Here are suggestions for where to go and things to do when in South Cotabato.
Photo credits: Atty. Nonoy Rojas
1. Dole Plantations and Mt. Matutum- situated at the base of South Cotabato’s most imposing landmark - the majestic Mt. Matutum, the pineapple plantations of multinational company DOLE Philippines  spans around 12,000 hectares, the largest pineapple plantation in the country. Located somewhere at the  center of the vast pineapple plantation is an exclusive residential village with a 9-hole golf course and Dole Kalsangi Clubhouse, which serves  one of the best steak in South Cotabato.

2. There are Tarsiers in South Cotabato. With the establishment of a Tarsier Sanctuary, a closer look at the world’s smallest primate known locally as Tukal mal awaits you in Brgy. Linan, Tupi.

3. Strike a pose at the new Surallah Rotunda. A cultural landmark so uniquely attractive that tourists going to and  coming from Lake Sebu stop by to take a close look, it’s the newest attraction in South Cotabato. Unveiled last March 2011, the whole masterpiece  was designed by Kublai Ponce Millan.

4. Don’t miss a trip to Lake Sebu, the summer capital of the south and try the different dishes of Tilapia at some of the famous resorts like Punta Isla or Estaris Lake Resort.  Boating around the lake is also a must-try.

5. When you’re in Lake Sebu and South Cotabato you should not miss the gravity-defying Seven Falls Zipline experience. Literally FLY above three of the seven falls of Lake Sebu in just a ride at a speed of 100-120 kph and at a height of 180 meters high, the highest in Southeast Asia!
Photo credits: Berniemack Arellano of HabagatCentral.Com
6. Visit Lang Dulay at T’bong in Lake Sebu, South Cotabato. Get to know about the works and life story of a living legend among the T’boli's and one of the country’s “Living Treasures”, known for her dream-inspired weaving  of the famous  T’nalak. At 90 years old, Lang Dulay still weaves and uses the traditional process to create the T’nalak cloth. She was honored as National Artist last 1998.

7. Beat the heat at the world-class Paraiso Verde Resort and Water Park right in the heart of Koronadal City. Paraiso Verde Resort and Water Park opened its doors to the public last July 2011 and boasts of its Mobi Wave Pool, the first of its kind in Southern Philippines and 3 other types of pool.

8. Try to walk on water with Water Zorbing at Cresta Del Rio Splash Resort, the latest extreme aqua adventure is now in South Cotabato. Read more about water zorbing by clicking here.

9. Visit the South Cotabato Community Museum. If you want to know more about the history of the province of South Cotabato, its rich heritage, a tour to the South Cotabato Community Museum located at the South Cotabato Gym and Cultural Center building is well worth a visit.

10. Celebrate with the locals at the annual T’nalak Festival. Usually set every second week of July, the T’nalak  Festival shows the rich and colorful cultural heritage of South Cotabato and its people. The festivity is named after the famous T’nalak  cloth woven by the T’boli’s of South Cotabato.  Some of the highlights of the festivity includes the T’nalak street dancing competition participated by the 10 municipalities of South Cotabato, the search for Mutya ng South Cotabato, Balikbayan Night, nightly concerts and more..

There is a lot to do and lot of places to go to in South Cotabato. Plan your travel to South Cotabato now, book you flights early to avail of cheap airline tickets and promo fares offered by various airlines. 

If there is something you enjoy doing in South Cotabato which is not included here, how about leaving a comment below. 


It's More Fun in South Cotabato!

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  1. Camping at Lake Holon. :)

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  2. nice... more pics, nard!

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  3. Ano po meron sa Tantangan? 

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  4. That photo of Mt Matutum overlooking the Dole plantation is breathtaking. That alone is enough reason to visit South Cotabato!

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  5. tnx AJ, photo credits to Atty. Nonoy Rojas! :)

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  6. MOG! S.C. pala is really cool. I am surprised with the Tarsier, merun pala diyan ha... Lake Sebu is always exceptional. 

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  7. Mt Matutum is very cool! makita ko lang yan solved na... pero of course, hindi akopapayag na hindi ko lahat mabisita ang mga nakalagay dito. Thanks!

