If you’re looking for the cleanest body of freshwater in Northern Mindanao, then Lake Apo in Valencia City, Bukidnon is a must-visit.
The lake covers approximately 24 hectares and its peaceful setting makes it a perfect background for those looking for a laid-back atmosphere, quiet yet scenic landscape for family or even a group outing. With its clean and serene waters, you can compose a poem, write a novel or even write and compose a song.
Lake Apo is a crater lake located some 11 kilometers southwest of Valencia City Proper via Guinoyuran Road. A shorter route and most used is from Dologon Crossing after Central Mindanao University (CMU). The landmark is Kisanday Elementary School. From there, Lake Apo is just 3 kilometers away. See map below.
Info sourced from the web states it was awarded the cleanest body of water in Northern Mindanao during the 1990s and up to this day, you can still observe its cleanliness.
Tourism in the area has grown over the years so local rafts as floating cottages were made.
Because of its popularity, Lake Apo has been included in packaged tours. More photos in the link below.