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Floating Restaurants in Laguna

Fancy eating lunch or dinner aboard a floating raft or hut on a lake? Laguna is the ideal destination. With plenty of manmade and natural lakes (seven are in San Pablo alone) you are guaranteed a unique by-the-lake dining experience in the province. ==

Here are two spots that are famous for floating restaurants in Laguna!

Isdaan Floating Restaurant – Calauan

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This wildly popular floating restaurant is one of three Isdaan branches owned by Barrio Fiesta. Like its counterparts in Nueva Ecija and Tarlac, Isdaan in Calauan, Laguna features Thai architecture and ornaments, including giant Buddha statues. 

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Laguna’s Isdaan features beautiful native huts above water, where guests can feast on delicacies such as grilled meats and lechon de leche. Regular tables run by the hundreds.

This branch also serves as a full-fledged theme park, offering a plethora of activities for both kids and adults. Complimentary boat rides are available, as well as live performances. There’s also biking, fishing, fish feeding, and Isdaan’s trademark wall where you can smash dining ware and appliances to your (angry) heart’s desire. 

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Floating Rafts at Pandin Lake – San Pablo

The district of San Pablo is blessed with seven lakes: Sampaloc, Bunot, Mohicap, Palakpakin, Calibato, Pandin, and Yambo. Tourists often spend a day touring the seven, and enjoying local activities including fishing, swimming, cycling, and rafting.

Pandin Lake is quite unique in that rafting here usually comes with lunch. Conceptualized by local fishermen, raft tours have been in place since 2006, offering visitors the refreshing experience of cruising around Lakes Pandin and Tambo and enjoying a hefty buffet lunch of grilled tilapia, pako (seaweed) salad, and small shrimps aboard a bamboo raft. The rafts are made by the fishermen themselves, while their wives are in charge of lunch.

The two-hour cruise costs P360 per person (with lunch). Water will be provided, but you can also order fresh buko juice for P25. For those who just wish to see the lake, they can avail a tour without lunch for P200. 

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