Lake Mainit

Lake Mainit, Surigao City: Address, Lake Mainit Reviews: 4/5


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Maritona V
Tagaytay, Philippines16 contributions
Oct 2018 • Business
The view was good enough though better in pictures. The quiet and the cleanliness surrounding lake is appreciable.
Written November 4, 2018
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billguthrie
Davao City, Philippines17 contributions
Oct 2018 • Family
Lake Mainit stretches some 30 kilometers through the center of NE Mindanao so I'm going to focus on the lake front town of the same name. Visiting Mainit is like stepping back in time. Neat rows of hardwood houses line narrow streets, friendly locals are there to guide you. People still sit on the porch and watch the world go by. There's a large swimming pool right on the lake where 25 pesos gets all day usage. There are no hotels or resturants so you'll be making a day trip.
Written October 30, 2018
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Ste3f-3f
55 contributions
Apr 2017 • Friends
... for too much dirt.
This lake is so impressive from the distance. Wow. But the places around are with plastic dirt all over and they charge so much for everything. I will come back with a rental car to find maybe better places by the lake.
Written April 9, 2017
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BellaP01
Kuwait3 contributions
Mar 2016 • Family
Value for money and nice place...we really enjoy our stay here and we really love the view.the lake is amazing to fell relaxing.
Written March 28, 2016
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Raul B
Quezon City, Philippines1 contribution
Feb 2016 • Friends
My friend who's living in one of the barangays along the coastline invited me to his place recently so I had the chance to blessedly explore this lake for about a week. You can almost do anything here - family picnic, fishing, boating, cave exploring, etc.. Had the chance to mingle with the local folks and they were nice people! Please don't expect to find high end resorts here though or you'll be disappointed. But if you are the adventurous type this place is carved right for you. By the way, peace and order situation here doesn't pose danger to future visitors. My friend told me no such incident happened for a very long time. I plan of going back very soon and bring along with me some of my friends. A week or two? Sounds good!
Written February 13, 2016
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Luke T
Gingoog City, Philippines627 contributions
Nov 2015 • Couples
We went to Surigao City for the day just to lightly explore in prep for maybe spending a couple of days for a deeper look another time and as we were driving we came up on this beautiful fresh water lake. We stopped and took pictures and enjoyed the view
Written November 30, 2015
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Frans d
San Antonio, TX220 contributions
Oct 2015 • Couples
Lake Mainit is a very nice place and the town of Mainit is good for a stop.
As we travel on a motorcycle and met a couple that traveled on bicycles, I would not worry too much about being ambushed.
We traveled on dirt roads from Mainit to Tugunun Falls to Ba-das and were not robbed or kidnapped.
Written November 4, 2015
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Sherwin M
Brisbane, Australia20 contributions
Sep 2015 • Family
One of the largest freshwater lake in the Philippines. Beautiful sunrise and sunset. Mainit is a beautiful town of Surigao with friendly locals.
Written September 27, 2015
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WanderLustDavao
Mindanao, Philippines369 contributions
Jul 2014 • Friends
Lake Mainit, the fourth largest lake and the deepest lake in the country, is a sight to behold. Various endemic flora and fauna can be found in the environs of the lake. Sunsets is the time when the lake is most photogenic (so get your cameras ready by then). There are some basic accommodations that can be found along the lakeshore, visible from the highway, if your driving from Butuan City to Surigao City.
Written June 22, 2015
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ebbtide123
Washington DC, DC976 contributions
Aug 2014 • Family
It is the deepest lake in the Philippines until Mt Pinatubo erupted and created a deep crater lake. Lots of fish pens visible near towns for its popular "Pidjanga" fish. It is best seen along the mountainous part of the national highway. Since there is still occasional rebel activity here, it is not advisable to take a stop for viewing especially at dusk or very early morning. There are no off-road parking for viewing hence driving slower is the best option as someone else in the car takes the photos.
Written June 7, 2015
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