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Matina

Aside from Davao City’s famous Crocodile Park, the city boasts of another destination that will surely excite everyone. Matina is a barangay at the heart of Davao City. The barangay offers several recreational, religious, and entertainment centers. In Matina, you can find an IT Park, Orange Grove, which is an exclusive residential place, Matina Centerpoint Plaza, Matina Shrine, Davao Museum, Matina Town Square, several hotels and resorts, and some restaurants.

Matina is the place to be for both locals and visitors. You simply can’t visit Davao City without going to this place at least once. The most popular hub in the area however, is the Matina Town Square or simply the MTS.

In MTS, there are dozens of restaurants to choose from, a live band that plays every night, and also, there is police station fronting the area to ensure safety for all of the guests. The square is open from 8:00 AM to 2:00 AM.

For all the history fans out there or for those who simply want to know more about the city, also in Matina is the Davao Museum. The relatively small museum displays several artifacts of Mindanao and items made by the various indigenous peoples that hail from the island. For all those curious about Mindanaoan heritage, Davao Museum is a great place to visit.

Matina Centerpoint Plaza is also a destination of many of the locals. A small mall of sorts, it has local establishments to cater to any visiting guest.

Matina Shrine or Shrine Hills, also located in Matina, is a popular place for families to go to on Sundays. Famous for being the location of the Shrine of The Infant Jesus of Prague, Shrine Hills is a site where many of Davao’s devotees come to pay their respects or meditate. There’s also a chapel where many of the Catholics go to to hear mass. Right after mass, they all go to an open field to eat their lunch or just play around. Most importantly, it’s clean and safe, like most of Davao City.

If you’re looking for a place to raise your family or build a home, Orange Grove, is an exclusive residential village. This gated area has many amenities tailored for the pleasure and safety of its residents. From a picnic area to a sizable swimming pool, Orange Grove is a top-of-the-line village!

Lastly, if you’re looking for a place to stay around Matina, fear not! Dozens of hotels are open and willing to accept any guest; all you have to do is pick where you want to stay.

Top Rated Restaurants in Matina Browse All

  1. Lachi's Sans Rival Atbp.
    4.8 Stars
    Filipino
    31 Reviews View
  2. Yellow Fin Seafood and Restaurant
    4.7 Stars
    Seafood
    10 Reviews View
  3. Claude's Le Cafe de Ville
    4.9 Stars
    Café
    7 Reviews View
  4. Backyard Burgers
    4.3 Stars
    Burger
    10 Reviews View
  5. Cafe Demitasse
    4.1 Stars
    Café
    14 Reviews View
  6. Bistro Ah-lyoh
    4.6 Stars
    Café
    6 Reviews View
  7. Ella Eting
    4.8 Stars
    Filipino
    5 Reviews View
  8. Penong's Barbeque Seafoods and Grill
    4.6 Stars
    Filipino
    5 Reviews View
  9. Gelato Mania Davao
    4.6 Stars
    Gelato
    5 Reviews View
  10. Penong's Barbeque Seafoods and Grill
    4.8 Stars
    Filipino
    4 Reviews View

Top Rated Hotels in Matina Browse All

  1. Green Windows Dormitel
    4.1 Stars
    Hotel
    7 Reviews View
  2. Home Crest Residences
    5.0 Stars
    Hotel
    1 Review View
  3. Casa Leticia Boutique Hotel
    5.0 Stars
    Hotel
    1 Review View
  4. Bahay Ni Tuding Inn & Resto
    5.0 Stars
    Hotel
    1 Review View
  5. Legaspi Suites
    4.0 Stars
    Hotel
    2 Reviews View
  6. Sampaguita Tourist Inn
    4.0 Stars
    Hotel
    2 Reviews View
  7. Hotel Vicente
    4.0 Stars
    Hotel
    2 Reviews View
  8. Casa Leticia Business Inn
    4.0 Stars
    Hotel
    1 Review View
  9. Las Casitas de Angela Inn
    4.0 Stars
    Hotel
    1 Review View
  10. Domicilio Lorenzo Apartelle
    4.0 Stars
    Hotel
    1 Review View

Top Rated Tourist Attractions in Matina Browse All

  1. Jack's Ridge
    4.2 Stars
    Tourist Attraction
    22 Reviews View
  2. Butterfly House
    5.0 Stars
    Tourist Attraction
    2 Reviews View
  3. Zip City
    4.3 Stars
    Tourist Attraction
    3 Reviews View
  4. People’s Park
    3.7 Stars
    Tourist Attraction
    6 Reviews View
  5. Japanese Tunnel
    4.0 Stars
    Tourist Attraction
    1 Review View

Top Rated Places in Matina Browse All

  1. Lachi's Sans Rival Atbp.
    4.8 Stars
    Filipino
    31 Reviews View
  2. Jack's Ridge
    4.2 Stars
    Tourist Attraction
    22 Reviews View
  3. Yellow Fin Seafood and Restaurant
    4.7 Stars
    Seafood
    10 Reviews View
  4. Claude's Le Cafe de Ville
    4.9 Stars
    Café
    7 Reviews View
  5. Bioessence Gold
    5.0 Stars
    Day Spa
    6 Reviews View
  6. Backyard Burgers
    4.3 Stars
    Burger
    10 Reviews View
  7. Cafe Demitasse
    4.1 Stars
    Café
    14 Reviews View
  8. Sea Green Cafe and Lifestyle Center
    4.5 Stars
    Coffee
    7 Reviews View
  9. Bistro Ah-lyoh
    4.6 Stars
    Café
    6 Reviews View
  10. Ella Eting
    4.8 Stars
    Filipino
    5 Reviews View

Popular Areas in Matina

  1. NCCC Mall

    NCCC Mall

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