Davao City is in the Philippines with a population of over 1.5 million. Davao City is the largest city with a land area of 2,444 square kilometres and is the main hub of the city’s trade, commerce and industry. It is also where the highest mountain in the Philippines – Mount Apo can be found. The west side of the city has hills and mountains and slopes south east down to the shore.
Just under half of the land area is classed as forest and timberland with 43% of the land being used for agriculture, where there are large plantations growing such as, bananas, coconuts, pineapples and coffee. Davao has a tropical rainforest climate with virtually no temperature change during the seasons, with average temperature being 26 °C (78.8 °F) even though there is a significant amount of rainfall during the winter most of the rain occurs during the summer months.
Davao has over 250 species of birds and are all located on Mount Apo which is also home to one of the world’s largest eagles ‘Philippine Eagle’ the national bird of the Philippines and is now an endangered species. There is a range of languages spoken in Davao. English is taught in the majority of schools, the most widely used language is Davaoeño Cebuano (Visayan), other languages are; Japanese, Chinese, Tagalog and Spanish.
Davao City has a rich history and throughout the city are many heritage sites including Museums, a Japanese Tunnel, which was used during World War II by the Japanese forces, a Japanese Cemetery plus several statues and temples.
Davao has a varied cuisine of meat and fish, often served on skewers, vegetables marinated in vinegar. Desserts and snacks are popular, particularly grilled banana, brushed with butter and sprinkled with sugar served with ice cream.
Davao City has several methods of public transport which include; buses, taxis, tricycles and jeepneys. There is a good bus network which link Davao City to the major towns and cities. Davao has a sea port that connects to Manila with an on/off inter island and international ferries. Francisco Bangoy International Airport is the third busiest airport in the Philippines with many charter and schedule flights around the world.
There are a number of shopping centres, shopping malls and markets, selling everything from clothes, food and souvenir and trinket items.
Davao City is a thriving city with a lot to offer, therefore making it an excellent choice for Property investment. There has never been a better time to purchase property for sale in Davao whether for a holiday home, permanent living or for the investor to invest in the ever increasing ‘buy to let’ market.