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“Amazing place and people”
Review of Lakes Pandin

Lakes Pandin
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Reviewed 26 April 2016

Lake Pandin is the cleanest lake among all the lakes in San Pablo City. It is evident on the fact that people are allowed to swim in it. The vegation around the lake is still thick and I like the fact that you need to do a little trek before you can reach this place. Aside from the beautiful scenery, what I like most about the place is the accommodating people, they were all smiling at their visitors. Another amazing thing is that the paddlers in Lake Pandin are women since their partners are doing the farm work.

We spent around 500 pesos each in this place for the bamboo raft and lunch.

3  Thank nicson014
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Reviewed 28 March 2016

LAKE IS NICE TO JUMP IN. FOOD IS GREAT!!!!

but make sure to do your personal stuff before the bamboo raft starts moving. there is no toilet on the other side.


LOCALS: PLEASE DO NOT not let the horse bath on the pampang/shore of the lake!!!! people are swimming!!!! PLEASE do not shorten the trip. 2hours is 2hours.

VISITORS: PLEASE do not rinse cookware on the lake!!! KEEP your GARBAGE!!!

2  Thank liamfox01
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Reviewed 10 March 2016

Enjoyed the setting, and food. Would be nicer if they had martinis'! The y have beer, but no hard alcohol.

1  Thank Will T
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Reviewed 20 February 2016

Four of us had a lovely trip to Lake Pandin in San Pablo, Laguna. We left early to avoid heavy traffic. The lake is difficult to find so when you ask for directions from the locals, make sure you ask for baranggay Santo Angel or simply "ilog". It is a 15-minute walk to the lake from the makeshift parking lot. A little girl serves as guide to the village where the rafts are. Make sure you have PHP50 for the parking fee and a little more to tip the little guide.

Our delicious lunch on the raft consisted of grilled bangus (milkfish), rice wrapped in banana leaves, tiny shrimps cooked in coconut milk, fern salad with salted egg, and bananas. The Filipino dessert called "halo-halo" is also available if requested.
It was so peaceful and breezy on the lake that one could easily nod off. Tina Abrego, the President of the cooperative that operates the tours to the seven lakes, and Ruel Tolentino manned the raft. Once you get to the other side of the lake, there is a short hike to the top to see Lake Yambo, the twin of Lake Pandin.
The water was clear and cool but we did not swim. Just sitting there and admiring the beautiful surroundings was pleasant enough. On the way back home, we took the long route along Laguna de Bay which was more scenic and had less traffic. Our short stay on the lake was a lovely treat on a warm, sunny day.
To book the tour, call Tina at 09079952983. You can make special requests for lunch.

6  Thank cedangeles
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Reviewed 24 January 2016

Every time we have a balikbayan relative or our company has a foreign visitor, I always bring them to this place. Best time to go here is around 10am. It is advisable to contact Ms. Tina ahead to ensure that there is food and available raft upon your arrival. Standard lunch set includes rice, pako slad, grilled tilapia and fresh water shrimp in gata. The desserts here are delicious too but they are selling this seperately.

3  Thank Ghost P
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