Glan is accesible by plane or boat from Manila and Cebu via General Santos City and by any means of land transportation. It is approximately a 40 minute travel from the capital town and 50 minute drive away from General Santos City in a 55 km world class highway traversing through breathtaking mountain and seaside vista.
The old walled waterfront was, for years, maintained by the local government and the DPWH. It was recently turned over to the Philippine Ports Authority for expansion and development.An alternate of the Makar Port of General Santos City, Glan Port boasts of a deep natural harbor. In the meantime, it serves as the docking area of small fishing boats and ferries from nearby coastal villages and from as far as Balut and Sarangani Islands and Jose Abad Santos, Davao del Sur.
Potable water is sourced by the Glan Water District. Barangays Poblacion, Ilaya and parts of Barangays Calabanit and Taluya are serviced by it. Other areas depend mainly on natural springs and artesian wells.
Three (3) public calling offices provide long distance services. Glan has two (2) cell sites which make cell phones widely used in the area.
It is supplied by the National Power Corporation and redistributed by a local electric cooperative. Roughly 85% of Glan's 31 barangays is energized. All its coastal barangays are now enjoying life's comforts brought about by electricity.
Glan is basically an agricultural town where corn, rice and fisheries are abundant. The traditional source of livelihood is copra from the vast hectare of coconut plantation (33,070.86 has.), roughly 47.4% of the municipality's total land area (69,760 has.).
In 1999, however, palay harvest of 2,814 metric tons from the 402.00 (has) of irrigated land posted a little higher than coconut yield of 2,743 metric tons.
Native corn production lagged behind but its clean, white grits has long been known in the SOCKSARGEN region as "Mais Glan" along with rice which, likewise, is fast becoming a product name of grains known locally as "Padidu Rice."
Native chicken ranks first in livestock and poultry production with 42,117 heads in 1999 followed by swine with 24,793 heads.
It has been a decade that Glan made known its tourism potentials with the rediscovery of its white sand beaches, particularly those in Gumasa and Taluya. It opened the floodgate of a modest tourism industry in Glan.
The number of domestic tourists,however, is yet to be actually counted for unlike the other economic sectors.
There is more to Glan than just white sand beaches. Glan's rich history and heritage and ambience of an old town has spread by word of mouth but not hyped.
Glan distinctively remains an uncharted tourism hub and a paradise in waiting.
Taking into account that sole copra production as the key industry despite the tree's hundred uses, alongside tourism which is just beginning to flourish, Glan now endeavors to move towards these directions: The Vision of Glan