Davao City made it to the shortlist of CNN’s ’11 coolest towns in the Philippines.’ Other cities include Baguio, Tagaytay, Sagada, Don Salvador Benedicto and Canlaon City in Negros, Lantapan, Marawi, Banaue, Lake Sebu and Itbayat.
Why Davao City?
‘Encompassing 244,000 hectares, Davao City on the island of Mindanao takes in towering mountains and dramatic green landscapes, as opposed to the heaven-scraping high-rises and concrete jungles that dominate other large Philippine cities.
The durian capital of the Philippines, it’s one of three cities that share Mount Apo, the highest peak in the country.
You can walk a tough trail all the way to the top of Apo (9,692 feet/2,954 meters), but the hot and the restless can make faster, less grueling ascents in districts like Toril, Marilog and Calinan, whose mountain resorts offer untainted air, pine-canopied trails and invigorating falls.’
Read more – CNN WEF Philippines here.