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 Philippine's highest mountain. Kidapawan city tourism council. phone 064-278-3344. 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 Mitsubishi L300) going to and from Davao City that take about 2 hours 45min 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 10:00-19:00.

By car[edit]

By bus[edit]

  • From Davao City via Digos every hour with Weena bus company. 3 hours. p150.
  • From Cotabato via Matalam with Weena bus company p150.
  • from Tacurong with a minivan p120.


  • Minivans also go from Kidapawan to Tacurong 68km. and from Tacurong there are buses to Koronadal 31kms.
  • The van fare from Davao city to Kidapawan 118 kms. is p150 and the trip takes 3 hours.
  • the Van from Kidapawan to Tacurong is p120.

By boat[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 2km ride.

See[edit]

Mt Apo.

Do[edit]

Buy[edit]

  • Gaisano Grand Mallpurok 1 lanao. 10:00-19:00. A wide selection of retail outlets with many fast food places.
  • Davao central warhouse club.. 10:00-20:00.
  • Cdr KingGaisano Grand mall. 10:00-19:00.
  • Rose PharmacyGaisano Grand mall. 10:00-19:00.

Eat[edit]

Budget[edit]

  • Jollibee fast food.Quezon blvd. 07:00-22:00. Breakfasts from 07:00 till 11am. Jollibee Quezon Blvd.
  • Chow KingGaisano Grand mall. 10:00-19:00.
  • Red ribbonGaisano Grand mall. 10:00-19:00.
  • Greenwich PizzaGaisano Grand Mall. 10:00-19:00.

Mid-range[edit]

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Drink[edit]

Sleep[edit]

Budget[edit]

  • Samanthas Travelers Innalong Davao-Cotabato Hwy (Barangay Balindog.). Fan rooms with common bathrooms. ₱300.
  • Midside Pension HouseRoxas-Quimco street. fan and ac rooms with own bathroom and cable TV. has WIFI. p150/300/450.
  • Fadj InnJose Abad Santos St. a/c single double rooms with own bathrooms and cable TV. best overall value. p420/500.
  • Mount Apo InnBautista St. a/c double rooms with own bathrooms and cable TV. p1000..
  • Sams guest houseVillamarzo St.
  • Pareng boyaks Inn. p300.
  • A J D Pension House.Roxas-Quimco street. +63 64-2784781 or 09228350523. fan and a/c double rooms. some rooms have own bathrooms and cable TV and Hot water. has WIFI. p150/300/450.
  • A J S Budget InnQuirino drive. fan and a/c double rooms some with own bathroom and cable TV. p300/500.

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