Monday, October 27, 2014

LAKE APO: A Quick Guide

   
Lake Apo in Sitio Lawa, Guinuyoran, Valencia City is a crater lake measuring 24 hectares with maximum depth of 26 meters. It is 11 km away from the Poblacion. Situated in 640 meters elevation, it is one of the cleanest lake in Region 10. 



The serene lake resort is operated by a private businessman accountable of its good maintenance. Visitors Lodge can accommodate 40 persons. Its driftwood furniture and furnishings give the venue a country feel. Its green lawn makes a very romantic scenery. The overflowing crystal clear pool gives a soothing cool dip.  




WHAT TO DO

1. Riding the Floating Cottage
 2. Horseback Riding


3. Kayaking

4. Swimming

5. Jetskiing

6. Just Playing Around 




RANDOM SNAPS


  
  



























HOW TO GET THERE

  • From Poblacion, Valencia City--- go to Panadero Bakeshoppe at Guinuyoran Road and take a habalhabal direct to Sitio Lawa, Guinuyoran, Valencia City. Fare is P60 per head.
  • From Dologon, Maramag--- take a habalhabal from Crossing Kisanday direct to Sitio Lawa. Fare is 100 per head.






*For Walk-in Guests, you can rent a Floating Cottage at P220.




*For Packaged Tour, LAKE APO TIMELESS DISTINCTION PLACE OFFERS TOUR PACKAGES. 

SCHEDULE OF FEES:

  • DAYTOUR PACKAGE--- P3,500 per group good for 15 pax inclusive of Hillside Trekking, Horseback Riding and unlimited use of Floating Cottage, Swimming Pool, Canoe, Pedal Boat and Kayaking facilities. Excess visitor will add P200. Bring your own food.
  • OVERNIGHT TOUR PACKAGE--- P1,100 per head minimum of 10 pax inclusive of accommodation, 2 meals (dinner and breakfast) and unlimited use of Floating Cottage, Swimming Pool, Canoe, Pedal Boat and Kayaking facilities. The resort can accommodate 40 pax.
  • CAMPING--- Tent pitching costs P750 per night. 
  • JETSKI is available at P3,500 per hour. 


CONTACT: 
                Dr. Almer Alfonso Sr (Proprietor) --- 0977-398-3652/ 09067772498
                Dr. Fe Alfonso --- 0956-748-9431
                Ganggang Diog --- 0906-933-5309
                Belen Estimada --- 0975-152-5309

                Email: timelessplacelakeapo@yahoo.com

For confirmation: 
Deposit at least 50% of total fees via BPI Valencia City Branch
Account name: ALMER M. ALFONSO SR.
Account number: 9399-0780-56

54 comments:

  1. HI! ask po ako. palno namo mag adto dra.. tama ba amoa plano fr. mt. capistrano then nasuli spring and last namo adtoan ang lake apo. maka sulod ba ang kotse type na sakyanan? thanks in advance!

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    1. hi, anonymous. sorry for late reply. i've been out spending time with my family. in case you still need my answer, yes, that itinerary of yours is very practical and doable.
      anyway, hope you had a great holy week.

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  2. mag anha mi's akong tropa . 3 rami. pila kahay ma damage sa fees? not considering any package.

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    1. Hi, dar. andam lang pamasahe lang padulong sa area. habalhabal from valencia proper is P60 per pax. and if you want to hire a cottage, just prepare P300. enjoy...

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  3. How much it cost if we stay overnight with my partner just the two of us ?.

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    1. hi, camilo. sorry for my late reply. in case you still need the info, you may contact directly the owner, Dr. Almer Alfonso at 0977-398-3652/ 09067772498.

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    2. Hello po.. plano po namin ngayung june 18 2017, sunday 5 lng po kami .. may another package po ba pra sa daytour package??

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    3. hi. for very small group daytour, you may not need to get a package tour. just rent a floating cottage for P300.00. just bring your own food. you can save a lot... enjoy!

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  4. Pwede pa mahangyo inyo camping sa tent pitching sir?

