Lake Sebu

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(c)Photo: Lake Sebu by Paolo Tiong on 500px

Lake Sebu, Southern Mindanao’s most precious jewel.

Imagine yourself on top of the mountain while enjoying the scenic views of fresh bodies of water such as the pristine beauty of the lakes, cascade, waterfalls and rivers. Exhilarate yourself with the revitalizing road trip experience along the plains and the mountains. Indulge yourself with the sweet caress of fresh air and hear the warm greetings of the birds.

Lake Sebu brings you close to nature. An unspoilt haven for adventure, nature experience can be fully enjoyed when you engage in variety of exciting escapades. Trek the mountain terrains to reach a sanctuary forest in Lake Sebu known as “3 Kings” and dare yourself to zip with South East Asia’s Highest Zipline.

Exciting activities, fascinating and history with vibrant culture, you’ll find the best Festivals and Events year round.

Lake Sebu is the biggest of the three lakes in the area, the two smaller ones being Lake Seloton and Lake Lahit. Lake Sebu is regarded as a vital watershed that supplies water to Sultan Kudarat and South Cotabato. Legend has it that Lake Sebu originated from a spring guarded by a mystical frog. They say that a mortal angered the guardian frog and because of this, water continuously poured out of the spring until a lake was formed. Today, tourists can explore the beauty of Lake Sebu and the surrounding area by hiring a motor boat or a traditional T’Boli canoe.

Lake Sebu is known for its majestic Seven Falls, but only the first two falls have been developed for tourists. Adrenaline-seekers can take a zip line from Hikong Alu Falls, the first of the seven falls, all the way to the foot of the second falls. This zip line is hailed as the longest and the highest in the country. Hikong Alu Falls can be reached by habal-habal or motorbike.

Lake Sebu is a natural lake located in the municipality of Lake Sebu, South Cotabato and within the Alah Valley region. The Philippine government has recognized it as one of the country’s most important watersheds. Lake Sebu is one of the many bodies of water supplying important irrigation to the provinces of Sultan Kudarat and South Cotabato. The villages around the lake have been turned into an independent municipality called Lake Sebu after being a former village of Surallah.

The Department of Tourism and the local government unit of Lake Sebu has promoted the lake as one of the prime eco-tourism destinations in the municipality. The Mindanao Development Authority is closely coordinating with the DOT in the development and enhancement of Lake Sebu, as it is also identified as one of the priority sites under the BIMP-EAGA Tourism cluster.