Most people know Davao City as the Crown Jewel of Mindanao, but perhaps don’t understand why it has earned this title. You might be disappointed to find out the moniker has nothing to do with precious stones or anything of that nature. However, once you learn more about Davao City, you’ll probably appreciate it far more than rubies, sapphires or diamonds.
Get to know more about the Crown Jewel of Mindanao
1) Safety first
Davao City has a number of impressive security and safety measures in place. This allowed it to be named the fourth safest city in the country last year. Before he became President, Rodrigo Duterte was Mayor of Davao City and he put a lot of time and effort into making it a safe place people would want to visit or call home.
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2) Water and air you can enjoy
Both air and water are cleaner in Davao City. The city has a strict smoking ban that prohibits puffing in public places. Meanwhile, locals take pride in the clean water that you can drink straight from the faucet.
3) Nature, nature everywhere
From beaches to mountains, Davao City has all types of natural surroundings for you to enjoy. Those wanting to relax by the beautiful blue waters of the sea can head to Island Buenavista and Kopiat Island. If green is your thing, make your way to Eden Nature Park and Philippine Eagle Center for some fun outdoor activities.
4) The best around
It seems like every time there is a competition for being the best in a specific category, Davao City wins. You’d probably expect nothing less for a place known as the Crown Jewel of Mindanao. It has recently earned the titles of “Most Child Friendly” and “Most Peaceful” city in the Philippines. Davao is also recognized as the country’s Durian Capital, although being around the fruit might ruin some of that clean air.
5) Booming property market
Davao City’s property market is booming. The city boasts convenient transportation links, leading universities and a competitive business environment that supports the growing economy. This has led to a wave of new real estate development with several of the country’s major homebuilders now operating here.
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