Monday, March 29, 2010

gumasa beach sarangani

Pagudpud, the Northernmost town of the big Luzon island has some of the most beautiful beaches. and i heard that Glan, the Southernmost town of the big Mindanao island also has the reputation of having great beaches.just right after the Kalilangan Festival, Sheng led us to the van terminal to Sarangani province in NCCC mall of Gensan. travel time for this trip is about an hour which includes the habal-habal ride.it has been a long time when i last tried riding a habal-habal. it's basically just a motorcycle used in many Visayas and Mindanao provincial town to transport people to some of the secluded village.it was already late afternoon, when we reached Glan and we were rushing to see the beach before the sun went down. we need not to tell the habal-habal driver to rush as it was running at a speed and even overtaking other vehicles on curves. the many beaches along the coast of Glan, travel and blogger friend Lantaw recommended us Coco beach. it has a long stretch of powdery fine white sand with small cottages and shelters.it was already at high tide, thus we didn't had the chance to see it's beach coast width. it may be secluded, but a lot of people from the nearby provinces already knew about this beach. what is an hour or two to travel to a beach like this.maybe it was not just our time to see how beautiful this beach was since we had a limited time there and that the sun went down behind the clouds before the horizon, we knew that it is one of the most beautiful beach in the country.how to get there from Gensan: ride a van at the NCCC mall of Gensan that goes to Glan, Sarangani then tell the van to drop you to the nearest terminal that goes to Coco beach where you will take a habal-habal (motorcycle) to go to the beach. overall estimated travel time is about an hour.

38 comments:

pusang kalye said...

talagang galugad na galugad mo talaga ang buong sangkapuluan ng Pilipinas Dom ha. wala pa yung mga latest travels mo dito like yung last weekend. saludo talaga ako....

atticus said...

magsama naman kayo. :) lagi na lang kayo. kayo nang kayo.

I am Xprosaic said...

Ganda talaga yang place na yan! at ang beach... sarap ng tubig! virgin na virgin pa... jejejejejejje

jasperjugan said...

ang ganda bro!

alicesg said...

Very lovely beach. The sand looked so clean and fine. Great find of the starfishes.

luna miranda said...

ayoko na maghabal-habal!:p but this beach might be worth the habal-habal ride. mukhang maganda nga--how's the food in the resort?:p

Kat said...

Wow, I can almost feel that powdery white sand under my feet! :)

The Scud said...

bitin. we need to go back! :p

The Nomadic Pinoy said...

Now I miss Gumasa after reading this post. I've also been on a Habal-habal before but I don't miss it (especially when you have a backpack on!).

fufu said...

i wanna go to coco beach :) yeah i saw many star fishes when i was in bohol :)

nuts said...

haaay, kung sana, pwedeng by land lang kahit ilang oras pa, mapasyalan sana... haaay, kelan ko kaya mapuntahan yan! ..ang ganda!!

Everlito (ever) Villacruz said...

ngayon nalan ulit ako nakapasyal dito pards...

ayos pards!

p.s.
natuwa ako sa comment ni pusang kalye.

"galugad na galugad"

Pietro said...

Beautiful beach, so wide and picturesque. A very enjoyable post!

Photo Cache said...

wow, another great find. is this place a more developed than it feels like on the images?

Chyng said...

di ba nomadic pinoy is from this place? Ive seen pics in PEX, ang ganda nga.

at balang araw makakapagbeach din tayo! Ü

SandyCarlson said...

Gorgeous beaches, to be sure. I feel the sand in my toes... Thanks.

sheng said...

Hehehe, what's wrong with the post is that, the terminal was located at the back of KCC Mall and not NCCC, as NCCC Mall is in Davao. Nice pics, you should return!

Eds said...

wow! ganda naman talaga ng mga lugar na napupuntahan mo dongho. kakainggit naman. sana can afford din ako magtravel sa lahat ng places na gusto kong puntahan.

princess_dyanie said...

dom! KCC daw sabi ni sheng. haha! :P wait, pwede bang the regular tricycle instead of habal habal? afraid ako sa motor haha!

olan said...

gumasa beach its also one of my favorite beach in mindanao.

sheng said...

Ay mali, naka-3 pala ako dito! Nakapag- Puca Beach na ang White Beach sa Boracay, hehehe. Biglang ni-review ang post, hehehe.

eunice said...

Hi Dongho! I could see that the beach has fine powdery sand! Are the two star fish still alive? Lovely shot.. as we dun always see star fish around on any beaches! :D

jeanny said...

Wow inggit ako. May beach na ko napuntahan dito pero syempre mas maganda sa atin. Excited na ko umuwi to go to panglao :)

Thanks for sharing those wonderful photos Dom. Next year for summer, review ko tong mga sharing mo :)

Borneo Falcon said...

Nice star fish photo shot angle

ShatterShards said...

We've tried the habal-habal once, when we went to Mindoro, and a couple of friends met a bit of an accident during an uphill climb. No fractures sustained, but the sight was quite scary. But still, for spectacular views and photos, some risks (and scratches) are willingly taken.

What is it with the name "coco beach"? It seems there's a beach named like so everywhere.

Anonymous said...

how to get there if i'm from davao? how much would it costs all in all? thanks. ;)

Anonymous said...

magkano pamasahe papunta jan from davao? how much would costs all in all? thanks. :)

docgelo said...

i've been to saud beach in pagudpud up north but never explored beaches down south. lucky you for experiencing the best of pinas from luzon to mindanao. more fascinating beaches to enjoy! ...have a blessed holy week, dom.

Mangyan Adventurer said...

Hows your Holy Week Kuya Dong?

Have a meaningful Holy Week :)

Bengbeng said...

if i were you, i would just shoot a few shots n then enjoy the place :)

the donG said...

anonymous, please email me at i.dongho@gmail.com

sendzki said...

witwew....what a beach! kung san san ka na lang ah....pano ba yan ha? hehe

sendzki said...

nakapunta na kayo ng samal island?

Raft3r said...

dong!!!
i will finally see a beach this year
yahoo
hehe
capones/anawangin (tama ba spelling?) kami for teambuilding!!!
excited ba?
hehe

eli said...

ang ganda at ang galing ng trip mo ha. lahat yata ng nasa sulok at magagandang lugar napuntahan mo.

Ferdz said...

Next I'm in Gensan, I'll make time to visit this beach :D

Heart of Rachel said...

The sand looks really fine. I love the last shot.

Kriska Ylagan said...

ang ganda! isa yan sa mga susunod kong pupuntahan, hopefully next year. safe naman, no?

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