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Flight from Butuan (BXU) to General Santos (GES)

Flight from Butuan (BXU) to General Santos (GES)

The Philippines is one of the famous holiday destinations among the tourist. One of the most popular tourist destinations in the Philippines is the City of General Santos. A highly urbanized city located in the province of Soccsksargen, the city is the 15th most populous city in the region. General Santos is also formerly known as “Dadiangas” and the city’s current name is in honor of General Paulino Santos, who is a former Commanding General of the Philippine Army. In regards to tourist attractions, the city is famous for a myriad of attractions such as the variety of shopping malls, beautiful lake coves, restaurant with the freshest fish available and much more to the point where tourist will never run out of things to do in General Santos.


Best time to fly from Butuan to General Santos

The climate in General Santos is tropical year-round with an average temperature of 29-35 degrees Celsius. General Santos or Philippines has only two seasons, which is wet and dry seasons where rainfall can be heavy during the wet or monsoon season and humidity during the hotter months can be high. The best time to visit General Santos would be between December to February when the weather is warmer with occasional showers. During this season, the sun shines bright, resulting in clear skies with the winds blow gently suitable for outdoor activities. The off-peak season is between July to September where the climate during that season is unpredictable and typhoons can sometimes occur anytime. It is advisable for visitors to check the weather reports before going to this town. During this season you will find better flight tickets and hotel deals.


Main airports available in Butuan and Dumaguete

Bancasi Airport – The Bancasi Airport is an airport that served the city of Butuan and its surrounding region. It is also known as “Tugpahanan sa Bancasi” or “Tugpahanan hong Bancasi” in the local tongue. The airport is located in the province of Agusan del Norte where it is the only airport and coincidentally, the largest airport in Caraga. The airlines that operate in this airport are Cebu Pacific and Philippine Airlines. Bancasi Airport has various shops and food stalls for you to visit while waiting for your plane to arrive or depart. For your convenience, it is easy to go in and out of the airport due to many types of transportation available in Bancasi Airport for visitors.


General Santos International Airport – The General Santos International Airport is an international airport that connects the city of General Santos with the outside world. The airport is located in Barangay Fatima, General Santos. The airlines that operate in this airport is Cebu Pacific and Philippine Airlines. This airport consists of one main passenger terminals. General Santos International Airport has many interesting shops and eateries within the airport so you can shop or dine in while waiting for your plane to arrive or depart. For your convenience, it is easy for you to go in and out of the airport due to many types of transportation available in the General Santos International Airport for the visitors.


Climate pattern in Butuan and Dumaguete

General Santos’s climate is under the hot sun for most of the time. Usually, it will be warm and sunny throughout the years with little rains except for the typhoon season which the weather can be unpredictable with heavy rains and thunderstorms. The average maximum temperature in General Santos is around 27 to 33 degree Celsius, while the average minimum is to 20 and 24 degree Celsius. The month of December to February will be the peak season for tourism due to warm and pleasant climate compared to the rest of the year. If you plan to visit General Santos during this season, it is advised to make sure that you booked your flight and hotel as early as possible for fear of both of these amenities filled up quickly due to massive demand.


Highlights attractions in General Santos

  • Sanchez Peak – The Sanchez Peak is famous hotspots for hiking where the road leading to the peak is filled with various flora and fauna that will almost guarantee will leave you in awe and amazement over the natural beauty of the summit. There are tent rentals available for those who are interested in camp at the peak, so do not be shy to use all the facility available to fully appreciate the beauty of Sanchez Peak.
  • Queen Tuna Park – Located in the heart of General Santos City is the stunning and aesthetically attractive Queen Tuna Park. The magnificent park is right next to the ocean where the sea breeze will leave you feeling relaxed and comfortable. The park is also equipped with beachside cabanas for your picnic and perhaps barbeque needs. Just be careful to clean up after yourselves after using the cabanas to not ruin the clean and pristine sands of the beach. For those who wanted a relaxing time near a beach, this is the best place for you.
  • Kalaja Valley – Located in the outskirts of General Santos, Kalaja Valley is a beautiful and pristine nature reserve complete with clean rivers, breathtaking caves and also a hiking trail that can be used by a hiker to trek up the valley. The nature reserve is kept well cleaned by the city management and it is the best place to bring your friends and family for a nice picnic under the bright sun. On top of that, the lush greeneries will soothe the weary souls of any visitors that set foot to the nature reserve; therefore, this is the best place to relax and enjoy nature at its finest.

Airport in Butuan

Airport in General Santos

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