Top 10 Best Tourist Spots in Davao Occidental: 2024 Itinerary, Places to Visit, Activities, Travel Guide

1. Bubu Beach, Balut Island

Creating an itinerary and traveling to Balut Island wasn’t easy because of its geographical location. Also known as Malulong, this volcanic island situated in Southern Mindanao is definitely the top tourist destination in Davao Occidental because of its fine white sand beaches, crystal clear waters, and gorgeous landscape. Not only that, the people here are friendly and approachable. There’s a bit of a language barrier, nonetheless, locals can understand English, Tagalog, Bisaya, and I’ve heard some locals that speak Indonesian.

2. Bolaye Blue Lagoon

Bolaye Blue Lagoon - as we entered this virgin lagoon, I was astounded by the clear waters surrounded by the trees. Everything is calm because it’s a hidden narrow body of water connected to the sea so no waves that can destroy its natural wonders. The melody of the birds singing and the sound of the wind are a perfect combination to launch a nature orchestra. Furthermore, this place serves as a sanctuary of flora and fauna. If you know how to swim, wear your swimsuit, jump into the water, and enjoy the rich diversity below. You can also do lato picking.

3. Tuke Nonsul Cove

Tuke Nunsol Cove - this is the perfect place for a lunch break. Not just a cove, it is also a cave by the water. There are towering limestone cliffs with a beauty that can only be found in nature. This place is a proof that the wave really has a natural talent to curve art on the boulders because of its artistic rock formations.

4. Isla Pabrosis Beach/Paras Beach

Isla Pabrosis Beach/Paras Beach - we were greeted by a sun-drenched paradise with a white sand shoreline; fine on one side and with pebbles on the other side. There are no cottages or commercial establishments so you will enjoy the pristine beauty of this place. Wait, let me correct “sun-drenched,” the rain was still falling during our visit.

5. Olanivan Island

6. Little Boracay

7. Sleeping Dragons

8. Mt. Kiyawa

9. Sabang Hot Spring

10. Malita Museo