February 17, 2018 Saturday 5:38 am
Lat: 14.509, Long: 121.013
Waiting for my PAL flight bound to General Santos. in Mindanao.
February 17, 2018 Saturday 6:38 am
Lat: 14.509, Long: 121.015
Boarded the plane. It was a 1 hour and 45 minutes flight.
General Santos City Circumferential Rd, General Santos City, South Cotabato| 28°C
Arrived at General Santos Airport. From there, I took a taxi (PHP350 fare) to Bulaong bus terminal.
Lat: 6.113, Long: 125.163
Boarded van here at Bulaong Bus Terminal direct to Lake Sebu. The fare was PHP150.00. Expected travel time 1.5 to 2 hours.
Lat: 6.217, Long: 124.705
Arrived at the terminal, I took a motorcycle. Checked-in at Punta Isla Resort. My room rate was PHP950.00, fan room with complimentary breakfast. This resort has been my home every time I visit Lake Sebu . I highly recommend this resort!
I made an advance order for my lunch since food preparation takes 30 minutes. The food was quite expensive for solo travelers.
While waiting for my lunch, I talked to some Tiboli children. Every weekend, they perform cultural dance to the resort guests. All the money they receive from the performance goes to their weekly school allowance. By the way, I gave them the bag tags for their school bags and supplies that we donated courtesy of friends and sponsors.
Upon arrival at the van terminal, I already arranged for a tour. As agreed, I was picked up by my guide, Enrique Marabiles (mobile number 09066943831) at exactly 1:30 PM. For your reference on the tour rates using the motorcycle, please refer to the picture below.
Lat: 6.249, Long: 124.727
This was my 3rd visit to this magnificent falls. It seems that I would never get tired of seeing the falls. On the right side, falls number 2 or hikong 2. Zipline is available to traverse the different waterfalls in the area. I have a video of the zipline experience on my first visit. You may view my zipline video at https://youtu.be/WSKXGcWPcFY
A glimpse of their local college and high school. I was amazed with the wood structure of the school built in the 70's.
Hegelung is a local guitar here in Lake Sebu. I bought the small hegelung at PHP250.00. I even requested that the word Lake Sebu be engraved on my guitar. Sample music from the guitar maker https://youtu.be/PZO1X1VKa8g
I dropped by at Cowhed, to buy souvenirs. This was walking distance from my resort.
Back at the resort, I bought souvenirs from their shop.. Photo below were some of the items: kubing, a flat bamboo was actually a local musical instrument, wall clock, earrings and key chains.
February 17, 2018 Saturday 6:15 pm
My dinner. A bit expensive for a solo traveler.
Surallah-Lake Sebu-Maitum Road, Lake Sebu, South Cotabato | 22°C
View from my room.
Surallah-Lake Sebu-Maitum Road, Lake Sebu, South Cotabato
I picked up my made-to-order brass bell, worth PHP500.00. For orders, you may contact Rose Blunto at 09750354885. Their shop was near the van terminal.
Lat: 6.235, Long: 124.718
I proceeded to the van terminal. I took the van going to Marbel (PHP80.00 fare) since it was the only available van and I did not want to wait for the direct Gensan trip. The person on the right side was my Lake Sebu guide.
February 18, 2018 Sunday 10:15 am
Lat: 6.256, Long: 124.706
Alighted at Marbel, I took Yellow bus line going to Gensan PHP120. From there, I rode a motorcycle (PHP50.00) to my hotel in Gensan. Another stopover before my next day flight back to Manila.
Visited last February 17-18, 2018