When I found myself booking a plane ticket to Davao City, I immediately contacted Sam and told him he had free rein to basically craft an itinerary for me. I was pretty much open to anything, and he indulged. So here’s part and parcel of what happened and where we went. We had our private driver (of Sam’s choosing) who could take us from Davao City to  Occidental and back. While it was tiring, it was such a great experience to see how expansive and beautiful Davao is. I hope you enjoy this little blog post about my Davao adventure which took place October 2017. 

Are you all set for your next getaway? If you’re headed down South to Mindanao, then I’m pretty sure Davao is one of the places you’ve considered. I’ve written several posts on this wonderful city:

But, let’s explore the other parts of the Davao Region as there is undoubtedly so much to see and experience. We were not permitted to enter Compostela Valley for security reasons, but we hope to rectify that as soon as we get the go signal. In the meantime, read on and try to include these wonderulf places in your itinerary this summer.


The gateway to the region is Davao City itself and while I’ve been around before (click here for Davao City articles), one thing introduced to me recently is the Cleanergy Park. Last October, I flew back for an Environmental Summit and learned valuable insight on the environment, as well as received an invite to take a look at this park within the city.

Cleanergy Park (Hawksbill Turtle nesting grounds)

Located in Sitio Punta Dumalag, Cleanergy Park by Aboitiz is a biodiversity park, as well as a bird and sea turtle sanctuary. I was toured by Sir Fermin (Davao Light Corporate Relations Manager) around the 8-acre property where he showed me the Hawksbill Turtle nesting sites. Cleanergy is one of the few identified nesting grounds in the Philippines.

Repurposed steel, wood, and tarpaulins

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