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    1. Hi, Janine. Thanks for dropping by. For further info, inquiry and request, you may contact directly the owner of Timeless Distinction Place, Dr. Almer Alfonso at 0977-398-3652/ 09067772498. He is very friendly. Thank you.

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  5. hi, just want to ask if how much would be the overnight stay per head just for photoshoot? no use of Swimming Pool, Canoe, Pedal Boat and Kayaking facilities.

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    1. Hi, Jhunz. Tent pitching is available at P750.00. But for that purpose, you may contact Dr. Almer Alfonso at 0977-398-3652/ 09067772498.

      ANOTHER TIP: If you just want to do photoshoot, you may visit the lake during daytime. You can roam around and do it for free.

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  6. Hi Sir,

    Salamat po sa blog mo. Ask ko lang po if pwede ba maka sulod ang van draa sa are mismo since mostly gina mention drea is habal-habal. Thank you po. :)

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    1. yes, roel. makasulod kaayo ang 4wheel vehicles. naay designated parking space tapad sa lake.

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  7. Good morning po...adto unta me dha this saturday, 15 adults kami..and we are planning to avail ur package kaso we have kids from 2yrs to 9 yrs old..froo na po ba ung kids?

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    1. Hi, Ana. Hopefully mosugot ra ang tag-iya sa place. Dali ra sya hangyoon. Please contact Dr. Almer Alfonso at 0977-398-3652/ 09067772498.

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  8. Magkano po ba entrance fee sa lake apo?or free na po ba?basta mag avail lng aku ng floating cottage for us to swim?thanks

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    1. Hi, Abril. Lately, they imposed a P50.00 entrance as per approved barangay ordinance.

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  9. Hi, kung magdala mi ug tent, pede pud mi makaluto gamit ang portable stove?

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  10. do you have any venue good for 40 pax for strategic planning or business meeting? including the pool?

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    1. Hello. Yes, they have venue for seminars and meetings. for updates, please contact directly the owner Dr. Almer Alfonso---0977-398-3652/ 09067772498.
      Thanks for dropping by...

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  11. How to book for a Prenup Shoot? and how much for a Overnight stay?

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    1. For booking, contact:
      Dr. Almer Alfonso Sr (Proprietor) --- 0977-398-3652/ 09067772498
      Dr. Fe Alfonso --- 0956-748-9431
      Ganggang Diog --- 0906-933-5309
      Belen Estimada --- 0975-152-5309

      Email: timelessplacelakeapo@yahoo.com

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  12. Kuys, okay ra nga kanang floating cottage ra ang abangan and for how many hours nah nga rate? :)

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    1. yes, jun. ok ra. P300 for 2 hours if daghan pa clients. pero kun walay mosunod, ok ra magdugay pa.

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  13. hi po. nais po namin mag reserve sa Lake Apo on Oct. 29,2017. wala pong nag rereply sa amin at didn't exist ang email. may updated po ba kayo na contact number?

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  14. Hello how about ang dalan going there? cemented na ba? okay lang auto gagamitin going there?

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    1. Hi. Naa pay putol-putol nga rough road. Ok ra ang auto if dili tingulan. Lisod kun ulan kay naay tungason nga part.

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  15. Hi po pwede po bang pumunta sa lake apo kahit wlang tour guide since we already know the exact address? And kaya po ba ng 1day tour ang route na lake apo, RR family spring resort and dahilayan adventure park? Thank you po & GOD BLESS.

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    1. Yes, no need for tour guide. Pwede nyo i-daytour ang lake apo at RR. but dahilayan, i think, needs another day considering travel time from RR or Lake Apo.

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  16. Hi! maam/sir!,
    mag ask unta ko regarding sa entrance fee nga 50php sa lake apo, para aha (pecifically) di na sya?. For my thesis lang na sya, Lake apo man gud akong study site. Thankyou daan

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    1. Hi! That entrance fee is required when you enter a private area.
      For study and research purposes, better coordinate with barangay council of Guinoyuran for arrangement. You might be granted free entrance.
      God bless your thesis conduct...

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  17. Hi po! Yung sa Day Tour Package po ano po yung ibig sabihin ng P3,500 per group? yan po ba yung babayaran namin as a whole na? or per head po yan? May entrance po ba dyaan?

