Davao Trip: Family-Friendly Itinerary

By Angel Macaraig - Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Here's another long overdue post! The whole fam bam flew to Davao City two years ago not only for a vacation but also to visit my sister who's already based in this city for work. You might have noticed in my previous posts that I prefer traveling in small groups. But since our family is big, we had no choice but to draft a [big] family-friendly itinerary (e.g., extreme adventures were scrapped off the list).

Day 1: Manila to Davao

πŸ“ Afternoon flight from Manila to Davao (NAIA T4 to Francis Bangoy Int'l Airport)

πŸ“ Dinner at Patok Sa Manok

πŸ“ Check-in at the hotel/ Rest early

Day 2: Samal Island

πŸ“ Samal Island Day Trip (Paradise Island Resort)

While searching online for options, I came across Paradise Island - one of the most accessible and affordable resorts in Samal. Paradise Island has its own private boat terminal located at Km. 9, Sasa Wharf. Boat service is from 5:30 AM to 5:00PM only. Boat fare is Php 20/ person (one way). From the wharf, the boat ride will take around 5-7 minutes. 

With my sisters (kunwaring candid shot)...

My GGSS moments :)

Boat ride with the fam bam!

πŸ“ Dinner at Penong's

Day 3: Eden Nature Park + Roxas Night Market

πŸ“ Eden Nature Park

Went fishing at the Fishing Village!

Eden Nature Park Tour - Every area of this park is picturesque! We have too many nice photos to share...

Macaraig girls!

Family picture!

Couple shot (w/ PJ)...

We had refreshing halo-halo after the quick tour!

πŸ“ Roxas Night Market 

πŸ“ Jack's Ridge 

Nice view of the city from Jack's Ridge

Day 4: Philippine Eagle Centre + Malagos Garden

πŸ“ Brunch at Mabini Street (Lechon)


Ready to attack!!

πŸ“ Philippine Eagle Centre 

πŸ“ Malagos Garden

They have a lot of park activities, but since we were already tired, we just bought chocolates & ice cream!

πŸ“ Stop-over: Eat Durian

We used to live in Mindanao during the 90s that's why my father probably missed this fruit...

Drinking a large bottle of RC with poise :D

πŸ“ Dinner at Lachi's

We had our last meal here at Lachi's before we headed back to Manila!

I know, with the current situation (i.e., COVID-19 pandemic), traveling to local or international destinations is almost impossible (and also our least priority for now). Maybe when the pandemic is over soon, you'll find this itinerary useful. Please stay safe always! 😊

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