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Too spooky

I've been here many times in the past. It was always the first choice of ours when we the family is... read more

Reviewed 17 July 2018
Iloilo City, Philippines
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A place of understated beauty

It is not an easy place to visit. Some stretches of roads are unpaved. The journey from Dumaguete... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2018
Bangkok, Thailand
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Siaton, Negros Oriental 6200, Philippines
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Reviewed 17 July 2018 via mobile

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.

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Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

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

Thank alberts340
Reviewed 18 January 2018 via mobile

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

Thank Karin L
Reviewed 27 December 2017 via mobile

It's a nice place to visit but be aware of the road. Will i suggest people to go there, maybe, as long as you do not mind the road. The place it self could have been upgraded some.

Thank Tom J
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

If you love nature, you will enjoy the place. Some of the trees there looks creepy but its amazing..

Thank pinaywalay86
Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

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. Cons: 1.The road from the main road is bumpy and takes around 9km. Road is not yet...More

Thank Lawrence O
Reviewed 16 April 2016

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

Thank buenaventura2015
Reviewed 18 February 2016

Overall: Very Good Pros: Nice lake Okay restaurant Beautiful sights Cons: 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

1  Thank lh_bandit
Reviewed 8 November 2015

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

2  Thank Michelle F
Reviewed 21 June 2015

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

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Donna T
6 May 2018|
Response from Karin L | Reviewed this property |
I think so. The walk around is nice and fairly easy. The pools are great.
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14 September 2017|
Response from Lawrence O | Reviewed this property |
Its bumpy and rocky not advisable , youre bumper might be scratched
10 July 2017|
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