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Island Garden City of Samal Nature Attractions

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Category: Davao Feautures Posted: Saturday, November 8th, 2008
Samal Island

Samal Island

The Island Garden City of Samal is a growing tourist destination in this part of Southern Philippines. The island offers features pristine white sand beaches and diverse natural attractions. The Island Garden City of Samal is a complete tourism package that visitors will surely enjoy.

Hereunder are just some of the nature attractions in the Island Garden City of Samal:

Coral Garden Marine Park

Located at Talikud Island, it is a place where you can find 53 out of 73 genera of corals usually found in the Philippines. It boosts 250 species of aquarium fishes and 9 out of 13 species of sea grasses found in the Philippines.

Puting Bato

Putting Bato is the highest peak in the Island of Samal. It stands 1,346 feet with treacherous limestone. Once you reach the summit, you can see the panoramic view of Davao Gulf.

Hagimit Falls

This falls features unique formation of rock. The falls is well-preserved as one can see beautiful forest along the river banks.

Bat Cave

This cave has a length of 1,800 meters that houses variety of bats. It also has an underground river.

Caracoles Festival

Usually held on the last week of April, it is the celebration of feast in the Island.
Caracoles Festival is a festivity of the bounties of the sea and the richness of the social and cultural heritage of the island city.

Mushroom Rock

Mushroom rock is a mushroom-shaped islet of above 10 meters in diameter. It is located in Kaputian, Samal.

Big Ligid Island

This island features green scenery and underwater cave.

Featuring the Davao City Preferred Areas of Investments

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Category: Davao Feautures Posted: Saturday, November 8th, 2008

Tourism-One of the growing areas of investments in Davao

Davao has bested with many qualities to become a preferred area of investment. Among the qualities of Davao that make it an ideal place for investment are the low cost of doing business, quality of human resources, excellent transportation and  peace and order situation. Davao is the first local government to enact an investment incentive program.

The local government of Davao is very aggressive on formulating business-friendly policies that aims to encourage further investments and generate more job opportunities to the people. Among the fiscal incentives include exemption from Mayor’s permit fees, charges for three years and exemption from Basic Real Property Tax payment for two years and exemption from building fees. Existing business establishments can also avail the local government incentives if business owners are planning to expand and diversify their operations. The expansion must meet criteria of the local government’s preferred areas of investments.

Hereunder the preferred areas of investments in Davao City:

1. Agri-Business and Food Processing
2. Tourism and Recreational Facilities
3. Trans-shipment Facilities
4. Miscellaneous Light Manufacturing Activities
5. Property Development
6. Establishment of Foreign Bank Branches
7. Telecommunication
8. Environmental Enhancement and Protection Project
9. Medical, Educational, Training and Sports Facilities

Business process outsourcing has also been a growing industry in Davao. The city government has been urged to draw Information and Communication Technology Master Plan to increase the number of investments in the field of Business Process Outsourcing like call centers, animation, medical transcription and software development.

Pump Up Your Adrenaline: Experience Davao Extreme Sports

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Category: Davao Feautures Posted: Tuesday, October 7th, 2008

Davao is not only popular among travelers seeking for vacation. It is now also becoming a popular destination among sports enthusiasts seeking for new adventures. Hereunder are the lists of Davao Extreme Sports Adventures to enjoy:

Diving

A 30-minute ride via ferry boat is the Island Garden City of Samal, an island rich in white sand beaches and diverse marine life. The island is rich in coral reefs and other sea creatures. The rent for diving lesson and equipment is very affordable. Read the rest of this entry »

Exciting Places to Visit in Davao

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Category: Davao Feautures Posted: Tuesday, October 7th, 2008
Pearl Farm Beach Resort Davao

Pearl Farm Beach Resort Davao

Pearl Farm Beach Resort

Pearl Farm Beach Resort is located in Kaputian, Island Garden City of Samal. It fetures elegant guest rooms, suites and cottages on stilts above the sea. The rooms are inspired by Maranao and Samal ethnic influences and designed by the famous architect Francisco Manosa.