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  8. I may consider all these things as the hidden treasures of South Cotabato for I've never been there and I've never been known those places. Now, they're featured here I'm glad to know them and I'm very eager and curious to visit those places. RandomThoughts is very much grateful for effort of posting them here!

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  9. Meronna rin palang tarsier outside of Bohol. That's good to know na meron ng sanctuary in South Cotabato.

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  10. Cool Post! Naalala ko bigla yung trip ko sa Bukidnon. We also saw, I think Dole's Pineapple plantation there. We also tried the longest zipline in Asia.. so talagang nagReminisce ako when I saw your zipline and dole photos. =)

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  11. Love it!
    You just enumerated the things that I can do in South Cotabato..
    Something to look forward to.
    More of them, and the zip line being a keeper I will definitely try..

    The off beaten paths, I may have to hunt it myself!
    Hoping to tour South Cotabato by the 4th quarter of this year. :)

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  12. I didn't know that there's also a tarsier in some other places! I wanna try the zipline and the water zorbing! Nice post thanks for sharing! :)

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  13. That is very nice post. For sure there will be loads of people travelling there in summer. Have a nice day.

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  14. This is the 3rd time that I leave a comment in this blog. Hope this will get into print. Before I mentioned that there are a lot of things to explore in South Cotabato. They're all rich in historical significance. You've at least enumerated the 10 most significant places, events, and happenings in this place called South Cotabato.

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  15. Wow! I never knew that South Cotabato looks so fantastic and amazing as what I have seen on your photos. Tourists there will be busy with loads of activities and places to visit! Tnx for the share! 

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  16. I love all of your photos here! so vivid and so good to look at.. :) Wish to visit South Cotabato soon! 

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  17. thanks for this post!! I have not been to this part of our country..  I would really love to explore but I have my hesitations regarding safety since I travel alone most of the time, but little by little I'm doing it na! Just went to AKlan for a week also last November.. hope to visit other provinces too including south cotabato soon!  :)

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  18. my heart goes out to Lang Dulay! i have met her personally.
    if you allow, i'd like to share my Lake Sebu experience here:http://cheaptravelforwomen.blogspot.com/2011/12/lake-sebu-peek-into-life-of-tiboli.html

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  19. Wow.. i've read your posts on Lang Dulay and Lake Sebu! Thanks much ngaun ko lang din nalaman dalawa lng pala anak nya! :)

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  20. ..indeed, it's more fun in South Cotabato!

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  21. this is a nice post/compilation.i haven't been in South Cotabato yet and part of the 20 remaining provinces out 80 that i still have to check off my list.i will keep tab of this post when the time comes.great choice of photos, nice resolution.thanks

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  22. I didn't know there are tons of other nice places to be in Cotabato other than Lake Sebu which in my to-visit list.

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  23. my cousin just went to south cotobato and experience the zipline. Its a very intersting place. I was just worried if its safe to travel to that place, but she said the place is quite secured

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  24. Informative post. People who will visit Cotabato can definitely make use of the information you posted here.

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  25. Your pictures show how fun it is to be in Cotabato. Added this to my "to visit places" as well ^_^

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  26. thanks for the list. now i wouldn't have to research if and when we decide to go to south cotobato. i'll come back here for reference.

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  27. Thanks for the list! Numbers 6 and 9 are my must-visit choices!

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  28. Tnx Violy.. let me know when are u coming to South Cotabato.. :)

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  29. thanks a lot sir.. actually there's still a lot more aside from the 10 ive mentioned here.. hopefully i can post it all here.. :)

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  30. Cotabato is another province from South Cotabato. Cotabato is actually the North.

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  31. Maraming salamat! very helpful reference! good job!:)

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  32. disqus_CIztZmFSgXJun 15, 2012, 12:11:00 PM

    ...ba't nakatali ang tarsier???

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  33. thank you so much! 8/10... missed the tarsiers and del rio during my first visit to mindanao! an unforgettable backpacker adventure! i fell in love with mindanao! now i cant wait to be back there have some fun again! <3<3<3 (^_^)

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  34. now i have 10 things to do in marbel...thank you...

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