Welcome to Lake Sebu
The watery bottom of a beautiful bowl, Lake Sebu is surrounded on all sides by hills and forests. Occasionally, dugout canoes slowly skim its placid surface; however, the picturesque scene is marred by the ring of bamboo fish traps spreading inward from the shore. These are also negatively impacting the lake's health, and in March 2017 a three-year ban on tilapia farming was imposed after a series of massive fish kills. A large church sits on top of a hill, and several other modern concrete buildings interrupt otherwise pristine views. Several beautiful waterfalls are in the surrounding countryside, and expert craftspeople ply their traditional arts in rural and remote barangays.