The guitar-shaped lake is home to numerous types of plants and animals. In addition to the plants that have grown naturally in the area, the locals also planted and cultivated other types of plants, including yams, corns, and sweet potatoes, among others. This freshwater lake is also home to numerous fish species as well as different bird species.
Lake Danao is also called the “Lover’s Lake” based on a story about its origin. According to the story, husband and wife Isyong and Isyang were constantly arguing with each other. Due to this, they were cursed by the heavens and were separated from each other after a lake started to form around them. The two were later turned into the two islets that can be seen in the lake. The two islets, Crocodile Islet and Snake Islet, are found in the southern part of the lake. In addition to the story, the serene and romantic atmosphere at Lake Danao is quite appealing for couples or lovers to visit. The gentle breeze and chirping of birds on the trees further enhances its charm to visitors.
Visitors to Lake Danao should not leave the place until they have experienced going around the lake on an outrigger boat. The cruise or the “Sakanaw” takes around one hour and gives visitors a scenic view of the lake as they pass along its coast. They can also visit a small islet within the lake itself. Visitors also have the option of getting off the islet and have their pictures taken on the islet.