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Sunday, January 18, 2015

Camarin Resort and Eco Park - ‪#‎CavEAT‬: Cavinti Eco-Adventure Tour part 6


After the energetic activity in Cavinti Falls, we went here in Camarin Resort sitting by the side of Caliraya Lake, it’s a resort owned by the NAPOCOR or National Power Corp. It’s a resort open for everyone and you can come here to have a picnic, organize your event or just want to chase the sunset that will glow over the Caliraya Lake.

We didn’t do much here because we just ate our merienda and also met the manager of the resort, who is a wife to a councilor of the town. I didn’t get much info about this resort, but the most selling point here is that you can enjoy the Caliraya Lake, the eco adventure trip, the team building facilities and also the events center.

Here’s some info about Camarin Resort

The NPC CAMARIN Resort & Eco Park is located along the shore of Caliraya Lake, Seven (7) kilometers from the town of Lumban, Laguna. A land mass intrusion to the lake in octopus shape with gradual slope. The total land area is about seven (7) hectares, it nestled the Pavilion, Executive Cottage, Twin-Cabanas, Conference & Seminars Halls and various indoor and outdoor recreational facilities.
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Children’s playground

Here are rates published from NAPOCOR's website

Cabanas - PHP 1200, good for two people
Conference Hall - PHP 1800, good for 30 people
Function Hall - PHP 3100, good for 60 people
Rooms - PHP 1200, good for 4 people
Wedding reception - PHP 11750, good for 150 people
You may book via calling them at Tel nos. 02-924-5340 / 02-924-5252


Here’s an arc for a wedding reception


We saw that there’s an ongoing class reunion party at the events center, I heard that this is always booked.


Going around Camarin Resort, here we discovered that there are tree houses


You can create your own adventure by crossing the hanging bridge and go to the other side of the tree house. I think this is also part of their team building site.


This is our close encounter to the man made lake called Caliraya Lake, it’s a big lake and behaves like an ocean. Yeah, there’s small waves if strong wind is present.


We crossed in a small island by crossing this hanging bridge. I super enjoyed walking here because hanging bridge is one of my favorite structure in any province.


taking a photo of our lady bloggers,,,its OOTD pa more mania hahahaha.


At the other side of the mini island, I spotted a camping site. I guess its good to have an overnight stay here by the lake during summer. When we arrived here, we experienced some rain and this prevented us to stay more outdoors. We went back to the function hall to eat our snacks.


There’s a tower here in Camarin Resort, I guess it’s a watch tower for boats and yacht here in Caliraya Lake, I attempted to climb it, but the rain prevented me to stay on the ground. The guard said that we should not try going up because its slippery.


The dock by the lake is the most awesome area at Camarin Lake, it reminded me a teleserye – Tabing Ilog and Dawson’s Creek haahaha.


Here’s Athena having a solo OOTD selfie with the Caliraya Lake


My head starts to imagine that I’m already paddling my inflatable kayak here in Caliraya Lake. The lake is a bit tamed and quiet whenever they are near the cove or big land mass.


Chasing the sunset here in Camarin Resort.
see that watch tower?

I spotted some paddle boat parked nearby, I guess you can rent it if you want to roam around the side of Caliraya Lake.


And here’s our snacks…I was so tired that day and I almost hug my plate and munch the pancit noodles with lots of love. Also their Pichi Pichi is the best!! I wonder if its an original recipe of Camarin Resort.


Just chilling and invading the buffet…. hahahaha.


A group of students performed a cultural dance for us that night. And then one girl sang a kundiman “Dahil sa’yo” song, it’s a solo performance that blew us away. Also I heard Kathy is singing the kundiman song too hahhah.


Our day 1 here in Cavinti is start to end, but there are more adventures and eco trip the next day, we’re going to recharge ourselves after this sunset..and also nurse those painful muscles to get ready for another challenge.

Awesome trip here in Cavinti.

watch out for my part 7.
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.
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