Gumasa Beach: Boracay of the South

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Sarangani Province is merely a three-hour drive to the south from Davao City. Add another 45 minutes from its city capital, Alabel and you end up at the town of Glan.

The trip is kinda long but its definitely worth it! The coastal highway provides breath-taking glimpses of Sarangani Bay.  The cozy town on Sarangani’s eastern shore is riched with crystal water beaches, the most popular of which can be found in Gumasa, where a six-kilometer white white sand beach stretches the length of a crescent-shaped cove.

For so many years, locals have dubbed the Gumasa Beach as the “Boracay of South” or “Small Boracay of Mindanao”  because of the quality of the sand, pristine waters and uncrowded shores.

The entire town of Glanpreserved blissfully quiet and raw, offering a peaceful getaway for both local and foreign tourists who just want to enjoy nature and the chill beach life. Apart from Gumasa Beach, one can also find undeveloped beaches and coves scattered along the coast in the southernmost tip of the country.

How to go to Gumasa Beach

From Manila, there are daily flights to General Santos City by local airlines departing NAIA 2 and NAIA 3. Taxi to the terminals will fetch around roughly cost 300 pesos.

From the airport head to the rear of the KCC Mall and look for the van terminal for Glan, Sarangani. There are regular fares per person fare cost roughly 80 pesos. Ask the driver to drop you off at the nearest terminal going to the beach. From there you can ride a habal-habal (motorcycle taxi, Php25-30) directly to the beach. Travel time is estimatedly an hour.

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