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Lemlunay means Paradise

Lemlunay is a  resort situated at the cliff of Tinoto, Maasim, Sarangani Province overlooking the beautiful Sarangani Bay. It has Poolside, Ocean view, and garden rooms with an Infinity swimming pool and also dive facilities.

One can go on an introductory dive or complete a licensed open water dive course with PADI instructors. You may also take a group on a banana boat ride, or rent kayaks  or snorkel the house reefs! 

It’s a good place for seminars and meetings too! They have meeting venues for 10, 30 and up to a 100 pax.

However, one should not miss this easy Day Tour Package for a minimum of 4 pax. FOR P599/head it includes round trip transfers (Robinsons Gensan – Lemlunay- Gensan Malls), lunch, and use of the Infinity Pool, plus 20% discounts on any of the recreational activities in the resort! This is an awesome deal!

Contact Go Sarangani Travel at 083 5528015 or 09215789279 and book your Lemlunay vacation soon.

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ATV FUN

It is no secret that ATV is one fun adventure. Riding on a 4×4 vehicle and going through all kinds of terrain. With it is getting splashed with water and mud and whole lot of shrieks and giggles.  Well, Sarangani now has ATV Adventure Tours available at 3DOE Farm, Malandag Trail, Lamlifew Trail and even as far as Sanchez Peak!

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Book your ATV Adventure with GO SARANGANI TRAVEL the official Booking Agent of 3DOE Farms.  You can enjoy ATV as low as P600 per head or take the Malandag trail for 1.5 hours for only P1,500. per person.

When you think of Adventure  in SOX — You definitely have a taste of it here in SARANGANI!

MUNATO MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL 2016

Sarangani celebrates its founding Anniversary with Music, Arts, History, and loads of fun!  Here are the activities for those who want to join!

MunaTo Cultural Village presents the “Thread of Life” interactive show. It is a one hour show that will narrate the music and movement of the Sarangani Indigenous People as they celebrate different phases of  life.  This is a first of its kind in this region.  After the show, those who are interested to try the authentic Indigenous dishes, it will be served for as much as P100.  The show has 4 schedules a day (9 AM, 11 AM, 2 PM and 4PM).  You must book ahead of time because the show can only accommodate 80 people at a time!

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MunaTo will once again have different live museums – This includes the Looms and Beads Exhibit at the Kasfala Hall.  Take a view at live weaving, live embroidery, and also an exhibit of the works of our Indigenous Artists in Sarangani.

Another Museum worth seeing is the Wildlife Museum found at the  Environmental and Conservation Center.  See the underwater and upland exhibits and see the species found in Sarangani Bay and on the uplands of Sarangani Province.  This is a very interesting exhibit that is very educational. A must see!

There will also be the Sarangani Street Arts where 3D effects are great for photos.  There are several displays worthy for your social media uploads.

Fabli Guni is going to be a display of arts, crafts, and other agri products for sale!  You will enjoy shopping locally produced items here.  MunaTo Arcade is the area for commercial food and other booths . It is also a good place to cool off and eat!

Several Activities you need to witness are the following:

  1. Pearl of Sarangani (Nov 24)
  2. The Platform with Raffy Alunan, Gina Lopez, and Gen. Bato Dela Rosa (Nov 25)munato-2016-the-platform-poster-001
  3. Indonesian Performing Group (Nov 25)
  4. Sarangani Youth Night with Aiza Seguerra (Nov 25)

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6.Heritage and Craft Conferences (Nov 25 and Nov 26)

7.Street Dance Performance of JLC Trades School (Nov 25 & Nov 26)

8.Folk Dance Competition – National and IP Traditional (Nov 26)

9. IP Sports Tournaments (Nov 25 & Nov 26)

10.Grand Concert with Callalily

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Enjoy the 14th MunaTo festival and the 24th founding anniversary of Sarangani Province. Check here their schedule of activities for more information!

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NATIONAL PARAGLIDING FUN FLY

“SOX” or Soccsksargen is lucky to have 300 days a year for Paragliding flying making this the Paragliding Capital of the Philippines.  Maasim, Sarangani has hosted 2 International Paragliding Accuracy Competition and the Paragliding World Cup in 2014 and 2015.  This 2016, a new concept is brewing… Costume Fun Fly and it is going to gather all the paragliding pilots from all over the Philippines to create an Air Festival out of our  Sarangani skies.  This October 29-31, expect to see colorful costumes jump off the cliff of Safi Ranch. This is also an opportunity for you to try a paragliding tandem fly at a discount!

