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“Engulf the placid lake”

Lake Danao National Park
Ranked #1 of 8 things to do in Ormoc
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Reviewed October 18, 2012

It is the place where we used to hang out with my friends during our childhood years...I love to do boating, swimming and you will be relaxed at the floating cottages available for renting.

6  Thank LanzSister
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Reviewed September 7, 2012

We went with a truck load of the extended family where we rented a floating cottage that had a BBQ on it. We barbecued pork and drank Red Horse all day. I loved it. Its quite cool and misty up there so I'd advise you to take a jumper or the like.

5  Thank Reuben K
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Reviewed July 1, 2012

Rented a motor-bike and visited based on being one of the few things to do in Ormoc on Tripadvisor.

This spot is not particularly easy to get to, nor very difficult. It took about 40 minutes to get there, most of it uphill. At the entrance is a little place to rent a floating cottage. A previous reviewer mentioned food . . . All that was available was rice and the lake clams. I am not a clam fan. Had I known I would have brought food from the city. That was annoying.

The lake itself is absolutely gorgeous. Swimming in the middle of the lake, seeing the unspoiled forest is magical. That view itself is worth the visit.

There is tourist potential here, but it is mostly unrealized. A map of specific trails, bikes to rent, kayaks to rent, etc. would be a good start. These weren't available when I was there, or they were not easy enough to find for a non-native speaker.

6  Thank Nolan S
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Reviewed June 25, 2012

Lake Danao is a natural fresh water lake situated in the middle of the forest reservation about 18 kilometers North East of Ormoc City. It is more than 2 kilometers long and about a kilometer wide (max).

To enjoy the lake, the best thing to do is to rent a floating cottage (several are maintained by the community association) and pull yourselves (cottage and all) to the middle of the lake using ropes secured to the opposite ends of the lake.

You can also try the treats prepared by the locals which include freshwater 'tahong' and edible fern. The freshwater 'tahong' is harvested by the locals from the lake itself and you have several options on how you would like it cooked like adobo style, hot & spicy, or as a broth, among others. The fern is best eaten as a salad. You can also try the guinataang baki (frog).

Visitors are however cautioned that the lake is situated far from the city and the route is not that safe after dark. It would be best to go there early, enjoy the scenery, and leave for Ormoc City proper before 5 in the afternoon. :-)

9  Thank JojoPasky
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Reviewed May 30, 2012

great experience!!! the place is a home to the native species of birds, amphibians, mammals, trees and other plants. lake danao is perfect for a summer hideaway because of its envigorating cool climate which takes away all the problems and worries behind. Many people have mem'ries laid on lake danao which make them return to the place. So, come on VISIT LAKE DANAO NATURAL PARK!!!!

4  Thank jyfer
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