Sunday, January 24

Isla Jardin Del Mar, Glan, Sarangani Province

Warning: This will make you want to travel here in Southern Mindanao.

You've been warned!

We were invited to visit the opening of Isla Jardin Del Mar in Gumasa, Glan, Sarangani Province. The place is owned by no less than the fishing magnate Mr. Marfin Tan and his family. More than an hour's ride from General Santos City, this place is considered heaven by many.

The first group (including hubby) went as early as 9am, while we went along with the vice governor's wife in the afternoon.

I was amazed at how they developed the place as to cater tourists. Gumasa is a long stretch of white sand beach in this part of Mindanao and we are so lucky that we get to enjoy the place after an hour's ride.

Pictures speak for itself. Click photo for larger size.


Clear, tranquil water welcomed us as we enjoyed it splashing on our heels. The white sand was a relaxing foot spa. Although not the finest sand similar to Boracay's, one can relaxingly walk the sandy waters without being concerned of scratches and cuts.

See the rock? It is how clear the water is.

The center area has rocks that contained fossilized shells. This is a good spot for photoshoots and for capturing shots of different starfishes because a lot of them frequent this area.


We had so much fun walking until we reached this place.

The north end has a rock wall and a small cave. We have had a good time clicking camera shutters while I was modeling (ahem) for them.


On the farthest rock you can see from this pic, is a snorkeling area. Nice coral reefs abound and fishes freely swim to their heart's content.



Isla Jardin Del Mar offers overnight accommodation with air-conditioned and fan rooms. A canteen awaits you with their delicious food and the most famous tuna. They charge an entrance fee of only P50.

Donna Mae and I were like kids enjoying the beauty of the place and the sand. We had so much fun that we even managed to do a jumpshot thrice.


I truly enjoyed the company of fellow bloggers. We were so elated with the amazing place, including the sight of jetskis, ATVs and the lagoon which I will be posting soon after this.

See the smiles?

PS.
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22 comments:

orman said...

very well written. para tuloy gusto ko nang bumalik uli!

witsandnuts said...

Ang linis ng water!

princess_dyanie said...

wow ang ganda naman! :)

devon said...

pro-like yung pics, the best!

Envy Me Salon said...

i love you pose sa last pic.. hehehehehe very nice post ate sheng… :)

the donG said...

im not far from seeing this place. but wait, the gumasa that allan featured seems to have less rocks. is that on a different side?

docgelo said...

fantastic place! thanks for sharing the pics. photos pa lang relaxing na what more if one experience it first hand! =)

Lyle said...

Wow, I should have went with you to the farthest end ng beach.

Ganda ng pics ni Ric.

bertN said...

Ang ganda pala d'yan!

SleeplessInKL said...

WOW! :0

Ayel said...

Ang ganda2x. Super. Tsk3. I'll really find time to go there... Maganda kaya dun kahit solo flight mode? Magmuni-muni? Hmm...

Bem said...

ganda sheng! nice shots too.

arze arce said...

nice photos.... Go Sarangani...

Anonymous said...

hi po. pwede po mkhingi cp number manager o caretaker ng resort. thanx cherie

Virginia said...

Hi. Nice pix you got there. I've visited this place too and it's the best place to relax. Well after a long travel from Davao City, we hurried immediately to the water. See more pix of this place in my blog http://eagleindisguise.blogspot.com/2010/05/glan-sarangani-discover-hidden-paradise.html
See ya!

Anonymous said...

hi, were planning to go there too..kaya lng medyo madami kami...iisa lng magshoshoulder expense..lagot ang bulsa hehehe..magkano ba entrance fee dyan pala...is it really 50 pesos each..kasi may na view me na parang package sya 300 per person..daw (free transfer back n forth Sydney to jardain???)
..di ko masaydo ma getzing..otherwise siguro pag andun na kami...

Anonymous said...

hi, were planning to go there too..kaya lng medyo madami kami...iisa lng magshoshoulder expense..lagot ang bulsa hehehe..magkano ba entrance fee dyan pala...is it really 50 pesos each..kasi may na view me na parang package sya 300 per person..daw (free transfer back n forth Sydney to jardain???)
..di ko masaydo ma getzing..otherwise siguro pag andun na kami...

Anonymous said...

please let me know...here's my email add elied27@yahoo.com

cagayan de oro resorts said...

Perfect place to have a great time with friends and families, great place to just get some rest and relaxation also.

Anonymous said...

i have been to gumasa glan and so far the best place to be is "ISLA JARDIN DEL MAR"with its white sand and very fresh air i cant stop myself going back and forth.....try and u will for sure enjoy it......

Anonymous said...

Ive been there...and its so very beautiful and relaxing!

SIngapore to Legoland said...

Very Well enjoy fulfilment. Well written!! Nice place for considering...