This is my second time in Davao, the first time was when we had our honeymoon and we were able to visit my relatives. This time, we were joined by my travel hubby’s relatives to visit his grandmother in Tagum. Touring with my hubby’s relatives is a new experience for me. We only not enjoyed each other’s company, but those moments that we need to commute going to and from Tagum and roaming around Davao City is the best part of this trip.
Our special thanks to Auntie Jude, Auntie Tessa and Uncle Arnol for this wonderful experience. Looking forward to our next adventure God bless you all and your family always.
People’s Park is located in Legaspi St., Davao City. Unlike other tourist spots, there is no entrance fee making it a cheap destination for budget travelers.
Roaming around, you will find the Durian dome where a small museum is housed. It also has playgrounds, fountains and dancing lights. Huge trees and plenty of plants surround the park. But the object that stands out the most is the large sculptures by the well-known local artist Kublai Milan.
The park is huge, clean and very relaxing so, instead of going to some other tourists spots we opted to stay here
Aside from parks, there are also several malls around the city:
Davao City is located in Mindanao and well thought-out as part of Davao Del Sur Province. It is considered the largest city in the Philippines and the third most populated in the whole country.
During our visit, we stayed at We R Inn Hotel.
How did I discover the hotel? The aunt of my hubby wanted to stay in accommodation near a mall and I stumbled upon this place thru Google map.
What I like about this hotel? First, it is strategically located at the heart of the city where public transportation is accessible and it is just across Gaisano Mall. Second, the rate is best for budget travelers. The room we had for 5 pax costs P1,550 per night inclusive of breakfast. Third, the staffs were all accommodating and helpful.
Would I recommend the place? Definitely
Some of the places that we saw are the following:
Rotonda –located a few distance from the church. It is considered the widest park in the whole Mindanao. We only got a glimpse of the place and were not able to capture some pictures since we are on the other side of the bus.
Lope Gymnasium – located across the street in front of the church. It was inaugurated in 2010. There were schedule of events at the gymnaisum including a beauty pageant for locals that time.
Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish Church – located along the highway of Narra Avenue.
They have this huge, heart-shaped carved wood in front of the church and statue shelf stands for saints on the church side.
From Butuan City on our way to Davao, we passed by Bayugan City in Agusan del Sur. They were celebrating their town fiesta in honor of the Sacred Heart of Jesus that time so we hopped off the bus and checked what is in store for us in this province.
Bayugan City became a city in 2007 and is the only city of Agusan Del Sur. It is 43km from Butuan City with less than an hour travel time.