Tourist Spot

Topics: SOCCSKSARGEN, General Santos City, South Cotabato Pages: 6 (1545 words) Published: January 29, 2013
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“Every experience is a form of exploration.” citing a sensible line from Mr.Ansel Adams. This thought wants to explain that in our every experience we discover and learn something new. Each of us wants to explore something that we didn’t encounter before that’s why we are after of travelling and adventuring different places. Exploration is so much fun! You should try exploring places, not only for you to enjoy, but also to learn from your experiences. {Table of Contents}

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* Tuna Festival
Tuna is a saltwater fish belongs to the Thunnini tribe in the family of Scrombidae. Philippines is one of the top producer of tuna in the world. About a third of our country’s tuna industry is getting its supply on General Santos City in Mindanao.  Thus, it was dubbed as the “Tuna Capital of the Philippines”.   But how Tuna Festival really began? According to LahingPinoy a blogger, Tuna Festival was practically started because of abundant tuna in the city, collaboration of ideas was made in order to promote its marine natural resources. In 1988, during the 30Th anniversary of the city charter, an ambitious idea was formed by the General Santos City Tourism Association (GSCTA) headed by Mrs. Liwanag Ferer. They had made a various competition related to tuna such as  cooking different menus, exhibits, and other activities wherein tuna and other marine resources was the highlights of every event, and this is the beginning of the Tuna Festival in General Santos City. It is held every month of September. Last year the festival was on its 14th year coincide with the celebration of the 44th year of General Santos City. During this festival various activities, shows, programs are being held. Generally, a parade always opens the fiesta and accompanying by the students in different levels dancing gracefully with their colorful costumes. Beauty pageants, fireworks display and culinary exhibitions are some of the joyous activity that you’ll surely enjoy. Nowadays, it is one of the most interesting and popular festival in the Philippines. Tuna festival is an event that can brings joy in someone’s exploration. Definitely you will never forget attending and participating in all the activities featured.

* OLAER SPRING RESORT – General Santos City
Location: A 15 - minute ride from the city
Description: It is free-flowing natural swimming pool. Water flows, bubbles from the underground huge boulders and streams into varying depths of the connecting areas or pools for children and adults. Water is believed to be therapeutic and a little lukewarm. Facilities: dressing room, showers room, picnic huts and tables, wide parking space. •EL GAWEL RESORT AND WILDLIFE SANCTUARY – koronadal CityLocation: Barangay SaraviaDescription: A protected forest reservation ideal for family excursions and swimming in the natural spring pools, cascading waterfalls and a variety of wildlife.•Estosan Garden HotelDescription: Estosan Garden Hotel situated at the heart of the birthplace of Islam and Christianity in Mindanao, the City of Cotabato-- the only Tagalog speaking city of the south.Location: Gov. Gutierrez Avenue, Cotabato CityTel No. 421-6777 to 81Fax No. (064) 421-5488 Type of Rooms Rates AmenitiesSingle(DeLuxe) P 1,440.00 Conference Room, Swimming PoolSuite (Junior De Luxe) 2,160.00 Business Center, Disco, Cable TVDouble (De Luxe) 1,440.00 R estaurant, Ballroom, Parking AreaExecutive R oom w/ R ef 3,600.00 Hot and Cold Water(Electric Fan w/o T&B) 200.00 Twin (Electric Fan w/T&B) 400.00Twin (Electric Fan w/o T&B) 300.00| * Highlander Resort...
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