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Friday, April 29, 2016

LAKE DANAO IN ORMOC CITY


This is the scenic and mystical view of Lake Danao. It is a vast and guitar-shaped lake that covers 148 hectares expanse and is 650 meters or 2,130 feet above sea level. Lake Danao is located 18 kilometers northeast of Ormoc City. It is approximately 87 kilometers from Tacloban City. From Ormoc City, it is half an hour drive from San Pablo-Tongonan-Lake Danao Road. From Tacloban City, it is two hours drive. Lake Danao is an all-year round family or tourist destination but it is best to go there during summer time. The place is cool because of its high altitude.

One can explore eating the exotic foods of the place. The small stores nearby also offer food which can be ordered and delivered still steaming hot on the time the customers choose. Try the shell adobo, shell sisig, chili fried shell, and fern salad. If you are hungry these foods will be very palatable to your taste. The number of floating cottages that could accomodate up to fifteen people is limited to a certain number as it is regulated for environmental reasons. Nipa thatch-made cottages are also available on the sides of the lake for a reasonable fee. The entrance fee to Lake Danao is only Php20.00 when we went there last summer of 2015.

It is very enjoyable to kayak and or indulge in paddled boat riding in Lake Danao. The place is so serene one can only hear the sound of birds chirping and howling and the sound of the water gushing down from Lake Danao to its nearby municipalities in Burauen and Albuera and to wherever I don't know of.  

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