Last Christmas, our family took a road trip going to Laguna. We hit the road before lunch around 10:30 am and arrived there at 1 pm. We came from Dasmarinas City, Cavite. There’s no traffic in the morning because it’s Christmas!
Why is it called Twin Lakes?
Believe it or not, San Pablo has seven lakes! Of those seven lakes in San Pablo, there are twins! They’re called Pandin Lake and Yambo Lake.
What to experience?
Visitors need to walk for 10 – 20 minutes to reach the Pandin Lake. It’s a challenge for my grandmother!
2. Bamboo Rafting
To reach the Lake Yambo, tourists need to rent this bamboo raft. It’s 180 pesos per person.
You don’t need to paddle because there are people who will pull the raft for you. That’s my brother trying to imitate the staff.
3. Eating healthy
Instead of just paying for the bamboo raft, we opt to include the meals in the package. For only 380 pesos per person (bamboo raft + food), you can enjoy tilapia, hipon, ensaladang pako, banana and few cups of rice.
There are also coconut juice for sale!
Who will not fall in love with this view? I love how virgin the place is. It’s far from the overly commercialized beach resorts.
They have a swing made of an old tire! Based on the Instagram Photos, most of the people who visited the lake tried this swing.
6. Picture Taking
Say goodbye to photo bombers! You can take a lot of pictures without having unnecessary things around you.
Okay, I didn’t swim because they guide mentioned that it’s more than 200 ft deep. My brother swam while I’m busy taking pictures!
How to go there:
We used a private transportation – waze works! (and we have a contact person: Ate Siony – 09299789565)
Anyway, here’s the directions if you plan to use the public transportation:
- From Manila – Ride a Jac Liner or any bus bound for Lucena in Buendia/Kamias Bus Terminals. Alight the bus in SM San Pablo then ride a jeepney to San Pablo proper. Walk from the final stop inside the public market to the street near the Fire Station across 7/11. Ride a Jeep to Narcarlan. Alight in the terminal and ride a tricycle going to Brgy. Sulsuguin.
- From Alabang – Ride a bus bound for Lucena and alight in SM San Pablo. Fare is P98. Follow remaining steps above.
- From San Pedro, Biñan and Sta. Rosa – Go to Balibago complex. Ride a van to going to San Pablo City. Fare is P75. Follow remaining directions above when you get to San Pablo.
- From Calamba, Los Baños, & Calauan – Ride a jeep or a bus going to Sta Cruz. Once in Sta Cruz, ride a passenger jeep to Nagcarlan. Follow remaining directions above.
- From Dasma and Pala-Pala – Ride a van going to Sta. Cruz. Once in Sta Cruz, ride a passenger jeep going to San Pablo. Follow remaining directions above.It’s a tradition for our family to stay at home during Christmas because most of our inaanaks go to our house to claim their gifts. It’s my first time to spend Christmas in the Philippines after two years so my godchildren are excited to see me. I spent the morning giving out gifts for them, and the afternoon at Twin Lakes!
Why do I have to write about that? I just want to justify that I’m not hiding from them. HAHA! I have receipts!