Monday, March 29, 2010
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.