Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Sorsogon : Lake Bulusan @ Dusk

Bulusan Lake

When one speaks of Sorsogon, one attraction that comes to mind is the Bulusan Lake. As I remember when I was in grade school, this Lake is featured prominently with other Philippine natural attractions like the Mayon Volcano, Ifugao Rice Terraces, Maria Cristina Falls and the Hundred Islands. So, when I got the chance to explore Sorsogon, I made it sure to include a visit to Bulusan Lake.

Bulusan Lake is a popular picnic spot among locals and tourists alike. There is a 1.8 kilometer walking trail around the lake crater. When the mist is lying low over the surrounding forest and the birds are singing, it is a lovely, peaceful spot and the clear, still water makes for an inviting swim or a relaxed hour's fishing for tilapia. There are no visitor facilities of any sort apart from the track around the lake.


Kayaking remain to be a popular activity in the area as well as boating around the lake. However, these are limited only until dusk. Camping around the river is still prohibited because the place is a protected area filled with snakes and other wild animals.

Kayaks and Boats

Reflection

Come Closer

Timid Colors of Dusk
How to get there?

From Sorsogon City main highway, you can take a bus bound for Matnog. Ask the driver if the bus will pass by Bulusan because some buses ply the Irosin route that do not pass Bulusan.

You may also take the bus bound to Barcelona, then take a jeepney going to Bulusan for a 16km ride.

You may also ride a van or jeepney bound for Gubat, then take a jeepney going to Bulusan.

Upon reaching Bulusan, book a tricycle which will bring you to Bulusan Volcano Natural Park. Fare is around Php 150 one-way. Since there are no available transportation back, it will be a good idea to ask the tricycle driver to wait for you.

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