TOUR PACKAGE #5 – GENSAN & GUMASA (2D1N) VAN RENTAL TOUR
Day 1 – Travel from Davao City at 8am
Arrive at General Santos City Fish Port at 11am
Next stop is Tiongson Arcade for Lunch at 12NN
Next stop is PACMAN Wild Card Gym at 2PM
Leave at General Santos City around 3PM
Arrive at Gumasa Beach 5pm (Overnight stay) –
We recommend “Isla Jardin” but need advance booking
Day 2 – Gumasa Beach Resort
Return to Davao City at 3PM
“The People’s Champ”, Pacman continues to bring pride to the Philippines and has placed our nation onto the global map in terms of boxing and sports, in general. Born and raised in Saranggani, General Santos, or “Gensan” for short, I couldn’t help but wonder what it was like in his hometown.
FISH PORT COMPLEX
Being a tuna capital of the Philippines, any visit to General Santos City will never be complete without experiencing an early morning visit to its Fish Port Complex.
The famed Fish Port Complex is located in Barangay Tambler, General Santos City. The place is 32 km. South of the city proper along the shores of Sarangani Bay.
If you want to see large Tuna as large as the person carrying it, you must be at General Santos City Fish Port Complex very early in the morning. At the city’s fish port, you can witness how they weigh, classify and sort these tuna.
What to wear: Must be Shoes or Boots (Slipper not allowed)
PacMan Wild Card Gym
Manny Pacquiao, the Filipinos’ pride, has put General Santos on the map. His achievement in boxing has earned him praises and recognition from the world’s superstars like Kobe Bryant, Keanu Reeves, Mark Wahlberg, and Sylvester Stallone!
Get a glimpse at his life by visiting the PacMan Wildcard Gym, Manny Pacquiao’s very own gym in General Santos. The gym is open for public use. It is located right in front of SM City. It has world class and state of the art gym equipment, a boxing ring, punching bags, and a lot more. The gym is air-conditioned and they offer free WiFi to their guests.
One of the most exciting places to have some gastronomic experience at General Santos City is the Tiongson Arcade. The place is a series of eateries which offers a wide selection of seafood dishes. Apart from their ready-to-eat offering, the place has raw products which you can choose and they will simply cook it for you according to your preference. You can have your seafood grilled, cooked as tinola or sinigang, sizzling, adobo and much more.
Delight in General Santos’ bountiful supply of fresh seafood by indulging yourself in a dampa-style food trip at Tiongson Arcade. They offer a wide array of seafood – tuna eyes, tuna belly, bihod, squid, sashimi, clams, seaweeds, and a lot more. Choose your pick and tell them how you want it cooked – grilled, sinigang-style, etc.
Overnight stay at Glan Gumasa Beaches
We recommend ISLA JARDIN DE MAR (Need to Book in advance)
Isla Jardin Del Mar resort is probably the most popular beach in Gumasa Glan Saranggani. Located in the southermost part of the Philippines, Isla Jardin de Mar resort is approximately an hour and a half to 2 hours away from General Santos city.
There are parts along the beach that may get a bit rocky during low tide. Nonetheless, most of the areas areas during low tide are still conducive for swimming.
Breathtaking view of the Celebes sea from one of the walkways In Isla Jardin Del Mar.
LAKE SEBU (ADDITIONAL CHARGE REQUIRED)
Perched in the highlands of South Cotabato is the town of Lake Sebu, home to the indigenous T’boli and Ubo tribes and an emerging eco-tourism and adventure destination in Southern Mindanao.
The 7 Falls of Lake Sebu
Known for its majestic waterfalls, lakes, rivers and springs, and with its rich biodiversity and culture, Lake Sebu is starting to hit big in the tourism landscape of the region. Its main attractions include Lake Sebu, the biggest of the three lakes that dot the town and an important watershed in the region being the source of water of the provinces of South Cotabato and Sultan Kudarat.
Aside from the lake, tourists also troop to this part of Mindanao to see the waterfalls in Barangay Siloton. A total of seven majestic waterfalls with the water coming from the outflows of the Lakes Sebu and Siloton. The first two waterfalls are easily accessible to tourists while the others require trekking. But the best way to see these waterfalls is by riding a zipline that passes above five of them!
The cooler climate in this geographic location also means that wildlife and farmed animals grow slower and more flavorful, since they’re able to roam freely and eat the freshest food available to them, as compared to animals forced to eat chemicals that promote growth. The flavors become more concentrated, and that would explain why most people would claim that Lake Sebu’s tilapia is “sweeter-tasting” compared to others found in the Philippines (as well as the world). Through time, however, the locals have cooked the fish in various ways.
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