Lake Danao & city of Ormoc, City by the bay, this is how most people brand the beautiful city of Ormoc. A port city and is the largest city by land area in Leyte. Overlooking Ormoc Bay, the city’s landscape is mostly of gently rolling plains.
Presently, little by little, the tourist attractions in Ormoc City are grasping the attention of travelers from various parts of the world.
It is a peaceful and perfect place to relax with its lovely guitar shape Lake Danao.
In June 2, 1972 the presidential memorandum was declared the Lake Danao as a National park that was originally named Lake Imelda.
Awing to its tranquil and relaxing nature environment, the lake is a great place for swimming, boating, kayaking, fishing and hiking.
A house boat can be rented right at lake entrance about 500 pesos for a day. Also, a rowing boat at 150 pesos per hour. travellers can also check the Lake Danao View Deck and enjoy sight-seeing the breathtaking view of the entire stunning lake landscape.
travellers are able to walk hours on beautiful walking tracks along the lake dam. and enjoy the fresh air while beholding its totally rich virgin nature. Also, can have a trip up the mountains and visit plantations of sugar cane and pineapples along the way up & down.
Lake Danao had two options, staying at the float to the center of the lake or to stay near the shore like renting cottages. But some travellers prefer to spend their day in the floating house because of the cold wind and fascinating foggy mountains views around the house.
Water in the lake is cool and you can go swimming but make sure you are wearing life jacket because it is 200 feet deep. There is also a kayak for rent if you want to roam around the vicinity of the lake.
How to get there
From Ormoc City, it takes 15-20 minutes to travel going to the lake. Then you are required to pay the entrance fee before you can enter the park.