IT’S Kadayawan sa Dabaw and you have loads of guests, you have eaten tons of fruits and in almost all restaurants and you are running out of ideas on where to bring them. Here are some of the places that are accessible and can bring the experience unique to Davao.

Philippine Eagle Center (PEC)

The center is home for 36 Philippine Eagles, 18 of which are captive-bred, while the rest are rescues. It also houses 10 other species of birds, four species of mammals, and two species of reptiles.

The PEC offers its visitors a look into forest ecosystem, educate people about conservation, and how to save and propagate the endangered eagle.

It is laid out in a rainforest setting, and thus gives you an idea of how Philippine eagle should be in the wild. But the area itself is too small to host such an eagle in the wild.

Visitors could get to the center on jeepneys via Calinan route and a short tricycle ride from the Calinan poblacion (just ask for directions, people are for friendly) or you may opt to rent a car or ride a cab.

The center is just 45-minute drive from the city proper. It is located at the foothills of Mt. Apo in Baguio District.

The Davao City Water District (DCWD) collects P5 entrance fee for adults and P3 for children before entering the park. Another P50 fee for adults and P30 for children will be collected before entering the PEC. The proceeds will go to the conservation of the site and implementation of its programs.

Davao Crocodile Park

The park is more than just a crocodile park, it’s a zoo with a host of other activities. You get to see tigers, snakes, bearcats, gorillas, monkeys and birds, in different.

It is where people could also learn and enjoy the rich flora and fauna of the city. The park collects P150 entrance fee. The park provides entertainment to visitors and educates them about the life of the animals in the wild and in captivity.

It also serves as a field laboratory for students in Biology, Zoology and Animal Science from different schools and universities. The park is about 15 minutes away from downtown.

To get there, one must have to take a taxi and/or ride a jeepney up to the junction of Maa Road and Diversion Road then ride a habal-habal (single motorcycle) going to the Riverfront Corporate City where the park is located. There are no jeepney routes going directly to the park.

Museo Dabawenyo

A City Government of Davao facility that is being run in collaboration with the private sectors, it is the "people's museum" and its programs are geared towards better historical and cultural awareness, understanding and integration.

There is no entrance fee. The museum is a storehouse of the city’s rich history and culture, showcasing its heritage in various showrooms and galleries.

It showcase the local tribes culture and way of living, artifacts and Davao City’s history and a hall of changing exhibits, art shows and various educational enrichment activities.

The museum is open at nine a.m. to 12 p.m. and one p.m. to six p.m. from Mondays to Saturdays. It is closed on Sundays and selected holidays.

Located at corner A. Pichon and C.M. Recto streets near Andres Bonifacio Rotunda, the visitors can easily get to the museum through public transportation.

People's Park It is considered one of the city’s main recreational centers. The park is a four-hectare tourist attraction boasting of a mini forest, interactive fountain displays, a durian dome, and an activity plaza.

It also has different statues created by Famed Mindanao artist Kublai Millan representing the indigenous groups in Southern Mindanao.

The park, which cost about P72-million, was once the city’s Palaruang Panlunsod, otherwise known as the PTA Grounds where the city used to host athletic meets, sports events, orchid shows, concerts, and other city-wide events. But this fell into disrepair and was rehabilitated to be the downtown’s major green space.

Now, it has playground for children and people could have a morning exercise at the park, among other activities. It is situated in the heart of the city right across Casa Leticia at the corners of Jose Camus and J. Palma Gil streets, and is a walking distance from the Apo View Hotel, Mandaya Hotel, shopping malls, restaurants, bars, coffee shops, commercial establishments, and entertainment areas.

There is no entrance fee. Resorts Beach resorts and seaside restaurants border the Matina, Talomo and Toril shorelines of the city.

Davao City is also a gateway to Samal, an island known for its white beaches, diving, and snorkeling spots. Davao Gulf is also an exciting site for kayaking, windsurfing, jetskiing, boating, game fishing and whale watching. People can reach to Samal via motorboats and/or barge.

The motorboats are available at the Sta. Ana Wharf to ferry passengers directly to Kaputian and Talikud Island. There are also passenger motorboats available at Km. 11 in Sasa. It can also be reached on an Island City Express bus from Davao City to Samal.

The barge is at Km. 11 and ferries vehicles to and from the island city. A regular vehicle costs P270, while there is an extra P10 fee for every passenger in excess of two.

There's more... visitors could also go to Malagos Garden, Gap Farm, Jack's Ridge Resort and Restaurant, Hilltop, Eden Nature Park, D'Leonor Inland Resort and Adventure Park, Magsaysay Park, Rizal Park, Matina Town Square (MTS) and Rancho Palos Verdes-if you love to play golf.