Mt. Apo | Things to do in Kidapawan City-Cotabato
|Address:||Brgy. Ilomavis, Kidapawan City, Cotabato|
The name of the lake comes from the Spanish word venado, "deer," owing to the deer-like shape of the lake. However, the people living in the area called the lake Linaw, a Cebuano word for "clear", because its crystal-clear waters reflect the peak of Mount Apo. Local tribes believe the lake to be enchanted, inhabited by spirits. 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.
Coined as the ‘Garden of Eden’ of Kidapawan city. Its one of the most visited scenic spots at the foot of Mt. Apo. Surrounded by mountain ranges, Mount Apo is a protected area and is the top climbing destination in the country. Lake Agco is located 1,250 meters above sea level in Ilomavis Village around 25 kilometers from the city proper of Kidapawan. The hot mud and water meet with cold water at this elevation level. Resorts managements combine the hot and cold to create pools and Jacuzzis with controlled temperature and fit for dipping and bathing.
Situated at the foot of Mt. Apo, Barangay New Israel in Makilala is now one of the top destinations in the province. The newly-opened 2.2-kilometer zipline attract local and foreign adventure seekers. To date, it is the longest zipline in Asia.
New Israel is also the home of the tamed Macaque monkeys, who has been living with community for more than five decades already.
While in the village, get to know the beliefs and traditions of religious group known as “Moncadista.”
The place is also a perfect destination for backpackers.
Where to stay
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Getting there and around
Brgy. Ilomavis, Kidapawan City, CotabatoGet directions