Toledo City is located on the western part of the island of Cebu. It was once called Pueblo Hinulawan, and became a chartered city in 1960. The entry of the Atlas Consolidated Mining Company (now Carmen Copper Company) heralded the growth and development of this once small town. The city is also home to the first shrine and church named after the second Filipino saint, St. Pedro Calungsod.
Malubog Lake is an artificial lake that was created after a dam was built on the Malubog Creek in the 1970s. It is located in Barangay General Climaco, Toledo City. The dam was built to provide a steady supply of fresh water for mining operations in the area. The lake is one of the best-kept secrets of the place and has a lot of potential as a tourist destination.
The journey to Malubog Lake starts at the Cebu South Bus Terminal. You need to ride a bus headed for Toledo City at the terminal. After reaching the city proper, you can get on a jeepney to the Magdugo Elementary School before riding a motorcycle for hire to the barangay hall of Barangay General Climaco. From the barangay hall, you can start hiking towards the lake. It is advisable to get the services of a guide to the lake if you are unfamiliar with the area.