The Davao Region, made up of the provinces of Davao del Sur, Davao del Norte, Compostela Valley, and Davao Oriental, can be found in the southeastern part of the Mindanao island group. The region experiences a uniform distribution of rainfall throughout the year because of its strategic location outside the typhoon belt.
Minority indigenous groups like the Bagobo, Mandaya, Mansaka, and Maguindanaos make Davao a melting pot of varied cultures. The locals, who call themselves as Dabawenyas and Dabawenyos, really are a friendly group. They’re fiercely proud of their home and their heritage.
The local languages are Dinabaw, Visayan, along with Filipino and English.
The Davao Region is a must-visit place with its distinct mix of diversity found in its culture and landscape.
The region has a lot to offer whether it be white sand beaches or highlands with cool climates. Make sure not to overlook small towns that have hidden gems of their own.
For those looking for adventures of the gastronomic kind, thriving in the region is the durian, a fruit with quite a powerful scent. Different dishes that incorporate the durian can be found here – it varies from cheesecakes to coffee!