Gumasa Beach, Glan, Sarangani Province
Roughly 1.5 hours away from General Santos City lies the Municipality of Glan, the summer capital of Sarangani province.
The laid-back town on Sarangani’s eastern shore is blessed with dreamy postcard-perfect beaches, the most famous of which can be found in Gumasa Beach, where a 6KM powdery white sand beach stretches the length of a crescent-shaped cove.
For years, locals have referred to Gumasa Beach as the “Small Boracay of Mindanao” or “Boracay of South” because of the quality of the sand, crystal-clear waters and uncrowded shores.
Gumasa’s main attraction is its powdery white, fine sand beach located just a few kilometers south of Glan town proper. It’s the crowning jewel of Sarangani Bay on this side of the province. A few resorts are lined up on Gumasa’s long beach front but somehow development has not spoiled it.
Isla Jardin Del Mar Beach Resort
The Isla Jardin Del Mar Resort is probably the most popular beach in Gumasa, Glan, Sarangani Province. Situated at what was once a secluded cove along the shorelines of Gumasa, right after the property of the Salazars and the Adarna’s, the whole resort occupies a total of 34 hectares, half of which have earmarked for development.
Located in the southermost part of the Philippines, Isla Jardin del Mar resort is approximately an hour and a half to 2 hours away from General Santos (GenSan) City.
Though the sand here is not as fine as Gumasa Beach, Isla Jardin del Mar Beach Resort is the most popular destination for families for tour packages, day tours, picnics and swimming and for budget backpackers.
The Isla Jardin Del Mar Resort contact number is 0917 677 8177. The Room rates are view-able at https://www.islajardindelmar.net/index.php/2015-06-03-14-39-02.