"San Pablo: City of Seven Lakes" San Pablo City by nimato

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I have heard of San Pablo's famed seven lakes before but didn't know how beautiful they were (at least the three of them) until my first visit of the city late this year (2008). To describe the visit in two words, it was SURPRISINGLY BEAUTIFUL!

Sampaloc Lake

Sampaloc Lake, at 104 hectares, is the largest of the seven lakes (depth: 27m). It is also the easiest to reach as it is just a short walk from the city center's main landmark -- the San Pablo Cathedral. Badly abused in the past, the lake, at present, is a work in progress. They say that the water is clearer now than before. Few houses remain around the shores of the lake. There is a concrete road built around the perimeter of the lake and is good for leisure-biking, jogging and the like.

The Seven Lakes

The seven lakes are:
Sampaloc (104 hectares -- the largest, 27m deep)
Palakpakin (43 hectares, 7.5m)
Calibato (42 hectares, 135m -- the deepest!)
Bunot (30 hectares, 23m)
Yambo (28 hectares)
Pandin (20 hectares, 63m)
Mohicap (14 hectares)

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Beautiful lakes!
  • Cons:Unattractive city center...
  • In a nutshell:The city's lucky to have those beautiful lakes!
  • Last visit to San Pablo City: Nov 2008
  • Intro Updated Nov 29, 2008
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