Thursday, February 3, 2011

San Pablo's Seven Lakes: Lake Calibato

Brgy. Sto. Angel, San Pablo City, Laguna
by lakwatserong tatay

The 2nd lake that we visit is Lake Calibato of Brgy. Sto. Angel. This lake really requires you to trek down a hill. The trail at start is really open, you will have to use an umbrella if you're not ready to get under the sun. But the later part is covered by the trees going down the lake.
Lake Calibato
This lake has an area of 42 hectares and a maximum depth of 135 meters. It's greatest volume of water in storage is approximately 29,600 cubic meters. Also this lake supplies the city and nearby towns with abundant fish. This lake is not also hard to find you will just have to ask local residence along the highway when you reach Brgy. Sto. Angel, because as far as i remember it has no landmark or any signs that the start of the trek going down Lake Calibato. But if you go there as a commuter in PUJ, driver will get you off exactly where the trails start. Here are some of the shots that we take going down the Lake Calibato.

Lake Calibato on our view
A myth story about this lake:

Based from qoundrum rich valley criss-crossed by rocky pathwas to enable the hunters to catch up with their wild prey as well as to facilitate their homeward trek, this little lagoon is known as Lake Kalibato. It appeared that this rich valley used to be the doamin of the Diwata who had wanted to keep her realm free from the intrusion of human kind. She did not want her wild game and her fruit trees to be molested by mortal man. Thus she was angered when they built a rocky pathway that criss-crossed her valley, so that she caused a strong earthquake and a severe storm that transformed her valley into a lagoon. The villagers living on the other side of the surrounding hills, gaping at the sight they be held the following morn, named it Lake Kalibato, tkaen from the criss-crossing pathway of the valley. (Kali must have been a corruption of the Spanish Calle or street, while Bato means rock or stone).

A scenic view from Lake Calibato
When we arrived at the lake, we so some of the local arranging new kawayan's that they will used to repair for some of the fishpond around the lake. And their some locals to that fishing on the other side.

Some of the local that are fishing along side this lake
Lake Calibato at another view
We had really a great time, spending few minutes on this lake. Five more to go. Our next destinaton was the Twin Lakes, known as Pandin and Yambo Lakes of Brgy. San Lorenzo.
This lake is been Xplored
Lakwatserong Tatay's @ Lake Calibato


Pinoy AdvenTurista said...

ang saya naman ng trip na ito... 2nd lake... can't wait for the 3rd... =D

thepinaysolobackpacker said...

thnx for sharing! gusto ko din to puntahan. lapit lng ako sa Laguna eh. :)


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