Lake Balinsasayao

Sibulan, Negros Oriental

Lake Balinsasayao is one of two small but deep crater lakes rising 300 m above sea level located 12 km west of the town of Sibulan in the province of Negros Oriental, Philippines. It lies northwest of a narrow mountain ridge, situated in a caldera between four mountains, Mount Mahungot to the south, Mount Kalbasan to the north, Mount Balinsasayao to the east and Guintabon Dome to the west. The oth ...

er lake, Lake Danao, is situated on the southeast.

Lake Balinsasayao and the adjoining Lake Danao, including Lake Kabalin-an and the surrounding areas totaling 8,016 hectares became a protected area on November 21, 2000, with Proclamation No. 414 and is now designated as Balinsasayao Twin Lakes Natural Park.

One of the major tourist attractions in the province, Lake Balinsasayao is a protected natural park, home to an expansive ecosystem and biodiversity. The lake has a rich fish fauna, including a number of introduced species, and the surrounding dipterocarp forests are rich in bird life.

Fish species such as Tilapia mossambica, Cyprinus carpio, Ophiocephalus striatus, Anquilla sp, Macrobrachium sp, Viruna literata, Fabricus sp and Chanos chanos are found in the lake. Forest cover is predominantly dipterocarps. No information is available on the aquatic vegetation in the area.

Conserving the flora and fauna continues to be a struggle as surrounding forests are exploited for timber and charcoal production. The uncontrolled cutting of timber by the slash-and-burn farmers, is reducing the inflow of water to the lakes and causing a fall in water levels.  Wiki

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  • A Peaceful Afternoon At Lake Balinsasayao

    A Peaceful Afternoon At Lake Balinsasayao

    After the extreme weekend adventure which resulted to sore muscles, I have another place that I want to visit - Lake Balinsasayao in Negros Oriental.

    Lake Balinsasayao is one of three crater lakes located within the Balinsasayao Twin Lakes Natural Park along with Lake Danao, and Lake Kabalin-an which is a well preserved and protected area in the Province of Negros Oriental.

    Getting there

    From Dumaguete City, Lake Balinsasayao is a 30 to 40 minute drive via the San Jose route. There is just one concrete road leading to the lake so it will not be difficult to get there, however, the roa ...

  • Lake Balinsasayao Sibulan Negros Oriental

    Lake Balinsasayao is one of three crater lakes rising 1,000 feet above sea level located within the Balinsasayao Twin Lakes Natural Park, an 8,016.05-hectare protected area covering the municipalities ... Wikipedia

  • Serene Birding At Twin Lakes

    Serene Birding At Twin Lakes

    We were off to Negros! I had some time off from school and was happy to be able to join Adri facilitate a birding workshop sponsored by the Department of Tourism and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources.

    The workshop venue was ideally situated at the Balinsasayao Twin Lakes Natural Park in Sibulan, Negros Oriental. The participants were members of the local community, many already familiar with birds, birding and birdwatchers. It was a great group: knowledgeable, enthusiastic and fun. The workshop was right at the doorstep of Lake Balinsasayao, a protected area which is a w ...

  • Dumaguete City Your Ultimate Travel Guide

    Dumaguete City Your Ultimate Travel Guide

    Dumaguete City is the capital of Negros Oriental. Dumaguete is oftenly referred to as "The City of Gentle People". This university town's history is a fascinating jumble of intercontinental influences and indigenous tradition. The locals are involved with creative and academic amusements and this is reflected in their daily lives.

    Because of the four universities and a number of other colleges established in Dumaguete City, the place is often referred to as the University town. The urban center is best known for Silliman University, the country's first Protestant university and the f ...

  • Ecotourism In The Philippines

    Ecotourism In The Philippines.

    - Mayon Volcano
    - Cagsawa Ruins
    - Oslob Whale Shark Sanctuary
    - Lake Balinsasayao
    - Donsol Butanding Eco Tour Whale Shark Watching
    - Hoyop-hoyopan Cave

  • The Mesmerizing Lake Balinsasayao

    The Mesmerizing Lake Balinsasayao

    Lake Balinsasayao is part of the Twin Lakes Natural Park located in Sibulan, Negros Oriental. The road is steep and narrow, often close to a cliff, but concreted. The lush greens will make you smile, and the smell of fresh air and breeze is refreshing. The ride is quite long because of the turns and elevation.

    Usual scene on the way to Twin Lakes. As you ascend, there will be several houses, an overlooking restaurant, but buildings will slowly turn scarce and replaced with mountainous walls and trees.

    After a gate of sort, you will see Lake Kabalin-An. a welcoming hut has a staff who wil ...