Panay or Davao: Which one to visit?

@iamcdy (1120)
Philippines
October 26, 2008 6:45am CST
I was contacted by my former office mates to have a three-day vacation by end of November this year. They are planning to go to either Davao or Panay (Philippines). I haven't casted my vote yet because I do not have an idea on any of them. I am trying to check the internet about both places and I can't seem to concentrate doing so because I am here at myLot at most times. Have you been to Panay, Davao or both? What can you say about it? Any suggestion is welcome. Thanks!
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9 responses
@Shar1979 (2723)
• United States
26 Oct 08
I havent been to neither of them but i think i would choose davao as my place to visit. i dont know why but i have heard that it's nice to visit there.
• Philippines
27 Oct 08
yes! i agree with shar1979...me too i haven't been too...but i have heard that Davao is one of the nice places in the Philippines..:-)
@iamcdy (1120)
• Philippines
27 Oct 08
Thanks, guys!
• Philippines
26 Oct 08
I am from Davao. I was born there but not really grow up there. I can suggest of the places where you and your friends can visit in Davao - SAMAL ISLAND, EDEN NATURE PARK, and the PHILIPPINE EAGLE PARK. SAMAL ISLAND is where the Pearl Farm is, but it is expensive there, there are a number of resorts in the island that is way cheap compared to Pearl Farm, and you'll get the same fun. The EDEN FARM has adventure stuff in it like the Indiana Jones stuff. The Philippine Eagle features a number of endagered eagles and other animals (like a zoo).
@iamcdy (1120)
• Philippines
26 Oct 08
Thanks karamellized! It's 2-0 for Davao. Now, I am being convinced that it is the better choice too.
@gigarange (1165)
• United States
27 Oct 08
I truly love your place, that's why I suggested Davao first too. it's really beautiful. the Philippine eagle park and the rest of the spots are awesome. My stay there was unforgettable.
@dong1970 (1573)
• Philippines
27 Oct 08
Hi i am from Panay,The place is good and where boracay is located.If you had visited boracay and i must suggest you try to visit also Davao.But if you have not visit any from this place,you should visit first the paradise island of BOracay.
@iamcdy (1120)
• Philippines
27 Oct 08
Hi Dong1970! Thanks for your suggestion
• Philippines
27 Oct 08
hello~! just in Davao.!! Davao is a nice place...heheheh, i have not been there yet actually but my ante told me that Davao is one of the great place in the Philippines...Good luck to you my friend and have a nice vacation....God bless...:-)
@iamcdy (1120)
• Philippines
27 Oct 08
Thank you!
@gigarange (1165)
• United States
26 Oct 08
I have been to both places, and they both have delightful views and tourist spots but if I have to pick one, i'd recommend you visit davao first, then Panay later. have fun!
@iamcdy (1120)
• Philippines
27 Oct 08
I think that will be the plan now, hehehe. Thank you for your response!
@Margarit (3677)
• Philippines
26 Oct 08
Hi iamcdy, I am from davao city since birth upto now, i never been in panay. i can only tell about davao. I guess the main tourist attraction here in my city is the PHILIPPINE EAGLE NATURE CENTER, which is one of the endanger species, the crocodile park were you can see the oldest and the biggest crocodile here in davao, The Eden Garden mountain resort, where you can feel a cold weather and very nice flowers, and animals too The Malagos garden resort where you can find different kind of flower that is one of a kind, The pearl farm beach resort if you like beach and diving stuff. All of this i guarantee you is worth visiting.
@iamcdy (1120)
• Philippines
26 Oct 08
Thanks Margarit! I really want to go to Davao. Mainly, because a close friend of mine lives there, although she lives in Manila now because of work. She used to tell us a lot about the place. Thanks again! That's 4-0 for Davao.
@24Champ (465)
26 Oct 08
I've been in both places but if I were you, I would choose Davao (definitely). Panay only has Boracay in Aklan as an attraction, whereas in Davao, you could visit more (beautiful) places as mentioned above. You'll also get a treat to the various fruits grown extensively in Mindanao (e.g., durian, pomelo, marang, mangosteen, etc.). But if you like to encounter the "aswangs" and "manananggals", you should try visiting Panay instead specifically Capiz (oopps, this is just a joke...I don't mean to offend our fellow Pinoys in Capiz). Good luck and have a nice trip to wherever you decide going to.
@iamcdy (1120)
• Philippines
26 Oct 08
Thanks 24Champ! That's 3-0 for Davao.
@sandymay16 (1619)
• Philippines
26 Oct 08
hi there, if you can go to both places much better hehehe. I've been to Davoa City twice and it's nice there. I went to see the Philippine Monkey eating eagle at the Philippine Eagle Foundation. Then I went to Samal island, nice beaches. I've been to Panay Island too, in Iloilo City only and some areas in CApiz and Antique but it was in the mountain barangays where the native people of Panay lived. So, DAvao first then Panay later because Pany has 4 provinces to choose from.
@iamcdy (1120)
• Philippines
26 Oct 08
Hi sandymay16! Thanks for your suggestion.
@aisaellis22 (6449)
• United States
17 Nov 08
Well because I am from Davao city, I highly recommend you to visit here. You will see many beautiful scenery here and that the way of living is very smooth. It is the safer place I think because our mayor is very strict in terms of implementing our safety here. I also recommend you to try our durian here and you will surely like it.