Best Places to visit in Davao Oriental, Philippines
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:
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.
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.
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.
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
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!
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.
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
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...