2017 GENERAL SANTOS CITY TRAVEL GUIDE | TOURIST SPOTS, TOURS, RATES, HOTELS
GENERAL SANTOS CITY TRAVEL GUIDE: FISH PORT COMPLEX
Being a tuna capital of the Philippines, any visit to General Santos City will never be complete without experiencing an early morning visit to its Fish Port Complex.
The famed Fish Port Complex is located in Barangay Tambler, General Santos City. The place is 32 km. South of the city proper along the shores of Sarangani Bay.
If you want to see large Tuna as large as the person carrying it, you must be at General Santos City Fish Port Complex very early in the morning. At the city’s fish port, you can witness how they weigh, classify and sort these tuna.
Just remember, short pants are not allowed in the place. You will also be asked to rent a pair of boots at the place, so it would be best to wear your socks for some protection.
Read more about my experience in this place, click: A VISIT TO GENERAL SANTOS CITY FISH PORT
GENERAL SANTOS CITY TRAVEL GUIDE: PACMAN TOUR
If you say General Santos City /GenSan, I think the first thing that will come to one’s mind is the name of Manny Pacquiao.
Because Manny Pacquiao brought so much honor to the country and most especially in his hometown, many are very interested in his life story. While his story is always read on papers, many are very much curious to see his humble beginnings with their own very eyes. The “Pacman Adventure” is one of the General Santos City Tour Packages offered to the tourist visiting the city. The tour will bring you to the place where Manny Pacquiao trained in his very early years, where he was working as a “pandesal boy”; his very first mansion earned for being a boxing champion, his businesses and his grandest mansion in the city.
Pacman AdvenTours Rates
Rates: PHP 500 per pax transportation not included or PhP 600 per pax with transportation (minimum of 5 pax).Proceeds of the Tour will go to PACMAN Foundation to support their scholars.
Inclusive: Tour guide, Pacman token, Water, Applies entrances to Mansion, 1,2,3, Wildcard Gym, Pacman Stadium, Pacman Beach in Maasim, Jinkees Fashion/Team Pacquaio for souvenirs, Church constructed by Pacman – World for Everyone, Pacman Hotel/Road Haus, Pacman Foundation.
To know more about this tour, please contact, Ms. Vienna Borro:
Alternate email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Landline: +83 302 5242
Mobile: +63 933 104 6098
Address: Door 2, Atty Lorenzo building, Aparente Street, Block 0, Dadiangas Heights Subdivision, General Santos City, 9500
To know more about Pacman “Adventour”, click here, THE HAPPY TRIP’S PACMAN ADVENTOUR
Another Tour Package offered in General Santos City is the Industrial Tour which covers several industries owned by RD Corporation. This tour is good for people in business, schools, etc. Again, some venues will not allow the wearing of short pants.
Industrial Tour Rates
A Fee of PhP 1,200 per pax includes entrances to all the companies and venue with 1 lunch to any of the hotels/resorts of Dolores Group. If you want a customized tour package, please contact Ms. Vienna Borro on the above-stated details.
Click here for my review of this tour, GENERAL SANTOS CITY INDUSTRIAL TOUR
GENERAL SANTOS CITY TRAVEL GUIDE: SIDE TRIP TO LAKE SEBU
For a traveler like me who would want to maximize my travel, a side trip to Lake Sebu, South Cotabato is a great idea. Lake Sebu is 45 minutes away from General Santos City. The place offers amazing cultural experiences like a visit their School for Living Traditions; Cruise at the Lakes; 7 Falls and their Zipline Adventures. Please read below some of the experiences at Lake Sebu:
TUNA FESTIVAL OF GENERAL SANTOS CITY
The Tuna Festival which is held every September is a festivity which showcases the main industry of the city, the Tuna.The festival is highlighted by street dancing grand float parade and tasting of several tuna dishes.
One of the most exciting places to have some gastronomic experience at General Santos City is the Tiongson Arcade. The place is a series of eateries which offers a wide selection of seafood dishes. Apart from their ready-to-eat offering, the place has raw products which you can choose and they will simply cook it for you according to your preference. You can have your seafood grilled, cooked as tinola or sinigang, sizzling, adobo and much more.
To reach the place, just ask a tricycle to bring you there.
Address: Tiongson St, General Santos City, 9500 South Cotabato
GENERAL SANTOS CITY TRAVEL GUIDE: WHERE TO STAY | GENERAL SANTOS CITY HOTELS
General Santos City has a wide array of Hotels and Inns which can cater to any kind of guest.
In my recent visit to the Gensan, I was able to stay and experience two hotels which I believed perfect for regular travelers: The Ellis Suites and Roadhaus Hotel.
ROADHAUS HOTEL (PACMAN HOTEL)
Address: Aparente St. cor. Blk. 0, General Santos City, 9500 South Cotabato
Phone: (083) 553 8888
Please Click here for my review of Roadhaus Hotel
Two major dialects are spoken in the city: Cebuano and Ilonggo.
HOW TO GET TO GENERAL SANTOS CITY
General Santos can be reached conveniently by plane. The General Santos International Airport has flights daily to/from Manila, Iloilo, and Cebu.
Several bus lines are serving General Santos City from various places in the Mindanao region.
The Yellow Bus Lines travels to and from Davao City, Koronadal City, and the Upper Valley areas.
Traveling to and from Davao City and Koronadal City is the Mindanao Star Lines. The Rural Transit Lines is also traveling daily to and from Bukidnon and Cagayan de Oro. While the Husky bus lines travel to and from Koronadal and Cotabato City.
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