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Philippines Tourist Spots: LAKE BALANAN of SIATON


§ Depart for Siaton town, 50.11 kms. south of Dumaguete City.
§ Depart for Balanan Lake in Barangay Sandulot, Siaton.
                Lake Balanan is 10 kms of good, partially cemented road from the South National highway at the western end of the Siaton Bridge. It is a 20 – 25 minute of picturesque drive from the highway junction.
§ Activities at your choices:
-    Water sports,Canoeing, Rafting, Boating
-     Natural-trekking /4 kms circumferential pathway around the lake under canopy of various indigenous forest trees. 
-     Fishing Located at the southeast and 60 mtrs lower than the main lake.
-     Swimming A lagoon and 4 swimming pools utilizing free-flowing spring waters.
§ Facilities:
Small Bancas
-     Medium – sized, 8 – passenger boat
-     15 – passenger banca
-     20 – man passenger raft
-     4 – paddle boats
§ Amenities:
    7 bedroom hotel PhP 1,500 small roomsPhP2,000 big room
Balete Tree – house PhP 2,500

GETTING THERE . . .
§ POINT OF ORIGINDumaguete City
§ MODE OF TRANSPORTATION
§ By bus  or van to Siaton In Dumaguete, check Ceres Bus Terminal northbound bus at Calindagan  Dumaguete City, Tel. No. 035 225 – 9030.
-                                   PhP 42.50 DGTE – SIATON  AIRCON BUS      
     PhP 37.50 DGTE – SIATON NON-AIRCON BUS
§ V-HIRE. Terminal at Calindagan near Ceres Bus Terminal
        .PhP 40.00 DGTE – SIATON  AIRCON BUS     
§ ‘Habal-habal’ to Balanan Lake Habal-habal is a local term for terrain motorcycle. capacity of 4 people.
-                                   PhP 100.00 SIATON – LAKE BALANAN
§ FEES:
-    Entrance Fee: PhP 50 /Adult /  PhP 30 / Child /Entrance is FREE every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month
-    Boating / Cruising PhP 25/pax/hr
-    Boat Transfer PhP 20/pax/pier 1 to any point vice versa
-          Pedal Boat Php 100/hr
-          Life Jackets/Hardhats PhP 10
-          Swimming pool PhP 20/pax
-          Picnic Tables PhP 30/pax
§ ACCOMMODATION within the vicinity
o Lake Balanan Hotel
Contact Person: Mercy Balbon
 Tel. No. (035) 225 – 5563: (+63)910 323 6503

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