There is no doubt SOX or SOCCSKSARGEN Region is one of the country’s
most beautiful places.
Composed of four provinces, five cities and a total of 45 towns, the region has been gifted with some of the most amazing tourist attractions, best sights and activities. Below are just 10
places to visit in SOX, there are many, many more and it’s up to you to discover them.
1. Lake Sebu
Cool climate all year round, Seven Waterfalls, the 7 Falls Zipline Adventure, Tnalak weaving and the Tboli tribe, and the three lakes namely; Lake Sebu, Lake Lahit and Lake Seloton – all these
and more can be found and experienced in the town dubbed as the “Summer Capital of
Southern Mindanao”.Lake Sebu was also named as one of the Philippines’ top 10 emerging
destinations in 2013.
2. Asik- Asik Falls
Located in Alamada, Cotabato Province, Asik-Asik Falls is a curtain-like spring falls that is about 200-meter wide.
3. White Sand Beaches of Glan, Sarangani
Situated mostly in Gumasa, these white sand beaches in Glan is where Sarangani Bay Festival
or Sarbay Fest, the biggest beach party in the country is being held every year.
4. Baras Bird Sanctuary
The Baras Bird Sanctuary is just a 1.3-hectare of land planted with kakawate trees but is
home to more than 20,000 endemic and migratory birds. No need to go far to enjoy birding.
The sanctuary is located just 7 kilometers away from Tacurong City proper.
5. Grand Mosque in Cotabato City
Located in Cotabato City, the Masjid Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah or the Grand Mosque is the biggest and grandest mosque in the country.
6. Lake Agco in Kidapawan City
Coined as the “Garden of Eden” of Kidapawan City, this popular destination is located in Brgy. Ilomavis at the foot of Mt. Apo. Lake Agco is frequented by tourists because of the breathtaking view of the boiling lake, the mud pool, and the hot and warm pools in nearby resorts.
7. White Water River Tubing in Maitum
Experience the heart-pounding 1.6 kilometer white water river tubing adventure in Pangi River-one of the cleanest rivers in the country.
8. Tboli, South Cotabato
Visit this town in South Cotabato named after the Tboli tribe. Experience nature at its best by climbing Mt. Melibingoy and enjoy an overnight stay in Lake Holon. The crater lake of Mt. Melibingoy is a favorite camping destination for adventure enthusiasts and was adjudged
one of the cleanest inland body of water in the country.Other attractions in Tboli includes
Bakngob, Hidak Falls, Lamhaku Hot Springs and many others.
9. Mt. Apo
The country’s highest mountain peak – Mt. Apo can be accessed via the trails in Kidapawan
City, Magpet and Makilala towns in North Cotabato.
10. Mt. Matutum
Located in South Cotabato, Mt. Matutum is SOCCSKSARGEN Region’s most notable landmark.
At its base is a vast pineapple plantation which spans more than 12,000 hectares. Enjoy taking pictures or climb to its peak.