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    1. Hi. Thanks for dropping by. P3,500 per group will be paid by the whole group, not individually. Entrance of P50 per head will be collected IF you are not taking any packaged tour.

      For booking and further inquiry, please contact:
      Dr. Almer Alfonso Sr (Proprietor) --- 0977-398-3652/ 09067772498
      Dr. Fe Alfonso --- 0956-748-9431
      Ganggang Diog --- 0906-933-5309
      Belen Estimada --- 0975-152-5309

      Email: timelessplacelakeapo@yahoo.com

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  18. Habal2 you mean motorcycle? Are the drivers trustworthy enough to bring two girls to lake apo? For safety.

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    1. Haha! Yes, single motor as the only means of commutation. Don't worry, there are two of you against one driver. Haha. Jokingly aside, drivers are already used to bring travelers to the lake since it's already a popular destination. They are trustworthy. Besides, the place is not so remote. You will pass by big barangays with numerous residences.
      Enjoy.....

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  19. Hi! just wanna ask what is the scheduled time for the daytour package? And if we're gonna book our stay ahead of time?? For reservation purposes. Thank you.

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    1. Hi. The usual time for daytour package is 8am-5pm. For reservation, yes you may book ahead of time. Just keep in touch with any of the contact numbers above.

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  20. pwede po ba mag overnight kung 3 lang? how much po ung fees?

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    1. Hi, Deejei! U may contact the following numbers for that inquiry. The management may provide adjusted rate for a very small group of 3.
      Dr. Almer Alfonso Sr (Proprietor) --- 0977-398-3652/ 09067772498
      Dr. Fe Alfonso --- 0956-748-9431
      Ganggang Diog --- 0906-933-5309
      Belen Estimada --- 0975-152-5309

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  21. Hi! I would like to ask if walk-ins are welcomed or do we really need to book a package?

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    1. Hi. walk-in guests are very much welcome. no need to get a packaged tour. just rent a floating cottage at P220.00.

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  22. Hi Sir, Just wanna ask, We're planning to visit Lake Apo this coming holy week(March 29-30,2018). We are 10-15 persons, is there any charges aside from entrance fee, if the group will only use each tent for overnight stay? Thanks God Bless....

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    1. Hi, Jeff. If you go to the area of Lake Apo Timeless Distinction Place Resort, they charge P750 for tent pitching. Here are their hotlines:
      Dr. Almer Alfonso Sr (Proprietor) --- 0977-398-3652/ 09067772498
      Dr. Fe Alfonso --- 0956-748-9431
      Ganggang Diog --- 0906-933-5309
      Belen Estimada --- 0975-152-5309

      Other than that, I don't have info if tent pitching is allowed anywhere else beside the lake. You may inquire or request from barangay office when you are in the area.

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  23. Hi Sir. If magrent mi ug floating cottage, need pa gihapon magbayad entrance fee? And if we're planning to go there on a holiday (June 12), need pa kaya mag advance booking for floating cottage para ma prioritize? Thanks!

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    1. Hi, Sharmaine. Yes, bag-o pa nila gi-impose ang entrance fee. During holidays, gailog gyud bitaw ang clients sa floating cottage. Unfortunately, I have no contact sa barangay for booking in advance. Cottages are operated by barangay council, not by resort owner.
      Better be there early pa lang. Enjoy...

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    2. Okay sir. salamat kaayo sa info! Very responsive sa queries. Thanks!

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  24. Hello po . I would like to visit the lake sana sa weekend . Solo traveler po ako . Want to stay there Saturday night and will go home Sunday 5pm . Saan po pwede mag stay overnight ? Should I still get the the package tour ? I need suggestions po sana . Thnak you . :)

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    1. Hello, you may contact the numbers above for negotiation and further queries. Enjoy...

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  25. Floating Cottage at P220 is it per head? How much is the rent of pedal boat and kayak?

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    1. P220 cottage fee is per group payable to barangay. Pedal boat and kayak on the other hand are owned by Timeless Distinction Place. Please contact their numbers above for inquiry.

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