Lakes Pandin and Yambo are twin crater lakes separated by a narrow strip of land. They are part of the Seven Lakes system in San Pablo. The lakes can be found in Brgy. San Lorenzo, San Pablo City, Laguna, Philippines. Lake Pandin is said to be "the most pristine" of the seven lakes of San Pablo.
Pandin has an area of 20.5 hectares and a maximum depth of 63 meters. It has a calculate ...
d volume of 6,600 cubic meters of water in storage. Pandin is considered oligotrophic because of the abundant plant and fish life.
Yambo has a normal surface area of 28.5 hectares. Yambo, like pandin is considered oligotrophic, and is suitable for swimming, outings, and picnics.
It was told that these two lakes were named after two lovers. According to the legend, a beautiful woman named Pandin was cursed not to step on the earth, otherwise, something terrible would befall her.
Yambo, her ardent lover, did not know about the curse and had made her step on earth, after which there was a terrible noise followed by the cracking grumble of the earth and a heavy downpour eventually converted the area into twin lakes separated from each other by a bare strip of land. Wiki
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Pandin lake is very serene and mysterious because the water is dark and still but if you are with friends the place can be very active. I don't think it is a good idea going here alone because the main activity here is to rent a bamboo raft and eat on the other side of the lake and swim.
Part also of the package is going to Yambo lake which is very near Pandin lake. Although we are not allowed to get close to it for some reason. You are just allowed to view and take photos.
The place is lovely, it is very provincial like those you would see in old Filipino paintings.
There are not m ...
Laguna is one of the tourist destinations in southern Luzon because it is just a two hour travel from Manila. This province has the great combination of historical sites and nature that attract tourist from the Metro and other nearby provinces. First, Bunga falls located in Nagarlan, Laguna. According to the residents, there were plenty of bettle nut (bunga in local dialect) in the area, so they derived the name of this water falls from this vine.
Mt. Romelo and the Buruwisan falls are one of the top tourist spots in Laguna. Hiking to Romelo's camp site, river and water falls is always ch ...
A few days before Valentine's Day this 2017, instead of sulking over the fact that I have no V-Day date (for the 7th consecutive year), I opted to join a group of nature-enthusiasts for a weekend getaway in Laguna.
I have actually been joining random groups of people since the 1st week of January for some weekend climbs and more.
So here are the things we did in Nagcarlan to have fun:
TREK MOUNT MABILOG:
BALSA CRUISE at YAMBO LAKE:
SWIM at BUNGA TWIN FALLS:
VISIT at the UNDERGRAOUND CEMETERY:
Don't be a wasted soul, be 'juan'derlust. Take it easy ebri'juan'.
San Pablo in Laguna is largely made up of agricultural lands blissfully situated at the foot of Mount Banahaw and Mount Makiling, making it a great destination for ecotourism activities. San Pablo is also known for its palm-fringed lakes with mirror-like reflections. It is dubbed as the "City of Seven Lakes" composed of Lake Sampaloc, Yambo, Pandin, Bunot, Kalibato, Muhicap and Palapakin. Of the famous 7 Lakes of San Pablo, Lake Pandin and Lake Yambo are the cleanest and beckon tourists. They are dubbed as "The Twin Lakes of San Pablo". Just roughly 3 hours away from Manila, San Pablo is ...
The superstitious fear going to the Nagcarlan Underground Cemetery due to the supposed presence of spirits which can follow unwitting visitors home. However, to conservationists, it remains a rare place which must be treasured for its uniqueness and role in history.
A tiled stairway with an intricately decorated banister leads visitors from the charming, well-preserved church into an underground chamber hearkening to European catacombs.
Some of the niches in the walls still held the remains of people important to the town of Nagcarlan, but others were empty—the remains moved to other c ...
"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 ...