5 Stunning Lakes in Mindanao

Still waters run deep.
by | September 04, 2019


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Lake Apo is a crater lake in Valencia City in the province of Bukdinon. This small, but scenic lake was once was awarded the cleanest inland body of water in Northern Mindanao in the late 1990s. The name of the lake come from the Visayan term apo, meaning elder or grandparent.

Located in a hilly area about 640 meters in elevation, about 11 kilometers from the town center, this crater lake has an estimated area of 24 hectares with maximum depths reaching up to 26 m. Locals come to visit to enjoy the peaceful views from the bamboo rafts and floating cottages nearby situated near the lake’s shores.


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Kara Santos is a freelance writer and photographer. When not on the road or motorcycling off somewhere for the weekend, she’s leveling up her experience points in the latest PlayStation RPG. Read about her real-life and virtual adventures on her blog Travel Up.

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