During our stay at the Palicte Beach Resort in Tubigag-Manok, we made a quick visit to Buswang Lake. Buswang Lake in Barangay Bago, Asturias is considered one of the biggest natural lakes in Cebu. Because of its size and beauty, it is now attracting the attention of both locals and visitors. In fact, consider how accessible it is (via the TransCentral Highway), it is now considered one of western Cebu’s top emerging tourist destinations.
The ride from Tubigag-Manok to Old Bago was short. Along the way, we saw a lot of beautiful sights including this lovely rice fields just along the highway.
From the highway, we made a right towards a smaller road. A few minutes later, we were there.
One of the very first things you will see when you get these is this interesting network of ‘boardwalks’ stretching out from one of the sides of the lake.
From what I understand, the boardwalk is just one of the many ‘features’ of the lake. I’m not sure if it was made by the local government. But I’m guessing that it was because it was still closed (quarantine restrictions) when we were there.
On the opposite side of the lake, I saw a nice looking structure. My guess is that it is a restaurant.
I also saw several ‘floating cottages’ docked on the side of the lake.
This concept is very similar to the floating cottages I saw in Lake Danao in Ormoc City.
According to a local, the lake is pretty massive and actually covers a large portion of the barangay.
One of the establishments around the lake that is getting a lot of attention is the Buswang Lake House.
Sitting on the edge of the great lake, the restaurant offers an amazing view of the natural wonder.
Behind this structure, I saw that other similar structures are now being built. In just a few years, I’m pretty sure that this place is going to change dramatically.
View from the Top
Moving farther away from the lake, we drove up a nearby mountain road to see the lake from above.
From where we were standing, we could see how massive the lake really was.
We noticed this fish pen in the water. This photo shows that the lake is actually a lot bigger than it seems.
If you look closely, the flat area in front of that hill is actually not dry land but a part of the lake which is covered in vegetation.
On the other side, we noticed more activities on the water. I have a feeling that this place is going to ‘explode’ once this pandemic is over.
Watch this video of Buswang Lake in Asturias, Cebu.
What do you think of this lake? Have you been to Buswang Lake before? Let us know in the comments below!