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Archive for the ‘Festivals In Region XI’ Category

Tourists Attractions in Davao

Davao Museum – Located at the Insular Village in Lanang, it is a repository of tribal art, costumes, jewelry, handicrafts and others. Paintings, sculptures, and ceramics are also exhibited. Eden Nature Park & Resort – A mountain paradise where one can commune with nature. This place has numerous recreational activities for visitors and a restaurant located in the mountains. Guests can stay in mountain cabins and camping sites.

Samal Island – Nestled within the cradle of Davao and the sea is the island garden of Samal. In the past, Samal Island housed the Aguinaldo Pearl Farm where cultured pearls were created using the latest Japanese technology. In its place now is the exclusive Pearl Farm Resort with a row of beautifully crafted nipa huts, some of which are two to three stories high. The Samal houses are elevated from the water by the use of stilts so you can easily go down from the house and snorkel in the crystal clear waters with a variety of marine life. Another attraction is the Mandaya Tribe. Usually two women and kids from this tribe spin the cloth that made them famous.

Malipano Island – Here you get a spectacular sunset touching the waters and white sand with the red and gold of the sun. You can kayak to and from here, and it has seven storeys high, built and designed with an old Spanish era theme.

T’boli Weaving Center – It is located at the Waterfront Hotel. Products famous here are woven materails like the yakan cloths and those woven by the Mandaya tribe and other T’boli handicrafts like traditional wedding hats, bamboo and coasters made from abaca fabric.

Dabaw Etnika – It is located inside the insular Hotel. Mandaya women weave their cloths which are not only made into clothes but also into table decorations, bags, beadwork jewelry, belts and other accessories.

Philippine Eagle Camp – This well-maintained camp is a sanctuary for the Philippine Eagle and other animals native to the Philippines.

Puentespina Orchid Garden – You will want to have your own variety of flowers, especially the orchids, cattleya, yland-ylang and waling-waling (Vanda Sanderiana for the purebreed). Puentespina gives pamphlets on how to grow orchids, and is open Monday to Saturday. If your purchase is above P500, you’ll get a free box. However, if you didn’t buy that much and your orchids are to travel by air or ferry, shell out a little extra money to put these in a box. The airport charges per box and you’ll recieve a permit from the DENR.

Lola Abon’s Durian Factory and Mindanao Industrial Confectionary – These are factories south of Davao City where you can watch durian fruitsbeing processsed into jams, candies, and other processed products.

Lon Wa Temple – It is a Chinese temple only four kms. from the airport where you will see the Buddha with the Thousand Hands inside thisgolden marbled pavilion. You may also opt to have your fortune read by the monks from the paper you pick from the incense sticks.
Shrine of the Infant Jesus of Prague – Found at Matina Heights, Davao City. Even non-believers can enjoy a quiet stroll on its serene and expansive grounds.

Talikud Island – Near Samal Island, this has beautiful beaches where you can go snorkeling/diving. Caves with resident snakes and has batscan also be found here.
Tagum – Various places of interest can be seen in Tagum. At the Dalisay Village, there is a citrus plantation, with exotic orchids and other plants, a Japanese tea house, and modern sports facilities. The Davao Penal Colony was once a World War II concentration camp for war prisoners. Now, it has turned into a plantation for rubber, cacao and abaca, and a botanical garden and a zoo, which are maintained by the inmates. Visitors can also buy a variety of wood carvings and stay in the guesthouses. At Carmen, you can swim at the famed White Sand Beach. Northwest of Tagum, you can go to Tibi-tibi in kapalong where there are hanging bridges and waterfalls, and native tribes of the Matigsalug, Talaingod and Langilan. Lake Ampawid in Asuncion has great marble quarries and banana plantations. Southeast of Tagum are waterfalls, the Mainit Hot Spring National Park near Mabini and the Tagnanan Beach with its white sand. Brqy. Mabini has the Maputi Hot Springs, the Cawacawa Waterfalls and the darkly mysterious Masara Mines. The Nabunturan area is where the endangered Philippine Crocodile is said to swim.

Kadayawan Sa Dabaw Festival

Madayaw! A warm and friendly greeting derived from the Dabawenyo word “dayaw” that means good. It is also used to describe any thing that is valuable, superior or beautiful. Such is “Kadayawan”, a celebration of life, a thanksgiving for the gifts of nature, the wealth of culture, the bounties of harvest and the serenity of living.

Today, Kadayawan has metamorphosed into a “Festival of festivals”,  as it honors Davao’s heritage, its past people personified by the ancestral streets, and its industry as they parade in full regalla in thanksgiving for the blessed bestowed on the city.

