Tagum City’s palm tree-lined streets blend with an array of modern architectural marvels. Offering a range of landscapes, this beachfront paradise delivers quaint cultural charms alongside bustling shopping malls and night markets.
Things to do in Tagum
When you’re ready to cool off, take a dip in the water at Banana Beach, a recreational area with plenty of water-based activities. Go for a ride on a jet ski, hop on the back of a banana boat, rent a kayak or just lounge on the shoreline.
Be sure to plan a visit to the largest basilica in all of Mindanao, housing the world’s largest rosary. The Rosary Garden is located on the backside of the new Christ the King Cathedral, serving as a symbol of faith and a popular attraction where you can spend some time in quiet reflection.
Shopping opportunities are plentiful in Tagum City, highlighted by the popular Gaisano Mall and NCCC Mall of Tagum. For bargain deals, head to the Tagum Night Market, where you can shop for fashion accessories and electronics or tempt your tastebuds on unique tocino BBQ flavours.
When you’re ready to retreat from the crowds, head to the peaceful urban oasis at San Agustin Botanical Park. Located a couple of minutes outside of the downtown area, the park offers lush greenery for lounging and picnicking, walking paths and the opportunity to explore a wide variety of plant and tree species.
Getting around Tagum
The most convenient forms of transit around Tagum City include jeepney, barangay and tricycle. Tagum City is located about two hours by bus from Davao International Airport. For a unique experience, embark on a Tagum City River Cruise and see the sights from the water.