Known for its bustling economic activities, diverse population, urban build-up and modern amenities, Davao City is one of the most important economies in the island. It is the third most important urban center in the Philippines. Davao City was recognized by the international community in 2013 as the first 100% smoke-free metropolitan in Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Region. Davao’s rich history reflects resilience and warmth that every Davaoeño possesses.
Davao del Norte is a province in the Philippines located in the Davao Region in Mindanao. Its capital is Tagum City. It borders the province of Agusan del Sur to the north, Bukidnon to the west, Compostela Valley to the east, and the city of Davao to the south. Davao also includes Samal Island to the south in the Gulf.
Plunge into the endless excitement that the Island Garden City of Samal has to offer. The jewel of Davao Gulf is haven for various ecoadventure activities, such as diving, snorkeling, kayaking, canoeing, mountain climbing, ziplines and water slides. Aside from its renowed white-sand beaches, tourists also visit its caves, waterfalls, mountain peaks and Monfort Bat Conservation Park, listed in the Guiness Book of Records as the holder of the biggest concentration of fruit bats.
Whizz to one of the country’s fastest developing urban centers. Tagum has been cited as one of the 20 most viable and most competitive business sites in the Philippines by the Philippine Cities Competitiveness Ranking Project. It is also known for many things – its world renowned “ Musikahan sa Tagum Festival”, Banana Beach, the world’s only beach resort and nature park within a banana plantation; the 31 hectare eco-tourism site, San Agustin Botanical Garden; Christ the King Cathedral, which houses Asia’s biggest rosary; its multi-awarded Night Market; the ultra-modern City Half Complex; among many others.
Having the biggest banana plantations in the PANABO CITY country has made Panabo City instrumental in making the province the Banana Capital of the Philippines. Bananas from Panabo are exported to contries like Hongkong, Singapore, Kores, China, Japan and the Middle East. The city is also famous for the success of its Mariculture Park, a magnet of investors and tourists alike who flock the site to gain knowledge about its salt-water bangus industry.
Davao Oriental is a province of the Philippines located in the Davao Region in Mindanao. Its capital is Mati City and borders Compostella Valley to the west, and Agusan del Sur to the north. Davao Oriental is the easternmost province of the country with Pusan Point as the easternmost location. The Philippine Sea, part of the Pacific Ocean, faces Davao Oriental to the east. Part of the province lies on an unnamed peninsula that encloses the Davao Gulf to the west.
Compostella Valley is a province of the Philippines located in the Davao Region in Mindanao. The province, called Comval for short, used to be part of Davao del Norte until it was made independent in 1998. The province borders Davao del Norte to the west, Agusan del Sur to the north, and Davao Oriental to the east. To the southwest lies the Davao Gulf.
Davao del Sur is a province of the Philippines located in the Davao Region in Mindanao. Its capital is Digos City and the province borders the Davao City to the north, and Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat, South Cotabato, and Sarangani to the west. To the east lies the Davao Gulf.
Davao Occidental is 81st and newest province in the Philippines located in the Davao Region in Mindanao. Its capital is the municipality of Malita. To the east lies the Davao Gulf. It also shares a water border with the Indonesian province of North Sulawesi to the South.
The Province of Davao del Norte is situated at the southeastern part of Region XI, bounded by Agusan del Sur on the North, Bukidnon on the Northeast, Davao City on the West, Davao Gulf on the South and the Province of Compostela Valley on the East.