Belmar Eco Park and Beach Resort located at Sitio Kabog, Brgy. Kapatan in the town of Glan is one of Sarangani province’s attractions. Its strategic location provides visitors with views of Sarangani’s two main natural landmarks: Sarangani Bay and Mt. Matutum.
Belmar has a mini-zoo which serves as home to several animals that are under the care of the resort’s owners, including a monkey, an albino Burmese Python, and different birds. A walk further down the resort reveals a majestic century-old mangrove forest that serves as a sanctuary and breeding ground for fish and other sea creatures found in the area. The mangroves line up a white-pebbled beachfront that is perfect for swimming, snorkeling, and boating.
Fully airconditioned rooms and cottages (as well as non-airconditioned options) tucked in lush, tropical foliage and named after the town’s pioneers await visitors in the resort. It also features its own restaurant, bar, and coffee shop where the freshest catch of seafood and other popular family recipes such as Manok Tinibuok (whole chicken soup with lemongrass) and Manok Pinahapa (griled whole native chicken) are served, complete with the smell and sound of nature around. For those looking for light snacks, their specialty Buko Halo-Halo and Buko Salvaro cannot be missed.
The resort also has a children’s playground making it a family-friendly accomodation. Not too far away is the famous Gumasa Beach of Glan, dubbed as the “Boracay of the South” and is the venue of the SarBay Festival.