Travel Destination #5

Article #5



Welcome to Sarangani!

Sarangani, or Saraŋgani (CebuanoLalawigan sa Sarangani), is a province in the Philippines located in the Soccsksargen region. Its capital is Alabel. With a 230-kilometre (140 mi) coastline along the Sarangani Bay and Celebes Sea, the province is at the southernmost tip of Mindanao island, and borders South Cotabato and Davao del Sur to the north, Davao Occidental to the east, and the Celebes Sea to the south.

Sarangani is part of the South Cotabato-Cotabato-Sultan Kudarat-Sarangani-General Santos City (SOCCSKSARGEN) development cluster, and is linked by paved roads to the international airport and harbor of General Santos City.

The province is divided into two sections, separated by the Sarangani Bay and General Santos City, and it used to be part of South Cotabato until it was made an independent province in 1992.

Tourist Spot

Sarangani is a province of the Philippines located in the SOCCSKSARGEN region in Mindanao. Its capital is Alabel and borders South Cotabato to the north and Davao del Sur to the east. Sarangani is part of the South Cotabato-Sultan Kudarat-Sarangani-Gen. Santos City (Soccsksargen) development cluster, and is linked by paved roads to the international airport and world-class fish port of Gen. Santos City. Good roads and regular flights through Gen. Santos City allow the province easy access to Manila, Cebu, Davao City, as well as the rest of the Soccsksargen areas. Gen. Santos City’s airport has one of the country’s longest runways.

The province is situated as the country’s major gateway to the Brunei-Indonesia-Malaysia-the Philippines – East Asean Growth Area. With its proximity to its regional counterparts, Sarangani is in a unique position to marshal its resources, entice tourists and investors, and compete in an international market under a borderless trade regime.




Location: Glan, Sarangani

Description: A long stretch of powdery white sand beaches with alluring beauty of paradise, bountiful fresh coconut fruits and open grassland.


Location: 200 m from the highway of Maasim, Sarangani Province

Description: A dive site which is more than 200 ft deep and stretches to kilometers and kilometers of wall shores corals, Stingray, Manta, turtles, wrasses and schools of tuna and barracuda are just but a few of the beauties that can be enjoyed with while diving.


Location: Glan, Sarangani

Description: A dive site just near the shorelines and beside an aquaculture farm for Sergeant fish.


Location: Kiamba, Sarangani, less than a km from the highway

Description: Huge boulders of granite giving to a number of water falls, ideal for scrambling, bouldering and rappelling.


Location: Brgy. Pinol, Maitum, Sarangani

Description: Formerly known as Ayub Cave, where a unique assemblage of archaeological find (human faces and figures in earthenware medium) that depicts Sarangani’s cultural wealth was excavated in this cave in 1991.


Location: Brgy. Pinol, Maitum, Sarangani

Description: Situates hundreds of thousands of giant golden crowned flying fox bats.



Location: Brgy. Tampat, Maasim, Sarangani

Description: Situates the majestic shrine of the subordinate ruling Sultanates of Maguindanao. The oldest tomb of this place dates back to the earlier years of our ancestors.



Location: Capitol Compound, Alabel

Description: Stands at the center of the 26-hectare lot dotted with other buildings that house practically all offices of line agencies of the government.


Location: Pula-tana, Malungon, Sarangani

Description: A 9-hole club with complete amenities. The area is surrounded with mangoes, hardwood trees and miniature lakes.


Location: Glan, Sarangani

Description: Rows of several ancestral houses built mostly in the early part of 1900s, with high balconies, canopies and walls of ‘kalados’ and concrete step boards leading to wide wooden staircases. Some of them bear stunning collections of precious antiques and oriental sets right in the living room.



Location: Malungon, Sarangani

Description: The site of eco-cultural tourism approximately 750 ft above sea level. It is comparable to Tagaytay City, a viewing point of Mt. Apo, Mt. Matutum, Sarangani Bay and Davao Golf at one. It is known for its cold climate, the habitat of Sarangani tarsiers and holds 3 villages of B-laan tribe. It is the tribes’ last stronghold during the Japanese occupation.

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