Davao is served by the Davao International Airport catering both domestic and international flights.
In general, business establishments open at 9:00 am and close at 5:00pm Monday thru Friday and half-day on Satudays from 9:00 and till 12:00 noon. Banks are open at 9:00am and close at 3:00pm from Monday to Friday. Stores and Malls in Davao are open at 10:00am until 8:30pm everyday.
- Consular Office of Japan
Suite B305 3rd Floor, Plaza de Luisa Complex,
140R. Magsaysay Ave., Davao City 8000, Philippines.
Phone : (63-82)221-3100
Fax : (63-82)221-2176
- Consulate General of The Republic of Indonesia
Phase IV, Ecoland Drive , Matina
8000 Davao City, Philippines
Phone : +63-82-2992930
Fax. : +63-82-2973462
- Consulate General of Malaysia
3rd Floor, Florantine Building
A. Bonifacio Street
Davao City 8000, Philippines
Phone : (6382) 221 4050 / 221 1368
Fax. : (6382) 221 4014
- US Virtual Consulate In Davao
Travelers bringing foreign currencies may exchange them to the local Philippine Peso currency from various banks in the city. The Aldevinco Shopping Center along the C.M. Recto avenue is also popular for foreign exchange transactions. There are also foreign exchange services in the malls like the SM City Davao and the Gaisano Mall of Davao.
In the Philippines the standard electrical voltage is 220 volts at 60 cycles/sec. If you are bringing an electrical/electronic equipment during your travel, please check specifications. It might need a transformer or adopter to be used.
Call 911. This is not a joke. Davao has a local version of 911. Please, please, please. Don’t monkey around that number.
Important Telephone Numbers
- Fire Station : 110
- Filipino Chinese Fire Fighter Station : 227-2112
- Police Station : 166
- San Pedro Police Station : 226-4835
- Davao City Light and Power Co., Inc. : (082)221-3572, (084)628-4646
- Davao Medical Center : 227-2731
Safety and Security
Most hotels have security guards keeping a close watch of their premises. Once you are outside, it is best to use your common sense or have a buddy you can trust. Please read our Safety and Security Tips.
The city of Davao is known for its water sports, adventure parks and it has fun for every one. In order to make your trip a cheap travel experience you must browse different websites especially designed to provide cheap cruises. Some of the websites not only provide discount hotels but provide you 24/7 online help support. In order to plan your vacation, you must make a budget first and must decide the time to have for a specific trip. Some of the airline flights provide cheap tickets if booked earlier, some overseas adventure travel can cost cheaper if booked in the shape of a group because such packages tend to provide low budget traveling.
They are all around. You may also ask an assistance from your hotel front-desk. Insist on using the taxi-meter when driving around the city. And prepare coins and smaller bills or say “Thank you, keep the change.” to your friendly driver.
It is not required in business establishments. Some are adding Service Charge to your bill. Do it only you feel like doing it. You’ll be glad to see how a 50-peso bill (that’s 1 USD, my friend!) will draw a smile on the waiter’s face.
Davao City has the best source of water in the Philippines. It is generally safe to drink tap water. Of course it is safer to bring in a bottled distilled water.