Are you planning a getaway in General Santos City? Don’t waste time and fly now! We prepared a bucket list of recommendable tourist spots in town to make your visit worthwhile!
Fish Port Complex
On top of the list is the place closest to the heart of every Heneral, the Fish Port Complex. It is the center of the fishing industry in Region XII and the major fishing port harvest infrastructure in Mindanao. You will be mind-blown by the tons of Tuna and other marine creatures you witness in the port. You can even buy and eat one!
Address: General Santos Fishport Complex, Lungsod ng General Santos, South Cotabato
Plaza Heneral Santos
Never miss a walk and chitchat with your friends at the park in the city. It is located near the City Hall and other town landmarks, so it’s very accessible. It’s clean and green and gives you a place to spend the afternoon break time. You can exercise or eat dinner at Pioneer Avenue night market.
Address: Atis St, General Santos City, South Cotabato
Get ready for an adventure going to Sachez Peak. You will see the stunning panoramic view of the city and enjoy the tranquility of nature with this mountain. You only need to hike for 3 hours to get there and be at the city’s highest point. Don’t forget to bring tents to stay in at night and stargaze. True nature-lovers won’t be disappointed!
Address: Purok Balakayo, Brgy Olympog, General Santos City, South Cotabato
Game for another trek? On the other side is Malyango Peak. Another peak to climb but always worth the sweat. The view is breathtaking, always an excellent place to release stress and find comfort with nature. B’laan native tribe even performs there during nighttime. Refresh and restore with this nature adventure!
Address: Purok Sansapan Road, General Santos City, South Cotabato
One of the recreational spots in the city is Hill VI. The scenic panoramic view of Gensan, Sarangani Bay, and Mt. Matutum can be witnessed on this hill. No worries, even if it’s uphill, it is accessible. What’s more? You can camp there too or plan an overlooking romantic date!
Address: Leyson Park, Nopol Hill, Barangay Mabuhay, General Santos City, South Cotabato
Want to experience the night in a traditional nipa house? Bunton Campground certainly is the place for you! Enjoy music, food, nature, and company in the highland. The ambiance is relaxing and affordable, so you can extend it for days.
Address: Purok upper banualan, Zone 8 Pascual, Brgy. Tambler, General Santos City, South Cotabato
You can discover many overlooking places in the city that are accessible with impressive service. Added to the long list is Hayahay Hills. Hayahay is a Bisaya term for comfortable, refreshing, and breezy in which the place is best described. A sweet escape in the city with great food and beverage selections, you will always want to come by.
Address: Circumferential Road, General Santos City, South Cotabato
Everyone loves flowers, so this place is one exceptional tourist spot to see. Boombil’s peak is located in the city’s highland, where you can behold abundant huge Bougainvillea flowers. You will adore how filled the place is with flowers and take pictures in different spots of the area. You can listen to a band performance while dining!
Address: Purok Wal, Datal Fandi, Barangay Tambler, General Santos City, General Santos City
Gethsemane View & Restaurant
Come and see the beauty of Gethsemane. The place is where nature, adventure & ethereal views meet! With the lovely view of the airport and mountains, and the romantic atmosphere, you have an awesome time with family and friends!
Address: Calatao View Deck, Diversion Road, General Santos City, South Cotabato
Respond to serenity by hiking to Leyson Park. Whether you climb alone or group, the road gives clear signs to get there safe. Native foods are also served, so you will not just love what you see but also what you taste.
Address: Nopol Hills, Mabuhay 9500 General Santos City, South Cotabato
Hi, I’m Eden. A Mindanaoan who believes nature and adventure are intertwined. A pursuer of purpose and life. A wonderer and wanderer in one. Looking beyond the horizon and up for the challenge of experiencing travel spots in the Philippines!