Getting Around Davao City
The simplest way to get around is by hopping on a taxi. A typical trip can cost about 80-100 pesos or slightly more than a U.S. dollar if one goes by the meter. Drivers in Davao do not normally bargain if they notice that you are a tourist, hence the cost of the trip is the same in price as a regular. Also, they are part of the increasingly rare breed of taxi drivers who carry coins and will give you the exact change instead of rounding your fare up. If you know the name of the building, establishment, area or street you wish you reach, this is still the fastest way to get to your destination. You can also call the cab company directly to have a cab driver pick you up. or just simply hire a van or car for your convenient and hassle free and stroll the hot spot places in Davao.
Alternatively, if you opt for more adventure, then do as the locals and catch a colorful jeepney. Simply ask around for which route to take. They are available 24 hours and cover most of the nooks and crannies of the city. This is the cheapest option for getting around.
Buses are also available but these tend to ply exclusively along the north-south route and going out and in the city area.
The water taxis are available to and from any part of Davao Region and Samal Island (IGACOS). The water taxis can pick up and drop off its passengers at any public and private coastal attraction, restaurants, resorts and wharves. Check out our Major Routes and Davao Gulf Attractions before booking.
You'll see this battery-operated six (6) sitter tricycle's plying around city. You and your friends can just hop on and direct the the driver to your desired destination.
Another alternative ride aside from the jeepneys and taxis, is to rent a car. Many available cars for rent, but if you don't know the routes, you can hire drivers buy asking the attendant of the said rent a car shop.
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