Adventures in Western Sarangani

Have you reviewed your adventure goals for 2017? This year is giving us a chance to reinvent ourselves and to keep on chasing our dreams. In this 2017 journey, have you included some extremes in your list like water rafting through a raging river? Or exploring and discovering the underwater? Or have you imagined flying and gliding free as a bird? Well, it’s time to tick off these from your list and get ready for these three escapades.

Let me take you to one beautiful Province in Southern Philippines to have these dreams achieved. Let’s explore Sarangani Province and go to the Western part where the Municipality of Maasim, Kiamba and Maitum lies.


  1. Sarangani Paragliding Tandem

Whoever said that adventure sports are only for the rich and the famous? In Maasim, Sarangani, anyone with a heart filled with adrenaline is welcome to take this priceless moment to beat the gravity and glide free as a bird.

The fear is only at the beginning. But once you got the perfect wind, run off from the cliff and you descended from the canopy secured with a harness, then you will experience a different definition of freedom.

Sarangani Paraglide offers a tandem so you shouldn’t have to worry anything as a skilled paraglide pilot will take you to this journey. So brace yourself and be ready to fly.

Realizations the Moment I Fly



  1. Marine Sanctuary in Tuka Beach Park

Unknown to many is a very beautiful 4-coved Marine Park in Kiamba, Sarangani. It is a well-protected marine sanctuary, a reason why you should have to visit.

We are lucky enough that the Municipality of Kiamba opened one cove for tourists to share the hidden beauty of this place. The blue-green water, the pristine white sand with a backdrop of surrounding jungle will amaze you as you come by through a boat ride.

But the beauty of nature never runs out. Here, in this place, it is found underwater. Snorkeling will let you enjoy the plethora of diverse marine life and even swim with the fishes.

Timeless Memories at Tuka Marine Park


  1. White Water Tubing Adventure

Another recreational outdoor activity awaits you in New La Union, Maitum wherein you will navigate the Pangi River through an inflatable tube. The smooth to rough waters with small to medium waves are the only warm-ups for this experience. But you have nothing to fear as you will have a guide who understands and knows the river very well. They will maneuver the tube for your safety to avoid big rocks but be ready for some considerable drop.

Have a good grip and embrace the experience beyond your expectations on your white water tubing adventure.

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Don’t rush ticking off your goals’ list and leave these places soon. Wander and explore slowly as you will discover more hidden natural reserves and you will realize that exploring Western Sarangani worth it all.

How to reach the Western part of Sarangani?

The best starting point is from General Santos City. If you are coming from nearby cities or from the airport, there are buses and air-conditioned van that travels to Maasim, Kiamba and Maitum.

Louiela Ann

A dream chaser… Louiela is an OFW based in UAE…
A small town girl from Kiamba, Sarangani Province…
A Nurse by profession who injected herself with much wanderlust.
You can find her easily online.


  • Marcie says:

    Wow! I never really thought about adventure sports in the Philippines before! The marine sanctuary looks stunning!

  • Rebecca says:

    I’ve never been to the Phillipines but would love to! These adventures look amazing – especially the tubes! I’ve been rafting before, but never in such a small craft. 🙂

  • Hendrik says:

    What a great combination of sports activities and relaxing in paradise!
    Great to hear that you have such possibilities on Philippines too, since I really like the combination of discovering new places, do some hiking, rafting and just lazy beach vacation 🙂

  • Jean says:

    I love the Philippines! There’s so much wonderful adventure on offer

  • Josie says:

    Looks like lots of fun! My to-do has both paragliding and deep sea diving, can’t wait. Thanks for the post, Philippines sure is a beauty

  • neha says:

    Looks like you get all kind of water adventures here. White water rafting as well as that beautiful underwater world..this seems like a really great place for a group that consists of both sports and adventure lovers or the quiet and relaxing type

  • Indrani says:

    Great temptation for the adventurous soul inside me. 🙂 My recent river rafting experience tempts me to do these too. I too believe in wandering and experiencing the destinations slowly.

  • Sarangani has some cool and adventurous activities. We love paragliding. It awesome anywhere but over the beautiful scenery its super awesome.

  • Sheena says:

    The Western part of Sarangani looks like a beautiful region of the Phillipines, perfect for adventure activities. I just did white water tubing for the 1st time 3 days ago, it was so much fun but I did get bumped by rocks a few times. How to try it here one day too 🙂

  • Elisa says:

    I am not that adventurous but I would not mind to tick #3 this year. Did you try it? How was it? 🙂

  • Revathi says:

    With my fear of water, I am not very sure if I would give the snorkeling or the white water tubing a try. But the paragliding definitely is something up my alley. I have been wanting to do it for quite a long time now. I see your post as an inspiration to give it a try right away 🙂

  • I’ve never been river rafting before – the only way I’d probably do it is with a guide like you did! Western Sarangani looks like a great adventure spot!

  • Xy says:

    Wow sarangani Nice wehla promote Sarangani

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