Sitting on the edge of Sarangani Bay is the urbanised city of General Santos City. Located in the South Cotabato district of the Philippines this exotic hideaway is home to a budding fish port, inviting green areas and seafood restaurants.
Things to do in General Santos
General Santos City Fish Port is a huge attraction for visitors to the city. Head down early and hire wellingtons from the car park office before venturing around the fish market, where you can watch the locals unloading and preparing fresh fish before purchasing dinner.
One-hour north of the city sits Mount Matutum, an active volcano set behind pineapple plantations. A perfect day trip for active travellers, there are many walking routes in the nearby area to explore.
Back in the heart of General Santos City, the Plaza Heneral Santos is the perfect spot for an evening stroll. The gardens are a great place to let the kids explore or for couples to unwind under the shade of the trees.
If you fancy a spot of shopping head to KCC Mall on the outskirts of General Santos City. Here you can enjoy boutique shops, Asian-fusion restaurants, baked goods and a cinema. The mall also has fresh fruit and vegetable vendors who make it easy to pick up a snack.
Getting around General Santos
General Santos City International Airport sits only a 30-minute drive south-west of General Santos City. The main mode of transport in General Santos City is cabs and tricycles, but air-conditioned taxis are also available.