Gumasa Beach, Glan, Sarangani Province

I have been to the different beaches in the Islands of Samal. I guess I've been to the 80% of the beach resorts there. Sometimes, there is no excitement in my part of going there often. Solution: find other BEACH SPOT! Googling, I've found Gumasa Beach located at Glan, Sarangani Province. One blog describes it as the Boracay of the Province. The other site describes it as an undiscovered Paradise. Instantly, the calling of the beach water slowly enticed me. One soft voice whispered: go to that beach, go to that beach.

My best buddy Phillip told me that it's kinda far. Unsafe to travel. But again, the calling of the beach was there. Fortunately, my very good friend Anna Mae was here in Davao and stayed in my house for a week. Luckily, I was able to convince her and Wendel for Gumasa Beach Adventure. We were able also to tag Gary and Jong to come with us. And Phillip too decided to join us for this Beach trip.

Friday, May 2, 2008 (7:00 PM)
Anna, Wendel, Phillip and I went Gaisano South to buy things we needed for our trip. Gary and Jong followed later.

Friday, May 2, 2008 (9:00 PM)
Phillip cooked for us his delectable paksiw and tinolang isda for our very late dinner. He also cooked adobong baboy for Saturday's trip. We were able to have our dinner at 11:00. Kinain na din namin ang adobong baboy. Hehehe. Sobrang sarap kasi.

Saturday, May 3, 2008 (6:30 AM)
We woke up early to prepare for the day's trip. I was the last one to get off from bed. Had our breakfast and headed to meet up Gary and Jong. Car ni Gary gamit namin.

Saturday, May 3, 2008 (8:00 AM)
We left Davao at around 8:00. The trip was fun. Puro kuwentuhan. Tawanan. Hiyawan. When we got to General Santos City, Phillip, Wendel and I went off the market to buy fish and some pork. Gensan boasts as the Tuna Capital of the Philippines. But pag dating namin sa palengke ng Lagao, wala kaming makitang tuna. Ironic, right? Hehehe. So, bili na lang kami gulay at karne.

Saturday, May 3, 2008 (11:00 AM)
Hours later, dumating kami at last sa Glan, Sarangani. We headed right away sa palengke. Luckily, naabutan pa namin dun all the fresh fish they had for the day. We were thinking mura. Same lang pala ng price sa Davao.

Saturday, May 3, 2008 (11:30 AM)
Finally, nasa Gumasa Beach na kami. We stayed at BROD LOUIE WHITE SAND BEACH RESORT AND SPA. But before we decided to stay there, we went to the other Cove to check other resorts. There were about 4 resorts there. Crowded at that time.

Saturday, May 3, 2008 (12:30 PM)
Back at Brod Louie. We checked in. Got the Rest House - kitchen on the first floor and two rooms on the second floor. Just perfect for the 6 of us. Had lunch with Philip's cooked adobo. Later, prepared ourselves for "walang katapusang picturan".

Saturday, May 3, 2008 (2:30 PM)

ETO NA... WALANG KATAPUSANG PICTURAN AT KODAKAN. From one edge of the cove to the other. Ibat ibang pose. Nakatayo, nakaupo, nakaluhod, lundag, lahat, kulang na lang tumuwad. Hahaha. Ang pinakachallenging, yung palundag lundag. Ingat na ingat ang lahat. Paano kasi, laki ng mga tiyan ng mga tyan. Dyesebel kumbaga. Dyes kilos ang belbel. Eto. Si Wendel, emote ng emote sa kapopose. Siya kasi ang Jake Cuenca ng grupo. So dapat, perfect ang angle ni Palos. Si Anna, perteng hiyak sa iyang tiyan. Dapat ang side view lang ang angle. Payat kasi tingnan. Hahaha. Dili sya palupig sa iya Auntie Anne Curtis. Si Gary, katawan sa katawan ang labanan. Mossimo Body ito. Body shot pictorials ang drama. Rampage Reloaded. Si Jong, the vain one. Bahala nag muitum, picture picture pa rin. Punchline: gluta lang ang katapat. Emotera din yan sa picturan. Si Phillip naman. Maintain lang sa kakatango sa camera sabay smile kagad. Sabi nya yun ang proper way to smile. Tumango muna sa camera then smile. In other words, he has perfected the art of smiling. Hahahaha. Eh AKO.... Hahahaha. Natatawa ako habang nagsusulat ngayon. Paano kasi. Di ko matantiya paano magperfect smile. Hahaha. Sinubukan kong lumundag. Hayun, gawas tanang belbel. Hahaha. Sabi ko na lang. Di ako hiyang sa palundag-lundag. Hahahaha.

