Sablayan | Panikian Lake stopover

The 3rd class municipality of Sablayan in Occidental Mindoro is currently regaining its popularity in terms of world class Tourism destinations. In recent year, the World Longest Island to Island Zipline open its door and became popular overtime. Sablayan is also a home of the second (2nd) largest contagious coral reef in the world, the APO Reef. Love beaches? Try to visit the Pandan Island Grande and you will surprise to its white sand coastline and crystal clear water.

    
Tired for soaking up with the Beach waters? Then, Sablayan has an alternative place for you, the Panikian Lake.  Located in Barangay San Agustin, it is about 10 kilometers or almost 30 minute motorcycle ride from the downtown. The lake named after the Paniki or fruit bats that used to be their home before. The Old folks say that the fruit bats weighing a kilo before, but people hunt them for meat as results of such disappearance.  




Panikian Lake  has the most beautiful sceneries and very accessible of all lakes in Sablayan and  considered as the best place for group picnics, canoeing, fishing and birds watching.  Most travelers from a neighboring town, just stop here to enjoy the breathtaking views and rest while making food trip. There are cottages available in this place which gives visitors to relax and bond with natures and experience other activities


HOW TO GET THERE
The closest Airport  if you’re travelling from outside Mindoro is to reach the town of San Jose. Airline flight available for NAIA -3 and Clark bound for San Jose Airport (SJI). Then, a short tricycle ride going to Bus or Van Terminal bound for Sablayan, Mamburao or Abra de Ilog. It is a 88 kilometers from San Airport or estimated least two (2) hours normal ride from San Jose.   Ask your driver to drop you off to Panikian Lake Entrance

TRAVEL NOTES
The entrance fee in Panikian Lake is FREE of charge, but all tourist should pay for the environmental fee that cost 55 pesos for Local tourist  and; for those residing in Sablayan, just present your Identification Card to pay less as much 25 pesos. Tour guide fee amounting to P1,000 pesos but it is optional.  

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