Chilling in Gumasa Beach, Saranggani

Traveling to southern Mindanao is a rewarding experience. This part of the Philippines has culture, nature, and adventure in every corner. The stunning landscapes and friendly people all make South Cotabato and Saranggani worthwhile destinations. After the festivities of Gensan's Tuna festival, our crew of Japanese and Filipino wanderers made it to Glan, Saranggani.


I only saw pictures of Gumasa beach from friends and fellow bloggers. Once I finally saw Gumasa beach, I was pleasantly surprised. Initially we planned on going to Isla Jardin, but there was a bit of confusion with the driver, we ended up alighting at Coco Grove instead. It was along the same coast so the beach was technically the same. There is a P30 entrance fee to Coco Grove and a P200 rental for the cottage (the price depends on if the cottage is near the beach or not).




We were fortunate that no one else was in the resort when we arrived. We practically had the beach all to ourselves. The white sand was not as soft as El Nido's or Coron's white sand but it was still pretty good. the clear waters were just the perfect backdrop to the sea and landscape.

There weren't that many activities in Gumasa beach, but this beach is perfect for just doing nothing in. It was quiet when we got there which made it perfect to just sit back, lie down, and relax.

How to Get to Gumasa Beach

Starting point to get to Gumasa beach is General Santos City in Saranggani. Look for the terminal that takes you to Glan, it's near KCC Mall. The fare for one way is P80. Once you reach the terminal in Glan, hire a tricycle to take you to the resort of your choosing. We only paid P100 total for the tricycle to Coco Grove Resort one way, and hired a motorcycle for P30 one way.

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