It's more Fun in Davao, Philippines - My Adventurous trip 2016

A clean and smoke-free city in the Philippines - Davao ranked as 4th safest in 349 cities in the world!

This is my 4 Days 4 Nights trip with a bunch of lovely influencers from Nuffnang Singapore by Cebu Pacific Air. Thanks to everyone who made it happened and I'm blessed to get a chance to explore this beautiful city.

Cebu Pacific Air - Philippine's largest airline fly from Singapore to the eco-adventure capitol of Davao thrice weekly. Lowest year-round fares start from SGD182. For bookings and promos, visit Cebu Pacific Air Website or call +65-315-80808.

It's so cool and I'm so blessed to experience this.
Thanks to Cebu Pacific Air, the cabin crews are so friendly.

First night was here at Park Inn by Radisson Hotel Davao, 
it's near to the airport and the journey took us only 10 minutes.

Yay! All set to explore the Eden Nature Park on our first day.

Day 1 : Eden Nature Park
Eden Nature Park is a mountain resort 3000 feet above sea level. Visitors can enjoy the peaceful surroundings with the cool breeze and the thousands of pine trees which grow around the area. In addition to activities for the adventurous such as the Sky Cycle, Sky Rider and Sky Swing, Eden Nature Park also offers an authentic mountain experience – marked by cool crisp mountain air while enjoying the spectacular views of pine trees which exquisitely blend well with its background.

There's a butterfly farm here in Eden Nature Park.
Tons of cuties were flying around us when we entered the garden.

Spotted this rainbow and it's perfect for group photo!
Super Instagram worthy haha.

I love the nature and I feel happy when I'm connected to the nature.
Look at the green scenery with fresh air.

The god will guide me through, hope of light is here for me.

We were all set yay!

What about you?!

I'm Serious!

Gears on girls!

The most exciting adventurous has begun with Sky Cycle, Sky Rider & Sky Swing. Eden Nature Park is indeed worth to pay a visit as you can experience these activities with a super affordable price, perfect for a short escape with friends and family!

  • Sky Rider is a set of 200-meter long steel cables suspended roughly 20 meters in the air between two steel towers, on which you glide along suspended while enjoying the view of Davao City and Davao gulf.

  • Sky Cycle is a must try where riders paddle a bicycle that is suspended 60 feet high and traversing 200 meters.

  • Sky Swing- Riding individually or in tandem, Sky Swing will hoist riders 80 feet above the ground. When in its highest position, the ride reaches a maximum height of 95 feet. 

Eden Nature Park (prices per pax)
• Guided shuttle tour- PHP 120 (approx. SGD 3.50)
• Sky Rider- PHP 150 (approx. SGD 4.50)
• Sky Cycle- PHP 200 (approx. SGD 6)
• Buffet Lunch- PHP 550 (approx. SGD 16)

Thanks to our perfect photographer, Christian De Leon from Cebu Pacific Air.
Love all of our stunning photos while we were enjoy our trip.

We were then visited to Public Safety and Security Center Davao. The legendary system was Amazing! That's the reason why Davao ranked as 4th safest city in the world!

Public Safety and Security Center (PSSCC)
PSSCC is a division under the Davao City’s Office of the City Mayor. It was created through Executive Order No. 18 Series of 2012, specifically to provide protection, security, safety and risk management to the people of Davao City.

The PSSCC operates through coordinative approach to address the different issues of safety and security relative to Crime, Terrorism, Security, Traffic, Health and Social Services, Emergency Services, and Disaster Risk Reduction by using information, people, technology, and intelligent solutions.

This coordination between, but not limited to, the Davao City Police Office (DCPO), the Task Force Davao (TFD), the Traffic Management Center (TMC), the Central 911, the Davao City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (DCDRRMC), the Barangay Officials and other law enforcement agencies, plays a vital role in the operations of the PSSCC in furtherance of the peace and order of the city.

What's next? Girls night out =D
We went to Eagles Bar, Marco Polo Hotel, Huckleberry Southern Kitchen and Bar, *147 Beer Avenue, Blue Room Jazz Bar – Apo View Hotel and Primo Café and Grillez.

Huckleberry Southern Kitchen and Bar is my Love!
They offer not only appetizing food but some of the best spirits in the world. The bar also serves infused rum made from local Davao fruits and ingredients to tourists visiting as part of the pub crawl.

We had our welcome dinner at Waterfront Insular Hotel Davao. Thanks for the performance and speech given. We feel so blessed and welcoming.

There's a lot of nice places for us to take nice photos. It's a lovely city for a brand new experience.

Happiness is on going!
Day 2 is all about water.

DAY 2 - Taklobo Giant Clams Tour
The Giant Clam Sanctuary on Samal Island is an ongoing conservation project of the Davao del Norte State College (DNSC) Marine Reserve Park and Multipurpose Hatchery. The giant clams, locally known as taklobo, are the largest living bivalves (a family Tridacnidae) whose size can reach up to 50 meters and weigh up to 500 kilograms. It is a solar animal that needs the sun to survive, thrive and grow. Most of them line the coral reefs.

