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Monday, August 20, 2007

Destination: Glan Sarangani

Philippines is trully surprising i almost had a cardiac when i found out about this little island of Glan down south of the Philippines in Sarangani (SoCCSKSarGen) Province to be exact. i never expect that province is hiding a paradise, well now i know. anyways back to our destination Glan is a 1st class municipality it has a population of 83,051 people in 16,990 households. it is bordered on the west by Sarangani Bay, on the north by Davao del Sur, and on the south by the Celebes Sea. the towns economy is mainly based on agriculture,fishing and just recently Glan made known its tourism potential but still waiting to be discover by many. there are now few inns in the island.and there is a very controversial hotel resort in the island but i am not sure if it is operating already well it is not just an ordinary beach resort it is a very expensive resort hotel which according to report only have 30 rooms with a staggering price of 250 million pesos. the reason why im not sure if the resort was operating or not is because i have read an article regarding the hotel's investor being blacklisted by the immigration authority back in 2003 so the operation was put on hold the project is around 70% finish. so now its 2007 i hope everything went fine with that resort. anyways just when you think that the island is ll about white sand beaches well you are wrong as Glan is also rich in history and heritage and an ambiance of an old town. Glan distinctively remains an uncharted tourism hub and a paradise in waiting.

Getting There:

Glan is accessible by plane or boat from Manila and Cebu via General Santos City and by any means of Land Transportation. it is approximately 40 minute travel time from the capital town and a 1 hour drive from General Santos City in a 55 km world class highway passing through a breathtaking mountain and seaside view.

Where To Stay:

Rosal Beach Resort
Gumasa, Glan
Mr. Roque Adarna
+639209212203

White Haven Beach
Gumasa, Glan
Dr. Ernesto Adarna
+639189400421

Delos Reyes Beach Resort
Gumasa, Glan
Mr. Vicente Delos Reyes
(083)554-5336/+639209103024

Antonio’s Mangrove Forest
Tango, Glan
Ms.Marina Restauro
+639177563587

Photo Gallery of Glan:

Sorrry No Caption As I am Speechless Right Now.

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Pictures are Exclusively owned by:

Mark Wendell

49 comments:

GMG said...

WOW!!! I'm speechless! Absolutely stunning! I would have to re-considerer my posts on the Algarve beaches at Blogtrotter, after seeing this. The only point left is that in Algarve there are no typhoons...
Great job, as always!

Anonymous said...

i love the sea. gusto ko pumunta diyan!

anyway, nilagay kita sa linked lists ko. *luckwatchero

ninjathet_0312 said...

wow...these pictures are stunning! :) good finds for a honeymoon destination..

dodongflores said...

Wow! Beautiful photos. Thank you also for posting that detailed information. I'm sure this post can help a lot for travelers who would like to visit the place...
I myself is now enticed to go there having read this post now...

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

WOW! How utterly gorgeous! I have friends in the Philippines and would love to go there, but can't go immediately!

LOVE the pictures! WOW!

Gwen said...

i'm uncertain if GS is real, its really beautiful.

NorthBayPhoto said...

Wow...very beautiful. The water is so clear.

Ele ^_^ said...

Wow it's really a gorgeous place, that sea is so wonderful, blue and clean! ^^ In Italy sea is horrible! :(

Olivier said...

Je me demande si je ne reve pas, cela existe vraiment où photo montage ;o). Waouhh des vrais posters, merci pour ce moment d'evasion et de reve


I wonder whether I do not dream, that really exists where photo assembly ;O). Waouhh of truths posters, thank you for this moment for escape and dream

Lessie said...

Oh my gosh. This water is spectacular! So beautiful. So refreshing! So enticing!

Sidney said...

Wow! Stunning pictures! Seems like paradise!

Luke said...

beautiful images!

Tara said...

WOW. The water is amazing! I suspect this beach is going to become more popular, with such spectacular views!

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

The colors are beautiful!!

Annie said...

