Ever wonder what to do down South of the Philippines? Have you heard of SOCKSARGEN or SOX?

SOX consists of South Cotabato, Sarangani and General Santos City.

You might want to ask what these places has to offer and the security of these places if ever you wanted to visit. Wonder no more. As a local of this place particularly South Cotabato, security is pretty good. So good that is safer than Manila. Here are the interesting places to visit.

Seven Falls

Lake Sebu – famous for Seven Falls zipline. One of Asia’s longest. Explore all the seven falls by hiking or by riding a vehicle. After wandering, you might want to chill and eat. Be thrilled with the beauty of nature where you can find a lake on top of the mountain. There you will find the famous Punta Isla Lake Resort where you can choose to take your lunch at the floating restaurant or take a cruise while exploring the ends of the lake. You can choose from different kinds of menu from freshly catch tilapia. You can have it fried, grilled, cook in coconut milk or eat in raw known as “kinilaw”.

Lake Holon

Lake Holon – if you love hiking and want to have that unforgettable camping experience. This is the place. Wake up to a beautiful morning and witness the sunrise. Located near Lake Sebu.

Mt Matutum

Mt Matutum – one of perfectly shaped volcano in the province of South Cotabato. Matutum is an active volcano, approximately 5.7 kilometres from Acmonan, Tupi, South Cotabato, Philippines. At the foot of the hill, you can find a vast plantation of pineapple fruit managed by DOLE Philippines. Also there are fruitstands along the highway if you want to bring home some fruits. Don’t forget to add a prepaid baggage on your flight.

Gumasa Glan Sarangani

Gumasa Glan – Crystal Clear water with a white sand. This is the Boracay of the South. If you love the beach, then this is perfect for quiet rest and relaxing place. Here you can find many starfishes along the shoreline.

Tuna in General Santos City

Tuna Рwe cannot be called the Tuna Capital for nothing. If you want to witness the freshly catch tuna arriving in General Santos Fish Port. Wake up early and be there at 5:00 AM.


How to get there:

By Plane – airport code GES for General Santos International Airport. If your from Manila, it’s a 2 hour ride. Modes of transportation to the city: taxi, multicab, van, or a hotel private service.