Davao Oriental is situated on the southeastern tip of Mindanao facing the Philippines sea. It has a population of 558, 958 people, and is mostly inhabited by Visayan migrants.

Capital City – Mati

Name of airport – Mati Airport

Temperature– 23-31 Celsius

Language spoken by the locals:

  • Cebuano
  • Dabawenyo
  • Mandaya
  • Kamayo
  • Tagalog
  • English

Modes of transportation:

  • Jeepney
  • Tricycle
  • Bus

Province Highlights:

  • Dahican Beach – its a seven kilometer stretch of fined white sands facing the clear water of Pacific Ocean.
  • Aliwagwag Falls – it is one of the most beautiful falls in the country. It is also considered as the country’s highest falls. It is made of 100 cascading waterfalls.
  • Waniban Island – is uninhabited island up in Pujada Bay, a 4-hectare island with pwdery white sand and torquise beach water.
  • The Sleeping Dinosaur – an island that resembles a dinosuar sleeping on its belly in Badas Point. It has a total land area of approx. 579 hectares.
  • Lake Carolina in Baganga – is located in Brgy. Salingcomot, it is 15 minutes away from town proper. It is a lagoon filled with brackish water and abundant marine life.

Local delicacies:

  • Empanada – made with ground pork, eggs, cheese and all the herbs and spices
  • Lumpia – made from ubod (coconut heart)

Must try:

  • Surfing
  • Skimboard

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