Best Hotels That are Tourist Friendly in Town of General Santos City, Philippines

About General Santos City

The city is considered as the focal point of visiting SOCCSKSARGEN area (South Cotabato Province, Cotabato City, Sultan Kudarat Province, Sarangani Province and General Santos City). It has its own wharf for big passenger and cargo ships that is connecting outside and inside the country. It has its own International Airport that have 2 airline companies the Philippine Airlines and Cebu Pacific Air which catering daily passengers to Cebu and Manila. Roads are mostly paved for ease and comfort in land transportation. The mode of transportation within the city are passenger jeepneys and tricycle. But there are taxi and rent-a-car in town if you are not comfortable with jeepneys or tricycle.

The city is very ideal to live in for its cheaper lifestyle compare to other cities in the Philippines. Its economy is primarily agro-industrial. Due to its rich soil, good rainfall and typhoon-free climate, the area is the largest producer of corn, coconuts, copra, pineapples, asparagus and rice. The area also produces other high value crops such as exotic fruits, potatoes, vegetables, cut flowers and okra. The city have its won Fish port that It accounts for the largest daily total of fish landings in the country and is the leading producer of sashimi grade tuna.

It has good quality of colleges and universities that mostly students from other cities and provinces choose to go. Great beaches within the area and nearby provinces. It has at least 3 big malls (KCC Mall, Gaisano Shopping Center, Robinson's and the coming soon SM Mall) that attract shoppers from nearby provinces.

The city also invites tourist to come and celebrate with them their foundation day every February which is known as KALILANGAN FESTIVAL and food fest every September which is the TUNA FESTIVAL. Kalilangan Festival is known for the prestigious exhibits of unique and colorful ethnic rites, rituals and traditions like marriage celebrations, religious ceremonies, anniversaries, funerals, enthronement of royal dignitaries, thanksgiving and other forms of social, political and economic activities. While the Tuna Festival is known for the varieties of float parading with the fish theme decoration on it.

The city is a three time awardee for the "Most Competitive City" in the Philippines for the years 1999-2000 (all cities category) 2000-2001 (mid-sized category) and 2007 (mid-sized category).

Photos about GenSan

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GenSan International AirportGenSan Makar PortGenSan Fish PortPassenger JeepneyPassenger TricycleKCC Mall of GenSanRobinson's PlaceGaisano GenSan
GenSan International Airport
GenSan International Airport
GenSan Makar Port
GenSan Makar Port
GenSan Fish Port
GenSan Fish Port
Passenger Jeepney
Passenger Jeepney
Passenger Tricycle
Passenger Tricycle
KCC Mall of GenSan
KCC Mall of GenSan
Robinson's Place
Robinson's Place
Gaisano GenSan
Gaisano GenSan

Best Hotel Locations

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A markerEast Asia Royale Hotel -
National Highway, General Santos City, Philippines
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B marker Dolores Tropicana Resort -
Tambler, General Santos City 9500, Philippines
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C markerPhela Grande Hotel and Convention Center -
Magsaysay Avenue, General Santos City, Philippines
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D markerTierra Montana Hotel -
National Highway, General Santos City 9500, Philippines
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BEST HOTELS IN GENERAL SANTOS CITY

NAME
WEBSITE
TELEPHONE
NEARBY LOCATION
ROOM PRICE RANGE
East Asia Royale Hotel
www.eastasiaroyalehotel.com
(+6383) 553-4119
Gaisano, KCC, Robinson's Mall
$60 - $100
Tierra Montana Hotel
www.tierramontanahotel.com
(+6383) 554-7733
Gaisano, KCC, Robinson's Mall
$35 - $60
Phela Grande Hotel and Convention Center
www.phelagrandehotel.com
(+6383) 552-4925
RD Plaza, Catholic Church, GSC Park
$25 - $50
Dolores Tropicana Resort
www.doloreshotels.com
(+6383) 552 4139
Tropicana, Maharlika 1 & 2 Beach Resort
$12 - $20

Hotels

East Asia Royale Hotel
East Asia Royale Hotel
Dolores Tropicana Hotel Cottages
Dolores Tropicana Hotel Cottages

Tierra Montana Hotel

Beaches

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Cloudy sky over Sarangani Bay taken @ Rajah MudaSunrise over Sarangani Bay taken @ Maharlika Beach ResortDolores Tropicana seashoreDolores Tropicana seashoreDolores Tropicana cottagesDolores Tropicana Kiddie Swimming PoolLondon Beach GenSan
Cloudy sky over Sarangani Bay taken @ Rajah Muda
Cloudy sky over Sarangani Bay taken @ Rajah Muda
Sunrise over Sarangani Bay taken @ Maharlika Beach Resort
Sunrise over Sarangani Bay taken @ Maharlika Beach Resort
Dolores Tropicana seashore
Dolores Tropicana seashore
Dolores Tropicana seashore
Dolores Tropicana seashore
Dolores Tropicana cottages
Dolores Tropicana cottages
Dolores Tropicana Kiddie Swimming Pool
Dolores Tropicana Kiddie Swimming Pool
London Beach GenSan
London Beach GenSan

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travel_man1971 6 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

Great hub, kabayan. The best guide to a traveler longing to visit General Santos City. The city of boxing icon Manny Paquiao just celebrated TUNA FESTIVAL last week.


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minesgm 6 years ago from Texas Author

@travel_man1971, you're right, gensan is pacman's hometown, as well as mine. thanks for dropping by.


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bayoulady 6 years ago from Northern Louisiana,USA

What an awesome tourism hub! Layout is grand!


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minesgm 6 years ago from Texas Author

Thanks bayoulady, hope you could visit this place someday.


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Lita C. Malicdem 6 years ago from Philippines

This is a very nationalistic promo hub for our country, Kabayan! I'm planning to give it a try too, after my week-long vacation at sunny Cebu. But I can't promise a grand presentation the way you did here. Keep it up, young lady!


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minesgm 6 years ago from Texas Author

@Lita C. Malicdem. Thanks for that sweet appreciation. I know you could..because being so proud about our beautiful country is a wonderful feeling. Cheers!!!


real estate egypt 5 years ago

I would like to know a lot about General Santos City In terms of culture, population and weather


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minesgm 5 years ago from Texas Author

@real estate egypt,

The total population of General Santos City was 529,542 persons as of August 1, 2007, based on the 2007 Census of Population. This figure was higher by 117,720 person s over the population count of 411,822 persons in 2000.

People from GenSan are mostly Roman Catholics. There are also a large number of Protestants and Muslims in the city. Every February, the city celebrates the Kalilangan Festival. And every September as also the celebration of the city chartered anniversary the Gensan Tuna Festival.

Temperatures in General Santos City range from 20.85 to 32.25 (Celcius). Rainfall in General Santos City varies from 246.0 to 492.0 (mm/month).


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pearsonm 5 years ago from United States

My wife is from Gensan. I love the city and the people there are very friendly. Don't think I want to visit Zamboanga though. :D I have a hub talking about Olear.

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