Crime Index & Safety Index of Davao * According to NUNBEO.COM, the world's largest database of user contributed data about cities and countries worldwide, DAVAO is one and only metropolitan city in the Philippines which is comparable with other world’s safest cities.
Central 911 (Central Communications and Emergency Response Center) The same 911 service as America’s and Canada’s!
By dialing 911, residents needing assistance can immediately summon responders to the scene of emergency !
The Central 911 was officially launched in September 2002 to address emergency calls for criminal incidents needing police assistance and now it also caters to emergency medical services, urban search and rescue operations, fire auxiliary services, and K-9 units.
Davao’s 911 service simplified the emergency process by integrating all the government’s emergency response resources (ambulance, rescue technicians, firefighters, K-9, and the police) into one.
Anti Smoking Ordinance A Filipino holding a cigarette while walking past a child? You cannot see the guy like him in Davao city!
Davao’s original Comprehensive Anti-Smoking Ordinance which was enacted in 2002 has been implemented until now.
Davao was named the 1st 100% smoke-free metropolitan in Asean country by the Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Al iance in 2013.
If you real y need to smoke, you wil have to do it in your place of residence or a designated smoking area. Davao’s 7 Eleven doesn’t sell cigarettes!
Speed Limit Ordinance / Honest Taxi drivers Speeding, overtaking, and racing have been rarely seen on the streets of Davao
since drivers in Davao can only go as fast as 30 kph downtown, and a maximum of 60 kph in the city borders because of the speed limit ordinance.
About 20 percent decrease in the minor road accidents and 60 percent decrease in fatal road accidents was reported a year after the implementation of the ordinance,
and the city has been much safer now. In Davao city, taxi drivers are prohibited from doing contract fares.
Instead, fares are based on meters which gives passengers more security.
Drivers who violate this are to be penalized with fines amounting to P5,000.
In fact, the city is know for having the friendliest, most honest, and most courteous taxi drivers
and Davao City’s government and local police awarded 19 taxi drivers for returning valuable items left behind by their passengers.
Liquor Restriction / Firecracker Ban The curfew in selling and serving alcoholic beverages (from 1:00 AM to 8:00 AM) took effect in 2013.
This ordinance was designed to reduce accidents and crimes caused by alcohol intoxication.
As a result, the ordinance has reduced the number of drunkards walking in the streets in the wee hours, which is why walking in Davao city streets at night is significantly safer than in other cities! Firecracker is totally banned in Davao.
So you can enjoy safe New year’s Eve, or have a good night sleep instead, not being disturbed by the noise like firecracker.
Here in Davao, you can join the annual Davao Torotot Festival, with the sound of hundreds of blazing trumpets being a worthy successor of firecrackers.
WHAT’S FUN IN DAVAO? (082) 302 8411 BLUEJAZ BEACH RESORT AND WATERPARK package 1: Php100 inclusive of the entrance fee and boat far e (normal price: Php130)
package 2: 150 peso inclusive of the entrance fee, boat fare, water slide and welcome drink (normal price: Php280)
package 3: 250 peso inclusive of the entrance fee, boat fare, water slide, welcome drink and meal (normal price: Php430)
WHAT’S FUN IN DAVAO? (082) 303 0235 How to get there? Rates
Walk to The Waterfront Insular Hotel. Day tour (until 5pm) - Php 250.00 per head Shuttle boat will pick you up in the boat dock near
Waterfront’s pirate bar. Your group will be required to get a hut. Exclusive shuttle boat that will take you to the Resort Hut - Php 500.00 for a group of 7 or less which is available from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m, everyday. Boat ride - Php 200.00 for a group of 10 or less (one-way)
Prior reservations are required! CHEMA’S BY THE SEA
WHAT’S FUN IN DAVAO? (082) 234 – 6415 / (082) 234 – 3377 How to get there?
Take a cab to Davao Boat Club Marina, Lanang Aplaya (It will take you 7~8 minutes and cost you Php 60 ~ 70.) and then take a private boat provided by Bali-Bali.
