Situated in Region XI in the southeastern part of the Mindanao region is a scenic and colorful province called Davao Del Sur. Encompassing a land area of 787.45 square miles and a population of 574,910, this province is a known tourist destination because of its natural wonders, including beaches and mountains, rich traditions, and culture.
This quaint province used to be a part of the highly urbanized Davao City until the year 1962, when the Philippine Congress decided to divide Davao into three parts:
Davao Del Sur is flanked by local and foreign tourists alike because of its stunning natural sights and rich culture. Before the colonial times, several ethnic groups could be found in the rugged mountains and hills surrounding the province.
The Bagobos, an ethnic group situated in the mountains and considered as one of the largest tribes in Davao del Sur, still continues to reside in the province. The Tibolo Village, which is a community filled with the Bagobo people, is a popular tourist attraction since it introduces to visitors, the undiscovered Bagobo history, tradition, and culture.
Another tourist destination is the famous Mount Apo. This mountain-slash-volcano is the country’s highest peak, making it popular with hikers and mountaineers. The towering mountain is also home to hundreds of bird species, including the critically endangered Philippine Eagle, the country’s national bird. The Mount Apo area has been declared by the Philippine government as a Nature Park.
This province is brimming with possibilities, mainly because it is a popular tourist attraction, and an alternative area for investment. Majority of the province still relies on agriculture as a source of income, and several key players from major industries and establishments are seeing Davao Del Sur as an ideal place for business and commercial ventures.
Condominiums in the area are rising, since the province is seen to be progressing towards urbanization.