We celebrated our 8th Anniversary in Davao! So happy that I got to travel again with him for the 3rd time this year. ♥ Again, the main reason for our travels is for the food. My cousin’s family kept on mentioning that Davao has the best seafood. Is it really? Image heavy post ahead!
Breakfast at NAIA 3. I think this is a new food court. Glad that they’re improving the facilities bit by bit.
Lunch at Hukad, SM Lanang. Love the pendant light! I think its inspired from Puso rice?
Guess how much this is? Baked scallops for 150php!
The waiter suggested this dessert to us. Delicious!
That night, we decided to eat at my cousin’s family’s highly recommended place: Ahfat. After googling its location, we discovered that Ahfat 1, 2 and 3 are located at the same complex HAHAHA. We ate at Ahfat 2. Here are some of the stuff that we ordered:
Seafood hotpot for 250php! SO CHEAP. Filled with sea cucumber and various seafood. ♥
Inggo ordered this Bacon roll out of curiosity. Surprisingly good!
We attempted to visit the Aldevinco Pasalubong Center after. Sadly, it closes at 8pm. But we discovered that there’s a night market nearby. The Roxas Night Market is just a few blocks away from the pasalubong center. There are ukay ukay, bags, and food stalls. Got to try genuine gelato for only 35php for 2 scoops! I didn’t get a clear picture but it was so good!
Freshly cooked buchi for 3pcs / 30php! They had choco, ube, and monggo filling. We both loved this ♥.
Buko and Avocado shake priced at 50php.
We went to the night market twice. This is the famed Mang Danny’s durian ice cream. 6 scoops for 30php I think? We braved the long line for this.
A discovery like this is what makes wandering so much fun. Traveling without any expectations is better than being disappointed. I’m glad that it’s the same for him. ♥ We went back to the hotel after that to rest. What they say about the taxi drivers are also true. They’re all honest and actually grateful when you let them keep the change. Kudos also to the help desk of Red Planet for answering my questions in their app.
For our second day, we went up to the mountains to visit Malagos Garden Resort and the Philippine Eagle Center. With the help of google and the Red Planet staff, we opted to commute rather than ride the taxi. Saved us a lot of money!
Lunch at Malagos Garden Resort. They were renovating so we got 50% off their entrance fee. Lucky!
Tuna sashimi for 150php.
Why did we go here? I heard that this place won awards internationally for their chocolate. This one is their hot chocolate. A bit bitter, and fruity.
We found this funny.
There’s a bird sanctuary inside the resort. You could feed the love birds! ♥
I find birds funny looking. Look at the lower right bird! Parang ready mang-aaway HAHAHA.
We then went to Philippine Eagle Center after. It’s located inside the Davao City Water District. Entrance fee for the Water District is 5php, while for the PEC is 150php. Worth it since you’re contributing to the conservation of our national bird.
After PEC, we took a habal habal back to Calinan and rode a van that will take us back to Davao City. We decided to try out the Crab Buffet somewhere in Roxas street.
Blugre coffee the next day. They’re famous for their durian coffee.
What I bought for myself from the Malagos farm. Chocolate tablea for hot chocolate cravings!
Airline – My aunt taught me that its cheaper to buy airline tickets months before your flight. If there’s a seat sale, grab it since its a good deal already. So for the tickets, we got it for 50% off during a seat sale of one of the airlines here in the Philippines.
Hotel – As for the hotel, well, we booked one a month before our trip HAHA. There are a lot of choices of hotels in Davao with a reasonable price. We chose Red Planet as our hotel. Good price, comfortable room with the basics (bed, hot/cold shower, AC). We found the app pretty useful too.
How to commute to Malagos Garden Resort & Philippine Eagle Center:
- Take a cab/jeep to Bangkerohan. (Taxi can take you straight to Malagos, need to negotiate though).
- Ride a van to Calinan for 40php. (Travel time around 30-45mins)
- Take a tricycle to Malagos for 10php / Habal habal for 20php.
Looking forward to our next adventure! ♥