Mahagnao Volcano

Burauen, Leyte

Mahagnao Volcano is the focal point of the Mahagnao Volcano National Park created on August 27, 1937 with an area encompassing 635 hectares. In 1998 the park was renamed to Mahagnao Volcano Natural Park.

Mahagnao Volcano (also known as Kasiboi or Casiboi Volcano) is a dormant volcano located in the municipalities of Burauen and La Paz in the province of Leyte, Philippines.
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r /> The summit of the volcano is a steep-walled heavily forested crater that opens to the south with a peak elevation of 860 metres. Located on the volcano flanks are fumaroles and mudpots.

On the southern flank of the volcano, two crater lakes are located, Lakes Danao and Malagsom. Hot Springs are located on the southern shore of Lake Danao (not to be confused with the other Lake Danao which is located near Ormoc City and part of Lake Danao Natural Park). Lake Malagsom is a crater lake with green acidic water.  Wiki

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  • Mahagnao Volcano Natural Park Ever Heard Of It

    Mahagnao Volcano Natural Park Ever Heard Of It

    The Mahagnao Lake, perched on an upland called Barangay Danao, is one natural park that is proudly owned by Burauen, Leyte. The park, created by Proclamation No. 184 dated August 27, 1937, was originally named the Mahagnao National Park, but was later renamed as the Mahagnao Volcano Natural Park (MVNP)by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources by virtue of Proclamation No. 1157 dated February 3, 1998. The park has an area of 635 hectare land area forestlands surrounding the prestine Mahagnao Lake and has an elevation of 860 meters. Its cool environmental condition has earned the so ...

  • DENR-8 Leyte Act On Forest Degradation

    DENR-8 Leyte Act On Forest Degradation

    The Department of Environment and Natural Resources regional office 8 (DENR-8) and the province of Leyte have jointly initiated moves to control the forest degradation in the island.

    DENR-8 Regional Director Leonardo Sibbaluca told reporters that based on findings of a satellite imagery survey that about 15 percent or 41,060 hectares of forest cover in Leyte Island have been damaged in recent years.

    Affected areas are mostly forest covers within the Mahagnao Volcano and National Park in the island's geothermal reserve.

    The major cause of forest degradation is slash-and-burn or "kaingi ...

  • Foreign Ducks Migrate To Mahagnao Volcano Natural Park

    Foreign Ducks Migrate To Mahagnao Volcano Natural Park

    The Department of Environment and Natural Resources Region-8 (DENR-8) in Eastern Visayas is closely monitoring the increasing duck population at the Mahagnao Volcano Natural Park (MVNP) in Burauen town.

    DENR-8 Regional Director Leonardo Sibbaluca told reporters his men have been observing the increasing population of ducks in the park, wandering in the two lakes ??" Mahagnao and Malagsum.

    Sibbaluca said native wild ducks are part of the bird population in the park but the increasing population of foreign ducks have been observed.

    There are are three species frequently sighted in th ...

  • Volcano Natural Park Seen As Promising Tourist Spot In Leyte

    Volcano Natural Park Seen As Promising Tourist Spot In Leyte

    The Mahagnao Volcano Natural Park (MVNP) located at the boundaries in the towns of Burauen, La Paz and Macarthur has the makings of a promising tourist spot.

    Leyte Governor Leopoldo Dominico L. Petilla, told reporters that an increase in the number of local, national and foreign tourists visiting the tourist spot has been observed each year. He added that more than 5,000 tourists as of last year was reported to have visited MVNP.

    Petilla said it is expected that more tourists will visit the park upon completion this year of the road concreting project leading to the park.

    Regional Di ...

  • DENR-8 Spearheads First Mahagnao Festival

    DENR-8 Spearheads First Mahagnao Festival

    The Department of Environment and Natural Resources' Regional Office in Eastern Visayas (DENR-8) spearheaded the recent First Mahagnao Volcano Natural Park (MVNP) Festival.

    DENR-8 Regional Director Leonardo R. Sibbaluca told reporters in an interview that the festival's theme was "Promoting MVNP ecotourism, conservation, education and ensuring quality life of local communities."

    Sibbaluca told reporters that the activity was highlighted with a tree planting activity, a trekking competition and kayak racing in Lake Mahagnao. These events were attended by some 500 people from this town alo ...

  • Travel Info For The Mahagnao Volcano National Park

    Travel Info For The Mahagnao Volcano National Park

    Located in Burauen, Leyte, about 66 kilometers from Tacloban City, the Mahagnao Volcano National Park attracts visitors with its craters, hot springs, multi-colored mud, virgin forests and lagoon. It was proclaimed as a national park in 1937. Like other regions in the Philippines, the area enjoys a temperate climate.

    Natural Attractions

    The Mahagnao Volcano Natural Park is abounded by natural wonders, including a dormant volcano, a freshwater and an acidic lake, waterfalls, hot springs and a diversity of flora and fauna. With its potential for ecotourism, the area had been proclaimed as ...