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Davao Gulf


Davao Gulf is a gulf found in Mindanao in the Philippines. It has an area of 308,000 hectares. Davao Gulf cuts into the island of Mindanao from the Philippine Sea. It is surrounded by all four provinces in the Davao Region. The largest island in the gulf is Samal Island. Davao City, on the gulf's west coast, is the largest and busiest port on the gulf. The Bagobo, a tribe known in Davao, are living in the Davao Gulf. With the thrust of Davao City towards Information Technology and IT-Enabled Services (ITES), Davao City and the Davao Gulf area have also earned the moniker Silicon Gulf.

by Jhaypee Guia on September 03, 2012
Davao Gulf

Davao Gulf is a gulf found in Mindanao in the Philippines. It has an area of 308,000 hectares. Davao Gulf cuts into the island of Mindanao from the Philippine Sea. It is surrounded by all four provinces in the Davao Region. The largest island in the gulf is Samal Island. Davao City, on the gulf's west coast, is the largest and busiest port on the gulf. The Bagobo, a tribe known in Davao, are living in the Davao Gulf. With the thrust of Davao City towards Information Technology and IT-Enabled Services (ITES), Davao City and the Davao Gulf area have also earned the moniker Silicon Gulf.

Davao Gulf is surrounded by five cities namely:

  • Davao City
  • Digos City
  • Samal City
  • Panabo City
  • Tagum City

List of Accommodations in the City

  • 111 Pacific Residence Inn - #498 Quirino Ave.305-6183
  • Abi Yhors Inn - Matina Aplaya
  • Alta Pension House - J.P. Laurel Ave.
  • Ashnor Traveller’s Inn - #276 Mini Forest, Quezon Boulevard
  • BB Inn & Apartelle - #3 Panacan Ave.,
  • Big Apple Hotel and Bar - Mamay Road, Lanang
  • Casa Leticia Boutique Hotel - J. Camus St.
  • Courtside Princess Inn - J. P. Cabaguio Ave., Agdao
  • Cover Inn - Shanghai, Matina Aplaya
  • Danking Apartelle - #16 Sapphire St.,Gem Village, Maa
  • Davao Fortune Inn - R. Magsaysay Ave.
  • Davao Lodging Inn - C. M. Recto St.
  • Ecoland Suites - Tulip Drive Corner Walnut St.,
  • Elles Pension House - A&J Bldg., Mt. Apo St.
  • Emma Victoria’s Inn - New Bonguyan Beach, Matina Aplaya
  • Garnet Country Inn - #9 Garnet St., Marfori Heights
  • Hari Royale Suites - Narra St. corner Sta. Ana Ave. 3
  • Hotel Cabaguio - J. P. Cabaguio Ave., Agdao
  • Hotel Galleria - Gov. V. Duterte St.
  • Jen & Cats Family Lodge - 8-B Villa Abrile Hunry Bldg.
  • Leanzo’s Guest House - DIHO Subd., Buhangin
  • Marco Polo Hotel - C. M. Recto St.
  • Metropolis Suites Davao - Macopa St. Corner Cabaguio Ave.
  • Prince Court Hotel - J. P. Cabaguio Ave., Agdao
  • Rosewill Lodging Inn - #164 Vicente Bldg.,
  • Sunny Point Hotel - #30 Evergreen St., Brgy. Maa
  • Villa Carmelita Inland Resort & Hotel - Km. 14 MacArthur Highway, Toril

Getting There

By land

The common modes of public transportation are multicabs, jeepneys, tricycles, buses, and taxis. Multicabs and jeepneys ply 82 designated passenger vehicle routes around the clock. Tricycles ply the routes that are outside the main streets of the city. Taxis have several routes in and outside Davao City. In mountainous areas, the habal-habal passenger motorcycle is the main mode of transportation.

Davao City offers a wide bus network connection to major cities and provinces, not only in Mindanao but even as far as Manila and Pasay City in Luzon. The city is accessible by bus to and from points in Mindanao like Cotabato, Monkayo, Kidapawan, Midsayap, Digos, General Santos, Koronadal, Isulan, Tacurong, Tagum, Cagayan de Oro, Surigao, Butuan, and with Manila in Luzon.

The DPWH is proposing to build the Tagum-Davao City-Digos Light Rail Transit, which will be the first on Mindanao island, and the construction of the Davao-Samal Bridge, which will be like the San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge in the United States, to begin in 2017.

By sea

Davao is connected to Manila by a series of roll-on roll-off or inter-island ferry connection.

The city is served by domestic passenger ferries at Sasa Port and Sta. Ana Wharf, both of which are the international seaports of the Port of Davao, the busiest port in Mindanao. This port could service both inter-island and international shipments. It is located the Davao Gulf and its port of entry has two approaches; one is at the Pakiputan Strait between Davao and the water west of Samal Island.

By air

Davao City has direct flights to major cities in the Philippines and some Asian cities. The Francisco Bangoy International Airport serves the general area of the city and its surrounding areas.

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