Lake Muhikap, more commonly spelled as Mohicap or Mojicap, is one of the seven lakes of San Pablo City, in the province of Laguna, Philippines. The lake, which is located in Brgy. Sta. Catalina has an area of 14.5 hectares, and it is one of the main suppliers of water in the city. The waters of San Pablo Lakes provide a generous source of tilapia for Metro Manila and suburbs.
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gend of Lake Muhikap is quite similar to those of Lakes Pandin and Yambo to the east. A couple had a very sickly daughter named Munica, and they frequently prayed to God for her health. They promised to do anything in exchange, to which God granted their prayer on condition that Munica must not set foot on soil. She thus grew up to be healthy and very industrious.
One day while her parents were away, Munica was sewing a dress. The ball of thread she was using fell on the ground and when she tried to retrieve it, she fainted and fell. She suddenly sank with the entire neighbourhood, and a lagoon was formed. This body of water was later called Muhikap, derived from the unfortunate girl's name, and "mahikap", which means industrious in the local dialect of Tagalog. 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 ...
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 ...
In a province just two hours away from Manila lies the city of San Pablo. It looks just like any other city in the country, but it fosters seven lakes that are easily accessible from the city centre.
San Pablo City, Laguna prides itself for being the home of seven crater lakes, the result of the eruption of ancient volcanoes. The volcanic craters are part of the San Pablo Volcanic Field, and among the 200 small monogenetic volcanoes dotting along the rift zone from Mount Makiling to Mount Banahaw.
In 2005, a local organization opened a hiking trail that connects all the seven lakes. It's ...
2015 was in several ways a boon for travel. With unusually few typhoons throughout the year and somewhat less rougher seas it was possible to visit various spots in the Philippines almost the whole year round. Here are some of our photo highlights from the year that was.
In Real, Quezon. Just three hours away from Metro Manila, Real is the nearest Pacific Ocean coastal town to the nation's capital. There's more besides coastal scenery in this town, however.
Mahaba Island, Cuatro Islas
These islands are home to some of the clearest waters we've seen in recent memory ...
A cluster of seven freshwater lakes located to the east-northeast of the city of San Pablo, Laguna has given this municipality the moniker "City of Seven Lakes." On the surface, Lakes Sampaloc, Bunot, Pandin, Yambo, Palakpakin, Mohikap and Calibato look just like any ordinary lake. But as a geologist friend told us, these lakes are maars or volcanic craters formed when hot magma from underneath the earth's surface pushes up and comes into contact with water causing eruptions on the surface. These eruptions formed huge craters that later filled with water, forming the seven lakes of today. The ...
It might be just a 2- to 2.5-hour drive from home but the city of San Pablo, Laguna has not figured prominently on our travel radar until fairly recently. Despite passing by this city on the way to destinations in Quezon and the Bicol provinces over the years, it was just last year when we really stopped to spend time here. Our main reason? San Pablo's Seven Lakes.
Located in the area between dormant volcanos Mt. Makiling and Mt. Banahaw, these lakes – termed maars by geologists – are low profile craters created by volcanic activity. Water subsequently filled up these craters and create ...