Unknown to some of us, nearly three hours from the metro is this majestic man-made lake atop the Cavinti Valley of the Sierra Madre that generates hydroelectric power for Manila.
This man-made lake is located 1,200 feet above sea level and covers 10,777 hectares. Yes, you read that correctly hectares, not square meters. With its vast body of water, vast expanses of land around and islets, Lake Caliraya in Cavinti, Laguna has become an oasis for people who have grown weary of the city.
In addition to the breathtaking scenery, there are also a lot of fun and exciting activities that you, your friends and family can do here, as the area is surrounded by various resorts and amenities. One of those resorts is the Mountain Lake Resort, Caliraya Springs.
Here are five exciting activities you can do here:
Positioning itself as a sports tourism hub for golf, Caliraya Springs prides itself on its 36-hole golf course which promises an exhilarating experience for any gold lover. This means that playing on this 36-hole golf course can take you anywhere from four to eight hours to complete a round.
Additionally, the golf course offers stunning views of Lake Caliraya and Mount Banahaw (but getting a glimpse of this mystical mountain depends on the weather when visiting).
Watching the night sky, listening to the sounds of the lake, while soaking up the warmth of a campfire can be a very relaxing experience for anyone who enjoys camping.
And it can all be done in this same complex. For camping, you can choose from a variety of accommodation such as glamping tent, modern cabins bahay-kubo style and boat house.
After enjoying a peaceful and relaxing overnight camp. You can go fishing the next day. With its vast expanse of water, the lake is also rich in a variety of fish. Some of the fish that you can catch here that are good for the plate are crème dori and tilapia.
You can bring your own fishing rod and gear, or you can also rent some at the resort.
Besides fishing, there are other water activities that you can do here such as kayaking, swan boat, banana boat or jetski and lake cruise.
The lake cruise will take you on a relaxing 30-minute ride as the guide tells you fun facts about the area, such as the celebrities who own some of the islets, the history of the area, and more. Recently,
- Different land activities
If you are not a water enthusiast and prefer to enjoy activities on land, you will never be short of choices here either. Besides playing golf, you can also play archery, frisbee and billiards.
You can also explore the entire property by kalesaing, on horseback or by bike. If you like adrenaline rushes, you can also play obstacle course, toboggan and drop, zip line and suspension bridge.
The next time you’re looking for a quick escape from the hustle and bustle of city life, you might want to give this resort a try. This will definitely give you the quiet time you need as people will not be able to reach you online as the internet signal is not accessible there.
It is important to note that due to COVID-19 restrictions, you must book your reservation in advance at www.mountainlake.ph.
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