WHY CHOOSE GUMASA

Imagine you’re on the beach idly sitting in a lazy chair sipping a chilled watermelon shake while listening to your favourite Café Del Mar music on your iPod. The sun is up scorching but you couldn’t care less. You are just there on the beach sitting at that chair disconnecting yourself from the fast-paced urban life and letting yourself drown to the unhurried pleasures of island time.

DSC_0521This is the kind of state that the pristine beach paradise called Gumasa takes you. Christened as the “Boracay of the SoCCSKSargen Region”, Gumasa offers a variety of fine white sand beaches where you can escape into a world surrounded by lush foliage and tranquil emerald waters bathed by golden sunsets at dusk.

DSC_0428_2Gumasa is the priced beach jewel of Glan, Sarangani Province. It is nestled amidst the turquoise waters of the Sarangani Bay with long stretch of powdery white sands beaches and coves favourite among locals and foreign tourists.

Isla Jardin Del Mar

Isla Jardin Del Mar

Coco Beach Resort

Coco Beach Resort

Gumasa boasts of beaches that are not only perfect for swimming but also for diving and snorkelling. Beach sports and activities are popular here – beach volleyball, beach Frisbee, kayaking, jet skiing and other water sports. What’s even better is that beach resorts and public beaches are located just a couple of minutes away from the town proper Poblacion.

DSC_0452In Gumasa, accommodation is not a problem. You can camp out by the shore or rent a room in one of the many resorts dotting the waterfront. There are many good beach houses and resorts to choose from – from the cheapest to more poshy ones. One of the best places to stay is Isla Jardin Del Mar, the newest addition to the must visit resorts in Gumasa.

DSC_0434After engaging yourself all day beach bumming or suntanning, you can settle down and lounge by the seashore and gaze at the glorious sunset setting at waters of Sarangani Bay. It is the perfect thing to do to end the day in Gumasa.

DSC_0476Gumasa Beach is fast becoming a popular beach destination in Mindanao. In fact, the famed Sarangani Bay Festival, the biggest beach festival in Mindanao is held every summer at this once-a-quaint-beach. This year, Sarangani Bay Festival will be staged on the same shores on May 24 and 25 and expected to draw thousands of beach enthusiasts around the region. If you are just in the area, never miss this chance to be part of this annual beach event.

SNAPSHOTS FROM GUMASA

Gumasa: Beach Jewel of Sarangani Province

Gumasa: Beach Jewel of Sarangani Province

Pristine Beaches

Pristine Beaches

Long Stretch of Powdery White Sands

Long Stretch of Powdery White Sands

Rock and Rocks Formations

Sea of Rocks

The Turquoise Waters

The Turquoise Waters

The Tranquil Sarangani Bay

The Tranquil Sarangani Bay

The Scenic Seascape

The Scenic Seascape

Emeral Waters of Saranagni Bay

Emeral Waters of Sarangani Bay

Beach View Like No Other

Beach View Like No Other

The Beach of Isla Jardin Del Mar

The Beach of Isla Jardin Del Mar

Gumasa Beach: One Great Summer Destination

Gumasa Beach: One Great Summer Destination

The Main Gumasa Beach

The Main Gumasa Beach

White Sand Beach of Coco Beach Resort

White Sand Beach of Coco Beach Resort

The Mian Gumasa Beach

The Main Gumasa Beach

This Blogger at Enjoing the Scenic Beach View of Isla Jardin Del MAr

This Blogger at Enjoying the Scenic Beach View of Isla Jardin Del MAr

The Sea, The Sun and The Sand

The Sea, The Sun and The Sand

SO WHY CHOOSE GUMASA?  It’s a place you’d like to call home during summer!

HOW TO GET THERE: Glan, Sarangani Province is just 45 minute away from General Santos City, the Tuna Capital of the Philippines. From General Santos City, take a VAN that will bring you to Glan’s Poblacion. From there take a habal-habal to bring you to Barangay Gumasa where these finest beaches await for you. Enjoy!

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  1. Nice Olan! We will be there this July kaso day trip lang since we will be picking up some of our guests the following day in Gensan. Mas maganda ba ung stretch of sand sa isla jardin del mar kesa sa coco beach? how about snorkeling area? salamat

    • Hi. Mas mahaba ang pinagdugtomg na shoreline ng COCO BEACH AND ROSAL pero mas love ako ang beachline ng ISLA JARDIN DEL MAR. and best din duon ang snorkeling. And meron silang SUNSET BOULEVARD to get the best view of the sunset.

  2. D ako nakapg lakad2 to the farthest part of the seaside kasi masyadong maulan! You have lovely photos!

  3. This beach awesome! I will include this on my must-go list. Thanks for sharing! ;)

  4. Just been in Rosal, Coco and White Haven beach resort taking photographs with Doc Remo Olan. Nice Pictures. Hindi ko lang kaya ang init ng araw pero sulit naman ang stay namin dito.:-). At last, napuntahan na rin namin.:-).

  5. hi & thanks for this post! we are finding it hard to book a hotel in Glan on May 25 because of the SarBay Fest 2013. Ito nalang Isla Jardin Del Mar ang meron slots. Problem is, when I look on the map, seems it’s so far from the Main Beach where the events take place. Do you have any idea if there’s still public mode of transpo available from Main Beach to Isla Jardin even if it’s late at night?

  6. genevieve says:

    sir magkano po ang magagastos papuntang glan and for the entire stay about 3 days 2 nights

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