Lake Pinatubo

Botolan, Zambales

Lake Pinatubo is the summit crater lake of Mount Pinatubo formed after its climactic eruption on June 15, 1991. The lake is located near the boundaries of Pampanga, Tarlac and Zambales provinces in the Philippines and is the deepest lake in the country at 600m. It is about 90 km northwest of the capital city of Manila.

The lake is described as "a wide jewel of blue and green" and is ...

now a popular bush walking destination, mostly frequented by mountaineers and adventure-seekers. Until a few years ago, a trip to the summit involved either days of hiking or hours of 4-wheel vehicle travel followed by a 2-hour hard hike.

Eventually, a trail called the Skyway was made that allows 4 wheel drive vehicles a shorter route to a drop off point to trek to the crater. The skyway shortened the route to a 1.4-hour ride and a 45-minute to an hour's trek. The best time to visit the lake is during the dry season, from November to May.  Wiki

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  • 8 Most Beautiful Lakes In The Philippines You Should Visit

    8 Most Beautiful Lakes In The Philippines You Should Visit

    The Philippines is known to be geologically blessed with breath-taking bodies of water, and what more beautiful than lakes in the country. Here's our pick of eight most beautiful lakes in the Philippines.

    1. Lake Carolina (Baganga, Davao Oriental)

    These sparkly lake bases in Baganga and is sparkly because it's so clear and the sun reflects brightly across the water. Known to be a secret paradise, Lake Carolina looks turquoise due to the hues of green surrounding the area.

    2. Taal Crater Lake in Talisay and San Nicolas, Batangas

    The view of the lake is amazing, partly because of wor ...

  • Poppy Gee Travel Mt Pinatubo Philippines

    Poppy Gee Travel Mt Pinatubo Philippines

    Mt. Pinatubo? Amazing! Beautiful! Exhilirating! Breathtaking! Worth it! Really.

    Let me share to you the trip log and so you will  be able to experience this fun and amazing exploration.

    1. Arrival at Clark Airport around 7:00 PM
    2. Take the local jeepney (Php 100) to Dau terminal.
    3. From Dau Terminal, take any buses bound north like BAGUIO, DAGUPAN, URDANETA, ALAMINOS, LAOAG, get off at CAPAS JUNCTION, then take a tricycle infront of McDONALDs CAPAS (Php 45.00)
    4. Tell the tricycle driver that you have a reservation at ALVINs Sta Juliana. Regular fare Php300 (21kms from Capas to pl ...

  • Scenic Day Trip To Mt Pinatubo

    Scenic Day Trip To Mt Pinatubo

    One of the more scenic trips you can do when in the Philippines is doing a hiking trip to one of the volcanoes. There are 37 volcanoes around the country, of which 18 are still active. In Luzon, there are several volcanoes which you can visit for a day trip away from Manila, and Mount Pinatubo, located only 100km NW of Manila, has always been one of my favorites. Mt. Pinatubo is one of the most picturesque volcanoes I've visited with the crater lake having turquoise waters. Although it is quite tempting to take the plunge, swimming at the crater is prohibited because of no standby lifeguard in ...

  • Such Is A Beautiful Destruction Mt Pinatubo

    Such Is A Beautiful Destruction Mt Pinatubo

    I guess some things are destructive yet beautiful.

    If you happen to ask me, Are you up to a 4×4 experience, I wouldn't think twice and say YES, but after that one hour grueling experience in Mt Pinatubo, I'll just gladly response to you, "No, thanks, been there done that."

    I'm not complaining here, with that view, I'm totally speechless.

    One couldn't ask for more, that 7kms walk in the open and the strong sun hit you by mid day. It's totally worth a hike!

    I'm happy me, because i'm starting 2017 with a BANG!

  • Philippines Mt Pinatubo

    Philippines Mt Pinatubo

    Never in my wildest dream did I imagine myself crave for this kind of 'adventure'! But hey, there I was, literally grabbing myself to see the beautiful crater of Mt. Pinatubo. It was worth the pain in every inch of my body, since I'm not used to do this kind of activity. It was so fun, and also a good start for the year 2016!

    Mount Pinatubo is a volcano located on the island of Luzon in the Philippines. Nestled in the central part of the Zambales mountain range, the volcano lies 55 miles northwest of the capital city of Manila.

    After lying dormant for almost 500 years, the volcano's eru ...

  • A Tale Of Two Paths Crossed Part V

    A Tale Of Two Paths Crossed Part V

    June 15th, 1991: The World's second-largest, recorded, volcanic eruption of the 20th & 21st century, Mount Pinatubo; a blast so violent and catastrophic that nearly 260 meters of its summit blew off and crumbled to pieces giving life to a serene crater lake in its place. Out of so much destruction and chaos was born something of pure beauty and life, but not without a cost, a global cost. Oceanic temperatures dropped by one-degree Celsius worldwide and thousands upon thousands of tons of volcanic ash hurled itself into the atmosphere, changing weather patterns around the globe.

    IN THE WAKE ...