Monday, July 7, 2008

city of seven lakes - san pablo

first stop for the byaheng noypi is one of the country's oldest city. the city of San Pablo city in the province of Laguna. it is located south of Metro Manila passing by South Luzon Expressway (SLEX) and the national highway going to Lucena in the province of Quezon.the San Pablo is known as the city of seven lakes. the San Pablo cathedral is in the center of the city's town area.
the city's park rises above on one of its lakes. the city hall is one of the big structures in San Pablo which is located at the San Pablo park area.from the park's balcony, you'll have a view of Samapalok lake and Mt. Banahaw.>>>going to San Pablo City:
from Manila> take a bus going to San Pablo/Lucena at the Taft-Buendia bus terminal. bus is always available during daytime and less bus travels late night. during off peak hours, it can take you more or less two hours. tell the bus conductor to drop you at Seven Eleven San Pablo.
from Alabang> look for Jollibee located in front of the Muntinlupa barangay hall. from there, you'll find bus going to San Pablo/Lucena. from here it will take you less than two hours to San Pablo.on my next post, i'll take you on a ride around San Pablo's largest lake.

30 comments:

Heart of Rachel said...

Byaheng Noypi is a wonderful way of sharing beautiful places in the Philippines. Keep them coming.

SandyCarlson said...

That looks like a wonderful place!

The Islander said...

sounds interesting... will wait for more of your trips..

quinttarantino said...

City of the seven lakes?
Great name and fantastic place it must be.

the donG said...

>hi rachel, thanks to that!

>hi sandy, it's a simple city. it might not be as wonderful as the other places but it has its own value.

>islander, salamat!

>quinttarantino, yes. they do have seven lakes.

BlogusVox said...

I've been to San Pablo, but that was in the late '70s pa. It is indeed beautiful. Kaya inspired si Sampaguita to sing "Laguna".

I remember the stairs from the church going down to the lake. DonG, buhay pa ba yung restaurant doon sa gitna nang lawa?

EM said...

Great pictures as always. The jeepneys were quite new and well maintained.

Looking forward to the lake trip!

thanks for sharing Dong

Photo Cache said...

I agree with Rach, keep 'em coming.

wanderingcommuter said...

dude, inggit na inggit na talaga ko sa camera mo!!!

KRIS JASPER VAN DYKE said...

ganda nung mt. banahaw pic.

travel show host ka ba? dami mo nang nalakbay.

the donG said...

>blogusvox, tagal na nun ah. yung hagdan na mataas galing sa park ay nandun pa rin pero parang wala na yat yung restaurant. hindi ako sigurado pero parang hindi ko napansin.

>hi em, oo. pinili ko yung medyo ok na itsura na mga jeep. thanks for dropping by always.

>photocache, yes i will. thanks for dropping by.

>wandering commuter, kaya din ng camera mo yan.

>jasper, ganda nga ng banahaw kaya lang 2oras akong nandun hindi ko nakita ang peak dahil sa mga ulap.

travel show host? hindi. travel blogger lang.

madbong said...

hey mate, my dad is from laguna so i have been to san pablo numerous times. looking forward to your next post

Salamat said...

wow! you always have great pics! really looked so great in there:)
I'd love to see more pictures from your trips! cheers!

Anino said...

Ang ganda ng kuha mo sa Bundok ng Banahaw

Rebecca said...

such a breathtaking shot of Samapalok lake and Mt. Banahaw. I can somehow feel the crispness of the air.

;)

Karen of Sillymonkeez said...

Wow! The view of the lake and the mountains is beautiful!! Great shot!

kegler747 said...

Never explored San Pablo kse dinadaanan lang namen ito when we go sa quezon. I love to checkout its sights soon.

bw said...

Didn't know San Pablo has seven lakes :)

Two hours is not too far ! A glimpse of the country barely two hours away - amazing deal :)

redlan said...

ganda ng san pablo. nakikita talaga na dini-develop nila yung lugar. may kaluman pa pero binabago. hmmm mt banahaw. sa tingin ko malayo pero maganda ang view.

nilalaro ka ng tadhana. ganyan din sa sunset o sunrise. kapag inaabangan mo hindi maganda. ganun rin minsan ang mt mayon, hindi nagpapakita ng perfect cone niya. cone ba yun? nabasa ko lang at pareho kayo ng reaction.

more more more pics dong. hehehe

tutubi philippines said...

have yet to explore that city...cathedral lang napuntahan ko pero ilang beses lang dinaanan. next time

me said...

mukhang isa na naman itong kapana-panabik na paglalakbay... sigurado maraming makikiangkas,, isa na ang mangyan doon, kahit nakasabit pa, basta naka-tung-tung ha.. he he he.. ganda talaga ng pinas, walang katulad!!

CaleB said...

wow.. ang ganda ng mt. banahaw.. and ung clouds.. ang ganda..

Raft3r said...

Have you heard of casa san pablo?
astig ba don?

lagal[og] said...

thanks for sharing dom.
san pablo kasi to me is the jump-off point for mt. cristobal :-) i hardly noticed anything else much about the town

> Vanny said...

dati lagi ako d2. kaso di na kame bati (parang bata eh noh. hehe) kaya ayun.. di na ako napapadpad jan.. hehe

the donG said...

>madbong, that's nice to know. thanks for anticipating.

>hi salamat, thanks. keep in touch.

>anino, salamat. medyo common nga masyado ang kuha.

>hi rebecca, thanks. but it's a typical shot from the park's viewing site.

>hi karen, thanks. just a typical shot from the park's viewing site.

>kegler, i only had short time there so i can only feature the lake.

>bw, yes it is known for its lakes. 2-hour drive is not that stressful.

>redlan, may mga improvements na rin sa san pablo. yung mga bundok kung minsan hirap talaga ma-timing na walang ulap. ganun nga din ang mayon. yung banahaw hindi cone yung mayon naman ay almost cone shaped.

saglit lang ako sa san pablo kaya lake lang talaga ang special post ko doon.

>tutubi, sana nga makapunta ka rin sa lake. try to take a bike ride around it.

>mangyan, hehehe... medyo maikli lang talaga ang oras ko sa san pablo pero ok na rin at nakalibot sa sampalok lake. salamat sa laging pagsabit at pagtung tung dito. hehehe...

>caleb, maraming salamat sa pagbisita.

>raft3r, nakita ko lang din sa internet pero hindi ko sya napuntahan. saglit lang kasi ako doon kaya lake lang ang napasyalan ko.

>oggie, sinabi mo. wala masyadong makikita kaya sampalok lake din lang ang napasyalan ko plus saglit lang ako dun.

>hi vanny, bakit naman ganun? hehehe...

sho said...

just had 2 ask- how many trips have u been on ?

the donG said...

>stanley, i've been traveling at least twice a year to some long distance places in the philippines and a lot around luzon.

Malvin said...

Dong, may i repost your article to our blog? check http://mysanpablo.net

Big thanks

thepinaysolobackpacker said...

this is pretty close to us. i hope i can go there over the weekend. it's long overdue!

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