Morning boat transfers Afternoon boat transfers Bali Bali to Marina 8:00 am Bali Bali to Marina 4:00 pm Marina to Bali 8:30 am Marina to Bali Bali 4:30 pm
DAY TOUR (Check in – 8:00 am / Check out – 3:00 pm) Php 1,200.00/person Inclusive of Free Lunch, Welcome Drink, and Boat Transfer For a group of 6 free Villa (subject to availability) BALI-BALI
Water Sports Activities BEACH RESORT Jetski: Php 4,500.00/hour (Minimum of 1 hour) Banana Boat (Minimum of 5 Persons each ride): Php 275.00/person/15minutes; or Php 550.00/person/30 minutes
Island Hopping Package Php 5,500.00/4 hours Departs from Bali Bali on or before 7:00 am Bali Bali to Malipano Island / Pearl Farm to Maxima
Body Massage BALI SIGNATURE MASSAGE: Php 500.00/60 minutes BY THE SEA FOOT MASSAGE: Php 300.00/30 minutes
WHAT’S FUN IN DAVAO? (082)282-2339 How to get there? Maxima has their own ferry plying their only trip going to the resort from Sta. Ana wharf at 9:00am and then 4:00pm going back to Sta. Ana Wharf. Take a cab going to Magsaysay Park where Sta. Ana Wharf is located. The fare costs 150Php round trip. Rates
Entrance Fee (Discounted rate P200, normal price P300)includes free use of tables and chairs, life jackets, water slides, water blob, canopy walk and diving board.
Day Tour Overnight Adult - P250 Adult - P350 Child/Student - P150 C hild/Student - P300 Water Spots Activities Santamal Island Hopping (max 20pax) = P200/pax Kayak boat rental = P400/hour Snorkel and mask rental = P100/hour Surfing board rental = P100/hour Banana Boat rental = P4750/hour Banana Boat 15 mins. = P300/pax Jet ski = P4,000
WHAT’S FUN IN DAVAO? (082) 234-7903 How to get there?
Go to Sta. Ana wharf near Magsaysay Park. Isla Reta is about 45 minutes by boat from Sta. Ana Wharf. The boat departs as early as 9am and last trip is at 4:30pm from Davao City. The first boat trip from Isla Reta going back to Davao City is at 6:15am and the last trip at 3pm. Boat fare is Php 80 for a one-way ride. Rates
Entrance Fee Cottages Day tour – Php 100 / head Picnic Hut – Php 250 / night, Camping Tent – Php 400 / night
WHAT’S FUN IN DAVAO? (082) 305-2774 / (082) 305-4028 How to get there?
Take a taxi or jeepney to Sasa wharf and enjoy 10 minute boat ride to Babak wharf.
From there you can take a motorcycle to Secdea (30 minutes) or you can book a van with Secdea for your group only.
Van Pick-up from Port vice-versa – Php 1,000 per way (to be arranged in advance) Helicopter Transport (3 pax) – Php 26,000 per way (to be arranged in advance)
Day Use (inclusive of Entrance, Lunch and Pool use) Adult Rate- Php 650/pax 7 years and younger Php550/pax
Amenities Rates Jetski- Php 4,000 per hour / Php2,500 per 30 min Kayak (Single) – Php 300 per hour / Php 200 per 30 min Kayak (Double) – Php 400 per hour / Php 250 per 30 min Paddler Boat – Php 200 per hour / Php 150 per 30 min Banana Boat Ride(4 pax min) – Php 300 per 30 min Life Vest Rental – Php 150 per day Bicyle – Php 400 per day / Php 150 per hour
WHAT’S FUN IN DAVAO? (0999)705-5330 0 How to get there?
Option 1: From Magsaysay Park, wait for a bus going to Penaplata or Kaputian (riding Kaputian is much preferred). The bus will also take the barge but busses are given priority over private cars. Around 40-50php per bus ride.
Option 2: Ride a motorboat from Sasa Km. 11 ferry boat wharf going to Babak Wharf. Once you reach Samal Island, you can hire a habal-habal to HAGAMIT take you directly to Hagimit Fal s.
