The southeast is home to Mindanao’s largest city, Davao, a diverse and friendly place best known for its fresh fruit. Davao itself is not a city of legendary sights, but the nearby countryside and coast harbour plenty of attractions, from idyllic Samal Island to crocodile parks, zip lines and the Philippine Eagle Center. Davao is also the gateway to Mount Apo, the nation’s highest peak and a magnet for trekkers and climbers. Further south, the tuna port of General Santos is the closest city to enigmatic Lake Sebu.

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