Tagum Photo Safari

Upon entering Tagum, you will notice palm trees magnificently planted on the side of the road.  Tagum has been crowned Palm City of the Philippines.

Tagum City is more than a city known for its paved roads.  With 14 Festivals a year, it is surely becoming famous for its events and festivities.  Davao Bloggers was fortunate enough to be invited in the 1st Official Tagum Photo Safari last January 16-17.  I was excited to be with other Tagum photographers as the City’s PIO Edwin L. toured us around the precious nooks and spots of Tagum City.

Not far, you will see a wooden dock where boats are available to take you on a 30km cruise to see the river stretch and the wildlife it carries.  On this stretch, soft-shell crab hatcheries and restaurants are available to provide meals and rest huts.
Soft Shell Crab Hatcheries harvest every 14-18 days
the river is clean and full of life.
But Tagum has more to offer than a river ride
Their City hall boasts of grandeur in size and design
magnificently erected to encourage and promote a happy working place
Tagum also has an energy park- a 3000sqm camping site with an area for agriculture bearing facilities such as plant nursery, hydrophonics, and soil &leaf laboratory.  Three offices are operating inside Energy Park, these are BFAD Satellite Lab for Mindanao, DepED Tagum City Division and TESDA Provincial Training Center.
Soon Satellite Offices of Pag-big, GSIS, SSS, and PhilHealth
will operate in the area.
The beaches are not to be frowned at in Tagum
Environment Friendly with their Artificial Reef Installation
Tagum also has the only Beach Volleyball Court in Mindanao.
Say hello to the DavaoBloggers Volleyball Team =P
Even the public cementery is clean and orderly
Tagum Public Market is as clean and even has a mini park on the side
Night life in Tagum
Sing your heart out in karaoke bars
Night Market for the shoppers to glory at
Friendly people serving good food
bbq for as cheap as Php 4.00 a stick!
Food at night market is sooo cheap! we can’t help but indulge!
Tagum City is definitely a traveler’s paradise.  Aside from being the Palm city of the Phil, Tagum is also known as the Music Capital in Mindanao and will be also hosting Musikahan Festival on Feb 11-20 with about 5,000 contigents competing in various musical contests and 13 International Dignitaries attending from different countries.
Tagum City is a about an hour travel from Davao City, approximately 2 hours drive from Mati, Davao Oriental and about 4 to 5 hours travel from Butan City. You may call Tagum City Tourism Office at (084) 370-1424 or 218-4727 for more information and related assistance. (getting there info by Olan Emboscado)


6 Responses

  1. Free_Angie February 2, 2011 / 3:52 am

    Clean gyud ang Tagum Public Market…
    Taum is really a great place to live.I want to live in Tagum… :-)

  2. olan February 2, 2011 / 8:04 pm

    great post ley. :)

  3. 13thWiTCH February 3, 2011 / 1:45 am

    @angie – with a year long festival– me too! =D

  4. 13thWiTCH February 3, 2011 / 1:46 am

    @olan – thank you olan…and thank you for leading the group to tagum =D

  5. Rene Caparas, Fairview QC February 6, 2011 / 5:03 pm

    Nice photos, look like a travel magazine.

  6. 13thWiTCH February 7, 2011 / 12:00 pm

    @Rene Caparas – thank you rene :)

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