(Contact Go Sarangani Travel for details…)

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This National Paragliding Fun Fly will also have side events such as  Kiting clinics and also a Trick or Treat Fun!  It will be an awesome event to spectate and the best part is that it is absolutely free to watch.  So take your friends and your family!  Enjoy this super fun festival in the sky this October 29-31, 2016 in Sarangani.

 

 

SOX is a great destination for kids!

You have been everywhere — Cebu, Bohol, Boracay, Palawan, and Davao — you are now wondering with all the seat sales online where should you go with your family for vacation — well let us recommend to you SOX (Soccsksargen)! In airline terms please book a flight to General Santos City. When you arrive in Gensan, let Go Sarangani Travel take care of your trip!

Your kids have probably studied the different regions in the Philippines and learned that wonderful tribal groups still exist. Yes, the Tboli and Blaans are very much alive in SOX. Learn more about their culture and their wonderful way of life… It’s absolutely unforgettable!

   

 

Nature is the best playground for the young. Get them disconnected from their gadgets and the Internet and see waterfalls! Take a zip line ride over the highest zip line in south east asia in Lake Sebu. Do a canopy walk in the forest or do reverse bungee jumps! It’s absolutely amazing!

    

   

Let them swim in clean beaches! If they are 8 years old, let them get a intro dive in Sarangani Bay!  They get to see Nemo (clown fish) and turtles and jacks — it’s absolutely awesome! 

   

 

Make them dip in rivers. Not many have the luxury of swimming and enjoying cold rivers on a hot summer day. But you can do this in Kiamba and Maitum in Sarangani. Even better if the kids get to try River tubing in New La Union Eco Park! It’s one full adventure and it is absolutely fun!

    

In SOX you can let kids see where food comes from! A farm tour is very educational. Getting to eat the produce of the farm is just a thrill for them. This is absolutely one-of-a-kind experience!  Go see pineapple, coconut, cacao or dragon fruit farms.  There are lots of options to see in SOX.

   

 

Oh and there is so much yet to discover here for you and your family! SOX is ready and with adventures that are too many to count.

For booking of SOX Tours and Hotel Packages contact:

  • GO SARANGANI TRAVEL 
  • Mobile Number: 09462474448
  • Email: Gosaranganitravel@gmail.com

Charming Kiamba

Kiamba is one of the oldest towns on the west side of Sarangani. It has one of the most beautiful sunsets to behold. This coastal town is also endowed with rivers, forests, and watersheds. Several waterfalls are the natural features of Kiamba. Let us lay out to your our recommendation when you visit Kiamba.

The charms of Kiamba:

1. Tuka beach – Made up of 4 coves, Tuka is a 15 minute boat ride from the Poblacion of Kiamba. The first 2 coves are marine sanctuaries that are perfect for scuba diving and snorkeling. On the third cove, is a beach open for the public with a minimum entrance fee and with open cottages and a few private rooms for rent. It’s a great place to  spend a retreat. It is also a favorite place to visit during the summer!

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2. Baywalk and plaza – The plaza of Kiamba is very quaint. The vibe of warm and neighborly people can be felt as you stroll the plaza. As you walk towards the coastline you will find Lourdes Park where a playground with a mini zoo is found. Also the Tourism Office and Tuka Booking Office is located there. A favorite of many visitors is the beautiful bridge that leads to the Baywalk. The beautifully designed bridge of Rain Ramas as commissioned by the Provincial Government of Sarangani is a highlight. This entire bay walk area facing the sea has several restaurants and is now a favorite hang out of locals.

3. Waterfalls – Kiamba is also known for their waterfalls. It would be great to see a waterfall circuit because this municipality has several to offer — Nalus, Bocay-il, Kawil are just the few that we are naming. There are lots more to discover. (photo taken from Ms. Balot Martinez, Municpal Administrator)

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4. New Beach Resorts –  As of recent, Kiamba just opened a new resort in Kayupo. This is the Princess del Leonor with around 28 rooms, swimming pool with slides, an upcoming convention center that can hold 700 guests, with open cottages at the beach front. It will be a wonderful area for team buildings, retreats, and seminars.  The owners are in the Fishing Business and now they have expanded to hotel and tourism.  This is a great addition to the charm of Kiamba.

If you wish to visit Kiamba, Go Sarangani can make arrangements for you.  Book with us at 09462474448.

7 days to the World Cup

Have you seen a sky filled with colorful chutes and pilots gliding on it? If not, this will be your chance! The Paragliding Accuracy World Cup is coming to the Philippines and it will be held at the Safi Ranch, Maasim, Sarangani Province. Yes, you can enjoy watching this international sports event and meet international paragliding pilots competing in this Paragliding Accuracy Competition.



