Lake Balanan is a freshwater lake surrounded by lush tropical rainforest with stunning mountain ranges of Balanan in the East, and Nasig-id in the West on the southern portion of the island of Negros.
Lake Balanan is a lake that was formed because of the tectonic earthquake that hit the southern part of the region.
The magnitude of 6.8 formed this beautiful lake. The narrowest part of the lake measures only 90 metres (300 ft.) wide. The lake has three creeks namely Lamarao Creek, Balanan Creek and the Nasig- id Creek. The lake also has a tropical climate which has a dry season from November to April and a wet season from May to October is the wet season.
There are several adventures that await every tourist in Lake Balanan. Aside from the natural scenery, a boat ride is available for two people or a large group, as well as pedal boat and kayaking. Triak and zip line which has an hourly rate. A camping fee is also collected in case you want to camp overnight. Resorts and hotels are available to accommodate guests and travellers.
Visiting the Lake
The magnificent views of the mountains range, the forest, and the lake are worth of long way driven to Lake Balanan.
The drive is a 10km uphill route that is an exciting drive as well as scary for some drivers or travellers. Certain parts of the journey pass by the edge of the rocky cliffs, not protected by fences.
However, travellers will see the beautiful natural scenery along the way, which will keep them occupied.
Lake Balanan is located in Siaton, Negros Oriental Philippines. From Manila, you can reach Negros Oriental by sea or by land to Dumaguete. From Dumaguete, you can ride a bus via Ceres Liner to Siaton Bus Terminal and take a habal habal ride to the resort with an affordable fee.