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“MYSTERIOUS LAKE WITH LOCAL MYTH...”
Review of Sampaloc Lake

Sampaloc Lake
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Reviewed November 24, 2012

I've first visited this lake decades ago but the myth still stands out up to this time...My very first impression was that the lake seems so "strong" and "mysterious" after talking to the locals ...It is strong because of the unusual waves that reflects the current underneath...You will really think many many times before swimming into its water...Well, it is a mysterious lake according to the local stories that people were disappearing in the lake without trace while while swimming underneath...Their "conclusion" but yet to be discovered is that a "tunnel" at the bottom of the lake flows to the ocean and might have "sucked" those "missing" people...Nobody really knows but it adds up to some kind of excitement to visit this beautiful lake at the base of another mysterious mountain which is the Mt Banahaw...

9  Thank anaklakay
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Reviewed November 2, 2012

We were actually looking for Cafe Lago but it seems hidden somewhere near the lake. Instead of searching for it, we ended up buying 10 sticks of isaw (chicken intestines), a stick of hotdog, and a stick of pork barbecue. The entire Sampaloc Lake is roughly three kilometers in circumference and is the smallest lake in the City of Seven Lakes. We drove around the lake and discovered that most of the outskirts were still undeveloped. The road, however, was nicely paved and is easy to drive in.

Full review in: micamae.wordpress.com/2012/11/02/happy-five-si-christina-ugu-bigyan-sampaloc-lake/

1  Thank meeq
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Reviewed October 27, 2012

A bit disappointed. The place could have been improved. With the fish pens around the lake, it's eye sore to visiting tourists. The stalls around the area, which sells grilled entrails of chicken and pork are not so hygienic. The place minus the eyesores is good for jogging and walking early in the morning and late afternoon. The toilets (with a fee) stinks. We passed the toilet while descending from the park going to the Lakeside. Hope the concern agency will look after this place because it has a very refreshing and natural scenery.

5  Thank Ms_Jet
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Reviewed July 2, 2012

Excellent place to go for an early morning run, walk or bike ride. Very family friendly.

2  Thank FamilyTraveler929
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Reviewed May 18, 2012

After we took our breakfast in our hotel, My wife and I strolled around Sampaloc Lake. There's plenty of joggers' bikers and famillies erecting tent around the lake. Even there's many people, the place is still peaceful. Also there's plenty of stall selling BBQ. And to top it up, if good food can touched your soul, eating BBQ early morning beside Sampaloc lake is heavenly

2  Thank ArielPablo
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