General Santos City Fish Port Complex | Things to do in General Santos City-General Santos City
|Open:||6:00 AM - 5:00 PM|
|Address:||Brgy. Tambler, General Santos City, General Santos City|
|Fee:||No entrance fee. Rubber boots are required, and they're available for rent for P20 per pair.|
Sarangani Highlands is located on a hilltop overlooking Sarangani Bay. It has an awesome view of both the sea, downtown Gensan and majestic Mt. Parker and Mt. Matutum on a clear day.In 2006, the owners saw the property and bought it because of the splendid view on a hilltop. The garage of Labella Hospital was full of landscaping materials like boulders, plants and wood collections. One of the owners urged the two doctors, who loves landscaping so much,to begin putting indigenous structures and start landscaping the place. As they continued to beautify the place with their own ideas of landscaping and architectural design, residents of General Santos City frequent the place to relax. Hence, the three owners, decided to open the restaurant, named it Sarangani Highlands Garden, named after Sarangani Bay, on July 8, 2007.While in Sarangani Highlands, you get really closer to nature. It takes great pride in its beautiful landscaping. Lush plants, flowers and a neatly trimmed lawn welcome you upon entering the garden. You will surely forget all your troubles when you breathe in the fresh air and fill your senses with the spectacular view.
The Mindanao State University-General Santos City Museum of Cultural History and the Arts is a cultural heritage and art museum. It displays various traditional household objects and clothing from the Maguindanao, B’laan, and T’boli tribes of the pre-settlement era. Personal mementos of early Christian settlers led by the National Land Settlement Administration head General Paulino Santos under the Manuel Quezon administration are also displayed.
Plaza Heneral is actually a big rotunda, the center of the city where you can find the city hall. By nightfall, the plaza comes alive with stalls selling different kinds of street foods from mango shake to fishballs. It’s a place where skaters, bmx riders, break dancers and joggers converge. They have their respective spots inside the plaza. You will also find a big monument dedicated to whom this town is named- Gen. Paulino Santos.
Where to stay
Dolores Tropicana Resort is one of the premier resorts in General Santos City. Its geographical location makes it an ideal place to welcome guests when visiting the Tuna Capital of the Philippines.
The “Bakhaw” Hall and the open Hall are perfect for banquets, parties, meetings and conventions. Enjoy the delicious sea foods, fresh fruits and Filipino dishes which are best shared with family and friends at the Seafront restaurant. It also has 34 fully air-conditioned guestrooms, equipped with cable TV, IDD/NDD telephone, hot and cold shower, and free Wi-fi internet connection. It has 117 open cottages with a Spa area named “Amuma” – perfect for relaxation with the feeling of cold breeze from Sarangani Bay.
Kids will enjoy playing and swimming at the Kiddie pool. The wide beach area is just right for any outdoor activities for a larger crowd. The scenic beauty of sunrise will be experienced when you decided to stay overnight. This resort is one of the best choices for outdoor relaxation.
Unwind and get close to nature at this resort in Barangay Bawing, Makar-Seguel Road, General Santos. This place invites you to take a breather away from the hustle and bustle of the city, while still offering you the basic amenities you need. Whether you’re looking for a new adventure, in a new town or a quiet respite from your busy schedule, this relaxing getaway has you covered.
Since 1993, Anchor Hotel has been one of the eminent hotels ever built in the heart of General Santos City with an overlooking view of the beautiful Sarangani Bay. It will take you about 23kms (approximately 30-minute ride) from General Santos City International Airport. It has also an easy access to the downtown business centers and government offices.
The new Anchor Hotel is a five-storey building inspired by maritime concepts mixed up with the touch of modernization without even leaving the rich culture of the city. It provides exemplary services to all guests – both locally and even worldwide. It has 40 well-styled accommodating guestrooms situated at the 3rd and 4th level of the building. The rooms are equipped with flat screen cable TV, IDD/NDD telephone, hot and cold shower, and free Wi-fi internet connection. A very calming ambience of coffee shop at the ground floor and fully air-conditioned and soundproof function rooms with the relaxing view of the Sarangani bay and the busy city. This is a perfect place to dwell in while in Gensan.
Getting there and around
Brgy. Tambler, General Santos City, General Santos CityGet directions