Sarangani Island – A Virtually Untouched Tourist Paradise in General Santos


Exploring the Depths of the Ocean

Sarangani Island, General Santos

Sarangani Province, whose capital is Alabel, is at the southernmost tip of Mindanao Island, bordering South Cotabato to the north and Davao del Sur to the east. With a 230 km (140 mi) stretch of unspoiled coastline along the Sarangani Bay and Celebes Sea, the province is linked by paved roads to the international airport and harbor of General Santos City.

An independent province since 1992, Sarangani Island, General Santos is protected by the resource rich Sarangani Bay. Beyond this is the Celebes Sea, which is the province’s gateway to the rest of the world.

With about 4,400 sq. km. of rich land and marine resources, largely underdeveloped tourism potentials and immense investment possibilities, this island is the next blue lagoon of the world.

Should you decide to visit the province, make it so by basking in one of their many fine white sandy beach resorts the island is known for. The pristine length of breathtaking beaches has slowly been gaining popularity among locals and tourists alike.

With some of them still undiscovered, these are ideal destinations for scuba diving, snorkeling and other popular water sports activities. Not only perfect for swimming, these beaches are also excellent venues for games, unwinding and relaxation at its best.

Want to try wreck diving and scavenging anything valuable from sunken ships that date back to the Spanish period? If yes, then look no further.

More so, the region does not only take pride in its pristine beaches but also white rivers, called such because it’s here where you can find one of Mindanao’s cleanest rivers.

Apart from promoting leisure in the island, Sarangani Bay also abounds in various marine life, thus making it an exceptional place for fishing. Most people living along the coasts rely heavily on fishing for their livelihood.

Speaking of which, squids of various colors and sizes, together with different species of fish and other sea creatures co-exist and have found a home in Sarangani Bay. This is also the haven for sea turtles, sea cows, whales, dolphins, barracudas, stingrays and a host of other marine life.

It may appear that Sarangani Island, General Santos is at the seams but with all the bountiful gifts of nature, your travel is definitely worth it.

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