Love is the foundation of every family, so this Valentine’s Day, take the time to celebrate it. Eat, pray, and love your way to a blissful date with these ideas:
Away from the busy main roads of the city, Belito’s Vineyard is a quaint and intimate place to enjoy good food and meaningful conversations. Must-try dishes include savory Spanish favorites like Pasta Marinara and Gambas. Also not to be missed is their bestselling Paella Negra, a fusion of rice, chorizo, and calamari mixed in generous squid ink.
Belito’s Vineyard is located at Ferrazzini Compound, Palm Drive, Bajada.
Go bananas over Hungry Ape, the newest “Instragrammable” foodie destination. This restaurant not only boasts of hip interiors, they also constantly cook up new South American-inspired dishes that will surely surprise your palate. For your date, try their Smoked Barbecue Brisket Mac Sandwich and Dirty Fries or splurge on their 30 Days Whiskey Infused Dry Aged Angus Rib Eye.
Hungry Ape is located at ATU Plaza, Gov. Duterte Street.
Nothing says “I love you” better than chocolates. For Valentine’s Day, go all-out and shop for this sweet treat at Cacao City.
A retail outlet for cacao products, Cacao City is one of the city government’s initiatives to establish Davao as the country’s “Chocolate Capital”. As it only carries locally produced sikwate drinks, tableya, and chocolate bars, every purchase means you show love for the local farmers as well.
Visit Cacao City at the Pasalubong Center along Palma Gil Street.
Relax in nature
Relish the crisp fresh air, organic food, and the farm life experience at Bemwa Farm. This ecotourism farm cultivates herbs, strawberries, and five varieties of lettuce, which you can harvest and shop. Aside from these activities, the tranquil environs and the serene view make the farm conducive for reflecting and destressing together.
Bemwa Farms is located at Barangay Salumay, Marilog District.
Attend a marriage seminar
Marriage seminars aim to let understanding and love grow, therefore resulting to a harmonious family life.
This Valentine’s, let love grow stronger by attending a marriage seminar to be hosted by organizations like GrowPoint Davao, which covers pointers on maintaining a love that lasts a lifetime and resolving conflicts quickly.
For inquiries, please contact GrowPoint Davao (0929-818-3552 or 0936-388-1862).
Visit the church where you got married
What can possibly be more romantic than visiting the church where you exchanged “I Do’s”?
For Catholics, it is interesting to note that Ash Wednesday also falls on February 14, so for a sweet date, hear mass together and reminisce the tingly happiness you felt on your big day.
Visit a themed museum
Are you game to hang upside down? Spend a laughter-filled date at the Upside Down House Museum. Get all goofy and creative with your poses as you and your beloved make your way past upturned beds, dining tables, and yes, bathroom fixtures.
Upside Down House Museum is located along Dacudao Avenue fronting DOLE XI Office.
Chill out to Acoustic Wednesdays
Go on a chill date night at Blah Blah Blah Kitchen + Bar, where you can bond over a few drinks and get your fill of their Buffalo Cauliflower Bombs and Bacon Wrapped Tenderloin.
The real treat is the pub’s Acoustic Wednesdays. Local acts are invited to perform well-loved throwback hits you can’t help but sing along to. Who knows, maybe they’ll even sing your theme song!
Blah Blah Blah Kitchen + Bar is located at JJ’s Commune Compound, Loyola Street Obrero.
Enjoy a relaxing hot bath
For a relaxing date, experience Samal Mango Haven Resort’s unique kawa hot bath. A large metal cauldron is filled with simmering hot water and aromatic rose petals. The calming bath lets you unwind and enjoy good conversation under the shade of mango trees.
Visit the Samal Mango Haven at Barangay Camudmud, Samal.
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