We were on a private van and took about an hour to reach the place.
The Visayan word alindahaw normally means 'drizzle' (ambon in Tagalog), but in this song, it refers to a small, beautiful insect. Depending on the which part of the Visayas you're in, it could be a butterfly, firefly or dragonfly.
So off we go and see for ourselves what Lakewood has to offer.
Maybe, Lake Wood also meant, "Lake of Lumber"?... but this story is anecdotal. Anybody can shed light on this?
Here we are at the Alindahaw Lakeview Resort in Lakewood...WELCOME!
As we enter the resort, we already see the Lake!
We see a large gazebo for gatherings and karaoke.
Some go kayaking at the Lake Wood!
We proceeded further to the back part of the Resort where we see more developments!
By this time, these structures are more likely done and now functioning!
Then, we proceed to the pools... but we see this massive hilltop accommodation!
So we climbed up... as in climbed!!!
Here are the rooms with a balcony giving us a beautiful view of the lake and the Zamboamountains in the horizon.
Great view of the Lake and great view of the swimming pools below!
This is one of the rooms...
This is the view of the pools from the balcony!
We felt to comfortable, but we were just sightseeing so we had to move on...(and out of the room)!
The kids walk down the path...
We pass by a grotto along this path.
The people are enjoying themselves in the pools.
Then, we had our lunch!
We had a simple but hearty lunch, then, had to go on our way back to Zamboanga City, which is another 4 to 6 hours away.
Beautiful and calm panorama, which was unexpected in the middle of a very remote place... a treasure indeed!