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Gumasa Beach

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Address: Glan, Mindanao, Philippines

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Gumasa beach in the town of Glan is about a kilometer long. Travel time from General Santos City is about an hour. If you don't have a car, ride the blue tricycle from anywhere... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 January 2017
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

Gumasa beach in the town of Glan is about a kilometer long. Travel time from General Santos City is about an hour. If you don't have a car, ride the blue tricycle from anywhere in the city to KCC Mall. Fare is ₱10. At the front of the mall, on the left side is the van terminal. Pick the van... More 

4 Thank NightFae
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

Gumasa beach in Glan Province is a hidden treasure in Mindanao. (Proud Mindanaon here, wink* wink*). It is called Boracay of the South because of its firm-white sands/ beach. It offers tranquility and compared to the real Boracay, this place is good for those who wants to bond with nature. Came there (i forgot the beach resort) and paid 3,000Php... More 

3 Thank frencel h
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

No busy crowd, no loud music and partying. Just you and the beach. You can camp out or stay in one of the resorts.

3 Thank homerSapiens1
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

in general,the scenic view of the bluewater and a whitesand is so relaxing family will really have fun... but the resorts seems so over priced.. we entered one and they required us to pay a cottage of 500 even though we have no things to put in it and we dont need it indeed... no restaurant where you can just... More 

Thank Elizabeth C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2016 via mobile

We visited the place to get peace and relaxation, ended up with resorts that is very costly. We ditched the resorts look for a place in the area that doesnt cost so much and we stumbled upon tjis house by the sea and asked for permission if we can go swim and they graciously welcomed us with open arms and... More 

1 Thank Andrew R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2016

White beach, blue clear water, less people = heaven! I've spent nights here with my family. I never stop loving this place. You dont need to travel far if you are looking for a great beach. Cottages are made of bamboos, simple and clean.

2 Thank Maria053China
Xinzheng, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2016

For years Gumasa was my favorite place to visit during our lengthy semester break in China. The beach is beautiful. I prefer the south-facing beach which overlooks Celebes Sea to the western beach which faces Sarangani Bay. There is lots of coral just offshore, so snorkeling is great. But the coral is dying and needs better protection. I hadn't been... More 

2 Thank Gary T
Paranaque, Philippines
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2016

Travel from Davao City around 3 hour bus ride to General Santos then rode a van going to Glan for another one hour to reach the white sand beach of Gumasa, Glan at Saranggani Province. The sand is as white as the sand in Boracay but less powdery. The place not crowded and good for relaxation. The resort at Isla... More 

1 Thank Misteeblue08
Metro Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2016

you will be greeted warmly by staffs, there are isolated beaches where you can feel exclusive with your loved one(s). The place itself is relaxing and soul soothing. For the most resorts, you only have to to pay: 50Php- Adults 30Php- Kids You can bring tent or picnic matt and have a wonderful time looking at the shoreline.

Thank teenamaribee
Makati, Philippines
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2015

I was pleasantly surprised at this secluded beach spot. The sand is quite similar to Boracay in terms of its fine-ness, not as white though. What I like about this beach is that it's still pristine and unspoiled by commercialization and tourists. I feel a bit selfish for saying this, but I hope it doesn't get "discovered" by the others,... More 

1 Thank PauTheCarabao

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