Whenever Sarangani is mentioned, beautiful dive spots and diverse marine life usually come to mind. But if you dive even deeper, you’ll find that this place holds hidden gems waiting to be discovered.
To give you a taste of what Sarangani has to offer, we’ve curated a list of underrated spots that let you explore local favorites away from the crowds!
Alta Vista Overview
Photos by Irish Gayle Dela Cruz
Start your adventure at the Alta Vista Overview in Alabel. This restaurant boasts of sweeping 360-degree views of Mt. Alyafan and the Lun Padidu River. While savoring a sumptuous meal, soak in the panoramic views of Sarangani’s mountain range. It’s like being served a platter of Sarangani’s finest!
This spot also serves as the ideal backdrop for Instagram-worthy pics and a popular destination for bikers and cyclists. As the day unfolds, catch the beautiful sunset and end the evening by watching the sparkling city lights of General Santos City.
Tariza Beach Club
Photos by Michael Manay Carbon
Our next destination is the Tariza Beach Club in Malapatan. This resort offers a range of leisurely experiences, from refreshing swims at their La Piscina Pool to cozy accommodations. Choose among car camping, tent rentals, a Tariza Cabana, or a Casa Tariza.
Feeling hungry? Grab a bite at Cafe Sarbay or Cocina. And if adventure is what you’re craving, the resort offers kayaking, pedal boating, and a giant swing ride. Be among the first to explore Sarangani’s newest resort!
Glan Heritage Village
Photo by Joelaldor, CC BY-SA 4.0 , via Wikimedia Commons
After immersing yourself in nature’s beauty, it’s time to visit one of Sarangani’s iconic historical sites. Recognized by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts as a heritage town, the Glan Heritage Village transports you to the past with well-preserved Spanish-American ancestral homes that once belonged to prominent families in the early 1900s.
On rare occasions, homeowners may even invite you inside their homes where you can marvel at antique collections and imagine life in the olden days. Walk down memory lane and gain a profound appreciation for Glan’s rich history.
Hacienda Don Juan
Photos by Binibini Love
If Glan’s heritage homes made you yearn to stay in one, Hacienda Don Juan offers just that. At the heart of the resort stands a two-storey ancestral house with a solid hardwood structure that has withstood the test of time since the 1930s. It features antiques, artworks, and eight verandas with captivating views of the resort.
Accommodations range from cabanas to the aptly named White House, ensuring a comfortable stay for different groups. Swim and snorkel at the white-sand beach or simply relax by the shore, serenaded by the soothing waves.
Narra Park Residences Avia Model Village
If you’ve fallen for the province’s charm and realized that the Sarangani life is for you, then the Narra Park Residences Avia Model Village is a must-visit. This area is a compact version of Narra Park Residences Avia, the pioneering residential project of the upcoming Avia Estate in Alabel where urban comforts meet lush surroundings.
While the estate is still under development, you can already catch a glimpse of this lifestyle by exploring the model village’s Bungalow and Two-storey units, park, landscaping, and roads that all resemble the actual features of Narra Park Residences Avia. As you make your way, you also get to see how Avia Estate is shaping up.
Blessed with natural wonders and rich in heritage, Sarangani offers a treasure trove of delights for those seeking an escape from the ordinary. And with Avia Estate on the horizon, there will be even more experiences to look forward to! If you’re curious about what awaits you at this township, visit https://bit.ly/AviaEstate or our Sales Office at 2F, LIl Building, Santiago Boulevard, General Santos City.