South Cotabato is a haven of waterfalls, lakes, rivers, and mountains. It is known as the “Land of the
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Must-visit tourist spots in South Cotabato, Philippines
“A bowl of forests and mountains.” That’s how they described Lake Sebu in South Cotabato. With over 87,000 population, this municipality attracts more and more tourists every day. This is a town where you will find the most amazing falls, springs, rivers, and lakes in the province. About 7 total waterfalls can be found in this town, the water originating from Lake Seloton and Lake
If you’re looking for some physical activities, Mount Matutum is one of the top tourist spots in South Cotabato. This is a must-visit destination if you want a more natural experience. To protect this natural paradise, the government has built an ecotourism place within the vicinity of the mountain to make hiking as a regular activity.
Gensan City Fish Port
The Fish Port in Gensan City is kind of unique if you compare it to other tourist destinations. There’s nothing much about this place except big tunas. Gensan City is known as the Tuna Capital of the Philipines, no doubt why it is called as such because of tons of fishes being caught here in just one catch.
Located in Lake Sebu, you will find Seven Falls Zip Line Adventure as the most fascinating tourist attraction in South Cotabato. By visiting this place, you will have the chance to try the highest zip line in the country while watching over the 7 majestic falls of the town.
Lake Holon is situated in T’Boli and is one of the top tourist spots in South Cotabato. Tourists go to this lake for fun hiking and calm mornings. It is true that the ambiance here is so calm that you wouldn’t want to home even after the sun sets. This destination will not only give you a perfect lake view but would also bring out the hiker in you as you walk along either of the Salacafe and Tule trails.
Lang Dulay Tnalak Weaving Center
South Cotabato is also popular for T’nalak weavings. In fact, one of the National Living Treasure Awardee, Lang Dulay, lives here. This weaving center serves as a
Surallah Tri-People Monument
Last but not least is the Surallah Tri-People Monument, an artwork dedicated to the tri-people of Mindanao. It represents the Lumads (Indigenous People), Christians, and Muslims.
How to get to South Cotabato
General Santos City is the gateway to Cotabato City. Flights from Manila and other key cities are available on a daily basis. From General Santos City, you can easily get around the porovince by taking a bus or a van to other towns and cities like Koronadal, Lake Sebu, etc. General Santos is also a 3-hour bus away from Davao City. Check the bus and boat schedule below so you can plan ahead if you are traveling by land or sea.