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Twin Lakes of Balinsasayao & Danao

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Address: 12 km west of the town of Sibulan, Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental, Philippines

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Twin lakes (saw only one)

Drive up to the place gives a great view of Tañon Stait, Cebu Island & the mountains of Negros Oriental. There are wardens who control entry of vehicles & people (which is... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
vicarbo
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Quezon City, Philippines
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Quezon City, Philippines
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53 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Drive up to the place gives a great view of Tañon Stait, Cebu Island & the mountains of Negros Oriental. There are wardens who control entry of vehicles & people (which is really good) A small entrance fee is paid and one ends up the end of the road where there is a viewing deck to see the first lake.... More 

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Thank vicarbo
Dumaguete City, Philippines
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went up there, had agreed with the restaurant that we could bring part of the food ourselves, had a great lunch, and explored the view points with the kids. All in all a great day

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Thank Nordbuar
Manila, Philippines
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95 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One can get here by bus then rent a habal-habal (motorcycle) to take you up the lakes. Or you can also rent a car or drive your own rented motorcycle just like we did. It takes more than an hour getting there from Dumaguete city. The road going up there is nice, but the views are nicer! There's a gate... More 

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Thank XtinaNovember
Melbourne, Australia
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373 reviews
133 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 251 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The drive to the lakes is very pleasant with some great views and scenery on the way. Once at the lakes and having paid the entrance fee, there is an 80m quite steep walk down to see one and a longer walk to see the other. Some canoes are available on the lake. There is a restaurant at the car... More 

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1 Thank MelbourneTravelmad
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

It's a long walk down the stairs from where you can park your car, but the lake is beautiful. I wish I had time to explore the other lake, but only got to see the first one.

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Thank Enzo N
Dumaguete City, Philippines
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29 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

It's one of those places I thought I'd never see, experience or even existed in the Philippines. It's very clean! You can row yourself around the lake on boats. It would be great though if they have a proper snack place...

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Thank RobieBernardo
Bacolod, Philippines
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34 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Well maintained place. Beautiful scenery. You need a good vehicle to go up. They have food available. The boat ride is a must. The air is cool and climbing to the mountain is a must.

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Thank R43i43t47a47
Zurich, Switzerland
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

It's quite long trip to get there and it's quite high then take a jacket as could be needed! I was disappointed with the price fee Local 30 pesos foreigners 100 pesos and for sure motorbike a side. The lakes are beautiful and the views!!!

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Thank Celia A
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79 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2017

Getting to Twin Lakes from Dumaguete via public transportation is actually pretty straightforward. Right at Quezon Park in the center of Dumaguete, just across from McDonald's (which is under renovation), there is a stop for jeepneys bound for San Jose. Take the San Jose-bound jeepney & tell the driver you’re getting off at the Twin Lakes Balinsasayao junction or crossing... More 

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Binangonan, Philippines
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40 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2017

Hidden within the jungles of Valencia, Lakes Balinsasayao and Danao are placid bodies of water separated by a hill, requiring a boat or a long trek to reach one from another. The lakes' emerald waters and calm surroundings rejuvenate a worn-out soul; it offers a surefire way to get in commune with nature undisturbed. Visiting the twins that looks identical,... More 

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