Top 4 attractions to explore in Davao Oriental
Davao Oriental is the easternmost province in the country. The province is the top producer of coconut and copra in the country, earning the province the title "Coconut Capital of the Philippines".
Considered to be the tallest of its kind anywhere in the country by hydraulic engineers for its series of 84 falls, each step of which measuring an average of 69 feet, the Aliwagwag Falls truly stood out for its kind as a towering piece of nature. They recently developed a park that will surely boost the region’s tourism. It was now one of the famous tourist attractions in this area.
The San Salvador del Mundo Church is the parish church of Caraga, Davao Oriental. When the Jesuits took charge of the spiritual administration of the town in 1871 from the Augustinian Recollects, a stone and wooden church was built in 1877 to serve as mission station of Spanish Missionaries in propagating Christianity in the eastern side of Mindanao. When it was completed in 1884, the church was dedicated to San Salvador del Mundo .
The Mount Hamiguitan Range Wildlife Sanctuary has an elevation range of 75–1,637 m above sea level and provides critical habitat for a range of plant and animal species. The property showcases terrestrial and aquatic habitats at different elevations and includes threatened and endemic flora and fauna species, eight of which are found only at Mount Hamiguitan. These include critically endangered trees, plants, and the iconic Philippine eagle and Philippine cockatoo.
This 156-hectare island of lush mountainous greenery that rises to a height of 558 feet surrounded by a shoreline of powdery white sand beach, lies within the pristine blue waters of Pujada Bay. Despite the Island is a major tourist attraction, it remains undeveloped, with no resort or even a single cottage that would shelter visitors. The bay has been declared a marine protected area known as the Pujada Bay Protected Landscape and Seascape.
Map of attractions in Davao Oriental