Davao is located deep in the heart of the Philippines’ exotic south, in the southeastern portion of Mindanao Island. It is a highly urbanized city that serves as the major economic, financial, and educational center of Mindanao. More than that, the city has been continuously striving to offer the travelers various choices in terms of luxury vacations and adventure experiences.
The city, which falls nominally under the province of Davao del Sur, is bounded on the north by Davao and Compostela Valley provinces, on the east by Davao Gulf, on the south by Davao del Sur, and on the west by North Cotabato province.
Considered one of the largest cities in the world in terms of land area, Davao now boasts of a population of close to 1.4 million (2005 census). People from all over the country have come here to explore all the possibilities that this city has to offer. In addition, the city and region also have a number of indigenous tribes that add color and uniqueness to the area like the Bagobo, Manobo, Mandaya, and Bilaan tribes.
Davao serves as the gateway to the island of Mindanao, being serviced by several national as well as international air and sea carriers. The brand new Davao International Airport (the busiest on the island) now handles international flights to Singapore, Hong Kong, Indonesia, and the Republic of Palau (Micronesia). The seaport handles a sizable traffic of goods bound for Japan, China, the USA, and the Middle East.
Davao is typhoon-free. The city enjoys fair weather, and even rainfall, temperature, and humidity all year round. Average temperature is 32 degrees Celsius and average rainfall is up to 2,000 mm yearly.
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