Lake Sebu Travel Guide

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Lake Sebu Things to Do

  • explore the 7 magical waterfalls

    Lake Sebu is a town located 3000 above sea level. It has three lakes Lake Sebu, Lake Lahit and Lake Seloton. Lake Sebu the biggest lake is 564 hectares. 60% of inhabitanrs are native called T'bolis. These are gentle and peaceful farmers. They are artisans makers of bead works, the famous native cloth called t'nalak and brass metal figurines.NOW THE...

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  • explore the 7 magical waterfalls

    Lake Sebu is a town located 3000 above sea level. It has three lakes Lake Sebu, Lake Lahit and Lake Seloton. Lake Sebu the biggest lake is 564 hectares. 60% of inhabitanrs are native called T'bolis. These are gentle and peaceful farmers. They are artisans makers of bead works, the famous native cloth called t'nalak and brass metal figurines.NOW THE...

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  • Hiking

    Adventure seekers can enjoy hiking up the hills of Lake Sebu Mountains. I’ve tried it along with my relatives, just a short hike. Despite the cold breeze, I was still perspiring. It’s a good walk inside the woods.

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  • The Seven Falls

    Apart from the lakes, there are 7 falls in Lake Sebu. Only two are accessible. But we only made it to the first and biggest one. They told us that the water from here are coming from the lakes. Its a raging. Aside from the tourist, there are locals fishing for tilapia in the nearby river. So you will never be alone in the 1st falls. The 2nd falls ,...

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  • Banca Ride

    If there's only one thing you can do here in Lake Sebu, you must take a banca ride. Explore the Lake! Merge yourself in between that placid natural lake and feast your eyes on those very tropical nipa huts along the shore.you can check out the website below or you can also check out my lake sebu experiences at...

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  • Meditation

    The serenity of the location makes Lake Sebu a perfect place to do some mind exercise. It’s relatively easy to find your own quiet spot, reflect on the pristine lake, feel the air of the cool mountain breeze and listen to the sweet hum of the birds. Lake Sebu possesses good energy vibes according to some feng shui experts.you can also view my lake...

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  • Trekking

    It is indeed an experience to climb the top of the mountain opposite Falls No. 2. I was just surprise that at my age, I was able to compete with the younger ones climbing the top without really panting.

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  • Boating

    Boating is a must do if you are in Lake Sebu. We really enjoyed the ride. The tour took us around the vicinity of the lake. The view is so spectacular and we just keep on clicking our cameras. Everything around us is so cool and green. It's definitely one of the most beautiful lake I've been to. This huge lake is surrounded by rolling hills and...

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  • Lake Sebu

    We had a grand time touring around Lake Sebu. It's quite a huge body of water. It was so scenic and beautiful with mountains as backdrop. You can really relax in this place coz it's so serene and tranquil good for meditation. The breeze is cool, the surrounding is green and it's such a visual delight. After the lake tour, you can buy some things at...

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Lake Sebu Transportation

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    by Malakawon Written Jun 19, 2010

    Two ways to get around Lake Sebu. Either renting a van or a motorcycle they refer to as skylab. There are only two of us who went to Lake Sebu so a van would be very expensive for us and decided to settle for the Skylab. No helmets. They are none for rent. So the whole time we are reminding our driver to please please drive slowly because we cant afford to have accidents in this remote area. The only disadvantage if you rent a motorcycle are in the afternoon when it rains. It always rains in Lake Sebu esp in the afternoon.

    One time, it rained so we had to stop and ask some locals if we can stay in their hut while waiting for the rain to stop. They accommodated us, and the best part is, their house has a big window overlooking the lakes of Lake Sebu. One the best time in my life being stranded. Then one T'boli started playing local musical instrument to kill time. Amazing. Now Im writing it, it feels like its in a movie. But it was for real. Including our once in a lifetime smoking session because it is so darn cold and damp.

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Lake Sebu Shopping

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    by calej Written Jul 5, 2007

    Before going to Lake Sebu, stop by the little roadside huts with authentic T'boli crafts. The women and children are dressed in traditional attire and you may also see them weaving and producing the crafts right there. If they like you enough, they may even perform a dance (which by the way looks dizzying to perform).

    What to buy: Items of interest include intricate brass cast bells for P150, embroidered blouses for P1500, headpieces, wild boar decor, various jewelry made from handmade beads and gift trinkets. It would be a big help to these indigenous peoples if you purchase their products so they can preserve their heritage and culture which is endangered in today's modern world!

    My wish is for them to have all the shops in one place so it would be like a T'boli village and it would really be a crowd drawer.

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    • Business Travel
    • Arts and Culture

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Lake Sebu Warnings and Dangers

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    by limledi Written Nov 29, 2006

    The area around Lake Sebu was extremely dangerous as recently as 1996. Within a period of a few weeks, over twenty foreigners were kidnapped by Moslem extremists and held to ransom. After the military had sent in reinforcements in the shape of battle-hardened soldiers, the situation returned to normal. Nevertheless, it's advisable to check on the latest state of affairs around Lake Sebu, eg in General Santos or Koronadal, before going there.

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    • Family Travel
    • Sailing and Boating
    • Road Trip

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Lake Sebu What to Pack

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    by Malakawon Written Jun 19, 2010

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    Luggage and bags: Backpacks instead of trolleys. Some roads are not paved.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Wear something warm. It gets cold in the night and there is the regular afternoon showers.

    Photo Equipment: Make sure you have a ready cover. If it rains, at least you have an instant protection to your camera.

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