Lake Sampaloc

San Pablo City, Laguna

Lake Sampaloc is an inactive volcanic maar on the island of Luzon, the Philippines. It is the largest of the Seven Lakes of San Pablo, Laguna. Nearly half of the lake's depth has a shallow depression at the lake's bottom, indicating its volcanic origin. The lake is located behind San Pablo city hall and is dotted with fishpens and small cottages built on stilts.

A giant Sampaloc (Ta ...

marindus indica or tamarind tree) once grew in the garden of a selfish, stingy old woman. One day, an old man begged for some tamarind fruit as a cure for his ailing grandson, but instead of helping him, the stingy old woman set her ferocious dogs upon him to drive him away. The old man was badly hurt, and was in fact a Diwata (local nymph or fairy) in disguise.

After the Diwata (still appearing as the old man) had departed, there was a thundering noise and rain, followed by the cracking of the earth. The entire orchard sank into a colossal pit which was immediately filled with water, which villagers thence named after the large tamarind tree.

Lake Sampaloc News

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    Seven Lakes A Trip Worthy Of Your Time

    "The journey to the noted places not only adds a fresh aroma to your life but also helps to explore and serve the real joy of life." Anonymous

    If you have not been to San Pablo City but have heard about it, perhaps, you would wonder why it was dubbed the "City of Seven Lakes." I have been in this city since I was two years old and I confess, I was able to tour these beautiful and fascinating lakes only during my first year of teaching in the public school way back 2008.

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  • Sampaloc Lake In San Pablo City Laguna

    Sampaloc Lake In San Pablo City Laguna

    City of San Pablo Laguna is very known as or popular as "City of the Seven Lakes" "Lalawigan ng Pintong Lawa" because of the Seven Lakes that you can see and visit here. Sampaloc lake, Palakpakin Lake, Yambo Lake, Bunot Lake, Pandin Lake, Mohikap Lake & Calibato Lake. I love San Pablo City, Laguna because this is my birthplace.

  • Roadtrip Liliw Laguna

    Roadtrip Liliw Laguna

    The squad had been itching to go on a roadtrip for some time now and we finally had time on a Monday when none of us had classes. Thus our roadtrip to Liliw began!

    On the way to Liliw, we decided to stop over first at San Pablo to see Sampaloc Lake. It took us about an hour to get there.

    Sampaloc Lake is a quiet and serene place, perfect for people who just want to take a breather from their stressful lives and enjoy the simple beauty of nature.

    If you're looking to dine along the peaceful harbor, there's a lot of lakeside restaurants for you to try.

    After taking in the beautiful v ...

  • Most Threatened Lake Sa Laguna Sinusubukang Sagipin

    Most Threatened Lake Sa Laguna Sinusubukang Sagipin

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    Nitong Martes, inaprubahan ng mga opisyal ang paglilipat ng fish cages mula Sampalok Lake patungo sa ibang bahagi ng Seven Crater Lakes sa San Pablo City upang subukang sagipin ang lawa.

    Layon din umano nitong mapalawig ang turismo sa lugar.

    Ang lawa ang pangunahing pinagkukunan ng kita ng mga residente. Pero dahil umano sa pag-abuso dito, pinangangambahan ang nakaambang pagkasira nito.

    "Sa ilang taon nang nagdaan ay ...

  • San Pablo Laguna Trip

    San Pablo Laguna Trip

    "The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be."

    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 ...

  • Things To Do In A San Pablo-liliw-nagcarlan 2-day Trip

    Things To Do In A San Pablo-liliw-nagcarlan 2-day Trip

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    1. Take a leisurely walk and capture the scenic spots of Sampaloc Lake
    Your tour starts when you lift the bus at SM San Pablo. Take a pu ...