Hi Bob. I know you have been all around Mindanao so i ask you this. Of all the places you have been what would you say has the best combination of safest place, friendliest people , nicest scenery and best weather ( least amount of rain) I hope there is such a place ha ha ha. I would like to buy a piece of land and retire there someday. Thanks
And, here is the response that I gave for him:
There is no question in my mind on this – I don’t believe that anyplace can even come close to Davao City for the things that you are looking for. That’s why I choose to live here!
Davao is very safe – in my opinion it is the safest City in the Philippines.
The people of Davao are very friendly (but Filipinos in general are very friendly, not just in Davao).
Davao City is close to the Islands and the Highlands! In a single day you can visit the beach resorts of Samal and the Mountains of Bukidnon. Not many places can provide such a variety of scenery.
It does rain regularly in Davao City, but 90% of the rain comes at night. The rain keeps the vegetation here lush and beautiful, yet since it mainly rains at night, that doesn’t interfere with your plans during the day.
Of course, everybody has their own favorite spot to settle down, but I choose Davao. The reasons are partly outlined above, but you can find it in more detail here.
How about you? Where is your special spot in the Philippines? Why?