Dako Island in Siargao

Dako Island Siargao Beach General Luna Visayan Resort Norte Resort Tour Guide Swimming Snorkeling Scuba Diving Tour Guide Schedule Sand Shoreline Fishing Picnic Visit History Destination Hotel Info Dako Island is located in Siargao. It is one of the finest best beaches in the Philippines and the largest amont the three other destinations in the area (Naked Island and Guyam Island). In Gen. Luna, Siargao, “Dako” is derived from the Visayan word for “Big”. The island found in the province of Surigao del Norte, Philippines is also home to beautiful sceneries perfect for a day off from chasing swells. Think clean torquoise waters, cream fine sand, wide quiet shoreline, delicious grilled mahi mahi, and fantastic sun. Continue reading

The General Santos City Airport

General Santos City International Airport Sarangani Fatima Barangay Location Terminal Arrival Time Departure Baggage Luggage Counter Check Security Food Restaurant Atm Map Buayan Gensan Socsargen Info The General Santos International Airport is located in Barangay Fatima in General Santos City. The airport, also referred to as the GenSan Airport by the locals, began commercial operations in 1996. When it opened, it was the biggest airport facility in Mindanao, occupying 600 hectares of real estate. It was built largely on grants from the United States through the United States Agency for International Development. The General Santos International Airport replaced the old Buayan Airport, which is now used by the Philippine Air Force as a satellite station. The airport serves as a primary gateway for the SOCSARGEN (South Cotabato, Saranggani, and General Santos) region. The newly built airport considered as one of the best airports in the country due to the panoramic view of Mount Matutum on its background, a glimpse of the city on one side and the clear Continue reading

Olaer Spring Resort in General Santos

Olaer Spring Resort Apopong General Santos City Mindanao Swimming Pool Water Flow Underground Boulder Stream River Temperature Sulfuric Facilities Picnic Hiking Trail Location Therapy History Depth Olaer Spring Resort is located in Apopong in General Santos City. Olaer Spring is free-flowing natural swimming pool. Water flows, bubbles from the huge underground boulders and stream of varying depths of the connecting areas or pools for children and adults. Water is believed to be therapeutic and a little lukewarm. Facilities include dressing room, showers room, picnic huts and tables, wide parking space. Olaer Spring Resort is a 15 minute ride from the city Continue reading

The Kalamansig Municipal Plaza

Kalamansig Municipal Plaza Mindanao Hall Building Cypress Trees Location Fountain Street Forest Fence Map National Highway Park Meeting Schedule Hours Address Contact Landscaping History Description The Kalamansig Municipal Plaza is located in Kalamansig, Mindanao. What one can best possibly boast for and be proud of is the breathtaking beauty of the Kalamsnig Municipal Plaza fronting the very colourful image of the Municipal Hall Building. Trees of various varieties grow around the whole of the plaza and the municipal hall with hundreds of verdant Cypress trees so planted and fantastically growing within the plaza serving as shade for those who wish to relax at the plaza during the day and a sight at night with sprouting waters from a fountain so constructed right in the heart of the plaza. Across the street from the plaza is a mini forest with growing sky high trees of different variety. The Kalamansig Municipal Hall is surrounded by awesomely painted concrete fence with iron grills and is vividly viewed Continue reading

Moro Watchtowers in Guimbal, Iloilo

Moro Watchtowers Guimbal Iloilo Pescador Generosa Cristobal Colon Rizal Tagguisan Defense Tower History Construction Century Pirates The Moro Watchtowers are located in the coastal municipalitiy of Guimbal in Iloilo. During the 17th century, constant attacks from Moro pirates made these watchtowers as a defense mechanism necessity during the pre-hispanic era. During that time, the Moro pirates captures natives of Guimbal and sold them as slaves in Mindanao. These structures have been spruced up and beautified by the Department of Tourism in 1984. Although now in presentable condition, the upper levels have been coated with cement and has faux rock outlines while the cavity was filled up and cemented. A streetlight has been mounted at the centers. There are five watchtowers, each in Pescador, Generosa-Cristobal Colon, Rizal-Tugguisan. Continue reading

MSU Museum in General Santos City

MSU Museum Tambler General Santos City Mindanao Location Artifacts Collection Schedule Hours Operation Heritage Building Map The MSU Museum is located at the Tambler MSU in in General Santos City. It features a collection of artifacts and relics of the rich cultural heritage of the place.

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Lake Buluan in Lutayan Sultan Kudarat

Lake Buluan Lutayan Sultan Kudarat Mindanao Water Elevation Maguindanao President Quirino Marsh Basin Pulangi Maanoy Alah Lake Buluan is a lake located in Lutayan, Sultan Kudarat province on the the island of Mindanao. With an estimated surface area of 61 square kilometers, it is the third largest lake in Mindanao, after Lake Lanao and Lake Mainit. It has an average elevation of 4.5 meters. Lake Buluan is sandwiched between the provinces of Maguindanao and Sultan Kudarat. The lake falls under the political jurisdiction of the municipalities of Buluan of Maguindanao and President Quirino and Lutayan in Sultan Kudarat. The lake actually consists of adjoining marshy basins of the Pulangi, Maanoy, Buluan, Alah rivers, which are all tributaries of the Mindanao River. Continue reading

Nalus Falls in Kiamba

Nalus Falls Kiamba Sarangani Mindanao Waterfalls Location Boulders Camping Granite Stone Rocks Hiking Trail Water Size Nalus Falls is located in Kiamba, in Sarangani Province, a kilometer away from the highway. The Nalus Waterfalls features huge boulders of granite giving to a number of water falls. It is ideal for scrambling, bouldering and rappelling.



Tampat Shrine in Maasim Sarangani

Tampat Shrine Maasim Sarangani Landmark Arabian Islam Missionaries Sultanate Mindanao Maguindanao Tomb Muslim History Location Stones The Tampat Shrine is located in Maasim, Sarangani, and is a landmark of recent resting ground, where the Arabian Islam Missionaries and Sultanate in Mindanao are burried during 15th century and cosidered the oldest thomb in the area. It is the shrine of the subordinate ruling Sultanates of Maguindanao. The oldest tomb of this place dates back to the earlier years of our ancestors. The tomb had been a place of reverence among Muslims throughout Mindanao, who brought stones as offerings. Continue reading

Gumasa Beach in Glan Sarangani

Gumasa Beach Glan Sarangani Island Mindanao Sarbay Festival General Santos City Sand Resort Location Discovery HistoryGumasa Beach is located in Glan, Sarangani and is a popular beach destination in this southern part of Mindanao. It is a long stretch of powdery white sand beaches with alluring beauty of paradise, bountiful fresh coconut fruits and open grassland. Gumasa Beach serves as the epicenter of the annual Sarangani Bay Festival (Sarbay Fest), one of the country’s biggest beach party in the country. Over 40,000 attendees from all over the country, including foreign visitors, party non-stop for 3 days and 2 nights in Glan’s renowned attraction. But when the music dies down, the fishing village switches back to its paradisaical state. Only the orchestra of waves sweeping the powdery shores, the sweet chirps of birds, and the bristles of swaying coconut trees filled the airwaves. Fiery sunsets, tranquil tides, and two kilometers of white sand – Gumasa Beach in its Continue reading