hectare resort has ornamental plants and orchids planted on its soil.

READ: 3 Proudly Made Davao Products in One Platter at Malagos Garden 

2) Philippine Eagle Center

The Philippine Eagle or Pithecophaga jefferyi is one of the largest, most powerful and rarest eagle species in the world. 

The Philippine Eagle Foundation (PEF) is one of the organizations dedicated to the protection and conservation of the eagle and its forest habitat.  Thhe organization's center is located in Calinan, Davao City, a few kilometers away from the Malagos Garden Resort.

The protection and conservation of the “haring agila” is its main thrust and here you can see captive-bred eagles and other avian species.

3) BuDa Mountain Resorts

BuDa or Bukidnon-Davao Road is a long stretch of highway from Davao City to Bukidnon. The road traverses through mountains and hills located at 4,000 feet above the sea, making it accounts for the cold climate in the area.

Different mountain resorts dot the area offering various types of activities from strawberry-picking to ziplines

4) Rosit Cacao Farm

Learn the intricacies of cacao farming and make 100% organic tablea or chocolate tablets.

READ: Is Davao the Next Top Producer of Cacao in the Philippines? 

5) Eden Nature Park

Located in the hinterlands of Barangay Eden Bayabas, Toril, Davao City, Eden Mountain Resort is a popular destination for its fresh vegetables, sky rides, butterfly house, rainbow garden, orchards, good food and over-all relaxing atmosphere.

It may be a long and tiring ride going to the outskirts of the city, but its green surrounding will surely help you relax and have some fun!

How to Get There:
Malagos Garden, Philippine Eagle Center, Rosit Cacao Farm and BuDa Road are located at Barangay Calinan while Eden Nature Park is found in Toril.
Major airlines fly daily to Davao City from Manila and Cebu. Calinan and Eden are an hour away from the airport.

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