Lake Sebu: The Summer Capital Of The Southern Philippines

TRAVEL GUIDE TO LAKE SEBU
South Cotabato, Philippines

As promised, here's my travel guide to Lake Sebu in South Cotabato. I admit, I'm still in love with Lake Sebu. The people here are just simply awesome. Ang babait po nila. Swear!



"For the record, I enjoyed my first free ride at my own risk as the first tourist, testing the newly installed zipline in Lake Sebu. Yes, I signed the waiver. It is noted that the ride was temporarily closed to public few months ago for maintenance and repairs. I was lucky enough to experience an adrenaline rush while riding the newly-opened zipline, witnessing two equally beautiful waterfalls. The zipline in Lake Sebu is considered as the Southeast Asia's highest zipline with almost 600 feet above the ground; 740 & 420 meters long. Amazing, right?"

HOW TO GET TO LAKE SEBU

Book a flight from Manila to General Santos City. Travel time is around 2 hours. Air fare varies from time to time. Abang ng promo, bes!

From General Santos Airport, ride a multi-cab/van to Bulaong Terminal. Then, ride a van heading to Lake Sebu, South Cotabato.


PLACES TO VISIT IN LAKE SEBU 
  • 7 Waterfalls 
  • Lang Dulay, The Dreamweaver 
  • Punta Isla Resort 
  • Sunset Viewing at the LGU Lodge 
  • Lotus Watching 
  • Divine Mercy Shrine 
  • T'boli Museum 
  • Cold Spring
  • ...and a lot more! 

WHERE TO STAY IN LAKE SEBU 

Lake Sebu LGU Lodge 
  • Php 60 per night -- yes, sixty pesos, bes
  • Dormitory type; no air-con/electric fan 
  • LGU Lodge is located on top of the hill kaya super lamig! 
  • As what I've mentioned, Lake Sebu is considered the summer capital of Southern Philippines. Temperature here is comparable to Sagada. 
  • 'Twas the cheapest accommodation ever! 

WHERE TO EAT IN LAKE SEBU 

  • Da best ang kinilaw dito, bes! 
  • T'boli Coffee is a must-try here 
  • Tilapiya is everywhere! 
  • Hindi ka magugutom dito, bes! 


SIDE TRIPS: General Santos, Surallah, Maguindanao and Upper Dado, North Catabato 


WHO TO CONTACT IN LAKE SEBU 

Jorie Sabal - 0905 824 0725 

Sir Jorie is one of the nicest tour guides I've met on the road. I think, he deserves a position at the local tourism office. He knows everything about his place! He helped me customized my itinerary [pwede rin sa inyo!]. Sir, I'll come back very soon!☺