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TAGUM CITY

Time Zone +8:00 hours from UTC/GMT

Tagum City is found on the Island of Mindanao, Philippines. A city at a crossroads of tradition and modernity. The capital city of Daval Del Norte, it is part of Metropolitan Davao. The ethnic groups that have thrive here make it a fascinating place to experience  culture and its eco adventures offer a taste of Mindanaos beautiful natural corridor, while its city offers a slow pace for a complete and comfortable vacation.

HOW TO GET THERE

BY AIR

 

Fly to Tagum City via Davao International Airport.  These have daily flight to and from the major cities in the country plus a few weekly trips from Singapore and Manado, Indonesia. From the airport take an hours ride to Tagum City via bus or van at the nearby terminal. You can also rent out a taxi that can bring you direct to the city.

BY SEA

 

You can also get there by sea through the Davao Sasa Wharf. A ferry can take you from Manila to Tagum, with schedules three times a week. The travel can take about 3 days. If you’re from Cebu City, the trip is only once a week, the departure is Sunday and you will arrive Davao on Monday.

BY LAND

 

Although not a common means of travel, you can head to Tagum City by land from most parts of the country. These will take a few days boarding from bus to bus. From Pasay, Manila, ride a series of buses headed eastward traveling to  Bicol -Samar -Leyte -Surigao City and Butuan. There are no direct bus line, instead these will jump from island to island via roll on and roll off buses.  It is a long route but can be made part of a greater adventure across the country ending a long journey at Tagum City Overland Transport Integrated Terminal

GETTING AROUND

 

Three major roads cross Tagum City The common mode of transport in Tagum is by tricycle (motorized rickshaw) and will cost anywhere between 8-20 Philippine pesos.  depending on the distance. Public ones can only take you within city limits while the rest are for rent and can take you to destinations a few kilometers outside the metro.

WEATHER

 

The hottest and humid months begin in April and end in September, while the cool season begins from November all the way till February. May to June may bring occasional rain showers while September can expect a few major typhoons.

WHAT TO DO

- Visit and learn from they plantations and agricultural tours, where you can

  visit banana plantations, eco park or take rough road drive along eco trails.

- Enjoy a river adventures where you can set sail or paddle board. Pick a spot

  to go fishing as well.

- Take up horseback riding along its eco-trails

- Tagum City Agricultural Office and pick midget coconut trees

- Plan a eco adventure at the Hijo Plantation and get up close with monkeys or

  learn more about the local flora.

Other Notable Sites

 

Hospitals: Health Centers Davao Regional Hospital

Tagum City Multipurpose Hall

Tagum City Pavilion

Tagum Public Market

Tagum City Overland Transport Integrated Terminal

What to Eat?

 

The Spot - shakes and tropical food at

Punong Resturant - fresh seafood

Dencio’s Kamayan - Filipino delciacies

Yuyu Cafe and Dessert Shop

 

Festivals/ Celebrations

 

Kaimonan

Pakarajan

Rondalla Festival

 

What to Bring Home:

 Beaded jewelry with intricate native patterns

Tagum City wood carvings

 

Where to Stay?

 

Banana Beach Resort

Pensions

5 Star Resorts

Modern Amenities

Lanikai private villa for guests

 

Local Customs and Culture

 

Tagum city is home to many  ethnic minorities in Mindanao, among them are the Kalagan Kaagan Mandaya Mansaka Maguangan respected educational hub

 

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