White sand beaches and white water rafter adventures! SOCCSKSARGEN (region 12), is an acronym meaning South Cotabato, Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat, Sarangani, and General Santos City. SOCCSKSARGEN is very popular region in southern Mindanao with many hot tourist spots. With it’s seasonal festivals, fresh water lakes such as Lake Holon, and many popular beaches such as Gumasa Beach, there will be enough to keep anyone busy no matter what time of the year you visit.
Although there are many great cities and villages in this region, not all are appealing to tourists. The recommended tourist destinations include: South Cotabato, North Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat, Sarangani, General Santos City, Tacurong City, Koronadal City, Kidapawan City, and Tacurong City. The top 3 destinations by popularity are pictured below.
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