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Holiday Gym at Park Inn Davao

Holiday Gym at Park Inn Davao

Holiday Gym at Park Inn Davao

Great news to all Holiday Gym members who live in the north. Holiday Gym, one of the best gyms in Davao has opened a new fitness center at Park Inn Davao by Radisson.

Their monthly membership fee is P2,500. This fee gives the member the following privileges:

  • Unlimited use of the Fitness Center;
  • Unlimited attendance to Group Exercise Classes;
  • A Personalized Exercise Program;
  • Exercise supervision by a licensed, certified, and well-trained instructors;
  • Free use of locker and shower facilities;
  • Free use of Park Inn Davao’s Swimming Pool;
  • 15% Discount at Park Inn Davao’s RBG
  • 10% Discount on Park Inn room’s best available rate;
  • 10 days Free Workout at Holiday Gym – Torres Street, Davao, within the enrolled month; and
  • 3 days Free Workout at Holiday Gym – Banilad, Cebu, within the enrolled month.

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Mono Resto Bar and After Office

Mono Restobar and After Office

Mono Restobar and After Office

Is work bringing you down? Spend your after office hours at the newest restobar in town, Mono Resto Bar and After Office. Mono was conceptualized and opened as a venue to relax for professionals and businessmen who spend most of their time working and grinding to earn.

Mono Restobar and After Office

Mono Restobar and After Office

Mono Restobar and After Office has the perfect ambiance to chill and enjoy the night after a hard day’s work.

Mono serves beer, whiskey, wine, and other forms of liquor. They also serve up cocktails, Margaritas in a pitcher, and flaming shooters.

Tequila Sunrise by Mono Restobar and After Office

Tequila Sunrise by Mono Restobar and After Office


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Kanakbai Resort in Dahican, Mati

I am not a beach person, but if I were to visit one beach over and over again, it would be Dahican in Mati, Davao Oriental. The reason why I’m in love with Dahican is the gorgeous yet relatively deserted beach coupled with the very modern amenities of Kanakbai Resort.

First, look at the shoreline…

Shoreline in front of Kanakbai in Dahican Mati Davao Oriental

Shoreline in front of Kanakbai in Dahican

So tranquil and quiet. And yes, a bit deserted. This is right in front of Kanakbai Resort. Only a few minutes walk away from one of the most exciting surfing spots in the country.

One of the houses in Kanakbai in Dahican, Mati, Davao Oriental

One of the houses in Kanakbai in Dahican, Mati, Davao Oriental


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The Vanishing Island

Vanishing Island at the Island Garden City of Samal

Vanishing Island at the Island Garden City of Samal

One luxury we have here in Davao is our proximity to the ocean and the beach. The Island Garden City of Samal (IGACOS) is around 10 minutes to 1 hour away depending on which part of the island you’re going to and from which wharf you’re coming from. One islet that belongs to IGACOS is the Vanishing Island.

Remember when former Binibining Pilipinas Universe Charlene Gonzales was asked how many island there are in the Philippine archipelago? And she answered with “Low tide or high tide?” I’m not too sure if she was talking about the IGACOS Vanishing Island but it is one of those islands that vanish during high tide. When we went there for the Davao Food Appreciation Tour, it was before lunch time and the tide was still low. Lookie…

Vanishing Island during Low Tide

Vanishing Island during Low Tide
Image by Renz Bulseco of The Traveling Nomad.


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Islands Banca Cruises in Davao

Take an Island Cruise on this Banca Davao City Tour

Take an Island Cruise on this Banca

After a successful launch in Cebu, Islands Banca Cruises is finally in Davao.

On a sunny afternoon, two white and orange bancas took their maiden voyages in the Davao channel, taking locals and tourists on a relaxing cruise from Davao City to the Garden City of Samal Island.

Islands Banca Cruises is the brainchild of the people behind Island Souvenirs. Realizing the need to bridge the gap and fulfil the request of Philippine tourists, Island Banca Cruises launched customized island hopping tours in Cebu. With their success in Cebu, Island Banca Cruises partnered with Davao entrepreneur Kirby Te to launch the Island Banca Cruises franchise in Davao.
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Green Windows Dormitel

Green Windows  Dormitel Davao

Green Windows Dormitel Davao

If you’re looking for comfortable accommodations in Davao City, look no more. Green Windows Dormitel has airconditioned rooms with hot and cold shower, an LCD TV, and free WiFi access. Green Windows Dormitel has a common living room area, a dining room, laundry service, and 24 hours security and CCTV systems to make sure your stay in Davao City is comfortable and safe.

Green Windows Dormitel is located at the heart of Davao City, near restaurants, coffee shops, malls, and with easy access to all kinds of public transportation.
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