If you're visiting South Cotabato for the first time, you might want to consider the following to make your first trip here easy, fun and memorable.
Lake Sebu

1. Go to Lake Sebu

Your visit to South Cotabato is never complete without going to Lake Sebu, the "Summer Capital of the South" and also the "Land of the Dreamweavers". Attractions include the Seven Falls, the three lakes namely: Lake Sebu, Lake Seloton, and Lake Lahit. Ride the zipline and and enjoy the view while flying above the Seven Falls. You can also go boating around the lakes and stay overnight in one of the resorts.
Seven Falls Lake Sebu

2. Learn about the Tnalak and the Dreamweavers.

Tnalak is the cultural emblem of the province handwoven by the women of the Tboli tribe. The late master dreamweaver Lang Dulay, was awarded Gawad Manlilikha ng Bayan (National Living Treasure) in 1998 because of Tnalak.
Lang Dulay Tnalak

3. Take jump shots at our famous landmarks

Don't forget to bring a camera with you and take jump shots at the vast pineapple plantation in Polomolok or at Tupi with Mt. Matutum at the background, or take a selfie with life-size sculptures at the Tri-people Cultural Landmark in Surallah. In Koronadal City, strike a pose at the rotunda also known as "roundball".
Surallah Cultural Landmark

The scenic Mt. Matutum. Photo by Rodson Matulac
4. Taste local delicacies

Must try are Tilapia dishes in Lake Sebu and Hito (catfish) dishes at Pantatan Restaurant in Banga. For refreshment, Apareja Buko Halo-halo at Bo.8 in Koronadal City is not to be missed.
Tilapia Dishes in Lake Sebu

5. Buy souvenirs and bring home local products

Go shopping for souvenir items - Tnalak products, beads accessories, brass wares, wooden items and other local handicrafts. These are available at affordable rates in most souvenir shops in Lake Sebu. Preserved food products like juices, jams, pastillas, tarts, etc are also available at Pasalubong Centers in Tupi, City of Koronadal and Polomolok.
Lake sebu souvenirs

South Cotabato Pasalubong


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  1. Is that tilapia sisig? Looks yummy!!!! I would love to try that zipline in the Lake Sebu and be amazed with the view of the seven falls.

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  2. I have no idea that South Cotabato is this gorgeous! Definitely a check on my list if ever I get to travel down south.

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    1. Thanks @DesignMonsta, looking forward for your visit here :)

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  3. its my desire to visit Cotabato and experience their rich culture..i love this tinalak thing

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  4. I really would love to see Lake Sebu and Mt. Matutum. I would also love to see their local delicacies.

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  5. The food looks so amazing like kinilaw na isda at sinugba. Nice place indeed!

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  6. Lake Sebu looks promising, truly a wonder of nature. And oh,the foods are surely one of the best in the South!

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    1. Thanks sir.. i hope you can visit South Cotabato soon! :)

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  7. I have my tnalak made by my friend from South Cotobato. It's a tnalak skirt and I my eldest daughter will be the one to wear it during their cultural show next year.

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  8. If I'm not mistaken, this Tnalak was one of the exhibits in the National Museum recently? Correct me if I'm wrong. And if I'm wrong, well, these are the things I want to learn about. Someday, I'm hoping I could help them promote these products locally and internationally. :)

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  9. Mt. Matutum is awesome. There's a lot to explore in South Cotabato with its rich culture and nicest people -KarenT

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    1. Indeed. That's why i love this place so much ^^.. thanks for dropping by Inya

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