The Seven Lakes of San Pablo are seven crater lakes scattered around the City of San Pablo, in the province of Laguna, Philippines.
The seven lakes of the city are: Lake Bunot, Lake Calibato, the twin lakes of Yambo and Pandin, Lake Palakpakin, Lake Muhikap and Lake Sampaloc.
In 2005, the Rotary Club of San Pablo City held a ceremony that officially opened the hiking ...
trails that connect the seven lakes of the city. The Rotarians were aiming for economic, environmental and health benefits of the trails to the community.
The lakes are threatened by human intervention and exploitation, most especially Lake Sampaloc, which is located right in the center of San Pablo City. Several illegal settlements, illegal fish pens, commercial and business infrastructures on the shores have proliferated on some of the lakes causing increased pollution.
Overuse of commercial fish feeds have resulted in high nitrogen levels and low dissolved oxygen that has led to fish kills in the early and late 1990s. In January 2004, fish kills were observed in six of the seven lakes.
Various ecological conservation efforts by both government and non-government organizations, like the Friends of the Seven Lakes Foundation, had been implemented in recent years. One of these is the demolition of human-made structures along the lakes' shoreline. Wiki
Seven Lakes of San Pablo News
Because Metro Manila and many surrounding towns are highly urbanized and congested, a lot of us are always looking for easy escapes for day trips and weekend getaways. Just a couple of hours from the metro, the nearby provinces of Laguna and Quezon are good choices for those who want to experience the "simple country life." You can spend the day in a farm or natural resorts, stay in cozy bed & breakfasts, dine in artistic and homey restaurants, and visit artists studios.
Pandin Lake, San Pablo City Laguna Philippines
June 10, 2017
With Solomo and Sernande Family
San Pablo is a first class city in the southern portion of Laguna province, Philippines, and is one of the country's oldest cities.
The city is more popularly known as the "City of Seven Lakes" (Tagalog: Lungsod ng Pitong Lawa), referring to the Seven Lakes of San Pablo: Lake Sampaloc (or Sampalok), Lake Palakpakin, Lake Bunot, Lakes Pandin and Yambo, Lake Muhikap, and Lake Calibato.
There's something very peaceful and serene about lakes. Though they're not as popular as beaches and waterfalls, lakes have a quiet understated charm about them. The Philippines is home to many beautiful lakes. Natural lakes are closely related to volcanic and tectonic activity and smaller lakes occupy the craters of extinct volcanoes. Artificial lakes or reservoirs have resulted from the damming of rivers for hydroelectric activity. Aside from their recreational and aesthetic qualities, many lakes are important habitats for marine life and food sources. Other lakes play a part in water-supply ...
LOVE is definitely in the air!
It's the season again for chocolates, roses and of course, romantic dates! But instead of preparing a typical Valentine's dinner date in the city, why not treat your special someone to a special weekend getaway? No idea where to go? Here, take your pick from these beautiful Philippine destinations perfect for a sweet Valentine's escape.
For the Outdoorsy Lovers
Mountains, volcanoes, lakes, rivers, waterfalls ??" you name it! The Philippines will not disappoint couples who love the great outdoors. Thrill-seekers and nature lovers alike, head over to these ...
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 ...