Sunday, April 28, 2013

Why Choose Gumasa White Sand Beach as your Summer Getaway Vacation?

 Pristine blue sea scape with blue sky, untouched coconut and other trees

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A long, tiring and butt-numbing travel from Bukidnon of Central Mindanao and of almost 10 hours of bus travel was just so exhaustive. But if you are greeted with this kind of pristine blue ocean view of Celebes Sea, all of your bad travel experiences and your body pains like hemorrhoid, all of that will be gone and you will surely be refreshed from work related stresses.

Away from Urban usual way of life, you are here to spend time in communing with nature, listening to the gushing sounds of the sea waves as it splashes the sea bank, feel the sea  and summer breeze that touches your face while listening your favorite music with your Ipod or MP3. Gumasa White Sand Beach is one of the best choices for your summer getaway vacation as I did with my family last April 24 in this part of the Sarangani Province.  
 Sea corals on a low tide condition
Gumasa White Sand Beach of the Sarangani Province is also a place for your great summer escape where you can really appreciate what true nature is. 

Unexploited and untamed beach fronts, underdeveloped where you can just hear the birds chirping, waves rushing to the sea banks during on typical summer night time while looking up the stars twinkling in the clear sky while lying on the fine and powdery white sand.
Low tide, @10:00 a.m.

Family of Coconut Trees

You may also do some beach walking on a low tide condition if you like. Take photograph of a great sea scape of Gumasa White Sand Beach if you are a photography enthusiast or an amateur photographers. Or beach walk and bumming together with your loved ones.

For Children, the level of sea bed is on a gradual slope where shallow portion can still be up to more than 50 meters. But as a parent, you should be alert and keep on watching your children.

These are the reasons why you should choose Gumasa White Sand Beach. This is the favorite summer getaway or escape from a busy urban city life, both locals and foreign alike, especially people coming from General Santos City.
There are boats available for rent and the fee is negotiable depending on the number of guests present. When we were there, we almost owned the beach front since it was during weekdays. Few beach goers were there. 

In other words, this is my type of a beachfront that is so serene and not overcrowded. Without big structures that disposed human waste and garbage dumped at the nearby site.

We stayed in White Haven Beach Resort and rented their aircon concrete cottage named "Sigay" at P3,200 per night. Or you may pitch your favorite tent on the beachfront and just rent an open cottage 'til morning. Others who has service vehicle prefer to stay at the Ellis Suites, the suites in the outskirt of General Santos City but with an affordable rate for travelers like us.

Expect that some parts of the beach fronts has lots of coconut husks because on the opposite side, it is fully planted with coconut trees.
Early in the morning, you may buy  fresh seafood for your breakfast at the nearby fish landing where some of the fishermen selling their fresh catch at a cheaper price. Shall we say at a "farm gate price". For you meals, like lunch and dinner, you may ask the reception to prepare at least an hour ahead.
Boat at the White Haven Beach Resort @ Dawn
 Some of the photos of Gumasa White Sand Beach
 View of the Celebes Sea (Photo Credits to my wife)
 (Photo Credits to my wife)
 Stretch of Beach
Lifeguard House
Mother and a Child Coconut trees
Gumasa Beach is part of Municipality of Glan, Sarangani Province

How to get there? : For Commuters.

Take a van at KCC Mall Terminal with a fare rate of P70-80 pesos per person. You may pay extra seat if you have more than two baggages with you. Travel time from General Santos City is about 45-50 minutes depending on the vehicle's speed. Take a tricycle or if you are alone, take habal-habal at P30-60 pesos per person. If you want to stay there, and commuting at dusk, you may bring a packed food for your dinner.  From Glan Terminal, Gumasa Beach is only 5-7 kilometers away.

For Contact numbers : (083)-826-9319; (083)-826-9341; 0920-947-9148.
Booking and Reservation time : 8 am to 8 pm only. Contact Person : Cenie / Joyce

Accomodation that we had :  "Sigay" Family room at P3,200 per night.  They have no WIFI and TV but they have refrigerator for your food storage.

Van / Transportation                 :  0926-814-0936- Driver Alan San Jose. We arrived at the resort and Alan offered us to buy rice at Glan proper for our Dinner since the reception was already closed at 8 pm. What a kindest act by Alan that we will not forget as part of our good experience in Glan, Sarangani.
Enjoy your stay!

5 Con Tour Passers by:

  1. Glad to see you having fun at Gumasa. :) Like you, I am so looking forward to come here again and enjoy its sun, sand and sea. :) Great post Bonz. :)

    1. ITs my long time dream destination lan. And I really have so much fun not only communing with nature but also appreciating its white and very fine sand that I've seen in Mindanao, second from Camiguin.:-).

  2. This is my kind of beach. Serene, peaceful and uncrowded. Great photos!

  3. Such an amazing, undiscovered treasure in the Philippines! I have to be here.


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