Friday, May 27, 2011

Sarangani Bay Festival 2011 Tour

It was 6:30am when the group leave Davao City. Some Participants were picked up along the way. We arrived in Malandang, Malungon, Sarangani Province where we ate our breakfast at 3 Doe fast food. Afterwards we dropped by at Isla Parilla for a few minutes for picture taking  then   proceeded to Gumasa in Glan Sarangani for the Sarangani Festival 2011. Various activities was held on designated beach resorts like skim board exhibition, sand sculpture competition, frisbee competition, beach volley, bay bodies competition and summer party at the bay. It was already late when the group returned to General Santos City.

Sand Sculptures in Coco Beach Resort

Bay Bodies Contestants in their  summer wear
We checked in at Sarangani Highlands in Purok Wal, Tambler, General Santos City. The place was awesome as it is located on a hilltop with spectacular overlooking view of the city, sarangani bay and on day time the magnificent Mt. Matutum is visible.

On the second day we went to Fort Maasim, in Sitio Tamboan, Maasim, Sarangani. It was the military camp of  73rd Infantry Batallion headed by Col. Rodolfo Espuelas Jr. The soldiers warmly welcomed us as they tour us around the area. They have "Flirtation Park" which was designed for the soldiers to flirt with nature if they missed their loved ones.

Fort Maasim
Group photo at Flirtation Park in  Fort Maasim(courtesy of Dr. Pen Casel)
From Fort Maasim, it took us an hour to arrived in Kiamba, Sarangani. After  we took our lunch we went to Pangi River in Barangay New La union, Maitum, Sarangani  for our  "White Water Tubing"Adventure. In every participant one guide is required since the  strong current of  water.

At Triswood Snack haus located in Kiamba facing Sarangani Sea (courtesy of Dr. Pen Casel)
I would like to thank  the sponsors  Gov. Miguel Dominguez, Cong. Manny Paquiao,  Kiamba Mayor Danny Martinez, Brgy. Captain Flora Benzonan, 73rd Infantry Batallion,  Mindanao Tourism Council specially Sir Jon Perez and Board Member Eleanor Constantino-Saguiguit.

Sarangani Province Tourist Destinations:

Glan, Sarangani : Coco Beach, Rosal Resort, White Haven Beach Resort, Isla Jardin del Mar

Isla Jardin Del Mar
Rosal Resort  Floating Cottage
White Haven Beach Resort
Alabel, Sarangani:   Isla Parilla Resort

Isla Parilla Resort
Maasim, Sarangani : Fort Maasim, Lemlunay Dive Resort
Kiamba, Sarangani: Tuka Marine Park, Badtasan Falls, Nalus Falls, Maligang or Nabol Falls,
                                Bocay-il  or Twin Falls, Kansan Falls, Lomuyon Falls, El Kawil Falls
Maitum, Sarangani: White Water Tubing, Anthropomorphic pottery museum

                                             (courtesy of Dr. Pen Casel)

(courtesy of Dr. Pen Casel)
white water tubing in Maitum, Sarangani Province (courtesy of Dr. Pen Casel)


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