Soccskargen Invasion: Pawikan Nesting Sanctuary in Maitum

A baby sea turtle swims its way to growth in Pawikan Nesting Sanctuary, Maitum, Sarangani.

Soccskargen tourism is on a high roll! The region’s aggressive campaign for eco-tourism is paving the way for more discoveries not only in General Santos City, but also in neighboring provinces. A living proof of this is Sarangani, which is gaining ground for their prized treasures from the sea.

GenSan Media Affairs Officer (and fellow blogger) Avel Manansala scoops up a few pawikans from their mini-swimming pool

One of their banner tourist destinations is Pawikan Nesting Sanctuary, a natural breeding ground for sea turtles. The turtle nesting site is located in Maitum, Sarangani.

Hubby picks up a sea turtle at the Pawikan Nesting Sanctuary in Maitum, Sarangani

Bloggers who joined the recent Soccskargen Experience Tour enjoyed handling the baby sea turtles. The pawikans are so cute!

Turtle race! Bloggers pit young sea turtles against each other, as the youngsters head to the waters.

Kudos to the city government of Maitum, led by Mayor Elsie Perrett, for boosting Sarangani as a viable tourist destination.

Photo taken from Avel Manansala’s Facebook album

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