Provinces

Sarangani Province

Written by Patrick

ABOUT

Sarangani is a province in the Philippines located in the SOCCSKSARGEN Region. Its capital is Alabel. Sarangani, located at the southern tip of the Philippines, became popular after homegrown boxing champ Manny Pacquiao brought home one world championship title after another.

LOCATION

Sarangani

Coordinates: 5°52′N 125°17′E

FAST FACTS

The following are a few useful and interesting details about this province.

Province:
Sarangani
Location:
5°52′N 125°17′E | View Map
Year Founded:
1992
Capital:
Alabel
Area:
3,601.25 km2 (1,390.45 sq mi)
Population:
559,000
Density:
150/km2 (390/sq mi)
Division:
Region:
Cities & Towns:
7 Towns (Municipalities)
Demonym(s):
Sarangan
Elevation:
(Mount Busa) 2,064 m (6,772 ft)
Time Zone:
PST (UTC+8)
Zip Code:
9501–9503, 9514–9517
Area code:
+63 -(083)-XXX-XXXX
Electricity:
Standard voltage is 220V.
Plug commonly used is Type A but Types B and C are used as well.
Bring A to B adapter(s).
Currency:
Philippine Peso (PHP)
Exchange Rate:
Approximately 1 USD = 50 PHP | click for exact exchange rate
Income Class:
Second Class
Religion(s):
Christianity is the majority religion in the province with a total of 79% of the population.
Language(s):
Cebuano, Hiligaynon, Blaan, Tboli, Maguindanaon, Sarangani, Ilocano, English
Known For:
Sarangani Bay, Manny Pacquiao
Major Industries:
Agriculture (coconut, corn, rice, banana, mango, durian, rubber, and sugarcane), Fishing
Climate:
Tropical
Best Time to Visit:
Year-round
Clothing:
Casual light clothing: shorts, t-shirt, sandals. Light jacket and pants at night, at higher elevations, and boating.
Airport(s):
None
Seaport(s):
None
Bus Terminal(s):
COMING SOON

CLIMATE

The climate in this province is a typhoon-free province. Its climate belongs to Type IV of the country’s climate classification. This type is characterized by a rainfall that is more or less evenly distributed throughout the year. Heavy rainfall occurs during the months of June to August.

You can visit Sarangani any month of the year.

The most appropriate clothing for this province is casual light clothing: shorts, t-shirt, sandals. Light jacket and pants at night, at higher elevations, and boating.

READ MORE: Climate & Weather in the Philippines

CITIES & TOWNS

The Sarangani province is divided into 7 Municipalities:

  • Alabel
  • Glan
  • Kiamba
  • Maasim
  • Maitum
  • Malapatan
  • Malungon
 

ISLANDS

None

POINTS OF INTEREST

The following is a list of points of interest relating to the Sarangani province:

  • Baliton Beach 
  • Bugasan Falls
  • Gumasa Beach
  • IML Eco Park
  • Kalon Barak Skyline Ridge
  • Kapatan Beach
  • Kiamba Baywalk
  • Lamlifew Tribal Museum
  • Pawikan Sanctuary
  • Sapu Beach
  • Sellona Beach
  • Soar High Sarangani
  • Tango Beach
  • Tinoto Reef
  • White Water River Tubing Ecopark

FESTIVALS

The following is a list of festivals celebrated in Sarangani throughout the year:

  • Bangsi (Flying Fish) Festival (Maitum) – Last week of January
  • Sarbay Fest or Sarangani Bay Festival – May MunaTo Festival – November 28

FAQs

The following are the most frequently asked questions about the Sarangani province.

Where in the Philippines is Sarangani located?
Sarangani is located on Central Mindanao.

Is Sarangani a city or province?
Sarangani is a province.

What is the Capital of Sarangani?
The capital of Sarangani is Alabel.

What is Sarangani famous or known for?
Sarangani is famous or known for Sarangani Bay and Manny Pacquiao.

How do I get to Sarangani?
There are several ways to get to Sarangani, the most common being from Manila:

  • Plane to Gen. Santos | 2 hours | $54-$200 + Taxi to Alabel | 30 minutes | $4-$7
  • Car ferry to Cagayan de Oro | 34 hours | $16-$34 + Bus to Gen. Santos | 8 hours | $9-$14 + Taxi to Alabel | 30 minutes | $4-$7
  • You can fly to an alternate airport, however you will have to transfer to several vehicles before getting to Sarangani.

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How many islands are in Sarangani?
There are NO islands in Sarangani province.

How Safe is Traveling in Sarangani?
Sarangani may be safe for locals but not really for tourists due to violent clashes between the government and rebel groups.

Is the climate in Sarangani the same as the rest of the Philippines?
The Sarangani province is considered tropical with significant rainfall throughout the year.

To learn more about the various climate types in the Philippines, and for a Climate Map, click the link below …

READ MORE: Climate & Weather of the Philippines

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About the Author

Patrick

Patrick is an entrepreneur, digital nomad, explorer, and photographer. Patrick is always in search of fun and adventure. He is well travelled throughout the world, and although location independent, his home base is Phoenix, Arizona in the USA. Patrick loves island lifestyle which is no wonder why he is so interested in spending time in the Philippines with it’s over 7,000 islands. Patrick created this site to share his knowledge of and experiences in the Philippines with Filipinos as well as other foreigners.

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