Sarangani Province has so much in nature's blessings to offer beyond a festival full of surprises and scenic landscape.

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If you have ended your week with those hectic activities, then start off your weekend with one of Sarangani's boast, Isla Parilla, a premier resort not so far away from Gensan. The place is not just an ordinary type of usual scenery.

Given us the chance to visit Sarangani again, I never mind being the last one to board on the vehicle. I never got the chance to charge my phone which is wasted from the previous night's plurking. I was too excited to try out their most sour sinigang again, and expect to have some snapshots on what's the latest development on the islet.

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We started our late lunch at Formosa Cafe, which serves as the main board of the islet. Stuffed with the place's main taste of attraction: Pork Barbecue, Sinigang (I bet it's the most sour fish soup I've ever tasted), Kinilaw, and their juicy Tilapia, which comes fresh right from the lake engulfing the island. The meal went smoothly, I didn't even bother to take a shot of the served foods, all I did was to intake the delicious meal seriously.

After a sweet burp from our contented appetite, everyone agreed for a calorie burn, do a little walk around.

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If you want to relax and would like to have a dose of soft breeze around, then Fishing Village is suited for you, or you can go with the second option which is boating. One of the two will do.

Cozy cottages for overnight travellers are prepared along with the mere view of the sunset. Aside from the cottages which are erected in the middle of the lake, recreation also centers in the pool, billiard bars, videoke hut, and the shaded playground not only for kids, but to those who are kid wannabes too.

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A dip in their warm pool cools off stresses, and pressures from the urban hemisphere, thus, we ended up hanging around the poolside, where videoke kings possibly trying to top the videoke's high score, while trying to take a glance on the pool.

Our CDO guess's eager urge to go home must have speak of their talks about the appraisable visit on the islet . No wonder, Isla Parilla is a place of silence, a haven, and a nature's sanctuary which Sarangani Province should be proud of.

If you are off for a soothing weekend, take time to visit Isla Parilla's website.


  1. the donG on January 19, 2009 at 11:13 PM

    now im convince that sarangani is the destination i should consider this year. ill target to visit sarangani by the end of may or early june.

    ill take note of this place.

  2. wheng on January 19, 2009 at 11:20 PM

    cool shots! good good place to visit. [;

  3. kg on January 19, 2009 at 11:26 PM

    beautiful! pwede na pang advertisment! :)

  4. istill♥you on January 20, 2009 at 4:56 AM

    you know buddy i heart your pic the B/W shot by krista hahah cutteee sooo dramatic

  5. Joanna on January 20, 2009 at 4:57 AM

    whee. miss q n isla parilla. :D
    mrmi bng ngbgo kuya?
    it was 3 years ago when i last visited this haven.

    awesome shots. thumbs up. :D:D

  6. Tanchi on January 20, 2009 at 5:03 AM

    may developments na rin somehow..:D
    i think8 out of 10 ang rating ko.

  7. Marites on January 20, 2009 at 5:23 AM

    ganda ha. Sarangani is really doing well na. it's really good to know..kaadto ka ug Glan? guwapo sad didto.

  8. Tanchi on January 20, 2009 at 5:30 AM

    marites: yes glan...navisit nako ang gumasa, but that time my cam's not working..haha

    hoping for another trip glang..:D

  9. jh3n on January 20, 2009 at 6:07 AM

    wow. ganda naman ng place.
    and love the pics. :)

  10. Rammyboi on January 20, 2009 at 6:31 PM

    wow! isla parilla is different na masyado. :D last time i visited this place is nung 1st year high school pa ako. that was 9 year ago. ahahahaha. looking forward on visiting this place again. :D

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  12. rabsin_d on January 21, 2009 at 7:25 PM

    You're really GOOD for a freshmen...Hehehe!

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  13. raqgold on January 22, 2009 at 2:59 AM

    was in sarangi a long time ago as a visitor to the dole company, ang ganda dyan ano. tapos ang linis pa ng hangin!


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