Seven Angles of San Pablo




The seven crater lakes – Sampalok, Bunot, Palakpakin, Muhikap, Kalibato, Pandin, and Yambo - are situated along the vicinities of San Pablo City and the municipalities of Rizal and Nagcarlan in the Third District of Laguna.

All seven have an approximate total area of 210 hectares with Sampalok Lake as the biggest, having an area of 105 hectares. The rest have an average area of 34 hectares. The seven lakes are all potential tourist spots and conducive to agricultural production.


Sampaloc Lake

with circular shoreline of about four kilometers, is situated right in the heart of the city and a stone's throw away from the city capitol compound. It has a maximum depth of 27.6 meters at the center and an average depth of 20 meters. It has a calculated volume of water in storage of 14.1 million cubic meters. Its narrow water head is planted mostly with coconut trees. In the eastside is an outlet with a low outflow of water while a number of clear springs mark the lakeshore areas.


Bunot Lake

is hardly five kilometers away at the suburbs. Also circular in shape with a regular shoreline, it has an area of 29.6 hectares, a maximum depth of 23 meters and a minimum depth of 15 meters. It has a calculated volume of water in storage of 3.5 million cubic meters. Its outlet at the southern end and an inlet at the northern part water a small area of domesticated coconut plots.


Palakpakin Lake

has an area of 43.5 hectares and a shallow seven-meter depth. It has a calculated volume of water in storage of 1.6 million cubic meters. It is nestled among coconut tree plantations with mountains rearing against the background.


Muhikap Lake

picturesquely braced by tree-clad mountains near the border of the municipality of Calauan, Laguna, is 14 hectares in area and is 30.4 meters deep. It has a calculated volume of water in storage of 2 million cubic meters. It is also surrounded by coconut tree plantations and with mountainous backdrop.


Yambo Lake

has an area of 30.5 hectares and is 38 meters in depth. It has a calculated volume of water in storage of 5.8 million cubic meters. It is also surrounded by coconut tree plantations and with mountainous backdrop.


Pandin Lake

is adjacent to (and according to legend is the twin of) Lake Yambo. It is only 24 hectares but 61.75 meters deep. It has a calculated volume of water in storage of 20.5 million cubic meters. It is also surrounded by coconut tree plantations and with mountainous backdrop.


Calibato Lake

measures 43 hectares and is 156 meters in depth. It has a calculated volume of water in storage of 29.6 million cubic meters. It is also surrounded by coconut tree plantations and with mountainous backdrop.

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