The road leading to the white sand beaches of Gumasa in the municipality of Glan in Sarangani Province is now safer and wider.
In less than a year, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has completed the road concreting and widening of two (2) routes along Sarangani – Davao del Sur Coastal Road leading to Gumasa Beach. The project was implemented under the Department of Tourism-DPWH Convergence Program on Enhancing Tourism Access in Soccsksargen Region.
Work activities on the first route is composed of road concreting and expansion of a 0.75 kilometer road from 4 meters to 6 meters while route 2 involves the road concreting of a 1.28 kilometer access road.
Passing through agricultural land and beautiful scenery overlooking Celebes Sea and white sand beaches, the tourism road is expected to attract more local and international tourists especially during its hosting of annual Sarangani Bay Festival or Sarbay Fest where series of outdoor activities are featured.
The Saranggani province, aside from being famous as the hometown of People’s Champ Manny Pacquiao, is also known for its pristine beaches, comparable to those found in Boracay and Palawan.