Davao is Mindanao’s hub when it comes to arts and culture. After visiting the Philippine Eagle Center and Malagos Garden Resort, we went straight to Lynda’s Durian Candy Factory for pasalubong shopping. Aside from Pomelo (Suha), Durian is probably Davao’s most consumed fruit.

Since a lot of my friends appreciate Durian in Candy form, I bought several packs of Durian Candy from Linda’s Durian Candy Factory. Other than fruits, durian candy, mangosteen candy and ube candy, Davao is also the market place for Mindanao’s arts and crafts.

Davao Sweet Durian
Davao Fresh Durian


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Your Davao visit is not complete without visiting the Aldevinco shopping center, a one stop shopping arcade where you can buy Maranao and T’boli brass wares, Maranao Baur (Black Wooden Chest), Indigenous house decors, malongs, batik products and a lot of antiques and other ethnic products. This is a great location for those who love to shop, whether it’s for sweets or for a new chair to sit comfortably on while you play some bingo games at home; the choice is wonderful and there’s always something to see.

Davao Fresh Sweet Pomelo
Davao Sweet Pomelo

This shopping center is one of the oldest landmark in Mindanao with over 40 years in operation. Aldevinco is the shopping center in Mindanao that truly showcases the culture and heritage of the province.

Davao Aldevinco shopping center
Aldevinco Shopping Center

With over 100 souvenier specialty shops, the Aldevinco Shopping Center is conveniently nestled at the junction of Claro M. Recto and Manuel Roxas Avenues.

Davao Fresh Mangosteen
Davao Mangosteen

Right beside the shopping center, several pomelo vendors line up to give you a sample or their product. Among the Philippine Pomelo species, Davao has the sweetest pomelos I’ve ever have tasted. Pomelo’s are priced according to size and variety.

Davao Aldevinco shopping center Batik Store
Batik Store

If you visit Davao during the Kadayawan Festival season, you can buy a kilo of Pomelo for Php60.00 – Php70.00.

Davao Fresh Durian
Fresh Durian

After an hour of pasalubong shopping in Aldevinco, we went straight to Magsaysay Avenue to buy fresh Durian. Davao has been known as the durian capital of the Philippines. Durian (Durio zibethinus Murr) is an exotic fruit which is popular for its foul smell and deadly sharp thorns which are fully capable of drawing blood. Among the local variety’s of Durian, I love the puyat and arancillo variety for it’s sweetness, soft texture and its mild aroma.

Davao Lyndas Durian Candy
Durian Candy

Oh Well, I’m missing Davao as of this writing. I want to go to Lachi’s for lunch and have the “Unforgettable Pork Ribs” and go straight to Magsaysay Avenue to grab a bite of fresh durian. Hell Yeah! I wish!

Where to Shop:

  • Davao Shopping Centers
  • Aldevinco Shopping Center
  • Chimes Mall
  • City Triangle
  • DAMOSA Market Basket
  • Davao Central Warehouse Club
  • Felcris Department Stores
  • Gaisano Mall of Davao — J.P Laurel Avenue, Davao City
  • Gaisano South Citi Mall — Ilustre St., Davao City
  • CCC Mall of Davao — corner McArthur Highway and MA-A
  • NCCC Mall (Main)
  • SM City Davao — Quimpo Boulevard
  • Victoria Plaza Mall — J.P Laurel, Bajada

Linda’s Durian Special Candies
Makers of Homemade Quality Durian Candies
#26 San Antonio Village, Matina Davao City
8000 Philippines
Tel. (082) 293-0404

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  1. I want Durian candy but first, I have to go to Davao. I haven’t been there. I just ask my Mom or my cousin or my friends to buy me Durian candies every time they go there. :))
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  2. Thank you for sharing this. I had such a wonderful time myself traveling and performing in philippine and this bought back so many memories.

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  5. I think there’s also another durian candy store near Linda’s (I based it on the address), which is Apo ni Lola Durian Delicacies – but they’re at #28 San Miguel Village. 🙂 Neighbors, perhaps?

    By the way, your shots are really good. Really captured the beauty of things that best represent Davao. I’ll watch out for your updates.

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  7. take note of this: “Lola Abon” – that’s d authentic durian candy maker in dvo. Visit their factory store along matina highway. they only hv one store and can’t branch out because they’re under a contract and can’t complete with small durian candy makers. Sila kasi yung nirerecommend ng mga taga davao.

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