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Brigada: Adventures in Marogondon, Cavite

I was a guest and co-host for this segment of Brigada to feature Maragondon as the next travel and adventure destination near Manila. Go watch and discover what the town can offer for tourism.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Kayak, boat ride, zipline,fishing and outdoor activities in Caliraya Mountain Lake Resort- ‪#‎CavEAT‬: Cavinti Eco-Adventure Tour part 11


Finally…after a day of imagining myself in a kayak, I’m now here at the Caliraya Lake paddling a plastic kayak!! It’s the most awesome part of my trip to do kayak, because it’s the next watersports activity that I’m targeting for this 2015, and yes, I do have a plan of buying my own inflatable kayak, because I have this plan of kayaking the Manila Bay hahaha. seriously! my plan also is to buy a paddle board, but its too expensive and its bulky to carry around, that’s why I chose to get next time an inflatable kayak. Para no need to rent na and will use it unlimited.
The other part of Caliraya Mountain Lake Resort is near the bay of the Caliraya Lake, they have the Marina area with villas for overnight and The Residences for a hotel like room, people can stay there for an overnight or long staycation. I did a search on Google and found some staycation opportunities in an island in Caliraya Lake. Just go to Airbnb and see the rates of that staycation at Caliraya lake. I’m not sure if you will take the route from this resort going to that private house in an island.


For outdoor and watersports fans, you have to check this resort. Because they have a team building site, an obstacle site, a zipline, kayak area (you’ll circle around on that small island near the bay), boat ride to Caliraya lake, boat paddle, water slide, jetski and if you want a quite activity, try fishing and hunt for tilapia.


It’s a bit windy that day and I can feel that the water in this pool is cold, but I saw some people swimming around and I guess the water is warm bec. of the sun.

Here are the rates via: http://mountainlakeadventure.com/rates.php
non member fee:
adult - PHP 300
child (3 ft below) - PHP 150

small villa (6-8pax) - PHP 3250/night
big villa (8-10 pax) - PHP 3850/night
VIP villa (8-10 pax) - PH 4200/night

The Residence
Standard room (twin sharing) - PHP3999
Deluxe room - PHP 4999
Superior - PHP 5999
Family - PHP 6999
Extra bed - PHP 700
Massage - PHP 600/hour

Outdoor activities rental
Twin bike - PHP 500/hour
Mountain bike - PHP 200/hour
Bike trail adventure - PHP500/person
Horseback riding - PHP 600/person
Trekking - PHP 150/person
Zipline - PHP 150
Paddle boat - PHP 300/hour
Kayak - PHP 300/hour
Banana Boat - PHP 1500 per 15 min
Jetski - PHP2500 per 30 min
Pasyal Boat small - 2500 per hour
Pasyal boat big - PHP 3000 per hour

Dory fishing
gazebo 5hrs - PHP 500
gazebo whole day - PHP 1000
nipa hut 5 hrs - PHP 300
nipa hut whole day - PHP 500
BBQ griller - PHP 200 with charcoal
Fishing fee per pax - PHP 300
Fishing rod with bait - PHP 300
fish per kilo - PHP 150

(no fish catch release and you need to pay PHP 200 if you will bring your own food)

Caliraya Lake View Tent Space Rental
4-6 person Tent Size - P 600 per night
7-15 person Tent Size - P 1,200 per night

Caliraya Lake View Pavilion Event Rental
5 hours - P 5,000
5 to 10 hours - P 10,000
5 to 10 hours - P 10,000


me at the hanging bridge.


View of the Caliraya Lake and the kayak and boating site


Lunching at the pavillon
I tasted here the best roasted chicken in the face of the planet…no kidding.


The fishing area


Mike Laagan is now fishing for red tilapia


And here’s my ultimate adventure!!!
Kayak in Caliraya Lake!!


Its been more than 5 years since the last time I kayak. I’m so happy that I paddled again.
I’m a bit rusty when I paddle, but I regain my paddle style after some minutes here in Caliraya Lake.




I was planning to check out that island. But my companions are calling me to dock now, because we’re leaving.. awww..my stay here is bitin, but thanks to Caliraya Mountain Lake Resort for the try outs of their outdoor activities.

I just missed lang the water slide and the zipline.

zipline and water slide photo by Martin at http://theindecenttruth.blogspot.com/2015/01/do-more-at-caliraya-mountain-lake-resort.html

Caliraya Mountain Lake Resort
Website: http://mountainlakeadventure.com/
Tel: 723-0781 to 88 loc 306
0917 5532613 / 0998 9893832
Email: mountainlake.inquiry@gmail.com
Address: Caliraya Springs, Brgy East Talaongan, Cavinti, Laguna

The #CavEAT: Cavinti Eco-Adventure Tour is a Tourism Advocacy Campaign to help generate online buzz for the upcoming Cavinti Water Sports Olympics: 1st International Competition happening on February 8-14, 2015.

2015 Cavinti Water Sports Olympics: 1st International Competition
watch the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oWEVHpaEylU

The #CavEAT: Cavinti Eco-Adventure Tour is organized by Herald C. Bebis for the Municipality of Cavinti headed by Hon. Mayor Milbert Oliveros. The event is fully supported by the Cavinti Municipal Tourism Office, DigitalFilipino, Pelikula Padayon, Caliraya Lake Mountain Resort, Camarin Resort and Lago Fishing Village.

1. Ride Sta. Cruz, Laguna bound DLTB Bus in Buendia Terminal, located below Gil Puyat LRT
2. Bus fare to Sta. Cruz, Laguna is PHP 140 (air con bus)
3. Drop off at DLTB Sta. Cruz terminal
4. Ride a a tricycle or jeep going to Sta. Cruz Market
5. At the market, look for the jeepney that will take you to Cavinti, Laguna
6. If you will go straight to Caliraya Lake, ride the Lumban-Cavinti Jeep
7. If you will go straight to Cavinti town proper, then ride the Pagsanjan-Cavinti jeep (this jeep will take you to Bumbungan resort, and also the Cavinti Municipal Tourism Office)
8. If you will go back to Manila, just go back to Sta. Cruz bus terminals, DLTB bus last trip to Manila is around 7:45pm
9. Other option: You can also ride a Lucban jeep in Sta. Cruz, you can drop off at Cavinti junction and just ride a tricycle going to Bumbungan Eco Park or to town proper


The blogger

Azrael Coladilla is the blogger and founder of Azrael's Merryland Blog. This blog started as a personal blog in 2003, and then converted the blog into a lifeblog about his interest and reporting about pop culture, lifestyle, entertainment, technology, food, travel, toys, outdoor adventure, internet and social media. Awarded as the 2009 Most Influential Blogger for Luzon, Philippines, awarded by the Philippine Blog Awards. He is the founder of several online communities - Manila Bloggers Network, PBNetwork PH, Oh My Food! community, Cavite Bloggers, Travel and Blog Community, and Philippine ToyCon. He loves to travel, explore, discover, eat new food, document and record his life, meet new people, do photography and collects Transformers toys.

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