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8 Most Beautiful Lakes in the Philippines You Should Visit

The Philippines is known to be geologically blessed with breath-taking bodies of water, and what more beautiful than lakes in the country. Here’s our pick of eight most beautiful lakes in the Philippines.

1. Lake Carolina (Baganga, Davao Oriental)

Lake Carolina Davao, Phillipines
Photo by jepepilapil on Instagram

These sparkly lake bases in Baganga and is sparkly because it’s so clear and the sun reflects brightly across the water. Known to be a secret paradise, Lake Carolina looks turquoise due to the hues of green surrounding the area.

2. Taal Crater Lake in Talisay and San Nicolas, Batangas

The view of the lake is amazing, partly because of world’s smallest active volcano in the surrounding. The color of the lake varies according to the weather; it can turn from dark blue-green to silver-grey. Thus, it is the most photographed lake in the country.

Taal Crater Lake
Taal Volcano Island by Ron Gotfrid on 500px.com

There is also the Vulcan point, the world’s largest island within a lake (Main Crater Lake) on an island (Volcano Island) within a lake (Taal Lake) within an island (Luzon). That sounds like a lot. But look at the pictures, and you will know.

3. Siit Lake (Sulu)

Siit Lake is heart-shaped and that is what makes it so beautiful. It’s gaining popularities among the couples because of that too. But going there might not be that easy (you have to travel 469 km on land from the Cagayan De Oro City)

4. Lake Holon in T’boli, South Cotabato

Lake Holon
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If you want to be in sync with nature, then Lake Holon is the lake to be. You have to walk at least three to four hours to get there, but you will find that it is worth it when you get there. There is also a campsite near the water so that you can rest and admire nature’s gift.

5. Kayangan Lake in Coron, Palawan

Labeled as the cleanest lake in Asia, Kayangan Lake is so clear that you can see the bottom, even if you’re looking at 10ft. It is surrounded by limestone cliffs. To get there is easy too: you only have to take a quick 10-minute hike.

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Kayangan Lake
Kayangan Lake – Coron Palawan by Joyce DZ on 500px.com

Things to do here includes either taking the refreshing swim or just relaxing and admiring the beauty of this place.

6. Mount Pinatubo Crater Lake in Zambales

Mount Pinatubo
Mount Pinatubo by Gerard Shaun Samonte on 500px.com

A beautiful disaster, Mount Pinatubo Crater Lake was only formed on 1991 after the eruption of the mountain. It is also the deepest lake in the Philippines.

A lot of people go there for a hike too because it’s easy with the flat terrain.

7. Lake Sebu in South Cotabato

Lake Sebu
Photo’ by Mark Christian Marcelino on 500px.com

Lake Sebu has a beautiful stretched water, filled with lotus flowers that make it look like having pink dots in the midst of the green lake. It takes you a two-hour drive from the General Santos City to get there. Also, if you are into adventures, you can also take the 7 Falls Zipline Adventure which is 700 meters high and 400 meters long.

8. Twin Lakes of Balinsasayao and Danao (Sibulan, Negros Oriental)

Balinsasayao Lake
Balinsasayao Lake by Miko Tolosa on 500px.com

These twin lakes are known for kayaking and boating. It’s very clean and the water reflects the forest surrounding it. There are other activities apart from kayaking and boating that you can take here; you can free dive, snorkel and paddle boat.

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