DEVCON Mindanao Summit 2024 – Davao Tourist Spots, Festivals, Food and Culture!

credits to: John Mariposque

In the heart of Mindanao, a tech event is coming, and you’re invited to be a part of it. This 2024, DEVCON will have Mindanao’s first and largest tech summit, set in the city of Davao.  This summit is an immersive experience designed to foster innovation, networking, and learning within Mindanao’s burgeoning tech landscape. Celebrating and promoting the startup culture, the event highlights the dynamic tech scene in Mindanao, making it an unmissable event for technology experts, developers, and IT enthusiasts from all over the Philippines and beyond.

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A Summit for Everyone, A City to Explore

If you’re joining us from another city or country, you’re in for a treat. While you’re here for the summit, why not take a little detour? Dive into what Davao has to offer — trust us, it’s worth checking out.

Known for its natural beauty, diverse culture, and culinary delights, Davao is a destination that promises an experience beyond the conference halls. Whether you’re an adventure seeker, a food enthusiast, or a culture buff, Davao has something for you.

Must-Visit Spots in Davao

Davao has a plethora of places to explore – we’ve even listed 6 spots you can visit while you’re here for the summit! Here’s 3 worth checking out:

  1. Crocodile Park – For an encounter with one of nature’s most fascinating creatures, the Crocodile Park is a must-visit. Home to thousands of crocodiles, including both freshwater and saltwater species, the park offers a unique glimpse into the life of these reptiles. Don’t miss the incubator room, where you can see how crocodile eggs are carefully nurtured until they hatch.
  2. Samal Island – Just a few minutes ferry-ride from the city, Samal Island offers pristine beaches and clear waters, perfect for a day of relaxation after the Summit. It’s home to several Samal Island resorts – Costa Marina, Paradise Island, and Club Samal, to name a few.
  3. Museo Dabawenyo & Kadayawan Village – Take a peek into Davao and Mindanao’s rich culture with a visit to Museo Dabawenyo and the Kadayawan Village at Magsaysay Park. These sites offer a look into the indigenous and Moro cultures through exhibits of traditional houses, weapons, musical instruments, and more.

Davao’s Culinary Delights

No visit to Davao would be complete without trying out its local delicacies.

  1. Durian – At Kadayawan Village, experience the distinctive aroma and flavor of the fruit that Davao is most famous for, Durian. The food stalls lined up in the village offer a variety of snacks made with the pungent fruit like durian candy, durian shakes, and durian ice cream.
  2. Grilled Meat – For a taste of local street food, head to Roxas Night Market, where a line of stalls grill and serve up fresh seafood and meat.
  3. Bulcachong – If you’re a bit more daring, you might want to try Bulcachong, a comforting soup made with carabao meat and a blend of spices and ginger, guaranteed to warm your soul.

Join Us at the Summit

As we gear up for the largest tech summit in Mindanao, we invite you to not only enhance your professional tech skills but also to immerse yourself in the beauty and culture of Davao.

Join us at the DEVCON Mindanao Summit 2024 in Davao, where the dynamic tech scene meets beauty in diversity.