That is the most beautiful green sea ever.

kegler747 said...

I love your pictures. I'll add this destination to my long list ng mga gusto ko puntahan

Lavenderlady said...

What a beautiful place. Thank you for sharing the photos.

Bleeding Orange said...

It's easy to understand qhy you are speechless. It's a wonderful place!

Zsolt said...

this is superblue:) I love these photos!

Steve Buser said...

I'm back now. Looked at the first photo of the blue water and had to run get my sun glasses. Wow!

--steve buser
New Orleans Daily Photo

Chris in Madison said...

These are just amazing- what fantastic colours. Thanks for your visit & comment at my site!

inspired said...

beautifully wow ! ;o]

joy said...

i'm in the philippines twice a year - coz to me it is still my home. this december we're going to be in cebu (for the nth time) but may next year i expect us to go to sarangani! i shall contact you for more information.

joy
Norwich Daily Photo

Bergson said...

Stop not too photograph with so blue sky

Here it is already the winter with gray clouds and rain

eduardo waghorn said...

The color of the water, the sky, the perspective looks amazing...
I found your blog by casuality, I want to send you warm greetings from Chile, South America.
Here's is winter yet, but spring is opening her arms near and near...
Please, visit me if you are confortable.
You can use my translator:)
Keep blogging


PD I linked you from my Images's blog. Hope you dont mind...

Neva said...

OK but aren't there like 9000 islands associated with the Philippines? lol ... and I'll bet they are all beauitful :o)

Fabrizio - ikol22 said...

Ah !!!! Breathtaking indeed. Ok you have a wonderful sea but your photos aren't less wonderful well done !

Sharm said...

activation mail will be sent to u ..
u will be the first member from Philippines , looking forward to more visitors from your lovely country ,,

Chief of the WUB
Sharm

AudreyRose said...

Wow! Absolutely stunning! Beautiful place and great pictures. Well done indeed.

Ming_the_Merciless said...

Oh wow! The beach is gorgeous! I love your photos too.

Noushy Syah said...

Lovely pics! They're beautiful..feel like wanna jump into the blue crystal ocean!!

Greetings from UK.
NS.

pusa said...

WOW!!! i'll be speechless too to see this beauty.... truly philippines is one hell of a paradise!

david santos said...

Fantastic work, thank you

Have a good day

Adamantine said...

Wow! So blue... So nice!!!

indicaspecies said...

Wow, wow, wow! Beautiful beaches! Great shots to admire. Thanks:)

Curly said...

Wow! Stunning pictures, the water looks so crystal clear, and the blues and greens add to the sparkle.

Thanks for your recent comments at

South Shields Daily Photo

Sunkyoung said...

I wish I could jump into the sea right now.

Anonymous said...

can i copy one of your photo for my web site

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cjosang said...

Ang ganda ng pictures mo! Naexcite ako sobra when I saw the photos. I've been to Boracay and I fell in love with the beach but your pictures make me want to jump on the plane now and live there. Hahaha! May I know what resort you can recommend? Is the accomodation there cheap? Please please reply.

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Anonymous said...

Will be there in 3 days ! :D

Anonymous said...

Glan! That's where I grew up! My home! Thanks for showing the beauty of my place to the world! Take note people, we never had any typhoons in my God Blessed town! So, anymore info, just give me a call and i'll be glad to accommodate your querries! I'm currently living in England right now..Incomparable. weather and view!

Anonymous said...

Yes! that place is gorgeous indeed! I was there from December '07 until feb.'08 and i went on that beaches almost everyday. my family had a wonderful time enjoying the scenery and the fresh food! I wish i can stay much longer there coz i'm back here in UK and its cold here now.
There's a nice and clean accomodation there in the town center (Poblacion Glan), just look for Lucy's Lodging House (Gen. Luna St. Glan, Sarangani Prov.) or contact Mr. Noel Belasa,0063(0)9156861013) for reservation.
Enjoy the place!!!

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