General Santos City in South Cotabato is hailed as the “Tuna Capital of the Philippines” for its bountiful sashimi-grade tuna since time immemorial. But setting its fresh catch aside, GenSan could be your gateway to the beauty that awaits at the southcentral part of Mindanao. It features an eclectic culture set against a highly urbanized metropolis backdrop.
Although GenSan serves as the shopping capital of the Soccsksargen region with its lieu of malls and commercial districts, it does not disappoint in terms of natural beauty. About 15 kilometers off the Central Business District (CBD) is the Klaja Ecopark, where you can find hills, waterfalls, and caves. Mount Matutum, located north of the city, is a massive, active volcano with a well-preserved 320-meter crater. Its stunning view is best enjoyed in Barangay San Isidro and Mabuhay.
GenSan is also a great jump-off point to southcentral Mindanao. Enjoy the mountain scenery of Lake Sebu and Lake Holon in South Cotabato province. Explore Saranggani Provice, Polomolok, Koronadal and Balut Island from here or hop on a bus to Davao City, which is just three hours away.
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