Friday, September 4, 2009

Lake Mainit


In our brief stop at Almont lakeside resort, we used the opportunity to take a lot of photos of Lake Mainit.

As I mentioned in my previous post two days ago, lake mainit is the fourth largest lake in the Philippines. And it is also the deepest.

There are four municipalities bordering this body of water namely: Kitcharao, Agusan del Norte, Mainit, Surigao del Norte, Alegria,Surigao del Norte, Jabonga, Agusan del Norte. We are looking at the lake from Kitcharao's perspective. The vantage point of Agusan del Norte that Butuan is a part of.

Lake Mainit is well know for its abundance of fishes, and some are rare like puyo and gabot.

As hadv kindly reminded me, lake mainit got its name from a hot spring that pours into the lake. They called the spring "Mapaso" (scalding or can scald) and the water because it is hot, mainit (which means hot).

For more info about Lake Mainit you can click here and here.


hadv said...

Why Mainit? Is it because the water is hot? Hot springs? Looks huge. Are motored boats prohibited in the area?

Deepest huh.. ours is bottomless :))

Layrayski said...

bottomless huh? is there such a thing? hehe I actually wrote a much longer post about this lake- I guess I deleted it. Anyway yeah, I guess I'll go write that longer post now.

Long time no see!

B SQUARED said...

Learn something everyday, here.

arabesque said...

what a view! the sunset and the clouds are just fantastic,bte, just curious... who's the photographer over there? ^-^

supergirlhero said...

Although "mapaso" is also the Butuanon term for mainit :)

Thanks for the photo, Ly!

Hilda said...

Sounds like the perfect lake water for me! I hate cold!

Lovely sunset (sunrise?) and majestic view! Did you take all your photos with photographers in them? ;)

uncleawang said...

I love this kind of place but unfortunately we don't have such in Kuching,Thanks for sharing.

Leif Hagen said...

Looks like a wonderful place to take some photos! Great colors and lighting with the sun!

AB said...

Such a great sunset obviously draws the photographers!

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