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Lake Venado

Lake Venado, Davao City, Davao del Sur, Philippines

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About Lake Venado

Lake Venado is an endorheic lake located at the foot of Mount Apo in the province of North Cotabato, Mindanao, Philippines. It is the second-highest lake in the country. The vicinity of the lake is a popular camping site for mountaineers en route to and coming down from the peak of Mount Apo, the Philippines' highest mountain.



Attractions near Lake Venado

Mount Apo1.83km from Lake Venado

Mount Apo is the highest mountain that makes the grandfather of all the Philippines mountains and it is an 8.9 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Santa Cruz, Davao del Sur, the Philippines that features beautiful wildflowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and backpacking and is accessible year-round.

Apo–Talomo Mountain range8.73km from Lake Venado

A beautiful mountainn range which was located in the heart of Davao city. It is one of the top 15 highest mountain in the Philippines. It is one of the highest trekking destination in this area and a lot of tourist visits this place every year.

People’s Park Davao38.13km from Lake Venado

People's Park is a cultural theme park located at the center of Davao City. It is the brainchild of the then-mayor of Davao City, Rodrigo Duterte. The old park has transformed into a clean and beautiful park adorned with tropical rainforest trees, large sculptures, interactive fountains, ponds and waterfalls, a durian dome, a shady and open plaza, and a statue of a gigantic Philippine eagle, and is frequented by locals, visitors, and foreign tourists.

Long Hua Temple40.02km from Lake Venado

Lon Wa Buddhist Temple is one of the biggest temples in the Philippines and probably the biggest in Mindanao. Renowned for its intricate architecture and interiors, this shrine is definitely one of the must-visit attractions in Davao City. A short stopover to this shrine is a worthwhile experience especially for those who are interested in the teachings of Buddhism or for those who simply want to marvel at the temple’s architecture and interiors.

Monfort Bat Sanctuary49.93km from Lake Venado

The Monfort Bat Sanctuary is home to 1.8 million Geoffroy’s Rosette fruit bats  – the largest known colony of the species in the world. The bats all live in a single cave – guests aren’t allowed to enter, but they can peer over bamboo railings into any of five openings where the seething masses of sleeping fruit bats can be seen coating the cave walls. it was one of the beautiful attractions in this area.

Epol Falls50.13km from Lake Venado

One of the beautiful waterfalls in the heart of Davao city. The main falls is around 20 feet high. Its mountain cool, gentle cascades curtain down the limy rock. Locals say the falls are a 5-series cascade.  It is one of the natural tourist attractions of the mountainous area and it has bamboo huts that provide shade and a place to prepare foods.

Where is Lake Venado

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Davao City6 attractions

Davao City, officially the City of Davao is a 1st class highly urbanized city in the island of Mindanao, Philippines. The city serves as the main trade, commerce, and industry hub of Mindanao, and the regional center of Davao Region.