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perfect hideaway for relaxation

A perfect hideaway for relaxation. We love the serenity of the place, the people there were very... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Little Canada, Minnesota
cool area away from the heat you can hire a bamboo cottage to cross the lake by rope pull

nice bit of country side nice cool very deep lake that no have every dived to the bottom so no one... read more

Reviewed September 3, 2018
Ormoc, Philippines
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A perfect hideaway for relaxation. We love the serenity of the place, the people there were very friendly and courteous and the food was consistently delicious. Just the place I exactly need. Total peace of mind can be truly achieved here.With its very light atmosphere...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed November 20, 2018

A very nice day on the lake and our party had a good time. The shoreline support and CR's could have been much better and organized. Need to build some new ones (especially for the small kids)

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Frisbetariat
Reviewed September 3, 2018

nice bit of country side nice cool very deep lake that no have every dived to the bottom so no one know how deep it is not much transport going back to ormoc so suggest hiring your trike for round trip and getting him to...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank stokes982
Reviewed June 6, 2018 via mobile

Its one place you'll be surprised on... the cottages and kayak were just a great add on to the already nice place. The rental rates are very reasonable 150Php each for an hour. The people are friendly and very attentive. I will definitely be visiting...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Nelson J
Reviewed April 30, 2018 via mobile

Visited Lake Danao in Dec 2017, however they had just been hit by two typhoons in a matter of weeks, we decided to still go as we wanted to support the locals. You can go kayaking on the lake for a extra charge. Just remember...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed March 7, 2018 via mobile

We just visited recently and it is now operational again since the earthquake incident that happened a few months back. Better and new floating cottages are available and please Do try the local shell its very very delicious i recommend the crispy one.

Date of experience: March 2018
2  Thank Luigi P
Reviewed February 12, 2018

Welcomed by the green pastures and chirping birds, Lake Danao indeed offers the nature's finest that gives you the feeling of serenity and relaxation. The calm and mysterious waters of this guitar-shaped lake gives you both the feeling of tranquility and thrill. It's a joy...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Jhuls G
Reviewed December 10, 2017 via mobile

My first experience is kayaking. I have learned how to paddle the kayak. We rented it for 150 an hour. We only stay here for an hour since we requested from the jeepney driver to wait for us before going back to Ormoc.

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank jacknhell05
Reviewed December 6, 2017

Pleasant ride to this like in the mountains with cool air and cold beverage to escape the hot sun. I recommend this place.

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank deckano406
Reviewed August 30, 2017

I give it 4 stars because I love it being relatively "undiscovered". Yet it is elfish to keep it to myself and I have been imagining how great this spt will be once developed. At 1,033 feet above sea level, serene, and almost undisturbed. Excpet...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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