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Monday, January 19, 2015

Boating the Caliraya Lake - ‪#‎CavEAT‬: Cavinti Eco-Adventure Tour part 12


There are several kinds of ways on how you can conquer and enjoy the waters of Caliraya Lake, you can do boating, kayaking, boat paddle, jetski, kite boarding and wind surfing. For our case, we tried the boat pasyal here in Caliraya Mountain Lake Resort, it’s a tour around Caliraya Lake riding this motorized tour boat, the big boat can accommodate up to 15 people. We went around the lake for 30 minutes and here I got another adrenaline pumping moment when we return to the docking bay.

Caliraya Lake is one of the biggest man made lake here in Cavinti, Laguna, the lake serves as the source of water that flows to the hydroelectric powerplant of NAPOCOR and this lake resides near Cavinti and also Lumban, Laguna.

Caliraya Mountain Lake Resort is one of the resort that is open to the public, it’s a resort where you can go near the lake.


From the pavilion of the resort, there’s an open field where you can walk going to the docking bay

btw. here are the rates

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
Kite boarding and wind surfing is not yet available, but if you have your own gear, feel free to bring it.


as usual, naiwan na naman ako haha
I chase the guys and told them to wait for me. I’m lucky that there’s one life vest left for me.


all a board ??


While we ride the boat, the boatman shares a lot of trivia and info about the lake, he even pin points to us the private residences located in an island and also at the far reaches of the lake.


The wind is strong here and the lake is very busy.
small islands can be spotted after we reached the middle part of the lake.





Here’s the islet, a small island in Caliraya Lake.
Accdg to some info, this lake has deep level of the height of Sierra Madre mountain.
now..that’s! too deep.


Here we spotted the private residences in Caliraya Lake.
Its like a mansion on the side of the cliff and island. The home owners got their own boat, jetski and even kayak. We also spotted a nice lanai that faces the lake side. OH man… we start to imagine that we are staying here for an overnight haahaha.


The adrenaline rush started when we went back to the dock. The wind starts to blow and the sky turns dark. Few minutes before we dock, it rained so hard. We also experienced some splashes of water from the lake, because we’re hitting the opposite side of the wave of the lake. It’s a fun and cold adventure here in Caliraya Lake.

Caliraya Mountain Lake Resort
Tel: 723-0781 to 88 loc 306
0917 5532613 / 0998 9893832
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
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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

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, Philippine Bloggers Network, Oh My Food! community, Cavite Bloggers, Travel and Blog Community, and Philippine ToyCon. Azrael's Merryland Blog is included in a list of top 50 Blogs in the Philippines , ranked 65th in Top 100 Blogs that Matter , 49 must read lifestyle blog in the Philippines. and rank 40th in 100 Top Philippine Blogs by Feedspot.
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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