Surigao City bound travellers are treated to a marvelous view of Lake Mainit as they go down the winding mountain roads of Jabonga en route to Kitcharao. The view is quite formidable and the lake, mostly untouched by humans, remains as inviting and as impassive as time. [ad#link468]
For years I’ve passed by this lake and yet I’ve never mustered enough interest to look deeper than the view offered me from the highway. This Easter I decided to do something about it, and with the significant other manning the wheel, we headed off to Lake Mainit on a lazy Sunday afternoon.
If you intend on doing the same, there’s no place better to check out Lake Mainit than Almont Lake Resort. They’ve built a 9-room resort right in the doorsteps of the lake for travelers and folks who want to get away for a while.
It was there that the significant other and I spent an hour or two last Sunday afternoon having sandwiches, drinking coffee, and taking pictures of the lake. Perhaps it’s a reflection of the country’s economy that the resort, despite a virtual monopoly of the area had no visitors. [ad#link468]
Perhaps the resort is not appreciated by the locals, but for city dwellers, like myself, who are sick and tired of the concrete jungle that is Manila, this place is a magnificent place to be, with or without your mistress (hint, hint). The place is not that popular (at least not yet) and it’s certainly out of the way enough which makes it a very good destination to have your trysts and what-nots.
The resort’s suite room only costs P1,800 a night(with 2 free breakfast)—that’s roughly $USD37—and you’re greeted every morning with a marvelous view of the lake.
If you’re looking for adventure outside of the watersports area, this is not the place for you. But if you’re just looking for a place of quiet without the distraction of crowds and bars then this is it.
If you’re interested in visiting Lake Mainit via Almont Lake Resort, you can always go there for coffee and just shoot pictures from the verandah. If you wish to stay there, you could contact them before hand using the following phone numbers:
Landline: +63 (086) 8262424
Mobile: +63 926 6407856