Entrance Fee: Adult( Day Tour )- Php 40.00 Kids ( Day Tour )- Php 20.00
Environmental Fee: Php 5.00
Cottage: Open Cottage – Php 500.00 Close Cottage – Php 1000.00 Tables with Chair – Php 150.00
WHAT’S FUN IN DAVAO? (082) 221 7823 PACKAGE WHITE WATER
1700 per person Minimum of 5 per trip inclusive of: RAFTING Transportation (From Crocodile Park to Rafting Area and back) Packed Lunch & Bottled Water Use of Gears & Equipment Raft guide Souvenir Shirt Documentation (2 Disc per group of 6) Bonus Ticket to ZIP CITY, Butterfly House & Tribu K’mindanawan
8:00 am Assembly at Crocodile Park 9:30 am Departure 10:30 am Arrival at Put In area, Tamugan1:00 am Start of Rafting 12:00 nn Lunch 3:00 pm Arrival at Take Out area, Purok 8, Lacson 3:30 pm Departure for Crocodile Park 4:30 pm Arrival at Crocodile Park
WHAT’S FUN IN DAVAO? (0915) 183 9480 How to get there?
There is a minibus ride “All Aboard” from Bankerohan Market in Davao City that passes through Mintal where the Park is located. From Mintal, a 5 minute tricycle ride will take you to the Park. Taxi ride from downtown Davao City is readily available, and it usually takes 30 minutes to get to the site. OPERATING HOURS
Weekdays : 9:30 am ~ 5:30 pm
Weekends & Holidays: 9:30 am ~ 8:30 pm
Weekdays: P400/2 hours P700/4 hours
Weekends & Holidays: P500/2 hours P800/4 hours
Helmet, life vest, beginner’s board and instruction are included.
WHAT’S FUN IN DAVAO? How to get there?
For those who want to commute, you can ride a jeepney bound for Toril. Just tell the jeepney conductor to drop you off at Mercury Drug Store.
There are single motorcycles waiting to be hired at P 80 per person to bring you right at the entrance of Eden Nature Park & Resort.
If you are coming from the South of Davao jeepneys bound for Toril are available at Claveria Street, Roxas Avenue and Quimpo Bouleva
Entrance with meals: P550 (Buffet lunch), P220 (Plated snack)
WHAT’S FUN IN DAVAO? (082) 297 8830 How to get there?
Most convenient way to reach Jack’s Ridge is through a taxi. After taking the cab for 40 minutes (around Php 200), you can get to the Davao’s best restaurant overlooking the scenic expanse of the city. JACK’S RIDGE RESTAURANT
WHAT’S FUN IN DAVAO? Roxas Night Market
Roxas Avenue night market is the busiest night market In Davao City. There are rows of stal s of very low priced clothes, shoes and others (most of them are second-hand or fake) and a long array of barbecue stal s.
The vendors will open their stalls starting at 6 p.m.
The vendors attended a seminar on proper food handling, especially on food safety to keep their food clean and prevent food poisoning.
The vendors are also required to wear hairnets to make them neat and clean.
The city government of Davao also reminds al vendors to maintain the cleanliness of their surroundings and avoid throwing of garbage in the canal.
To get there, Option 1: Jeepney going to Roxas (P10) Option 2: Taxi (P100)
WHAT’S FUN IN DAVAO? D'Bone Collector Museum
Address: San Pedro St, Poblacion District, Davao City
Phone: (0921) 480-8920
Hours: Monday – Friday 10 am to 5 pm Saturday 1pm to 5 pm
Entrance fee: P80/adult, P70/children DAVAO MUSEUM
Address: Zonta Building, 113 Agusan Circle, Insular Village 1, Lanang, Davao City
Phone:(082) 233 1734
Hours: Monday to Saturday 9 am to 12nn and 1 pm to 5 pm
Entrance fee: P80/adult, P70/children
WHAT’S FUN IN DAVAO? Acropolis Super Club Echelon Club C. Bangoy St, Poblacion District, Davao City Poblacion District, Davao City
E&G nearby surrounding facilities Swimming pool and basketball court Laundry shop and coffee house (5 mins on foot) (15 mins on foot)
E&G nearby surrounding facilities pharmacies(10 mins on foot) 7 Eleven and supermarket (10 mins on foot)
E&G nearby surrounding facilities fast food restaurants (10 mins on foot) massage shops (10 mins on foot)