14 Sep SilkAir Recommends DAVAO
Done basking in the sun? Here are other fascinating things to check out in southern Philippines.
DO At 2, 945m, Mount Apo, the Philippines’ highest mountain, offers a challenging hike. If you’d rather enjoy the majestic view from the distance, take the cable lift at Camp Sambros, which is situated 1,210m above sea level.
SEE Besides being home to the Philippine Eagle Center, Davao also plays host to the world’s largest colony of Geoffroy’s Rousetter fruit bats. Visit Montfort Bat Sanctuary to see these nocturnal creatures.
SHOP Malagos Farmhouse has been successfully making cheese in the tropics for more than a decade now. Bring home some of their feta, pepato or kesong puti (made from fresh goat milk).
EAT The Spot, a halal restaurant at Hijo Resorts in Tagum, serves dishes inspired by the traditional recipes of the Kalagan tribe, including rice cooked in turmeric and coconut milk. You can also go kayaking, fishing and crabbing in the river next to the restaurant.
DRINK Blugre Coffee (Abreeza Mall) is a pioneer in putting Davao’s famous fruit into beverages. Try Durian Arctic Bliss, a cold coffee flavoured with durian and topped with cream and white chocolate.