Mt. Matutum and Pineapple Fields | Things to do in Tupi-South Cotabato

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Cruising along the national highway in the town of Tupi will reveal a view of the majestic Mount Matutum, an active volcano that is part of the Pacific ring of fire. Dominating the landscape from General Santos to Koronadal City, it beckons hikers and mountain climbers alike to climb its lush green slopes, which prompted the local government to declare it an ecotourism site. The name, Matutum, comes from the local Blaa'n tongue "Amyak Maleh," meaning climb and plant. Indeed, those who want to trek up the mountain must plant something while they're there. Due to its volcanic waste, which has eroded to the bottom, its surrounding area yields fertile soil. Recognizing its abundant natural resources, the Dole company established pineapple plantations in nearby Polomok in 1963, said to be the largest in the world.
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Nearby attractions

Kalsangi Clubhouse
7.60 km away

The site of the DOLE Philippines (DOLEFIL) Clubhouse, it is laid out beautifully lay the foot of Mt. Matutum. It includes the housing projects of DOLEFIL executives, a school, restaurant, swimming pool, golf course and guest house. It is also a jump-off point for climbing Mt. Matutum.

Linan Tarsier Conservation Sanctuary
9.05 km away

Living on the eastern side of South Cotabato are communities of the indigenous group, the B’laan, who are, likewise, guardians of another treasure: the tarsier. Known in the B’laan vernacular as Mal, this smallest of primates was first reported to be seen in the forests of Mt. Matutum, South Cotabato’s hightest peak, back in 2007. Since then, documenting the tarsier population has been ongoing but early estimates say it could be bigger than the tarsier population in the island of Bohol, where the primate is an icon. In one village in South Cotabato alone, 19 tarsier habitats have been identified so far. Tarsiers are territorial creatures so there are usually only a couple of them living in one habitat. Specifically, the Tarsiers can be found in Barangay Linan, Tupi which has been turned into the Linan Tarsier Conservation Sanctuary, efforts are also underway to create the Tarsier Trail which will allow guests to view the Tarsiers from a safe distance without disturbing them. In the Linan Forrest Park one can experience trekking, camping and sightseeing at Linan’s series of waterfalls.

Tupi Fruit Park
11.71 km away

This highway destination favored by locals and tourists who are breezing through town is a great place to find a wide array of fruits and vegetables that are the ultimate when it comes to freshness.Attesting to South Coabato’s agricultural bounty, here you can find all sorts of fruits, from the small to the large and the familiar to the exotic. This definitely makes for a sweet and succulent stopover for guests.Drop and have “pasalubong” at Tupi Fruit Park while taking photos at the majestic Mt. Matutum behind it.

Where to stay

Dolores Farm Resort
Hotels and homes
14.80 km away

Experience the nature’s splendor at Dolores Farm Resort. Its proximity to the business and government centers of Koronadal City and General Santos City makes it an ideal place to unwind from work.

“Kradumthong” Function Hall is ideal for banquets, parties, meetings and conferences. Enjoy delectable Durian fruit from the front yard, tasty sea foods and other Filipino dishes which are best enjoyed at “Chanee” restaurant. It has 10 fully air-conditioned guest-rooms, equipped with cable TV, IDD/NDD telephone, hot and cold shower, and free Wi-fi internet connection. About 10 open cottages – perfect for relaxation, are also offered to guests.

Guests will surely embrace the cool weather of a farm atmosphere. Try to visit also our featured animals at the Mini Zoo near the fish pond area. Capture moments while enjoying the “Kanyao” swimming pool. This place is one of the best choices to stay for relaxation.

Tuburan Mountain View Resort
Hotels and homes
18.60 km away

Unwind and get close to nature at this resort in South Cotabato. This place invites you to take a breather away from the hustle and bustle of the city, while still offering you the basic amenities you need. Whether you’re looking for a new adventure, in a new town or a quiet respite from your busy schedule, this relaxing getaway has you covered.

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