Sampaloc Lake, San Pablo City
(2/5 based on 45+ reviews on the web)
Lake Sampaloc is an inactive volcanic maar on the island of Luzon, the Philippines.It is the largest of the Seven Lakes of San Pablo, Laguna. Nearly half of the lake's depth has a shallow depression at the lake's bottom, indicating its volcanic origin. The lake is located behind San Pablo city hall and is dotted with fishpens and small cottages built on stilts.LegendA giant Sampaloc once grew in the garden of a selfish, stingy old woman. One day, an old man begged for some tamarind fruit as a cure for his ailing grandson, but instead of helping him, the stingy old woman set her ferocious dogs upon him to drive him away. The old man was badly hurt, and was in fact a Diwata in disguise. After the Diwata had departed, there was a thundering noise and rain, followed by the cracking of the earth. The entire orchard sank into a colossal pit which was immediately filled with water, which villagers thence named after the large tamarind tree.
To visit Sampaloc Lake and other attractions in San Pablo City, use our San Pablo City itinerary planner.
Create a full San Pablo City itinerary

Plan your trip to San Pablo City

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.
  • Caught in the Lake ... To 8km is. ... But smelly Lake is lined with memorabilia dealers into skewers have nine at 7:30 in the evening when the doors closed, the city should not drink liquor most Christian good. .. Can't see the entertainment spots bored
    View original
  • I don't know how exactly they can keep this lake clean given that it is surrounded by the city. A limiting of the garbage or untreated water spilling into it would be a start. The townsfolk don't know...  more »
  • When I first visited this place, I was mesmerised by how peaceful and quiet the community is. I love coming back to this place. An excellent place to be alone and unwind from the hustle and bustle of ...  more »