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Alabel: The Capital City of Sarangani


As the seat of government of the Province of Sarangani, Alabel features a myriad of investment opportunities as well as several of the best beaches in the Philippines. Having an area of more than 52,000 hectares, Alabel is also home to Alson's Aqua Technologies, producers of the world-renowned Sarangani milkfish.

by Jhaypee Guia on July 16, 2012
Alabel: The Capital City of Sarangani

Aerial shot of Alabel Town

As the seat of government of the Province of Sarangani, Alabel features a myriad of investment opportunities as well as several of the best beaches in the Philippines. Having an area of more than 52,000 hectares, Alabel is also home to Alson's Aqua Technologies, producers of the world-renowned Sarangani milkfish. The long stretch of coastline makes it ideal for aquaculture venture while its vast plains and rolling hills are suited for housing, eco-tourism, and agri-industrial opportunities.

The town's proximity to Gen. Santos makes it an ideal escape from the hectic and frenzied urban activities. A quick tour around the provincial capitol complex will show tourist exactly how good governance is practiced in Sarangani. There are several resorts, notably A Montana Resort, which boasts of world-class amenities and delectable cuisine.

A Montana Resort

Carved as an island amid a sprawling fishpond, it features villas on stilts, as well as cottages and function rooms. Its delectable cuisine has satiated even the most discriminating tongues from the world over. Ideal for family vacations and weekend getaways, Amontan Resort is typically the first stop of tourist when visiting Sarangani.

Kasadyaan Festival

The month of September showcases the fresh produce of Alabel as well as the diligence and discipline its residents are known for.

Accommodations

Here is a list of hotels that can be found in the province that offers a good service and accommodation.

  • East Asia Royale Hotel 

Location: National Highway, Lagao, General Santos, Sarangani

  • Dolores Farm Resort 

Location: Polomolok, City Heights, General Santos, Sarangani

  • Family Country Hotel and Convention Centre

Location: Mateo Road , Lagao, General Santos, Sarangani

  • M-Loft Hotel 

Location: Salvani Street, Block 8, City Heights, City Heights, General Santos, Sarangani

  • Tierra Montana Hotel 

Location: National Highway, City Heights, General Santos, Sarangani

  • Jul's Pension House 

Location: 4th Floor SCZ Building Hadano Street cor Makar Road, Labangal, General Santos. Sarangani

  • Sydney Hotel 

Location: Pendatun Avenue corner Pioneer Avenue, Dadiangas, General Santos, Sarangani

  • Dolores Hotel 

Location: Santiago Boulevard, Dadiangas, General Santos, Sarangani

  • Sarangani Highlands Hotel 

Location: Purok Wal, Tambler, Tambler, General Santos, Sarangani

Accessibility

Sarangani is accessible by plane via Manila-General Santos City or Cebu-Gensan. A 20-minute drive from the airport will bring you to Alabel, the capital town of the province. If embarking from Davao City, there are air conditioned buses as well as public utility vehicles which will take travelers to General Santos City within 3 hours. It will then be a 10-minute ride from the city center of General Santos to reach Sarangani Capitol.

Merely a 10-minute drive from General Santos City, more and more people are opting to settle in Alabel in order to enjoy the idyllic and serene ambiance the town has to offer, devoid of the stress that urban living typically provides. And finally, some of the best beaches in the Philippines are just a few minutes' drive from the town center.

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