Flights to Davao
The culturally versatile and mixed Davao is the largest city in the Philippines. Packed with outdoorsy activities, the city has remained relatively clean and safe and has actually been smoke-free since 2002. It is sometimes referred to as a fruit basket or queen of fruit, as it's known for its production of mango steen, papaya, banana and flowers. Convenient nature parks, stunning beaches and mountains are easily accessible from Davao...
- Temperature: the average temperature in Davao is 32˚C. The hottest months are April and May.
- Time difference: There is no time difference between Hong Kong and Davao. Local time is GMT+8.
- Currency: in the Phillipines the currency is Philippean peso (PHP).
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Things to do
Apart from Mt. Apo, the highest mountain of the Philippines looming in the background of the city, the circumstances for many more outdoorsy activities are more than favorable. From greeting crocodiles or other animals one doesn't encounter every day, to admiring orchids, jogging or lying in the pleasent People's Park, or skyrider zipline in the man-made Eden Natural Park.
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While the New Year's Eve might be a great time to visit Davao, there are a few alternatives for local celebrations and fiestas. Commonly the festivals in the Philippines never fall short of smiles, colours and cheerful music, so it is worth seeing for yourself. Kadawayan sa Dabaw, for iinstance, takes place during the third week of August, and it celebrates the plentiful harvest of fruits. The occasion is noticeable for singing, dancing and happiness.
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Flying to Francisco Bangoy International Airport from Manila takes 2 hours. The easiest way to travel to town from the airport is taking a taxi (around 180 PHP) or walking 15 minutes to the highway and catching a jeepney. There are several daily connections between major cities like Cebu and Manila to Davao.
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