Kadayawan sa Dabaw is an experience with a difference as it explores the past, present and future of the Dabawenyos, the Mindanaoans, the Filipinos. Its sights and sounds remain unparalled. Be part of the experience.

As Davao continues to be a prime tourist destination in the Philippines, DATO packages are carefully designed to showcase the natural wonders & rarities of Davao. The “Island’s best kept secret destination” is down here. Let us show you the exotic south of the islands of the Philippines.

Duaw! Come and visit Davao.
Duyog! Celebrate with us.
Every 3rd weel of August, Kadayawan.

Southern Mindanao Calendar Of Events

DATE EVENT/ACTIVITY VENUE
January
1 Hudyaka Festival Gov. Generoso, Davao Oreintal
13-21 ASEAN Tourism Forum Davao City
14-15 Sto. Niño Festival Shrine Hills, Matina, Davao City
February
18-20 Kap’yaan Festival Jose Abad Santos, Davao del Sur
March
1-7 Araw ng Igacos Island Garden City of Samal
1-8 Panagtagpo and Musikahan – A musikal competition in different categories: Choir Band, Rondalia and indigenous musical instruments and Musical Float Parade & Indak-indak sa Dalan. Tagum City
1-8 Anibina Festival – A special offering of the people in the province during the month of March in line with the week-long celebration of the Founding Anniversarry of Compostela Valley. Nabunturan, Compostella Valley Province
10-16 Araw ng Dabaw Davao City
2nd Week Fishrahan – A culinary offering and competition among restaurants in the region highlighted by a Trade Fair on the aqua marine products of Southern Mindanao. Davao City
April
Holy Week Conquer Mt. Apo Mt. Apo- Davao City and Davao del Sur trails
3rd Week Pista sa Kinaiyahan (Mt. Apo) Sta. Cruz, Davao del Sur
20-30 Dive the Gulf Davao Gulf
Caracoles Festival – a celebration of the marine life depicted through music and dances, fashion and food as well as rituals and tales on the bounty of the seas. Waterfront Insular Hotel, Davao City
May
3rd Week White Peak Climb New Bataan, Compostella Valley
Annual National Scientific Convention Kapalong, Davao del Norte
Mt. Candalaga Climd Maragusan, Compostela Valley
June
8-10 Journey to Mt. Hamigutan San Isidro, Davao Oriental
1st Summer Dog Festival Tagum City
5th Banakon Trail Mt. Bimming Challenge Tagum City
39th Founding Anniversarry New Corella, Davao Del Norte
Cabyawan Festival San Isidro, Davao Del Norte
Pujada Bay Festival Pujada Bay, Davao Oriental
Dorong Festival Kapatagan, Digos City, Davao del Sur
July
Araw ng Davao del Sur Digos City, Davao del Sur
Araw ng Davao del Norte Tagum City, Davao del Norte
Araw ng Davao Oriental Mati, Davao Oriental
Banana Festival Davao del Norte Province
22-23 Simballay Nabunturan, Compostela Valley
August
11-13 Mindanao Travel and Tour Expo – A gathering of local travel agents and tour operators, airline, hotel, restaurants and resort operators and local government units (LGUs) all showcasing their respective tourism products. Entertainment Plaza, SM City-Davao
September
7-8 Sinab’daban Festival – A festival of oneness among the different tribes of the municipality, It showcases its indigenous art, music and dances Sta. Cruz del Sur
27 World Tourism Day Nationwide
3rd Week National Tourism Week Regionwide
October
2nd Week Tudaya Tribe Festival Tudaya, Sta. Cruz
3rd Week Island Paradise Adventure Race – Mindanao Leg Mindanao-wide
Octotrek sa Maragusan Mt. Candalaga Maragusan, Compostela Valley
27-29 Sambuokan Festival – Thanksgiving festival aimed for unity. Mati, Davao Oriental
26-29 Banayan Festival Banay-Banay, Davao Oriental
27-29 Kalibulongan Festival Talaingod, Davao del Norte
November
25 Pyagsawitan Festival Maragusan, Compostela Valley
Bamboo Culinary Festival Maragusan and New Bataan,
2nd Week Way Kurat Mountain Biking Challenge Compostella Valley
3rd Week Mt. Apo Climbathon Mt. Apo Sibulan Trail, Sta. Cruz, Davao del Sur
December
Kaimunan – A tribal feast of the highland that allows guest to experience the indigenous bamboo-cooking of the lumad as well as weaving and basketry. Tribal rituals, cheers, music and dances are offered to the anitors to invoke the presence and guidance of the ancestor spirits.
16-31 Paskuhan Davao City
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