I have always been a big fan of Isla Parilla Resort in Alabel, Sarangani Province. For those who don’t know where Alabel is, it is just about 15 minutes drive from General Santos City.
I first started going to Isla Parilla back in 2000 when we moved to the Philippines and lived in General Santos City. Back in those days, it was really not much more than a barbecue restaurant, but oh how it has grown!
Isla Parilla is an Island in the middle of a lake. On the island you will find eating places, fishing, boating, a swimming pool, just a wonderful place to relax and get away from the hassles of life. Whenever I want to escape for a day or two, Isla Parilla is always the place that comes to mind.
You can stay at Isla Parilla for as low as P1,300 per night for your room. It’s a real bargain! If you go, tell them that “Mindanao Bob” sent you!