Tourist Destinations Near GenSan

Gensan (2)Aside from GenSan’s wonderful tourist destinations, there are also some spots that are near the city which you might consider. If ever you happen to visit GenSan, or are a resident in GenSan who plans to have a short getaway over the weekend,you might want to give this destinations a try.

Since GenSan is a gateway to some neighbouring provinces, cities and municipalities, it is but right that you go on a side- trip with these destinations that are “tatak” SoCSKSSarGen (South Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat, Sarangani, GenSan).

Saranggani Paragliding

Photo credit to the owner

The nearest province from the city is Sarangani Province. This is made famous by the boxing champ, Manny Pacquaio, but the place is more than that. It is an abode of startling aesthetics. No wonder its name “rhymes with beauty” as what Sarangan’s (the people of Sarangani) hymn says so. Thirty- minute ride from the city, the most famous spot could be the Paragliding Flysite located at Safii Ranch between the borders of Barangays Seguil in GenSan and Tinoto in Maasim. Fly high and behold the breath- taking panoramic view of Sarangani Bay at their 5-8 minute ride with an expert tandem which costs P3, 000 ($63.64)*.

Lemlunay resort general santos gensan

Lemlunay Resort

Right there in Maasim lies the Lemlunay Resort in Barangay Tinoto which is known for its infinity pool and marine bounty. You can go snorkelling, kayaking or banana boating at the resort. Experience diving and get acquainted to the wonders of the sea. The place also offers a lot of amenities such as air-conditioned or poolside rooms perfect for an overnight stay. They also have a bar and restaurant where you get to enjoy some of their bestselling cuisines. Conference rooms for seminars and workshops.

Tubing in Maitum Sarangani

Photo by: Sarangani Photo News

Another is Pangi River in Maitum,  its whooshing waters that make it more exciting for people who love white water tubing. Enjoy a 30- minute rapid ride on a rubber tire as you tumble through and mumble with its cold water.

gumasa glan

GUMASA White beach

Heading towards the opposite side are the white beaches of Gumasa, Glan.  They have fine white sands that we all love. People may compare it to that famous beach in the Visayas, but Gumasa beach has a beauty of its own. This has been Mindanao’s best beaches and we’re hoping that it will remain as beautiful as it is now.

Lake Sebu South Cotabato

Lake Sebu

Let’s have more of Socsksargen with its zipline and 7 majestic waterfalls. Add to that a meal on a floating cottage plus, a lake tour! Yes, you can have all of those in Lake Sebu, South Cotabato! You can ride the zipline to have an up close view of the waterfalls as you pass each of the 7 waterfalls in Lake Sebu. The ziplines are  740-m and 460-m and the ride costs P250 ($5.30).

What more can one do in SOX? Well, consider nature- tripping in Kidapawan, North Cotabato’s Lake Agco and Baras Bird Sanctuary in Tacurong, Sultan Kudarat.

Lake agco near gensan kidapawan

Lake Agco

Lake Agco is situated at the foot of Mt. Apo in Davao City. Its hot and boiling lake is what makes it interesting including its mud which they say is used for face spas.It is so hot that you can boil and cook an egg.

Photo by: South Cotabato Org Baras Bird Sanctuary

Photo by: South Cotabato Org

The Baras Bird Sanctuary, which was once a 15,000 sq.m peppercorn farm, is home of 20,000 migratory birds of various species which are thought coming from Japan and Korea. The place is owned by Mr. Rey Malana, and the sanctuary is supported and protected by the local government and declared as an eco- tourism spot in August 2002.

Truly, SocSKSarGen is a lair of beauty beyond imagination. In your next visit to General Santos City, take few more days to visit this neighboring wonders.

*Price may change without prior notice.