Lake Mainit is great proof why Mindanao, Philippines is the land of promise. To say that Lake Mainit is breathtaking is actually an understatement. The beauty of Lake Mainit is arresting. It takes you aback. This lovely lake makes you remember just how beautiful life is. It makes you feel grateful.
Lake Mainit, which is actually the deepest lake in the Philippines, is “shared” by the provinces of Agusan del Norte and Surigao del Norte. It plays a vital role in commerce, trade and eco-tourism ventures for both provinces. There are a total of 31 lakeshore barangays around this body of water and you can have good views of the lake from the municipalities of Mainit, Alegria, Jabonga and Kitcharao.
Took these photos of Lake Mainit from Mainit town. Pardon the quality – only used my phone for these. It was also almost dusk when I took these. During my visit, I stayed at Mainit Kasili Lakeside Resort and Hotel. You might want to read my review about that.
Believe me, the photos don’t do justice.
Being the social media nut that I am, I shared some of these photos of Lake Mainit via Twitter (follow me on Twitter, folks!) A lot of my followers retweeted them and asked me a couple of questions. Good thing I was subscribed to GoSURF. I suggest you do the same – start with Globe Telecom’s newest postpaid plan, the myLifestyle Plan. On top of the regular data allocation, lifestyle packs of this new plan include unlimited Twitter (!) at Php 199.00 (roughly US $5.00). You’ll really find this useful. In my case, I was able to regularly share photos and updates with all of my valued followers and readers 🙂
So…are you interested to see this natural beauty? Believe me, Lake Mainit is a beauty!
How to get to Mainit Kasili Lakeside Resort and Hotel:
From the Butuan City bus terminal, take a bus going to Surigao. You have to make sure, though, that the bus is NOT a non-stop trip. Make sure that the bus can stop at Barangay Magpayang, Mainit (this is a roadside barangay). You can ask the bus dispatcher to be sure. Also, when you buy your bus ticket, request the driver or conductor to drop you off at the Magpayang junction. From there, you can ride a tricycle going to Mainit Lakeside Resort and Hotel. Fare is Php 10.00 per person. Travel time from Butuan to Magpayang is roughly 2 hours.
Have you visited Lake Mainit? Let me know in the comments section 🙂
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