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“Lake Pandin . . .at last!”
Review of Lakes Pandin

Lakes Pandin
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Reviewed 1 May 2017

My family & I went to Lake Pandin on a whim, & on a holiday. This trip started from a series of unfortunate events to a great adventure! The uphill trek was tiring & maybe even dangerous, esp. to small children & Senior citizens, & those with health problems. We had an efficient & very courteous guide (Nathaniel), who, for a 12-yr. old, was quite a pro! Before we even started, he told us that demanding payment for the tour is not allowed! Huffing & puffing, we got there! It was like being in a mall's 3-day sale! Huge crowd! We waited for our turn. Took us almost 2 hrs. to get on the balsa. Ms. Tina, the dispatcher, was obviously overwhelmed. Her 'system' received a lot of complaints. In fairness, she tried her best, & did so with nary a complaint. When, finally, we got on the balsa, it was HEAVEN! our 'bangkeros' were young, but, good at their jobs, There was a guide rope that they had to pull along as we went to the other side of the lake. On that end was a 'parking spot' for the balsas - a perfect little nook - shady,quiet, & there was even a makeshift swing tied to a tree! Enjoyed the hour there swimming, taking pics, etc.Had to return as it was getting dark. on our way back, there were still a few people on their way in!! In all, Lake Pandin is highly recommended for tourists, local & foreign. Don't go there on a holiday, though!!

3  Thank Aileen T
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Reviewed 10 October 2016

my boyfriend made the necessary arrangements, you have to book/make a reservation especially if you're planning to go on a holiday. the package includes the balsa ride plus food (love their fresh paco with weird looking shrimp that is endemic in the lake)

however, brace yourself as there are no decent shower rooms, nor transient house so you would have to trek back to the main road.

i just wish they would build swings or some sort of trapeze, and that should make the lake experience perfect.

5  Thank WendytheWanderess
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Reviewed 23 August 2016

I have long heard of Lake Pandin and loved the pictures of friends who visited the lake. So, one weekend we took time to really visit the place. We parked our car near the highway and walked a few minutes before we reached the lake. The road leading to the lake needs improvement and the thing is, it's not senior citizen friendly. But we enjoyed the bamboo raft experience and the food. We even had the chance to see the Lake Yambo in the other side of the lake.

1  Thank titao7
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Reviewed 15 July 2016

Among all the seven lakes in San Pablo...this is the best. Actually I don't recommend visiting to all the 7 lakes...most are boring. Visit this one na lang....period! GREAT PLACE!

6  Thank GerbsDC
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Reviewed 22 May 2016

While every single Filipino focuses on the result of the Election last May 9, 2016, our group decided to explore Lake Pandin. We had fun planning for our upcoming activities while sipping our buko juice. Then at lunch we ordered their special combos and ate our baon. Overall we had an amazing time except that the comfort room is not that equipped with shower if you are planning to swim.

Thank Joysie A
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