SO, eto ang resulta ang picturan blues:

OH, before I forget, we had fun over kayaking. And guess what??? We all got it for free!!!!! Ang bait ni Ate Clareth, caretaker ng Resort.

Saturday, May 3, 2008 (5:00 PM)
Phillip started cooking for our dinner. After almost two hours, the food was ready. We feasted on the mouthwatering Pork & Best Barbeque, Inihaw Na Isda Sa Bato, Kinilaw ni Wendel and Phillip's infamous Law-oy. Dinner was set outside the rest house near the Resort's Bar.

Saturday, May 3, 2008 (7:00 PM)

When we were about to take our dinner, a sudden change of weather happened. Something we didn't expect to happen. Yun bang nasa kalagitnaan ka ng kasiyahan biglang nagulantang ka na lang dahil sa malakas na bagyo. Literally, yun ang nangyari. We were having our dinner when it happened. Super lakas ng hangin. Hindi namin alam kung hangin habagat or what. Ang alam lang namin was it was really terrifying. We can even hear the scary sound of the strong wind. Pati yung puno ng niyog sumayaw sa hampas ng hangin. Maya maya. Dumilim ang buong paligid. PAK!!!!!!! Black-out ang buong Sarangani.Total black out. No electricity. No water. We didn't have the choice but to wait. One hour. Two hours. Three hours. Pumayapa na ang paligid. Tapos na ang bagyo. But still no electricity. Maya-maya, lahat ng naka check-in sa resort nagsipag-alisan. Literally, kami na lang ang naiwan. WAAAAHHHHHHHHHH...... Ano gagawin namin the whole night walang ilaw? Solution: ALAK!!!! So, the night ended with no water, no electricity.But with Tanduay, Iced Tea, Ice and Yosi. The great part of that night was a great debate about Political Will. Plus ang concept ko about KAMATIS AND TINOLA.... Hahahaha. I'll never forget it talaga. Hahahaha.

Sunday, May 4, 2008 (8:00 AM)
Gising na ang lahat when i woke up. Breakfast was great courtesy again of Phillip, the self confessed kitchen-animal. When we went out of our rest house, wala ibang tao kundi kami lang. Meaning, we exclusively owned kuno the whole place. So,we were all back to picturan (hinding hindi mawawala - dahil kay friendster again!), chikahan, beaching lounging, swimming, snorkel and kayaking. Maya maya, si Anna, exotic beauty na sa sobrang tan. Kung may foreigner lang, panalo na sya!

Sunday, May 4, 2008 (2:30 PM)
After the fun-filled & pressure-free beach escape, it was time to go back to our real world. Back to the city.We passed by CLIFFHANGER for a quick view of the whole Davao Del Sur. Inside the car, tuloy parin ang halakhalakan, tawanan, kuwentuhan at pabilisan ng pag-ubos ng junk foods. When we got home kinabukasan, nabalitaan na lang naming there were 22,000 casualties sa Cyclone na tumama sa Myanmar. Yung malakas na hanging habagat nung night na nasa Gumasa kami, malamang naligaw din yun dun. Good thing, everyone is well.

GUMASA BEACH RESORT... an escape from the busy city. Going there with great friends was a sure fun and tremedously awesome! PHILLIP, ANNA, WENDEL, GARY & JONG - beach outing na naman tayo ulit.

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May 12, 2008 at 7:34 PM delete

what a trip indeed! im looking forward for the next destination.. i wouldnt mind where, as long as im with you guys.

May 13, 2008 at 10:25 AM delete

yes wens... we're going to Sta. Maria this weekend... it's another beach story... another beach moments... and another blogging moment... hahahaha...

May 15, 2008 at 9:04 PM delete

this weekend gyud... mangitom man sad ta ana uy.... so expensive mag paputi

May 26, 2008 at 1:16 PM delete

hi, you guys sould have stayed in Rosal, far most resort of gumasa, mganda dun sir

May 27, 2008 at 10:47 AM delete

TO dolzhaven: We actually went there prior to Brod Louie. We're supposed to spend our stay there but unfortunately, it was fully booked. There was a big group booked at that time. But we checked the place. Twas indeed nice. But Brod Louie gave us the best rate for our room and the accommodation was really awesome. Maybe next visit to Gumasa, we'll try Rosal. Tnx for dorpping a line.

November 18, 2008 at 3:20 PM delete

Great adventure sa Gumasa bai! Will try to visit this place this December.

May 22, 2009 at 11:25 PM delete

thanks for the post, surely this place is wonderful.
i'm planning a trip there.