Davao City has been recognized as the most livable city in the Philippines. It is the most fascinating city in the Philippine Islands. The city also prides itself of it's strong cultural diversity for all good reason and lives up to the expectation as the Land of Promise.
Davao City ranked 87th fastest growing city in the world by the City Mayors Foundation and 10th Asian City of the Future by the FDI Magazine. It is the most important financial and trade center and the richest city in Mindanao thus the nickname the ” Crown Jewel of the South”. It is the 5th best performing city financially, 2nd best city that caters the tourist with best natural attractions, 4th producer of young professionals, 9th in having the most cultural and commercial ties here and abroad, 1st in calamity safety index and 3rd in having the best infrastructure among the cities in the country.
Davao is blessed with so many rich sceneries and natural attractions. It is home to the country's highest peak, Mount Apo, where the majority of the Philippine Eagle (Monkey-Eating Eagle) can be found. The Waling-Waling Orchid, one of the world's largest and finest orchid species, is also endemic to this region and the Mindanao island. Living in Davao City means having the best of both worlds. It is a peaceful city with a public service that is second to none in the Philippines.
The city also boast of it's two very colorful festivals, the Kadayawan Festival and Araw ng Dabaw (Davao Day).
Davao City is in the southern part of Mindanao. It is the largest city in the Philippines in terms of land area and it is also the fastest growing city when it comes to commerce and population. It is 1 hour and 35 minutes away from Manila by plane and it can also be reached by sea travel from Manila and Cebu City. From Cebu City it takes about 55 minutes by plane. Southwest of Davao is General Santos City (Gensan) and to it's north on the opposite end of Mindanao is Cagayan de Oro City. West of the city is highest peak in the country, Mount Apo.