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Kidapawan

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Kidapawan is the capital city of Cotabato Province with a rapidly growing population of more than 130,000.

Understand[edit]

It's probably the best jumping-off point if you wish to climb Mount Apo, the Philippines' highest mountain.

  • Kidapawan City Tourism Council. phone +63 64-278-3344. has a office in the plaza near City hall.

Talk[edit]

Cebuano is the dominant language spoken in Kidapawan. Other settlers speak Hiligaynon, Ilocano and Magindanao. Most of the people can also speak Tagalog (Filipino) and English.

Get in[edit]

You can connect from Davao or Cotabato City or Valencia. There are both buses and mini-buses (typically Toyota Hi-Ace) going to and from Davao City that take about 2 hours 45 min for the journey.

By plane[edit]

The nearest airport is in Davao City, and you can buy tickets for Philippines Airlines or Cebu Pacific airlines from an agent at the Gaisano Grand Mall from 10AM-7PM.

By bus[edit]

  • From Davao City via Digos every hour with Mindanao Star. 3 hours, ₱150.
  • From Cotabato via Matalam with Mindanao Star, ₱150.
  • From Tacurong with a minivan, ₱120.
  • Minivans also go from Kidapawan to Tacurong, 68 km, and from Tacurong there are buses to Koronadal 31kms.
  • The van fare from Davao city to Kidapawan, 118 km, is ₱150 and the trip takes 3 hours.
  • The van from Kidapawan to Tacurong costs ₱120.

Ferry[edit]

  • Ferries from Cebu City, Manila, Iloilo, Bacolod, Bohol island arrive at Cagayan de Oro port.

Get around[edit]

There are many motor tricycles that charge ₱8 for a 2-km ride.

See[edit]

Mt Apo.

Do[edit]

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Malls & supermarkets[edit]

Banks & ATMs[edit]

  • Metro Bank, Quezon Boulevard.. 24-hour ATM. Master Card/Visa Card ATM.
  • PNB Bank, Quezon Boulevard.. 24-hour ATM. Visa Card ATM.

Eat[edit]

Budget[edit]

  • Jollibee fast food, Quezon Blvd. 7AM-10PM. Breakfasts from 7AM till 10AM.
  • Chow King, Gaisano Grand Mall. 10AM-7PM.
  • Red ribbon, Gaisano Grand Mall. 10AM-7PM.
  • Greenwich Pizza, Gaisano Grand Mall. 10AM-7PM.

Mid-range[edit]

Splurge[edit]

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Sleep[edit]

Budget[edit]

  • Samanthas Travelers Inn, along Davao-Cotabato Hwy (Barangay Balindog.). Fan rooms with common bathrooms. ₱300.
  • Midside Pension House, Roxas-Quimco street. fan and ac rooms with own bathroom and cable TV. Has Wi-Fi. ₱150/300/450.
  • Fadj Inn, Jose Abad Santos St. A/C single double rooms with own bathrooms and cable TV. ₱420/500.
  • Mount Apo Inn, Bautista St. A/C double rooms with own bathrooms and cable TV. ₱1000..
  • Sams guest house, Villamarzo St.
  • Pareng boyaks Inn. ₱300.
  • A J D Pension House, Roxas-Quimco Street, +63 64-2784781, +63 9228350523. Fan and A/C double rooms. Some rooms have own bathrooms and cable TV and hot water. Has Wi-Fi. ₱150/300/450.
  • A J S Budget Inn, Quirino Drive. Fan and a/c double rooms some with own bathroom and cable TV. ₱300/500.

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