AFTER two years we can finally safely go out from isolation and explore anew what we missed for the past years.

It’s time to bring the whole family and friends to places we could’ve visited but failed for an apparent reason - canceled trips and plans at the height of the pandemic.

Don’t get us wrong, of course there’s no way we can go back to pre-pandemic ways of traveling. We shall still observe minimum health standards to ensure a safe trip as we are still under a pandemic situation. But what’s exciting about exploring places after a long time is we get to see things around us from a better and renewed perspective.

In Davao City, in time for the celebration of Araw Ng Dabaw this March, it’s the perfect time to rediscover the landmark tourist spots that we all loved for decades. Let’s check what are the new things and activities these proudly Davao tourist destinations offer to the public as they welcome visitors back this year.

Malagos Garden Resort

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Photo by Malagos Garden Resort

Malagos Garden Resort is known for its natural paradise and chocolate museum. The management made sure that when they welcome back visitors, new things can be enjoyed during their stay.

The resort recently added Koi ponds within the property to help reduce stress and promote relaxation among tourists. While dining at the resort's Viewdeck Cafe and Roberto's Garden Restaurant, guests can now enjoy a view of kois. Another koi pond adjacent to the resort's Koi Café is also placed.

The resort also reintroduced the well-loved weekend buffet now featuring bagobo-inspired dishes, malagos cheese and chocolate infused meals like kalderetang baka with malagos cheese, pork humba infused with malagos chocolate.

For parks and amusement, Malagos Garden Resort will be relaunching Malagos chocolate spa. The resort is also happy to welcome guests with its new interactive bird show on weekends at 10:30 a.m.

Of course, guests can still check the resort's regular attractions: chocolate museum, butterfly museum, bird feeding dome, butterfly sanctuary, chocolate making, pizza making.

Davao Crocodile Park & Zoo

Photo by Crocodile Park and Zoo

Photo by Crocodile Park and Zoo

Photo by Crocodile Park and Zoo

Photo by Crocodile Park and Zoo

You can’t say you completed your Davao City visit when you haven’t stepped inside the wonderfully wild world of Davao Crocodile Park & Zoo.

When you want to let your kids enjoy the outdoors and finally see in the flesh the animal they love on youtube and TV, Davao Crocodile Park & Zoo is the perfect place to be for entertainment, education, and fun.

New and returning things in the park is its daily educational show “Keeper Talk” that allow visitors to enjoy and learn over 70 animal species like Raptors, Monkeys, Bearcats, Snakes, Birds, and the Reputed Saltwater and Freshwater Crocodiles- all in a safe and guided environment.

Keeping it Mindanao, the park also brings back its captivating fire and cultural show by the Tribu K’ Mindanawan performance artists.

You can also try their exotic food - crocodile sisig and crocodile ice cream while you enjoy meeting the biggest living Crocodile in captivity here in the Philippines.

Eden Nature Park & Resort

Photo by Eden Nature Park Resort

Photo by Eden Nature Park Resort

Probably to all Davao visitors, Eden Nature Park & Resort is always on the ‘to-visit’ list. With its wide array and diverse offerings - from adventure, nature, agriculture, and culinary, one visit to this truly Davao destination is surely not enough.

As the resort welcomes back guests, it now offers an exclusive guided Shuttle Tour powered by an audio recording to limit physical exposure.

The resort also invites tourists and locals to re-experience Bamboo Maze, Flower Garden, Fishing Village, Skycycle, Skyswing, and Tinubdan Cultural Park.

Philippine Eagle Center

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To make your visit in Davao City more memorable, what better way to do it than meeting one of the city’s icons and the national bird?

In the Philippine Eagle Center (PEC), one can be educated on the current plight of the critically-endangered Philippine Eagle and what the Philippine Eagle Foundation is doing to preserve the eagle’s population.

In the new normal, the center takes pride in reintroducing its Raptor’s Flight show. The show allows guests to witness majestic raptors in action - flying, gliding, and swooping in the Flight Zone at the Philippine Eagle Center starting March 19.

Watch our majestic raptors in action!

For only P500, visitors get a guided tour, flight demo, souvenir from the PEC, and snacks. What’s good about visiting this center is that fees will go to the upkeep of the PEC for the benefit of rescued and rehabilitated wildlife.

Other attractions that are must-visit in the center are its Rainforest Walk, Raptor Garden, Incubation and Rearing Laboratory, Flight Zone, Raptor Road, and Monkey Island.