KORONADAL CITY —The coastal of Glan in Sarangani which is known as Mindanao’s version of Boracay has started accepting guests from within and outside the region of Soccsksargen.
Before travelers are allowed to enter, they need to first book with accredited resorts, Glan Mayor Vivien Yap.
“Guests shall stay within the resort they’re accommodated as we don’t allow beach hopping,” she said.
The town has over two dozen beach resorts catering to different budgets and is famous for its fine white sand beaches, especially in Gumasa District.
Tourists from within Soccsksargen will need to present the DVY Cares quick response code that can be accessed at glan.ph, and the booking confirmation slip from the resort.
Meanwhile, tourists from other regions will have to present a medical certificate as an additional requirement.
Travelers are required to observe proper health protocols such as hand washing or sanitizing, wearing of face masks, and physical distancing as a precaution against the coronavirus, Yap reminded.
In line with the directive of the COVID-19 Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases, the resorts in the region were instructed to accommodate only up to 50 percent of its capacity, she said.
Glan is the top tourism destination of Sarangani. It is a bucolic town an hour away from General Santos City and is marketed to tourists as the “Boracay of the South" and is famous for its annual Sarangani Bay Festival which has become the ultimate beach party in Mindanao, although it was canceled last year due to the pandemic.