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Lake Sebu

South Cotabato, Cotabato City, Mindanao, Philippines
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lake sebu over rated and over priced polluted inland lake

this lake is absolutely polluted and overrated. food at the resort is poor, water at the lake is... read more

Reviewed March 12, 2017
Kumar D
Brisbane, Australia
I Love Lake Sebu

Lake Sebu is 2 hours away from GenSan. It is a small city but with rich natural resources. You may... read more

Reviewed December 28, 2016
Quezon City, Philippines
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Dec 28, 2016
“I Love Lake Sebu”
Oct 6, 2016
“amazing place and kind people”
South Cotabato, Cotabato City, Mindanao, Philippines
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Reviewed March 12, 2017

this lake is absolutely polluted and overrated. food at the resort is poor, water at the lake is absolutely polluted with dead fish all around and no fresh local produce no where to be seen. highlight was poor boys swimming and diving for discarded coins...More

2  Thank Kumar D
Reviewed December 28, 2016

Lake Sebu is 2 hours away from GenSan. It is a small city but with rich natural resources. You may opt to take the day tour or stay overnight in one of the budget resorts in Lake Sebu. People are very nice and friendly. Culture...More

1  Thank Wreckxki
Reviewed October 18, 2016

It was a nice place to simply relax and enjoy the view. Far from the hustle and bustle of the Metro.

Thank Lyn A
Reviewed October 12, 2016

Normal lake with fishpens in parts of the lake. There are a few restaurants around the lake. Other then that, there is nothing particularly special about Lake Sebu.

1  Thank Capt Mark O
Reviewed October 6, 2016

solo traveled all the way to lake sebu from davao. i felt so safe here. and relaxed. cool wind, clean and fresh air, kind and friendly locals. got to visit brass casting sites and ride the wodden boat and had a 20 minute tour around...More

Thank musickaren
Reviewed August 27, 2016 via mobile

Lots of fishpen and the water is quite dirty. There are other beautiful lakes in the philippines. They should clean this and turn it to a tourist ready area.

1  Thank DokGrey
Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

Lake is a very beautiful place where the natives live. The beauty of nature, waterfalls and few little island around. We had lunch at the resort with the big tilapia on the roof top. The food was yummy. We paid on boat tour around the...More

Thank Cecilia F
Reviewed April 18, 2016 via mobile

Where can you see a scenic place full of water lilies and migrant birds and the T'boli tribe all together? Imagine relaxing over lunch looking at the water lilies in the lake with the paddling of the boat of the fishermen, with the chirping of...More

2  Thank Jkhsyap19
Reviewed April 16, 2016 via mobile

If you have it to the brim with the congestion of Manila then this is an escape worth the trip. Everything's seems cheap, as if my peso is like dollars in this place..

Thank Manuel d
Reviewed March 16, 2016

We had a day trip to Lake Sebu with the family. It was a quick visit, but we were able to enjoy every bit of it. Looking forward to going back and explore more. Food: We had our lunch at Punta Isla Resort. We tried...More

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I only have a half day, can I take the tour and zipline for a half day? How do you arrange for the tour?
March 14, 2016|
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Just would like to know if there are any safety concerns just now for Western travellers in that part of the Philippines? i only ask because i am from Scotland and will be arriving in Manila soon for a few weeks worth of backpacking. i keep hearing the odd story about the south being dangerous and not to go to certain places. How much of this is bad media and how much should i pay attention to stories like this? I just want to experience as much of the Philippines as possible. The 7 falls zip-line looks like a must do activity! :) thanks
December 29, 2015|
Response from Lulu C |
Hi Duncansmith, Its more safe if you go with the native people from Cotabato, just dont go alone with people from Luzon because some of them cant take to travel to mindanao.