After visiting General Santos City and Lake Sebu of South Cotabato, my friend and I spent the next two days in Davao City. It was my first time here. But due to lack of time, we only get to visit the town proper and a nearby resort in the island of Samal. I will definitely pay Davao City another visit again so I could explore all it has to offer. For the meantime, our friend and host Glen toured us around with what our limited time offered us.
|St. Peter Church|
|Davao City Hall|
We spent the next morning beach-bumming at the nearby Costa Pacifica Resort in Samal Island. I was happy when Glen told us that we were already in Davao del Norte by just crossing the waters after 15 minutes. Yahoo! Another province off my bucket-list.Our first afternoon was spent visiting UP Mindanao, St. Peter Church and Davao City Hall. I got giddy when I saw a Mamang Sorbetero (dirty ice cream vendor) who was poised across the church. I made tikim (taste) the Durian-flavored ice-cream for only Php 10.
|Costa Marina Beach Resort|
It is advisable to visit the island during weekday. Aside from a small family, we had the beach all to ourselves. The weather was perfect and the waters cool to the skin. I swam happily. The mermaid has conquered another beach!
After six hours under the sun, we headed back to the city and had our last meal together at Lachi’s.