Lake Bulusan lies at the heart of Bulusan Volcano National Park which covers a land area of 3,672 hectares. It has an elevation of 360 meters and is located on the southeast flank of Mount Bulusan, an active volcano.
The lake is accessible either through the Maharlika Highway up to the town of Irosin passing through the towns of Casiguran and Juban. From Irosin it is another ten kil ...
ometers to the site. The other is passing through a very scenic route overlooking the Pacific Ocean, San Bernardino Strait, through the towns of Gubat, Barcelona and the center of Bulusan town.
Bulusan Lake is formed by tectonic damming and perhaps another crater of a volcano. Its water is greenish and its waterbed is rocky and sandy and parts are muddy.
It is home to some endemic species of freshwater fish. It also supports some birds, mammals and some beehives. It is completely surrounded by tropical rainforest. Wiki
Lake Bulusan News
While browsing some of my photos on the hard drive, I came across these memorable snapshots taken during our visit to Bulusan Lake in the province of Sorsogon.
Located at the tip of Bicol Peninsula and serving as the regions gateway to the Visayas and Mindanao, Sorsogon province is known for its rich history, natural scenery and a rich culture of mixed Bicolano and Visayan influences.
It boasts of a diverse heritage that has produced its unique food, historical places and character of its people.
Even the names of its towns evoke interest. For one, Barcelona has added appeal to tourists who know of its world-renowned namesake in Spain, according to Joyce Anne Licup-Gerona, its municipal tourism officer.
Before the Spanish colonizers called i ...
Since elementary days I already knew that Bulusan is an active volcano & that it is also a name of a town in Sorsogon. But what I didnt know is that its also filled with beaches, lakes, waterfalls & historical sights. And surely theyre prettier than what we imagined from school textbooks.
Over the years, Ive gone back and forth from Manila to my hometown Naga City in Camarines Sur. Ive also gone on road trips with the family to nearby provinces of mainland Bicol: Camarines Norte, Albay and Sorsogon. The Manila to Bicol route passing AH26 or the Asian Highway 26 is a major road trip route on the island of Luzon in the Philippines. After passing this route, you can cross all the way to Visayas via the Roll-on Roll-Off Ferry from the Matnog Port in Sorsogon to reach Allen in Samar and head towards Mindanao.
For years, Virginia Negrite mastered every detail of the lake, and the stories behind it.
The lake was calm, and the ambiance was serene. The mirror image of Mount Bulusan in the backdrop left the tourists muted in awe. It seems that everyone was caught by the hypnotic beauty of the scene a perfect setting to relax for the weekend.
"Marhay nga aga (Good morning)! Welcome to Lake Bulusan," a woman in her 40s said, breaking the deafening silence.
Virginia Negrite, or Ate Virgie as she introduced herself, is a mountain guide at Lake Bulusan National Park.
Before exploring the lake, to ...
Situaated at the heart of Bulusan Volcano National Park in Sorsogon, Bulusan lake is nestled between lush green vegetation teeming with rich flora and fauna located at the southeast flank of Mount Bulusan. The whole place offers a picturesque view with Mt. Bulusan serving as its backdraft, thus it was dubbed as "Switzerland of the Orient" and making it a favorite place for photo shoot. In fact, this is where Se. Chiz Escudero and Heart Evangelista held their prenup photo shoot.