Danao is a mountain lake with a total area of approximately 139 hectares.
Hemmed by the cloud-capped Mindiwin mountain range, the lake is 15 kilometers
northeast of the city proper and half an hour drive along the national
highway going to Tongonan. It is approximately 700 meters above sea level.
Its murky green waters harmoniously blend with the verdant green forests
of the surrounding hills.
The lake's placid water is ideal for boating or kayaking, and fishing.
The surrounding forest, on the other hand, contains a wide variety of
flora and fauna, and is perfect for trekking or camping. The recreational
park set within its cool and invigorating climate make it among the leading
adventure destination of the country.
Kasudsuran is a 12-hectare lake located in the virgin forest of Brgy.
Gaas. It is situated at a height of 820 meters above sea level amidst
lush vegetation. Accessible only by foot, one gets a refreshing view of
the lake after enjoying a good hike from the starting point at Sitio Maglahug,
approximately 2.5 kilometers from the lake.
Janagdan is the highest peak at 1,120 meters above sea level situated
at Brgy. Cabingtan, and is about 19 kilometers northeast of the city.
Hidden within this peak is another magnificent and mystifying lake, Lake
Janagdan. The smallest among the three Ormoc lakes, it has an area of
about 3 hectares This Lake is accessible only by foot, about two hours
hike from the jump-off point at the barangay proper. Despite its size
as compared to Lake Danao and Lake Kasudsuran, it can exude the same charm
and excitement to the adventurers. It rises at a height of 1,080 meters,
offering a challenging climb to those who want to be captivated by its
beauty, concealed amidst a rugged terrain and thick forest cover.
swamps in Ormoc Bay stretches extensively along the coastal area in the
northwestern side of Ormoc City within the barangays of Naungan, San Juan
and Lao. Its 260 hectares vegetation shelters the highest number of mangrove
species and considerable number of marine and terrestrial organisms. The
area is also utilized for aquaculture development and livelihood of local
residents. The area has been awarded to a number of people's organization
located in the area for conservation and development projects under the
supervision of local and national line agencies.
With Ormoc Bay to its west, Ormoc City is also host to six (6) beach resorts
and three (3) picnic grounds. Aside from being able to swim and gambol
in the water, there are also available water sports equipments.