Included in the resort is Isla Malipano, a 9-hectare private island with crystal clear shoreline. Water skiing, sunbathe by the pool, diving, viewing sunken World War II Japanese vessels, relaxing on spa are just some of the things that visitors will surely enjoy. The Pearl Farm Beach Resort is equipped with complete amenities to cater every visitor’s needs.

Eden Nature Park and Resort

The Eden Nature Park and Resort is a sprawling 80-hectare reforested land that is perfect for the whole family. The place has been replanted by imported pines. Some areas of Eden Nature Park and Resort is planted with organic vegetables and rare flora.

This mountain resort has camp sites and cabin. The place is ideal for hiking and other outdoor adventures. It also features trails, unique rides and rare animals like peacocks, deers and talking birds.

Eden Nature Park Davao

Eden Nature Park Davao

The Paradise Beach Resort

The Paradise Beach Resort is situated in the Island of Samal. It is a 15-minute ride away from Davao via a motorized banca. There are rooms, picnic areas and a restaurant. One can enjoy different beach activities like kayaking, water biking, snorkeling and scuba diving. For kids, there is a zoo at the back of the resort that they can view. Read the rest of this entry »

Know More About The City of Davao

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Category: Davao Feautures Posted: Tuesday, October 7th, 2008
people's park Davao

People's Park Davao

Davao City is the business center in the Southern part of the Philipines. With a land area around 2,443.61 hectares, it is considered as one of the largest cities in the world. Davao is also famous for its picturestique landscape and exotic flowers and fruits.

Davao is just 25 minutes away by air from Manila. Davao City has an international airport which handles both local and international flights.  The water in Davao is considered as the second  best water in the world. The literacy rate of Davao is in the high 90’s which is comparable to the rest of Asian cities.

Davao also hosts modern and well-equipped hospitals and other public utilities. The people of Davao enjoy typhoon-free climate. The temperature usually ranges from 27 to 29 degree Celsius. There is no distinct dry and wet season. During the months of March and April, people usually go to highland resorts and beaches to cool off. You can tour around Davao City using public jeepney and taxi. Read the rest of this entry »

5 Good Reasons to Live in Davao

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Category: Davao Feautures Posted: Sunday, September 14th, 2008

Davao is definitely a great place for people seeking for a new place to live in. In fact, Davao is one of the most liveable cities in Asia according to the survey conducted by the Asia Week Magazine. Every year, there is an increasing number of people both local and foreigners are now living and happily residing in Davao City. So, what makes Davao city a great place to live in? Hereunder are the top 5 reasons to live in Davao City.

1. Safety and Security

As we move places, either it’s for good or temporarily we always make sure our safety and security and if you live in Davao your life is not of course be a misery. Davao has a 911 emergency response unit capable of responding to any emergency situation. Davao hosts world-class hospitals available 24/7.

2. Urbanized Yet Friendly Area

Next reason why live in Davao is that it is a highly urbanized city already. The metropolitan has a widest area in the Philippines when it comes to residential spaces and commercial spaces. Business establishments are extensively updated with the latest updates and standards. In spite of its urbanity, Davao has a relaxing environments, there are parks and garden resorts where people can unwind after a busy and stressful work. Read the rest of this entry »

A Glimpse of the City of Davao

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Category: Davao Feautures Posted: Sunday, September 14th, 2008

Davao is a place gifted with rich culture and picturesque landscape. It has an abundant and well-preserved wildlife. Davao is home of the largest eagle in the world – the Philippine eagle. Davao is also known for its richness in exotic fruits like Durian and Mangosteen and flowers like Waling-waling. Davao is an emerging tourist destination in the Philippines attracting a large number of local and International visitors every year. The presence of world-class hotels, beaches, and hospitality of its people make Davao City a complete tourism package that surely awes every traveler. Davao is strategically located at the southern part of the Philippines. Davao is the largest city in the world in terms of land area. It has a good climate all year round and almost free from typhoon.

The strategic location, peaceful and relaxing environment, low cost of living and doing business and the richness of recreational activities like white water rafting, mountain climbing, outdoor adventures and more uplift the status of Davao as the summer capital of the southern part of the Philippines.