Provinces

Davao de Oro Province

Written by Patrick

ABOUT

Davao de Oro, formerly known as Compostela Valley, or ComVal, is a province in the Philippines located in the Davao Region in Mindanao. Its capital is Nabunturan. Davao de Oro is blessed with nature’s magnificent works of art. It brims with natural attractions like beaches, waterfalls, forests, mountain ranges, caves, lakes, rivers, hot and cold springs, all found in the province.

LOCATION

Davao de Oro

Coordinates: 7°36′N 125°57′E

FAST FACTS

The following are a few useful and interesting details about this province.

Province:
Davao de Oro formerly Compostela Valley
Location:
7°36′N 125°57′E | View Map
Year Founded:
1998
Capital:
Nabunturan
Area:
4,479.77 km2 (1,729.65 sq mi)
Population:
767,600
Density:
160/km2 (430/sq mi)
Division:
Region:
Cities & Towns:
11 Towns (Municipalities)
Demonym(s):
Comvaleño/a
Elevation:
(Mount Pandadagsaan) 2,670 m (8,760 ft)
Time Zone:
PST (UTC+8)
Zip Code:
8800–8810
Area code:
+63 -(087)-XXX-XXXX
Electricity:
Standard voltage is 220V.
Plug commonly used is Type A but Types B and C are used as well.
Bring A to B adapter(s).
Currency:
Philippine Peso (PHP)
Exchange Rate:
Approximately 1 USD = 50 PHP | click for exact exchange rate
Income Class:
First Class
Religion(s):
74% Roman Catholic
Language(s):
Cebuano, Mansaka, Ata Manobo, Mandaya, Dibabawnon, English
Known For:
Beaches, waterfalls, forests, mountain ranges, caves, lakes, rivers, hot and cold springs
Major Industries:
Agriculture (banana, rice, coconut, cacao, coffee, papaya, mango, pineapple, and durian), Mining (gold and silver)
Climate:
Tropical
Best Time to Visit:
Year-round
Clothing:
Casual light clothing: shorts, t-shirt, sandals. Light jacket and pants at night, at higher elevations, and boating.
Airport(s):
Tagum Airport
Seaport(s):
None
Bus Terminal(s):
COMING SOON

CLIMATE

The climate in this province is a tropical climate. Davao de Oro has a significant amount of rainfall during the year. This is true even for the driest month. This location is classified as Af by Köppen and Geiger.

It’s generally okay to visit Davao de Oro any time of the year.  

The most appropriate clothing in this province is casual light clothing: shorts, t-shirt, sandals. Light jacket and pants at night, at higher elevations, and boating.

READ MORE: Climate & Weather in the Philippines

CITIES & TOWNS

Davao de Oro Political Map

The Davao de Oro provinceis divided into 11 Municipalities:

  • Compostela
  • Laak
  • Mabini
  • Maco
  • Maragusan
  • Mawab
  • Monkayo
  • Montevista
  • Nabunturan
  • New Bataan
  • Pantukan
 

ISLANDS

There are 2 outlying islands surrounding the mainland of Davao de Oro which are under the jurisdiction of the province.

  • Kopiat Island
  • Lunod Island
 

POINTS OF INTEREST

The following is a list of points of interest relating to the Davao de Oro province:

  • Aguacan Cold Spring
  • Awao Falls
  • Butag Makalingi Falls
  • Kopiat Island
  • Malummagpak Falls
  • Manurigao Falls
  • Marangig Falls
  • Mt Candalaga
  • Tagbibinta Falls
  • Westnuk Beach

FESTIVALS

The following is a list of festivals celebrated in Davao de Oro throughout the year:

  • Bulawan Festival (March) – Nabunturan

FAQs

The following are the most frequently asked questions about the Davao de Oro province.

Where in the Philippines is Davao de Oro located?
Davao de Oro is located on northeastern section of the Davao Region in Mindanao.

Is Davao de Oro a city or province?
Davao de Oro is a province.

What is the Capital of Davao de Oro?
The capital of Davao de Oro is Nabunturan.

What is Davao de Oro famous or known for?
Davao de Oro is famous or known for beaches, waterfalls, forests, mountain ranges, caves, lakes, rivers, hot and cold springs.

How do I get to Davao de Oro?
There are several ways to get to Davao de Oro, the most common being from Manila:

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How many islands are in Davao de Oro?
There are 2 islands in the Davao de Oro province.

What does Davao mean?
Davao is derived from indigenous Bagobo name for Davao River. Three subgroups call the river davah, dawaw, and dabo.

How Safe is Traveling in Davao de Oro?
Davao de Oro is generally safe for locals and tourists.

Is the climate in Davao de Oro the same as the rest of the Philippines?
The climate in Davao de Oro province is considered tropical with significant amount of rainfall throughout the year.

To learn more about the various climate types in the Philippines, and for a Climate Map, click the link below…

READ MORE: Climate & Weather of the Philippines

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About the Author

Patrick

Patrick is an entrepreneur, digital nomad, explorer, and photographer. Patrick is always in search of fun and adventure. He is well travelled throughout the world, and although location independent, his home base is Phoenix, Arizona in the USA. Patrick loves island lifestyle which is no wonder why he is so interested in spending time in the Philippines with it’s over 7,000 islands. Patrick created this site to share his knowledge of and experiences in the Philippines with Filipinos as well as other foreigners.

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