Dubbed as the cleanest of the seven lakes in Laguna, Pandin Lake is a popular side trip destination for those seeking a relaxing escape from the city. The other crater lakes are Bunot, Calibato, Mohicap, Palaklapakin, Sampaloc and Yambo.

According to scientific studies, the lake, along with the other crater lakes in San Pablo, is a result of a phreatic eruption. This happens when shallow lava from a nearby volcano, like Mount San Cristobal in this case, interacts with groundwater. The resulting explosion creates a depression that fills with rainwater over time, forming the lake.

The lake itself is quite small, with a surface area of only 20.5 hectares and an average depth of 207 feet. It’s separated from another lake, Yambo, by just a narrow strip of land, and so they’re often referred to as twin lakes.

Despite its small size, the lake offers a tranquil escape with unique activities. Take a relaxing ride on a bamboo raft, soaking in the pristine beauty as you glide across the water. Enjoy refreshing treats and admire the lush greenery surrounding the lake. Birdwatchers can bring binoculars to spot interesting species in the healthy ecosystem. While swimming isn’t common at Pandin Lake, you can head to nearby Yambo Lake for a dip or hike to the Yambo Lake View Point for scenic vistas.

Overall, Pandin Lake’s combination of small size, good depth, clean water, and its twinning with Yambo Lake make it stand out from the other lakes in San Pablo. It offers a unique blend of serenity, natural beauty, and a potentially rich ecosystem.

Pandin Lake Location

Pandin Lake is located in Barangay San Lorenzo, San Pablo City, Laguna Province. The lake is about 7.5 kilometers northeast of San Pablo City proper via Werner Schetelig Ave.

Pandin Lake Location Map


Cover photo by Carlo P.

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