The tour highlights the 3,700 giant clamshells spanning across the 14-hectare sea. It includes an hour of snorkelling and island seeing the sights in the stunning body of water.

Oh wait! Is that a sandbank?
I think of Maldives when I see this. 

I'm addicted to snorkelling already. I want to get my diving licence soon and dive in Davao. The reef is beautiful and most importantly, it's safe.
(3 secs for a photo and the starfish went back to the sea.)

Giant clams are attractive, I did have a marine tank last time for mini clams.
Awwwww, I just can't wait to go back again for snorkelling.

Hey Mong!
Mermaid life like this is Love.

Thanks to Christian again from Cebu Pacific Air for all the underwater photos.

Inspiring marine life. =)

“Taklobo” Giant Clams Tour (prices per pax)
• Entrance fee- PHP 100 (approx. SGD 3)
• Rental of snorkel gear- PHP 100
• Rental of rash guard- PHP 100
• Boat rental (for 1-12 guests)- PHP 500

Thanks to Billabong for all of our holiday essentials.

Travel is the only thing you buy that make you richer.

I love these angels who made my trip even more fun. 

Sea breeze refreshed your life.

Maxima Aquafun & Canopy Tours
An adventure paradise in Samal, Maxima Aquafun & Canopy Tours is known for its exhilarating water sports activity. Its natural beautiful landscape mesmerizes all the guests as it appears like a floating resort on the sea. It is famous for its 40 meters giant slide along the cliff that cascades towards the water, canopy walk, and perfect scuba diving spots. Activities available include the Giant Water Slide, Water Blob and Canopy Walk.

Top to toes from +BillabongASIA 

Then we moved to Maxima Aquafun for some water activity. 

 Maxima Aquafun & Canopy Tours
• Day tour (Adults)- PHP 300 (approx. SGD 9)
• Day tour (Kids)- PHP 200 (approx. SGD 6)
*includes lifebelt, tram ride, unlimited use of waterslide, water blob, jumping board and canopy walk on weekends

My best fine dining in Davao goes to:
White House Fusion Cuisine and Wine Lounge

White House Fusion Cuisine and Wine Lounge
Built by Robert Ker during 1920’s, The White House has been restored and transformed into an elegant fine- dining restaurant and wine lounge. More than the picturesque setting, The White House Fusion Cuisine and Wine Lounge is also a landmark, offering modern fusion dishes in a very cosy environment.

Appetizer is indeed remarkable and delicious!

One of their specialty - watermelon sake
Refreshing and not too sweet. Yum!

And their desserts are fine too! Especially the Pistachio cheesecake.
I'll definitely pay a visit if I travel to davao again.

Something that put a smile on my face.
Durian Triffle from Eagles Bar, Marco Polo Hotel

Variety of signature cocktails to bright up our girls night out.

Rest & Relax in my favourite stay in Davao - SEDA Hotel. The staffs and the hotel manager were so friendly and helpful. 

I spent one of my afternoon in the hotel to rest as I was not feeling well. They rang me twice and asked if I need any food or medication, such a lovely and considerate service that amazed me. I had my lunch in the room and the room service experience was good too. Love the burger and fries haha.

Morning breakfast is also my motivation to wake up early in the morning.
SEDA hotel's breakfast is full with surprises. I found variety and quality food here.

Omelette, my must eat breakfast in the hotel haha.
Taste so good.

Seda Abreeza Davao
Love the design, simple and glam. Perfect for tumblr-like photo.
There's also a huge shopping mall right opposite of the hotel, less than 2 minutes walk with the linked-bridge, you can find supermarket, starbucks, H&M, cotton on and many other shops in the mall.

My afternoon in the room. Mmmmm
I just don't want to leave the bed as it's super comfy and big!

Oh yea, there's a bar here in SEDA hotel, any drink for you?

 Pomelo salad, something that I can't find in Singapore.
Refreshing and yummy!

Signature dishes served in the hotel.

Dessert is cute too haha!

How to not fall in love to the hotel?

There's a gym beside the pool.
No excuses even during holiday, more abs please haha!

We were then went to a souvenir market for some shopping.
I've picked this handmade backpack and a keychain for you lucky people!
Find out more on Nuffnang's Dayre for the Giveaway.

Did I mention their Mango smoothie?
Taste so good even without sugar added.

Visit Davao is so FUN!

Traveling is the key to happy life yay!

We are having a Giveaway for all you adventure seekers, you can also stand a chance to win a pair of air ticket to visit Davao yourself! Follow my Instagram @charlene22 to find out how you can win, Good Luck!

Thanks again to Cebu Pacific Air & Philippine Department of Tourism - Region 11 ( Davao ) for this fantabulous trip!

1 comment

Yam Young said...

I've been wanting to visit Philippines and this may be the perfect opportunity! To be honest, I've never heard of Davao until today thanks to your informative blog. Now, there are more reasons to visit Philippines and I will get you Davao! You're first on my list! Huraaah! ^_^ IG Handle: yam.ty.young