Several side events are also for the public to enjoy — kite making and kite flying, mountaineering 101, photo competition and trade and travel fair. It’s going to be fun! 

As of recent over 65 pilots are confirmed to compete. This is the first of this kind in the country. The Paragliding Accuracy World Cup is also part of the Visit Philippines 2015 program of the Department of Tourism. 

We encourage you to watch and see the spectacular event in Sarangani this March 27-29.

Sarangani wins an ASEAN Tourism Association Award

A surprise gift of Ms. Gina Lopez and the Green Initiative of Abs -Cbn Lingkod Kapamilya Foundation to Sarangani is the 2014 ASEANTA Award. Abs-Cbn as a partner of Sarangani in community based tourism initiatives enrolled the New La Union River Tubing and Eco Park as a contender for ASEAN Tourism Association’s search for Tourism Best Practices. It was in January 26, 2015 in Myanmar that the New La Union River Tubing and Eco Park through Ms. Gina Lopez, was commended for the successful cultural preservation of the Tboli tribes of Sarangani through Tourism.

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One of the highlights of a tourist’s visit to New La Union River tubing and Eco Park is being greeted by the Tboli performers. Another attraction is seeing the Tboli basketry works used for farming and very soon for sale to the public.

This recognition is another achievement on the sleeve of Sarangani Province. The Provincial government through its Sulong Tribu Program supports the Indigenous People’s interests through School of Living Tradition, Strengthening of Tribal Councils, Promotion of Cultural preservation by supporting Cultural Masters, Economic Empowerment through Education, IP agriculture, IP estates, and tourism.

Sarangani also received in 2014 the Pearl Award for Best Tourism Event in Sports, Adventure and Wellness for Sarangani Bay Festival.

SARBAY 2015 GOES VIRAL ONLINE!

The Sarangani Bay Festival (also known as Sarbay Fest) has become a Summer Brand that attracts beach goers and athletes from all over the Philippines.  Sarbay Fest started in 2006 will now be celebrating its 10th year this May 2015.  Governor Steve Chiongbian Solon promises this 2015 “to be bigger and better than the last Sarbay”.  This Festival was awarded the Pearl Award Grand Winner for Best Tourism Event in Sports, Adventure, and Wellness by the Association of Tourism Officers of the Philippines (ATOP) and Department of Tourism (DOT).

In 2014, Sarbay Fest was able to attract:

120,000+ tourists

830 Athletes competing in 9 Sports Events

With over Php 700,000 worth of Cash Prizes

More than 1,000 pitched Tent Accommodation

And Tourist Spending Receipts of over Php34 Million Pesos

The Online Launch presents the premier teaser of Sarbay Fest 2015 with this video:

In a matter of 24 hours, the news was well received and has gone viral with over 170 shares on facebook and more than 2,500 views! It will be no wonder that this year’s Sarbay Fest will be bigger than last years. As early as January, the province of Sarangani has began their preparations for Sarbay Fest’s 10th year.

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Take note also of the date and start planning your way to Sarbay 2015!

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SARANGANI TO HOLD PARAGLIDING WORLD CUP

After last year’s successful International Paragaliding Accuracy Competition held at Safi Ranch, Maasim, Sarangani Province, another international aero sport event will be hosted by Sarangani Province in 2015. The Paragliding Accuracy World Cup (PGAWC) will have one of its legs in the Philippines and specifically in Sarangani Province. Safi Ranch in Maasim, Sarangani boasts to have one of the best scenic paragliding spots in the world.

Expected to come are competitors from atleast 15 countries with an expected 60 paragliders from all over the world. The date is set on March 27-29, 2015 and the PGAWC is one of the events enrolled in the Visit Philippines 2015 campaign of the Department of Tourism.

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Many side events are also planned at Safi Ranch such as Archery Competition and Clinic, Power Kiting, Photo Safari Competition, Tours, Camping and lots of funfare with trade show and fairs. This will be one fun event to look forward to and to experience.

Sarangani is now geared as a Sports Tourism haven of Region 12. Every May, Sarangani holds the Biggest Beach Festival with sports competition such as the 15 km Swim Across The Bay competition, Beach Football, Beach Volleyball, Triathlon, and the like that bring in about 650 athletes from all over the Philippines. Sarangani is also known for water sports such as Scuba Diving, Kayaking, and Hobie Cat. New La Union River Tubing in Maitum is one thrilling experience as well.

For those interested to watch and experience this World Event in Paragliding, you can book with Go Sarangani Travel for your hotel, transfers, and tours. Just contact gosaranganitravel@gmail.com or like GO SARANGANI TRAVEL on Facebook.