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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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Quiet and Relaxing, good for families. Not overly scenic

It is quite a drive up in the mountains. Quite good for a family visit. Not incredible but definitely worth a visit.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Troy M
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Beware of habalhabal group in San Jose when going to the lake. bundles of motorbike habalhabal liars and overpricing fare are waiting for you there. Normal price is P200 vice versa . But they will charge you P400 one way only. When i turn my back they will negotiate again to P300 one way only. until they offer you the... More 

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Thank pityun
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We're a couple who has a bit more time on our hands and try to optimize visits by latching on activities in the vicinity. I took early retirement at 56 and my wife is 57. The lake visit was really great! You have to be physically fit though as the treks on the steep inclines require it. The staff, gov't... More 

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Thank Sebastian Q
Makati, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A bit hard to get to, but you'll be rewarded by a pristine, bucolic scene. Twin lakes, a protected watershed, verdant forests. Just sit back in the boat that will take you across and take it all in.

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Thank TheShrike_inManila
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Motorcycle service seems to be the only transport option at the highway jump-off point. You can possibly rent a motorbike from the city but still need a guide to reach the lakes. And what a ride it is! I was with 2 petite ladies and all four of us (including the driver) made it to the mountaintop. One lady sits... More 

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Thank Raf M
Tacoma, Wa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A beautiful bit of nature at the top of a mountain. Bring a little cash for the fee to get into the park. Tip your motorcycle driver and ask him to hook you up with the local Tuba (local medicinal wine)...Goof stuff and healthy.

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Thank tenaciousme
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is quite a drive up in the mountains. Quite good for a family visit. Not incredible but definitely worth a visit.

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Thank Troy M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited in the afternoon. The zigzag mountain roads leading to the lakes were okay. Our tour guides were very knowledgeable about the place. I opted to kayak with a friend while the rest rode the boats. The hike up to see the second lake was tiring but worth the trip. It rained on our way back and we were... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great for pics. You get to the registration area and you have a mini lake to welcome you. Drive a few more meters and the twin lakes await. Too bad we didn't have time to go its twin - you'd have to get there by boat by an hour (time constraint). The only concern is managing time to get to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is quiet far from the main road. The way there is an adventure by itself, you can hire a motorcycle or use your own car. The road is narrow and at times steep, exercise caution when driving. Fees - 50 per person and 30 per car, while boat costs 250 with boatman. It was chilly when we got... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

Definetly worth the drive if you like scenic drives! I loved riding through the hills and seeing the ocean from up high and the valleys in between the hills. The lakes were nice but for me the ride there was the best part. Just one negative thing, my scooter has an aftermarket exhaust on it, the guard/workers at the entrance... More 

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