By: Meg Adonis – @inquirerdotnet
Philippine Daily Inquirer / 05:49 AM February 17, 2018
Whether it is known consciously or not, Filipinos often look for something more than just scenic backgrounds and mouth-watering food they can post on social media while traveling.
There is that constant thirst for a new adventure, experience, and different air to breathe.
As such, it is no question that one of Filipinos’ travel essentials—a place to stay—has become a popular choice for investment. Choosing that destination where you want to invest in has now been made easier, thanks to increased accessibility and connectivity, and a growing economy that gave consumers stronger purchasing power.
One of the more popular destinations nowadays is Davao Region, which has had its fair share of tourist arrivals. As of end September 2017, Davao Region posted a 17 percent hike in tourist arrivals to 113,305.
And such a strong growth is expected to be sustained this year, according to news reports. That of course, is not surprising to hear so. Here are some of the reasons why tourists keep coming back to Davao.

Majestic view of Mt. Apo
The City of Digos in Davao del Sur province proves itself worthy of being part of Davao Region’s achievement: it boasts of the majestic view of Mt. Apo, the country’s highest mountain.
Anyone visiting the region for the first time would want a photo overlooking Mt. Apo like a true tourist—meaning to show proof of one’s travels. Luckily for them, a home at the Monte Verde, Sta. Lucia Land’s latest residential offering, would save them the headache of hotel bookings and long travel time.
Monte Verde offers a fully landscaped entrance gate, a swimming pool and a basketball court for the sporty residents, and a multipurpose clubhouse where you can host events.
But more than the amenities, the biggest draw is that this exclusive 9-ha community is located within the southern foothills of Mt. Apo.
Outdoor activities
If visitors are looking for more than just a breathtaking view, it is worth noting that a home in Monte Verde is just five minutes away from Camp Sabros, a famous tourist spot in the city.
Those hungry for that new adventure and that adrenaline rush—and have absolutely no problem with heights—may enjoy a 300- to 400-meter zipline in Camp Sabros, which is situated 4,000 feet above sea level.
Meanwhile, those who feel more at ease when they are closer to land can also feel the wind in their hair while going horseback riding uphill.
Adventure for the stomach
The cool environment in the city gives Filipinos and foreigners alike that yearning for a warm cup of coffee. But in Digos, they do not offer just any kind of caffeine. Rather, they serve the world’s rarest and most expensive brew—Civet Coffee—making the Davao experience unique and complete.
Digos also rightfully prides itself as the “Mango Capital City of the Philippines” for having sweet carabao mangoes.
So right after that savory and rare Civet Coffee, the adventure is completed by having the Philippines’ national fruit alongside authentic Davao food.
Indeed, there is a different kind of adventure waiting for you in Davao, and it caters to a wide variety of tastes—whether you’re Filipino or a foreigner. Save yourself from the hassle of thinking about where you need to stay every time you visit the region and invest in an all-around home that can take you to diverse journeys in a single place.

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