Top Tourist Spots in Davao del Norte [And How To Get There]

Davao Del Norte is one of the provinces here in the Philippines that is continuously receiving a lot of attention from both local and foreign tourists. This would come to no surprise given how much attention the local government has put into developing its tourism sector; trying to make its own name in the world of traveling. The province is now very well known for its natural and historical landmarks that some say are the best in Mindanao. With the many tourist spots in Davao del Norte, we have rounded up the top 5.

Top Tourist Spots in Davao del Norte

Must-Visit Tourist Spots in Davao del Norte, Philippines

Island Garden City of Samal

Definitely the most famous destination out of the five, the Island Garden City of Samal is an island that has a long stretch of beautiful coastline, almost covered by long mountain ranges and some hills, and also with vast lowlands. Guests of the island would enjoy seeing the stunning coastline; the clear divide of the glimmering sea, white sandy beaches, and lush green trees. So many activities can be done here, like going swimming, trying out the canopy walk, sightseeing, and boating.

Talicud Island

Many people who have seen Talicud island would usually have one comment in common– Blue. This is the comment of many because true enough, upon seeing the beach in person, one can say that it may just be the bluest beach there is. The vibrancy of its color makes it distinguishable from most beaches in the country. It also has a fine white sand that provides a good contrast beside the blue water that glistens as the sunlight hits it. It is the tourist spot in Davao del Norte that will leave you stunned.

Talicud Island
Talicud Island

Monfort Bat Cave

The province of Davao Del Norte is most known for its beaches, however, what many don’t actually know is that there are 70 caves located in the Island Garden City of Samal. All of which provide an interesting adventure. But the one, you should really see is the Monfort Bat Cave. This is the cave that houses the biggest number of Fruit Bats in the entire WORLD. It is even recognized by the Guiness World Record.

Monfort Bat Cave
Monfort Bat Cave

Panas Falls

Watch as the clear water of the falls cascade down into its pool through the multiple tiers of Panas Falls. There really is just something about seeing a waterfall that feels like such a majestic sight. Taking a dip here is a good way to refresh and cool off if you have had a somewhat sweaty adventure. Going trekking on the upstream river would also be a fun activity or maybe have a picnic at the cottages nearby, and just admire the falls.

Panas Falls
Panas Falls

Banana Beach/Hijo Estate

If you are looking to find a very grand but affordable place to stay in, or you just want to see something different, then you have to stop by at the Banana Beach Resort owned by Hijo estate. It claims to be the only beach in the world that has a Banana plantation in the resort itself which is why a lot consider it to be as a tourist spot in Davao del Norte. But more than just getting to see the plantation, the facilities and amenities are top-notch. Check rates and availability.

Banana Beach/Hijo Estate
Banana Beach/Hijo Estate

How to get to Davao del Norte

From Manila, Cebu, Bohol, Singapore, Hong Kong and Clark, fly to Davao City. If you are going to Island Garden City of Samal, you can take a taxi and inform the driver to drop you off at Sasa Pier and take a boat to cross the island. For guests wanting to go to Talicud, you can take a boat from Sta. Ana Pier. If you plan to go to Tagum City, you can walk to the main road from the airport and take a bus from there. Buses going to Mati, Surigao, Butuan, and other northbound-buses will pass by Tagum City.

Discounted Samal Tours

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