Information about General Santos
Popular for being the country's premier producer of tuna and being the hometown of lawmaker and eight- division world boxing champion Manny Pacquiao, General Santos is also a popular tourist destination filled with rich culture and heritage, water activities, local cuisines, and festivals.
Visit the famed Fish Port Complex located in Brgy. Tamber and be able to witness the booming seafood industry of the city. It’s called the Tuna Capital of the Philippines for a reason. If you want to see large tuna freshly catched and brought to the port, visit the 32-hectare complex early in the morning. Here you can witness how local fishermen weight, classify, and sort their fishes.
To complete your city excursion, head next to Plaza Heneral, which is strategically located at the center of the city alongside the City Hall and other establishments including schools, church, and hotels. Plaza Heneral is one of the busiest plaza in the city from different stalls selling street foods to people chilling, jogging, and biking around the plaza.
If you’re already in General Santos, make the most of it by learning more about the lawmaker and boxing legend Manny Pacquiao from his humble beginnings to his success achievements. The tour will bring you to Wildcard Gym where he trained in his early years, to his three mansions, earned for being a boxing champion. Other sites include PacMan Stadium, Pacman Beach Resort, Pacman Farm, Pacman Hotel, also known as Road Haus Hotel.
Tuna Festival is celebrated every September 1 to 5 where locals and tourists can participate in the colorful tuna parades and savor in different tuna dishes.