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I've been here many times in the past. It was always the first choice of ours when we the family is free at the weekend. But when the accidents happen, rumors spread about something deep in the lake. Very spooky stuff.
It is not an easy place to visit. Some stretches of roads are unpaved. The journey from Dumaguete takes between two to three hours. But once you get there, you are treated with the tranquil and mesmerising beauty of the lake and its surroundings. Although...More
The drive to lake Balanan was slow (after the heavy rains the road was in a terrible shape) but beautiful. We hiked around the lake (approx 4 km) and took a dip in the waterfall at the far end. The hike was fairly easy on...More
To start off if you want to go there i would recommend you to bring your own transportation as the travel would take an hour from Dumaguete City.
1.The road from the main road is bumpy and takes around 9km. Road is not yet...More
lake balanan is a great place for nature lovers and those who like to escape from crowded dumaguete.. on the way to siaton km 41 nationalhighway you will find the best restaurant in negros oriental called BUY THE WAY and owned by a austrian chef...More
Overall: Very Good
Road getting there
No swimming allowed
The road getting out to Lake Balanan is pretty rough, rocky, and long. At times as I was riding my motorbike up through the mountain, I would wonder...More
Let me start this review with a warning that old people may not be able to take the transportation from the foot of the mountain to the lake. Since we didn't have a car, the only way to travel was habal-habal, a single motorcycle (php50/pax)....More
Lake Balanan is a quaint, well-preserved nature park as compared to many parks in the Philippines where tourism facilities often spoil the Earth's wonder. It is also a convenient side trip when you are visiting Dumaguete.
Customer service need to be upgraded though. The staff...More
Response from Lawrence O | Reviewed this property |
Will you be bringing a car? If yes then yes it is safe. Otherwise you would have to make sure that the motorcyle you hire will wait for you. Travel time from Duma to lake balanan would take you an hour or 1hr and a half and... More
Will you be bringing a car? If yes then yes it is safe. Otherwise you would have to make sure that the motorcyle you hire will wait for you. Travel time from Duma to lake balanan would take you an hour or 1hr and a half and from te main road to the entrance of lake balanan will me aprox 6-9km