Rising to a height of 1000 feet above sea level, stunning twin lakes of Balinsasayao peacefully nested in the mountains of Negros Oriental. They nestle in the town of Sibulan and are actually situated between four mountains named Mt. Mahungot which is positioned in the south, Mt. Kalbasan in the north, Mt. Balinsasayao in the east, and Mt. Guidabon in the west.
The twin lakes of Balinsasayao are actually two crater lakes filled-in by rain water. The water in the lake has risen a few meters since the typhoon Sendong.
Balinsasayao lake, one of the major tourist attractions in the province, became a protected area on November 21, 2000 with Proclamation No. 414. The said proclamation was strictly implemented due to the alarming exploitations that caused a big threat to its surroundings and all other species inhabiting the area.
How to get there?
From the capital city of Negros Oriental, Dumaguete, the town of Sibulan is about 6 kilometers away and about 20 minutes travel time. You may either ride a jeepney bound for San Jose or a bus that passes through Sibulan. You may ask the driver or the konduktor where to alight or just check on the signboard placed on the left side of the road. From there, you can ride a motorcycle or habal-habal that can take you to Balinsasayao Lake. Click here to see the detailed expenses.