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Best Places to visit in Davao Oriental, Philippines

Updated on September 18, 2016
Don't know where to go?
Don't know where to go?

Are you planning to visit the bottom part of the Philippines, particularly in Davao Oriental? Are you asking yourself what place you should visit there? You may don't know that Davao Oriental has a lot to offer to you.Are you an adventurous type of person? Beach lover? Mountaineer? Are you into snorkeling or diving? Or do you simply want to indulge yourself staring at the magnificent and wonderful view of nature? Well, if you belong to these type of people, then you should pay visit Davao Oriental.

Unlike other travel spots around the world, Davao Oriental cannot be compared to other places with famous structural establishments such as buildings, castles, man-made resorts, etc. It's more on natural resources and uninhabited areas that are not yet exposed to commercialization.

Below are the must-visit natural spots in Davao Oriental with no random orders:

The Sleeping Dinosaur
The Sleeping Dinosaur

Sight-seeing at "The Sleeping Dinosaur"

Upon passing by Mati Road, you can ask your driver for a quick stop to watch over the island's fantastic and delightful form. The island itself resembles more likely to a dinosaur fell in a deep slumber.

Mount Hamiguitan
Mount Hamiguitan | Source

Mount Hamiguitan

It is home to the world's largest pygmy forest with impressive flora that counts of a total of 878 species. Its 600-hectare bonsai field is enchanting. Another attraction in this mountain can also be found known as the "Tinagong Dagat" or hidden sea. This mysterious lake is said to have high tide and low tide schedules, a phenomenon which remains unexplained up until now.

Tibanban Island
Tibanban Island

Tibanban Island

Wanna go trekking? Tibanban island is the ideal venue for that! A lighthouse was built on the top of the island for the purpose of warning for ships during at night. Aside from trekking, you can also dip through its white sand beach.

Waniban Island
Waniban Island | Source

Waniban Island

Pristine and crystal clear water, powder-like white sand beach, sturdy mangroves and cavorting dolphins are the major fascination and attraction of the island. You can walk around the whole island in less than an hour. Go snorkeling, diving and sun bathing!

San Victor Island
San Victor Island

San Victor Island

This 3 hectares island is located at Baganga, Davao Oriental with powder-like white sand beach and lofty coconut grove. A perfect place for summer outings and getaways!

Kawa-kawa Falls
Kawa-kawa Falls

Kawa-Kawa Falls

Is the most bragged about waterfall which is located at San Isidro, Davao Oriental. Enjoy its 15 feet deep clear waters. The falls is surrounded by thick forest of century-old trees and rare wild orchids. You can have a picnic here or simply swim and relax yourself by the tranquility it brings.

Aliwagwag Falls
Aliwagwag Falls

Aliwagwag Falls

Considered as the "longest cascading waterfalls" in the Philippines located in the middle of the forest of Cateel, Davao Oriental. It is also one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the country. The falls seemed like a stairway to heaven with its 84 steps which measure from 6 - 100ft each steps.

Balite Hot Spring
Balite Hot Spring | Source

Balite Hot Spring

Located at Baganga, Davao Oriental. Hot springs are known to cure illnesses such as rheumatism, dermatitis, itchiness, skin disease, etc. Its healing power somehow attracts tourist aside from the comfort and warmth it gives.

There are lots of attractions aside from these places I have featured, but these are among the most visited places in Davao Oriental. If you think i missed something, you can state it here...


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      ariel 21 months ago

      Hello guys its wonderful!! all places you have featured are amazing...I'll start saving too in visiting this places soon....Thanks a lot guys....

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      jing 2 years ago

      You may also want to visit Heart Spring Resort and San Agustin pink sand beach somewhere in Tibanban Davao Or. :)

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      Concerned citizen 3 years ago

      Great article! i wish to get there next year.

      P.S. just please check your grammar :))

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      angel 4 years ago

      pls. keep it beatiful forever...and don't destroyn it..,,

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      jonas 4 years ago

      sir kindly include the address of the places you posted. the province is quite big and has a lot of municipalities. at least the municipality where it is found, that would be a big help. thank you sir.

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      Amy D. Ponce 6 years ago

      You should also go to Languyon with its century old mangroves. Locate the marker of the first settlers of Baganga in Languyon. Also visit a tiny lake called Carolina, the Alaska beach, DENR beach with its pinkish brown sand,and an islet in Lambajon former airport. Locate a cave in Magum. Go to the Curtain Falls and the Nawasa cold Spring are all located in Baganga. These are places to see which will fascinate you.

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      marco 6 years ago

      Tried searching tourist spots in davao oriental then found your page.. Been there some of the places, truly a beautiful scenery.. Banganga Balite Hot Spring & San Victor Island will add to my list.. Thanks..

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      lzlpio90 6 years ago

      Ironically no!:( but because of the nature of my work, i used to know many beautiful places and trying to research about that place.. Hopefully in the near future, i could also travel anywhere...

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      DREAM ON 6 years ago

      It is funny how when we live there we want to travel elsewhere.Do you travel a lot?Life is so wonderful.Thanx for sharing.

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      lzlpio90 6 years ago

      Hi! thanks for commenting! i appreciated it. yeah, the world has lot of places that are still unknown to everyone that's why i'm sharing it here in Hubpages. Hopefully, it gives other people new knowledge about the world's wonderful places.

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      DREAM ON 6 years ago

      Wow I am going to start saving up.This is the place to be.I can see myself their so easy.Nice hub with interesting pics.


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