Beautiful Lakes in the Philippines and Where to Find Them

 

If you need a change of scenery from your usual beach trips, the Philippines is gifted with beautiful lakes to explore. To get you started, weโ€™ve gathered some of the most beautiful lakes you can add to your next itinerary:

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๐Ÿ“Lake Bulusan, Sorsogon

Bulusan lake is situated at the foot of Mount Bulusan giving you a wonderful view of its rainforest. Theyโ€™ve also provided a cemented trail for the tourist so you can enjoy a leisurely walk around the area and get a closer look at the place.

What we love:
๐ŸŒ‹  Great view of Bulusan Volcano
๐Ÿ›ถ  Can rent boats, kayaks, and canoes to explore the area

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๐Ÿ“Lake Bababu, Dinagat Islands

Why itโ€™s worth to visit? Thereโ€™s an underwater cave that connects the lake to the open sea! Did we mention that itโ€™s the longest underwater cave in the country?

What we love:
๐ŸŠ  Ideal for swimming and snorkeling
๐Ÿ›ถ Activities like cave diving and kayaking are available

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๐Ÿ“Lake Holon, South Cotabato

Lake Holon is considered as one of the rising tourist attractions in South Cotabato. This mesmerizing lake was hailed the cleanest inland body of water in the Philippines (2003-2004).

What we love:
๐ŸŒณ  Set near a beautiful rainforest
โ›บ  Ideal for camping
๐Ÿ’ฆ  Cyrstal clear water and peaceful surrounding

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๐Ÿ“Lake Carolina, Davao Oriental

Though not actually a lake (itโ€™s more of a tidal creek or lagoon), this place is the localsโ€™ secret paradise. It has green brackish waters where you can go for a swim and an ideal environment to relax after a long day of beach hopping.

What we love:
๐Ÿ‰  Ideal for picnic
๐Ÿ’ฆ  Cold water perfect for swimming
๐Ÿ›ถ  Perfect location to do kayaking

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๐Ÿ“Lake Venado, North Cotabato

Lake Venado is considered as the smallest and highest lake in the country. Often referred to by locals as Lake Linawโ€”which means clear, this lake offers a majestic view of Mount Apo. 

 What we love:
๐ŸŒ„  Great view of Mount Apo
โ›บ  Amazing place to go camping
๐Ÿ‘ฃ  Great hiking trails

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Photo credit:
Lake Holon: @quennielao
Lake Carolina: @jepepilapil