Feel The Heat Of Summer At The Sarangani Bay Festival 2012

SUMMER WILL be sizzling hot again in Sarangani Province as we celebrate this year’s Sarangani Bay Festival on May 18 and 19.

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The white sand beaches of Gumasa  in the municipality of Glan will again teem with beach lovers and adventure seekers as the local tourism council lay out outdoor activities and beach parties, which will surely spell fun. It’s an event you surely wouldn’t wanna miss. Even Manny Pacquiao wouldn’t want to miss the chance to party with us.

Here’s a promotional video showing Manny Pacquiao:


Here is the lineup of activities for the Sarangani Bay Festival 2012:

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How To Get To Gumasa

Gumasa is about a 45-minute to one-hour drive from General Santos City passing by the towns of Alabeland Malapatan. You may also take a public utility van whose terminal is beside KCC Mall of GenSan or a jeepney from Lagao Public Market. Fare range from 80 pesos to 90 pesos.

The popular resorts in Gumasa are Davak Ridge, Yoshikawa, White Haven, Coco Beach, Rosal Beach Resort, Brod Louie, and Isla Jardin del Mar. Entrance fees range from 30 pesos to 50 pesos per person and you can rent a cottage from as low as 300 pesos to 1000 pesos, depending on the size. Room rates range from 1000 to 7000 a night.

You can check out this link for the rates.

There are also reviews here,another one here, and one more here.

Alternative Resorts

On the other hand, there are people who prefer to spend the summer away from all the frantic parties and merriment and seek spots for relaxation and contemplation. Just this weekend, I found a spot in Taluya ( just before reaching Gumasa) that offers the same charm as Gumasa, minus the crowd.

There are a couple of resorts there. Marian Beach Resort is one of them. The water is crystal clear and the sand is white. There is also a beautiful rock formation on the side, which is perfect for your camwhoring.

I always look forward to resorts that will offer outdoor adventure activities for the more outgoing vacationers.

It’s time to play! It’s Time To SarBay!

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