Also known as the Region XII, Soccsksargen is an administrative region of the Philippines, located in central Mindanao, The name Soccsksargen is an acronym that stands for the region's four provinces and one of its cities: South Cotabato, Cotabato, Sultan...more
Also known as the Region XII, Soccsksargen is an administrative region of the Philippines, located in central Mindanao, The name Soccsksargen is an acronym that stands for the region's four provinces and one of its cities: South Cotabato, Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat, Sarangani and General Santos. To Muslim travelers it might not yet be the most popular tourist destination, but there's so much to do here.
Visit the Veranza Mall – there are high-end brands as well as a Gap outlet. In case, this is not your cup of tea, Veranza is just across the KCC Mall where many locals do their grocery shopping. With its white sand beach, this island offers a sense of solitude and riding a zipline to view the seven waterfalls is a breathtaking experience for all travelers.
Don't miss out on tasting the famous Apareja's buko (coconut) halo-halo, a slightly different take on the traditional snack that Filipinos love, this halo-halo is served in a fresh coconut topped with ube ice cream. Ensure that you also eat the coconut meat to complete the experience.
Relaxing at Lake Sebu is a wonderful experience to calm your stress down and try diving at the Sarangani Bay and observe how the rich marine biodiversity of Sarangani Bay really is. It's rightfully one of the best diving spots in the country. The Sarangani Islands, located in GenSan, boasts a beautiful landscape and well-maintained gardens offering the most gorgeous view of Sarangani Bay.
The nearest Airport to Soccsksargen is General Santos International Airport, is an alternate international airport located in the city of General Santos, Philippines serving the greater area of Soccsksargen.
There a few number of Halal restaurants in Soccsksargen within the region for Muslim travelers, providing Halal food like the Journaliza's Halal Restaurant, Tambilawan Kamayan, Shariff Khan Halal Restaurant, Kayaga Halal Restaurant, Aubecca’s BBQ Halal Restaurant, Faryl Halal Eatery, etc.
A lot of mosques in Soccsksargen are located in close proximity, offering prayer facilities. The famous ones include Abdulbahir Harid Mosque, Purok Islam Mosque, Purok Maguindanao Mosque, Batomelong Mosque and Koronadal Grand Mosque, etc.