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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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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.

SWEET NOVEMBER SALE!!!

Yes, its November and Go Sarangani Travel is giving sweet deals this month!!!

For a minimum of 5 persons you can enjoy these Special Tour Rates on these Special Tour Dates!!! Its time to take a trip around the 12th Paradise and see the beauty of Lake Sebu, Sarangani, General Santos.

November 6 (Thursday) – General Santos Tuna Fishport Tour with Breakfast at Sarangani Highlands and short stop for pasalubong shopping in Gensan. Included are Grandia Van and Tour Guide   RATE: P899/person (minimum of 4 hours)pizap.com14150665184811

November 7 (Friday) – Lake Sebu Tour with lunch at Punta Isla. Includes entrance to the 7 Falls and taking 2 zipline rides in the Highest Zipline in South East Asia, with stops in COWHED and other souvenir shops. Also included are Grandia Van and Tour Guide RATE: 2,500/person (minimum of 8 hours)

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November 12 (Wednesday) – Lamlifew Living Museum Tour. Take a tour to the first Blaan Village Museum in Malungon and immerse in their way of life. See their museum with heirlooms as old as century! Also see the Tabih, which is fabric designed by Blaans and are almost extinct. Also have an authentic Blaan meal, grown from their farms. Also Included are Grandia Van transport and Tour Guide. RATE:P1,500/person (minimum of 4 hours)

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November 15 (Saturday) – White Water River Tubing Adventure – Try the Wet and Wild River Tubing Adventure over 1.6 km of Pangi River. Take the with habal-habal adventure to the starting point, have a local lunch at the Rivertubing site, and provision for towels. Included are Grandia Van transport and Tour Guide.                            RATE: 1,850/person (minimum of 6 hours)

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November 16 (Sunday) – Lake Sebu Tour with lunch at Punta Isla. Includes entrance to the 7 Falls and taking 2 zipline rides in the Highest Zipline in South East Asia, with stops in COWHED and other souvenir shops. Included are Grandia Van and Tour Guide              RATE: 2,500/person (minimum of 8 hours)

November 27-29 Thursday, Friday or Saturday
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MunaTo Festival and MunaTo Yesterland Themepark

Enter the Munato Yesterland Themepark and see 12 attractions! See the Cave of the Ancient with the Anthropormophic features and meet and greet with the different tribes of Sarangani, Visit the Sarangani Wildlife and learn more about Glan 100 year celebration. Have a MunaTo Lunch or snack inside the themepark. With Van Transfers (Gensan-Alabel-Gensan) and Tour Guide.                           RATE: 899/person (minimum of 4 hours)

Mark your October for Sarangani

There are so many activities happening in Sarangani that gives October its flare. This is a real Octoberfest because Glan and Alabel will be sizzling with events.

The Centennial Celebration of Glan is going to be starstudded from October 2 till October 8! The 7-day Concert celebration is dubbed as “Concerts of the Century”.

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On October 8, Glan is celebrating its 100th Founding Anniversary. Main highlight will be their Lubi-Lubi Festival and the street dances that will showcase the culture of the town. Go Sarangani can take you on a Glan Centennial Tour to see the Colono marker, the century old trees, the first church, and around the coconut village. This is a once in a hundred years event, so it should be worth the trip.

Meanwhile in Alabel, from October 1 -31, Woodstock Sarangani will be bringing over 100 bands to rock the town. Also the Goldenboy Herrera Farm will be transformed into one mini Carnival with rides from Manila. Watch out for the Sea Dragon and Hurricane roller coaster! They also have a Night Market that will be selling food, goodies and souvenir items!

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Since October is also the National Indigenous People’s Month, Sarangani is also preparing another celebration with its Tribal Leaders and Communities. Simultaneously, an Indigenous Textile Exhibit showcasing the Blaan “Tabih” that is weaved in Lamlifew, Sarangani and Landan, Polomolok is also being prepared. Thanks to Emi Englis, Bing Carino, and Arjho Turner who are pushing this advocacy and organizing this event. We will give you more details as these events unfold.

As for now, if you are wondering what to do and see in October… we invite you to mark your October for Sarangani!