Fun-filled Weekend at Caliraya Spring’s Mountain Lake Resort | Laguna

I woke up earlier than usual to meet my friends at the terminal. From there, we will take the bus bound to Sta.Cruz, Laguna and I almost didn’t make it. haha! This time, the group’s destination is Caliraya Spring’s Mountain Lake Resort. Check rates or book here.

1 Caliraya Mountain Spring Clubhouse

When we arrived, the staff welcomed and assisted us inside the clubhouse. We settled down first, had some snack that they prepared and proceeded to the pond for our first activity, feeding the ducks. Yes! You read it right, we can’t keep our giggles seeing how they run and bumped with each other just to get fed. Cute was the only word I can think of to describe how they run together while swaying their tails. Besides, how often do you experience feeding a group of duck in your lifetime?

4 Caliraya Mountain Spring Duck Feeding Pond

4 Caliraya Mountain Spring Duck Feeding

After that fun activity with the ducks, we were assisted back to the clubhouse for our lunch. The staff served us their specialties like the ones I showed below.

3 Caliraya Mountain Spring Lunch Menu

After that sumptuous feast. They showed us the hotel which is also located within the clubhouse to check their rooms, the spa and other amenities they offered to their guests and members.

1 Caliraya Mountain Spring Clubhouse Interior

5 Caliraya Mountain Spring Hotel

Just when we thought we are going to stay in their hotel, the staff told us that we were going to Marina. It is the area where you can find the Amihan Villa

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6 Caliraya Mountain Spring Marina Resort

When we arrived, we can’t keep our excitement as we noticed the water-based obstacle course and zip line. At the back of my mind, this calls for a friendly competition.

9 Caliraya Mountain Spring Marina Resort - Water Obstacle Course

7 Caliraya Mountain Spring Marina Resort - Boat Ride Dock

The resort is located near the lake. Aside from the rooms in the clubhouse, they also have big nipa huts.. And that’s what we preferred. Two big nipa huts comfortable enough to accommodate the eight of us overnight.

6 Caliraya Mountain Spring Marina Resort Nipa Huts

6 Caliraya Mountain Spring Marina Resort Nipa Huts Bed

After settling down and some rest, we were called by the staff to try some of the activities they offered. First, we went to the dock and hopped on a motorized boat and strolled around the lake. There were islets with guesthouses which according to the staff was a private property and was already abandoned.

7 Caliraya Mountain Spring Marina Resort - Boat Ride

7 Caliraya Mountain Spring Marina Resort - Boat Ride Scene

After sightseeing, we were supposed to do horseback riding but we went on fishing on the nearby pond instead. I can’t remember the last time I did this. My father and I used to do this in the lake in our town with our home-made fishing rod. Here, we were taught how to use a mechanical fishing rod. At first, I thought it’s easy but it wasn’t. The nylon string kept on dangling around the rod. Thanks to the staff who quickly assisted me to fix it and then taught me how to use it correctly. Sadly, I wasn’t able to catch even one, I thought maybe because of my location so I changed spot. I walked along the narrow stilts to go on the other side of the pond. Thirty minutes had passed and still I wasn’t able to catch a fish. I guess that all the fish there were trained to not bite or go near the bait. So I gave up. haha!

7 Caliraya Mountain Spring Marina Resort - Fishing

7 Caliraya Mountain Spring Marina Resort - Fishing Experience

We went back to our nipa hut to rest and freshen up while others lounges beside the swimming pool and watched the beautiful sunset.

9 Caliraya Mountain Spring Marina Resort - Sunset by the Restaurant

9 Caliraya Mountain Spring Marina Resort - Sunset by the lake

8 Caliraya Mountain Spring Marina Resort - Infinity Swimming Pool

That night, they prepared a perfect set of dinner which includes bulalo and hainanese chicken. Just right after that good dinner, we gathered outside for the bonfire party with cold beer. We had fun talking and sharing stories and banters. Just what a typical barkadas do. It drizzled so we transferred again in the covered area where we had our dinner. The night even got happier when we started singing as they also have videoke. I can’t recall how and what time we ended as I was so sleepy and tired.

7 Caliraya Mountain Spring Marina Resort - Dinner

The next morning, just when we thought the weekend was over, they toured us around the facilities/amenities inside the reosrt with a golf cart. We even had the chance to try that sport. Even if it was quick, we still had fun especially whenever we miss hitting the ball. haha!

8 Caliraya Mountain Spring Marina Resort - Golf Course

8 Caliraya Mountain Spring Marina Resort - Golf Experience
Photo by Chino of juanderfulpinoy.com

8 Caliraya Mountain Spring Marina Resort - Golf Course 1
You can also go biking, do it tandem or by threes. Like kids allowed by their parents to play, we took our time to pedal along the golf course.

8 Caliraya Mountain Spring Marina Resort - Biking

Right after biking, we went back to the resort and tried the zip line. But the most exciting part was the water-obstacle course. Carla, tried it first. Then we teamed up. The battle was between Chino and Kirk versus me and Marx. It looked easy when you are just watching the others but it’s quite tiring when you are already doing it. It was really fun and we enjoyed it very much especially when the battling teams were distracting each other just so they win. But we never let them and still did our best. Unexpectedly, we won over the other team. haha!

9 Caliraya Mountain Spring Marina Resort - Water Obstacle Course and Zipline
Photo by Chino of juanderfulpinoy.com

9 Caliraya Mountain Spring Marina Resort - Hanging Bridge

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The remaining time was spent in the swimming pool with a very nice view of the mountain lake. We had ice cream and beer, enjoyed every minute with laughter and never ending banters. Well, that’s how our barkada becomes more alive, guess that’s also the right “ingredient” that makes our friendship happier and stronger.

8 Caliraya Mountain Spring Marina Resort - Swimming Pool

Caliraya Mountain Spring and Resort is a perfect place to spend the your weekend with either your families or friends. It’s a few hour drive from Manila and offers various activities that you can all enjoy. Thank you also to all the friendly and helpful staff for laughing and riding with all of our craziness, for taking care of us and for exerting extra effort in providing our needs especially when we ran out of beer to drink. :p

9 Caliraya Mountain Spring Marina Resort - Sunset

Caliraya Springs Mountain Lake Resort
Address: East Talaongan, Cavinti, Laguna, Philippines
Contact Number: (02) 723-0781 | (0998) 555-8394

*We were invited by the management to experience what they offer to their guests. Some photos are from my friends, Juanderfulpinoy.com and Marxtermind.com

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darwin

a frustrated journalist-and-teacher-turned-engineer who is making his dreams into reality by following his designed style of traveling. Email me at thetreasuretracker@gmail.com.
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3 Responses to Fun-filled Weekend at Caliraya Spring’s Mountain Lake Resort | Laguna

  1. marxtermind says:

    Ganda ng mga pics. Kaka-miss! Happy Anniversary, Caliraya Springs Team! :)

  2. April Love says:

    Ang ganda dito darwin. :-)

  3. Joyce Bacani says:

    Food, place, activities, everything is amazing. I will definitely try to visit here with my friends and family. I will also write about it on my site http://www.vigattintourism.com so i can encourage others to visit this place.

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