Lake Agco, Kidapawan City, North Cotabato

Heated by underground volcanic vents, Lake Agco has boiling hot water and sulfuric mud. Aside from the boiling lake, there are also cold sp...

Heated by underground volcanic vents, Lake Agco has boiling hot water and sulfuric mud. Aside from the boiling lake, there are also cold springs which the management uses to control the temperature of their pools.

Location: Ilomavis Rd to EDC, Kidapawan City, Cotabato

Lake Agco in Kidapawan

The lake is located at the foot of Mt. Apo, the highest mountain in the Philippines. It is inside the ancestral lands of the Manobo tribe. It's also considered a sacred home of the Manobos so utmost respect should be observed when visiting.

The entrance to the lake is ₱ 25. One of the things I like here is the natural mud mask. It's free but you can donate any amount of money. You can put on how much mud mask you want but you're required to rinse it before leaving the area.


They created a hot spring by mixing water from the lake with water from a cold spring to make it fit for dipping.


A five minute hike from the hot spring will take you to a waterfall.


Lake Agco Mahomanoy Resort

If you want to stay overnight, you can book a room at Lake Agco Mahomanoy Resort which is managed by members of the Community of Local Agribusiness Partners Multi-Purpose Cooperative. Some members of the community can even serve as your guide if you wish to climb Mt. Apo.

The cheapest room you can get in this resort is a 2 person bedroom for ₱ 500/night.
Contact Number for Reservations: +639489752052





They have a steam bath and kid friendly pools in this resort. They both have cool and warm pools for the kids. The biggest pool is only filled with water from the cold spring. Most people are only able to swim in that pool for a few minutes due to the cold water temperature.


Aside from the hot and cold springs, what I liked in this place is the view of the mountains.


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