Travelling to different places is rewarding. There’s nothing like exploring new places and experiencing new things. A lot of people look forward to travelling to different countries, and they often forget to visit the wonderful places that our country has to offer.
One such place is the City of Davao. Davao is blessed with numerous natural sights to see. Here are some of Davao’s must-visit locations that will surely satisfy the nature lover in you:
Eden Nature Park & Resort
A mountain resort in Davao, Eden Nature Park is a man-made paradise offering rest and relaxation amidst lush pine forests, flower gardens, and the song of birds. Overlooking Davao City and Davao Gulf from 3,000 feet above sea level, the nature park is the perfect escape for anyone looking for friendly hiking spots or a quiet place to go tilapia fishing.
Philippine Eagle Center
Apart from the country’s national bird, the Philippine Eagle Center is a haven to four species of mammal, two species of reptile, and 10 other species of bird. Currently, the Center houses 36 Philippine eagles, 18 of which were bred in captivity.
Davao Crocodile Park
Not too scared of large carnivorous reptiles? Take a detour to Davao Crocodile Park for a glimpse of crocodiles basking in the sun, with mouths agape. The park also showcases other exotic wildlife including pythons, iguanas, bearcats, tigers, orangutans, different bird species, and small reptiles like turtles and sailfin lizards.
If you don’t want to stray too far from the city, you can always visit People’s Park for an urban garden boasting more than 1,000 species of plants from Southeast Asia, South America, Africa, and Australia. The Park also features sculptures by Mindanao artist Kublai Millan depicting indigenous peoples, as well as a dancing fountain that bursts in color at night.
Mount Apo offers an experience the truly adventurous will enjoy. Home to diverse ecosystems, the Philippine’s highest peak lets you trek across farmlands, river trails, boulders, and thick jungles where you can witness an abundance of rare flora and fauna. If you are ready to conquer the mountain, be ready for a three to four-day hike to the summit and back.
A phone to capture it all
No matter which escapade you choose, you’ll definitely need a camera phone that can snap highlights of your adventure. The OPPO F1s is a great pick for the intrepid backpacker, thanks to its 16-megapixel front camera that captures vivid pictures even in low-light conditions—perfect for adventure selfies even under forest shade. The phone also has an anti-shake feature to prevent unwanted blurry shots, while the selfie panorama option allows you to capture as much of Davao’s breathtaking landscapes. If you want to make selfies easier for you during a hike, the F1s lets you set up the phone so you can activate the shutter either by waving your hand in front of the camera, or simply using your voice.
The F1s is available in concept and dealer stores nationwide.