Share Share on Facebook Tweet Send on Viber, one of Asia’s leading hotel booking sites and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline Group (Nasdaq:PCLN), is helping people end summer on a high note with a trip to the Visit Davao Fun Sale 2016.

Now in its second year, this event hopes to make the region one of the more attractive destinations this summer season. The on-going event, which ends on May 31, has three main themes: Adventure and Sports; Culture and Arts; and Party, Fun and Leisure. presents several activities worth checking out during the festivities.

Davao, Philippines
Davao, Philippines

Indulge in Davao’s culture

Art enthusiasts will be excited to know that until May 31, Mindanao hosts a huge art exhibit as hotels and malls around the area join in to feature various local artists and their works.

Music lovers are in for a unique treat with Ethnica Music Fusion on April 16, an eclectic fusion of tribal and digital music at the Matina Town Square. Weekends are also fun at Sales Bar Tekanplor along Sales Street in Davao’s Chinatown, where local indie musicians perform.

There will also be an Indie Film Festival which will showcase some of Mindanao’s best independent films from May 7 to 17 at the Davao Cinametheque.

Catch up on coffee culture

Davao’s coffee culture is riding the third-wave with the opening of coffee shops such as Frog Kaffee and Roastery at Prime Square along F. Torres Street.

Owned by an Austrian-Filipino couple Markus Ableitinger and Gina Ellorango, the coffee shop specializes in custom coffee beans that are freshly roasted right on the premises. One can also pick from the many different methods of having their coffee brewed, from air-pressed, syphon, the pour-over, the French-pressed, and pole drip coffee system.

A breath of self-expression

Blue Posts Boiling Crabs and Shrimps by Kenneth Ong
Blue Posts Boiling Crabs and Shrimps by Kenneth Ong

A recurrent favorite of Dabawenyos and travelers alike would be the Blue Posts Boiling Crabs and Shrimps at Lanang. They offer the best-tasting crab and shrimp in Davao. Diners can choose how much they want to eat and then customize the spice level and sidings that go with the delicious crustaceans.

Aside from amazing seafood, the biggest draw to Blue Posts are the restaurant’s freedom walls which are full of art and markings left by previous diners. Guests love leaving their own little mark or a word or two.

Challenge accepted

For those who are into sporty activities, there is the Durianman, an Olympic distance triathlon featuring a unique cross-channel swim from Davao City to Samal Island.Applications are still openfor the main event on 29 May.

Go out and party

Although Davao City strictly implements a 1 am liquor curfew, it does not mean that the night scene is boring. Check out the upcoming Rave Volt EDM party at the Phoenix Mega Station in Lanang on May 21 to experience Davao City’s upbeat energy.

If big crowds aren’t your thing, then a visit to the many bars and clubs in the city will not disappoint. Top bars include Acropolis Superclub for their resto nights every Friday, Echelon at The Peak for its stunning city views, Streets at Jj’s Commune, and Brewery Bar at Damosa.

Marco Polo hotel in Davao
Marco Polo hotel in Davao

After booking your plane tickets to Davao, get the best rates on accommodations by using this link:  Beat the heat with these fun activities and seize the holidays!

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