Lake Calibato is one of the seven crater lakes collectively called "Pitong Lawa" or Seven Lakes of San Pablo in Laguna. The lake is situated in Brgy. Sto. Angel in San Pablo City. Calibato has an area of 42 hectares and maximum depth of 135 meters.
Calibato's maximum water capacity is approximately 29,600 cubic meters. Its supplies the city and nearby towns with abundant fish and a ...
quatic plants. The lake is the deepest recorded among the seven-lake system; no recorded depths are available for Muhikap.
It was told that the area was once a valley inhabited by a Diwata (benevolent fairy or nymph) who had wanted to keep her realm free from the intrusion of mankind. Thus, she was angered when people built rocky pathways that criss-crossed her valley. She then caused a strong earthquake and severe storm that transformed her valley into a lagoon.
The villagers living in the surrounding hills were awestruck the following morning, and named the body of water Lake Calibato, taken from the criss-crossing stone pathways of the valley, a portmanteau of Cali and the Tagalog "Bato" or "rock". Wiki
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It is not my first time to go to San Pablo City. In fact, I participated in a marathon last 2013 and ran for 21KM. I also passed by the city whenever I go with my friend in Liliw, Laguna. But for some reason, I have not visited the 7 lakes. Transitioning from a triathlete to a travel blogger, the 7 Lakes in San Pablo was one of goals to be featured. It is unlikely not common fo ...
Most of the time, suddenly planned roadtrips are the ones that happen.
Last April 16, a day before I took my NMAT, my friends and I planned to visit the 7 lakes in San Pablo, Laguna. I was hesitant at first since I'll be taking an exam the whole day next day. But I also needed a break from reviews so I decided to go along.
San Pablo is located at the southern portion of Laguna and became a popular travel destination because of its seven lakes. Taking a small car as our transportation, we headed towards our destination.
We started of late and encountered some mild traffic along the way ...
I was invited to join an adventure which not carefully thought and planned. It was an out of the box adventure wherein it was discussed few days ago and then last September 30, 2011, we were on the road to San Pablo City. The city is located at the southern portion of Laguna Province.
The specific reason why we were in San Pablo was because of the Seven Lakes. Some people says it is Seven Lakes of Laguna but to be exact it is called as Seven Lakes of San Pablo. All the Seven Lakes are near to each other. Before I came to the city, I had no idea that there is such Seven Lakes until I got a c ...
I don't think there is a city anywhere in the world that has the advantage of having seven lakes. It may not be as important now, but in the past, the seven lakes offered a place for people to live and for culture to flourish.
San Pablo City in Laguna province has an overabundance of bodies of water – seven of them – which are actually maar craters formed by phreatomagmatic eruptions, when ground water comes in contact with hot magma pushing up near the surface. Its higher elevation on the slopes of Mount Marayap (that stands for 'native lemons grow') and rich soil provided abundant har ...
Phreatomagnetic eruptions in the Laguna Volcanic Field are a double-edged sword to the city of San Pablo. Water coming in contact with hot magma pushing up near the Earth's surface caused eruptions that left in their wake a delightful landscape pocked with seven lakes. These lakes' natural beauty has been written about many times by visitors who are drawn to the freshwater's cool blue or green waters backdropped by Mount Banahaw and Mount Cristobal in the distance.
These scars of destructive events long ago are now quiet pleasures that have continued to be the attractions for a city that is ...
Some news around the internet alarmed me that this Laguna - San Pablo's Seven Lakes was chosen as one of the "Threatened Lakes of the Year 2014". As for that news, I was so eager to visit as soon as possible the 7 Lakes before it was fully destructed by some people/locals or I don't know who exactly they are. And just like another weekend, I invited my friends out of nowhere and they randomly agreed to come with me.
1). SAMPALOC LAKE
It was late in the morning when we finally found ourselves driving South Bound to this San Pablo's Seven Lakes, and our first stop is Sampaloc Lake, where t ...