Sumlang Lake: A Must-Visit Attraction Near Mayon Volcano
Sumlang Lake is a picturesque man-made lake located in Camalig, Albay, Philippines. It is a 14-hectare lake that was once filled with lilies but has since undergone a massive cleanup, revealing its true beauty. The lake is known for its clear waters and the reflection of Mount Mayon, which is said to be the single body of water that can catch the perfect reflection of the famous volcano. Here are some important information so you can properly plan your next visit to Sumlang Lake.
How to Get to Sumlang Lake
To get to Sumlang Lake via public commute, you can follow these steps:
- Head to downtown Legazpi City.
- Ride a jeepney heading to Camalig, Guinobatan, or Polangui.
- Ask the driver to drop you off at Sumlang Lake or Albay Agri Ethno Eco Village.
- From there, Sumlang Lake is just a 5-minute walk (300 meters from the national highway).
- Alternatively, you can charter a tricycle.
How to Book your Tour to Sumlang Lake
If you prefer to join a tour instead, you can definitely do that as well. This is also my preferred way to visit Sumlang Lake since it's more convenient especially if you are bringing your family with you. You can book via Klook through these links:
This guided tours include visits to Sumlang Lake, Daraga Church and Cagsawa Ruins among others. When you get to the lake, can do activities such as kayaking in the clear waters of the lake while gazing up at the historical Mayon Volcano. Additionally, you can enjoy a relaxing ride on a bamboo raft while enjoying the beautiful scenery of Albay. The cost for the tours is a little over P1,000 per person. Note that the cost is subject to change so check the links for the final price.
You can also visit this Facebook page: Sumlang Lake / Nature FunTraventure. They also provide tours to the Sumlang Lake Eco-Park and can provide the most updated information about getting there.
- Balsa Ride: Rent a bamboo raft, or balsa, to enjoy the water and take photos.
- Kayaking: Explore the lake by kayak, offering a unique perspective of the surroundings.
- Fishing: Catch local fish species such as dalag (mudfish), tilapia, and carp.
- Picnicking: Enjoy local delicacies like pinangat, bicol express, and pili dishes with friends and family.
Entrance and Fees
- Entrance Fee: ₱100 per person, ₱80 for seniors, and ₱60 for children
- Environmental Fee: ₱20 per person
- Parking: ₱10 for two- and three-wheel vehicles, and ₱20 for cars
- Balsa Ride: ₱80 per person for 30 minutes
- Kayak: ₱100 per person for 30 minutes
- Aqua Bike: ₱100 per person for 30 minutes
- Fish Feeding: ₱20
- Rental Equipment: ₱50
- Fish: ₱150 per kilo
Note that the above prices may change so best to check with Sumlang Lake / Nature FunTraventure before visiting. They can also provide the most updated information about the fees.
Tips for Visiting Sumlang Lake
- Sumlang Lake is open daily from 8 AM to 8 PM.
- The best time to visit is early morning or late afternoon to see the reflection of Mount Mayon in the water.
- Respect the environment and do not pick up plants.
- Throw your trash in the proper disposal bins.
- Do not leave your things unattended.
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