Davao del Norte

This province in the middle of the Davao Region is rife with agriculture and ecological wonders. Once part of a larger Davao, the original province became divided into three: Davao del Sur, Davao Oriental and then this province.

Davao del Norte has been called the “Banana Capital of the Philippines,” although it is highly adept in several forms of agriculture, as well as aquaculture. Products for the former include rice, corn, durian and other tropical fruits. One city in particular, Panabo City, is an export trade behemoth in the province. Panabo exports Cavendish bananas and bangus or milkfish. The city’s museum, Museo Panabo, showcases the Panabo’s agricultural accomplishments and history.

There are several things to do in Davao del Norte — one can visit the Pag-asa Farms at Kapalong, with local animals and orchids that show just how diverse the wildlife of Mindanao can be.

Kapalong is also the caving capital of Mindanao, with the Okbot Caves as a must-see. For cave-exploring enthusiasts, the province also has the Kabyawan Cave, Datu Kugsing Cave and the Sayaw Bat Cave.

There is also the Monfort Bat Cave and Sanctuary in Samal Island, which has been lauded by no less than the Guinness Book of World Records as the largest known colony of a specific type of fruit bat (Geoffroy’s Rousette fruit bats) in the world.

Being a small island in the Davao Gulf, Samal is definitely not lacking in beaches and resorts. A few of the several resort accommodations are: La Familia, Costa Marina and Paradise Island. Everything about the pristine waters and white sands makes Samal a great place for diving, snorkeling and aqua sports.

Top Rated Restaurants in Davao del Norte Browse All

  1. Lachi's Sans Rival Atbp.
    4.8 Stars
    Filipino
    31 Reviews View
  2. Lyndon's World's Worst Ribs & Awful Chicken
    4.8 Stars
    International
    20 Reviews View
  3. Tiny Kitchen Creations
    4.5 Stars
    Spanish
    23 Reviews View
  4. Glamour Crabs Buffet
    4.7 Stars
    Buffet
    15 Reviews View
  5. Blue Posts Boiling Crabs and Shrimps
    4.7 Stars
    Seafood
    14 Reviews View
  6. Marina Tuna
    4.4 Stars
    Seafood
    15 Reviews View
  7. Yellow Fin Seafood and Restaurant
    4.7 Stars
    Seafood
    10 Reviews View
  8. Ice Giants
    5.0 Stars
    Dessert
    7 Reviews View
  9. Claude's Le Cafe de Ville
    4.9 Stars
    Café
    7 Reviews View
  10. Army Navy
    4.7 Stars
    American
    7 Reviews View

Top Rated Hotels in Davao del Norte Browse All

  1. Pearl Farm Beach Resort
    4.8 Stars
    Hotel
    26 Reviews View
  2. Paradise Island Park and Beach Resort
    4.4 Stars
    Hotel
    18 Reviews View
  3. Seda Hotel Abreeza
    4.3 Stars
    Hotel
    20 Reviews View
  4. Hijo Resorts Davao
    4.7 Stars
    Hotel
    11 Reviews View
  5. Eden Nature Park & Resort
    4.4 Stars
    Hotel
    10 Reviews View
  6. Malagos Garden Resort
    4.7 Stars
    Hotel
    7 Reviews View
  7. Marco Polo Davao
    4.3 Stars
    Hotel
    10 Reviews View
  8. Park Inn by Radisson Davao
    4.3 Stars
    Hotel
    8 Reviews View
  9. Green Windows Dormitel
    4.1 Stars
    Hotel
    7 Reviews View
  10. Northcrest Resort
    4.3 Stars
    Hotel
    4 Reviews View

Top Rated Tourist Attractions in Davao del Norte Browse All

  1. Jack's Ridge
    4.2 Stars
    Tourist Attraction
    22 Reviews View
  2. Davao Crocodile Park
    4.1 Stars
    Tourist Attraction
    21 Reviews View
  3. Monfort Bat Sanctuary
    5.0 Stars
    Tourist Attraction
    3 Reviews View
  4. Butterfly House
    5.0 Stars
    Tourist Attraction
    2 Reviews View
  5. Zip City
    4.3 Stars
    Tourist Attraction
    3 Reviews View
  6. People’s Park
    3.7 Stars
    Tourist Attraction
    6 Reviews View
  7. Philippine Eagle Centre
    3.7 Stars
    Tourist Attraction
    3 Reviews View
  8. Japanese Tunnel
    4.0 Stars
    Tourist Attraction
    1 Review View
  9. Mindanao Taoist Temple
    2.0 Stars
    Tourist Attraction
    1 Review View

Top Rated Places in Davao del Norte Browse All

  1. Lachi's Sans Rival Atbp.
    4.8 Stars
    Filipino
    31 Reviews View
  2. Pearl Farm Beach Resort
    4.8 Stars
    Hotel
    26 Reviews View
  3. Lyndon's World's Worst Ribs & Awful Chicken
    4.8 Stars
    International
    20 Reviews View
  4. Tiny Kitchen Creations
    4.5 Stars
    Spanish
    23 Reviews View
  5. Glamour Crabs Buffet
    4.7 Stars
    Buffet
    15 Reviews View
  6. Blue Posts Boiling Crabs and Shrimps
    4.7 Stars
    Seafood
    14 Reviews View
  7. Paradise Island Park and Beach Resort
    4.4 Stars
    Hotel
    18 Reviews View
  8. Starbucks Coffee
    4.4 Stars
    Coffee
    16 Reviews View
  9. Seda Hotel Abreeza
    4.3 Stars
    Hotel
    20 Reviews View
  10. Hijo Resorts Davao
    4.7 Stars
    Hotel
    11 Reviews View

Popular Areas in Davao del Norte

  1. Samal

    Samal

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  2. Tagum

    Tagum

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