TravelBook.ph held another contest for an all-expense paid blogger getaway this time to Caliraya Mountain Lake Resort, an ideal venue not only for team buildings but also for exciting nature trips with family and/or friends.
Me-An submitted an entry, which we’re glad to know helped some of you, with my name.
“I need to finish our travel back logs before 2016 ends. And, I know you deserve a getaway! You get to try riding an ATV if our entry wins. Plus, you also get to further improve your videography skills,” she said.
Thankfully, the entry won and I was in for an adventure with both familiar and new faces. I enjoyed Mountain Lake Resort – Caliraya with twelve (12) other bloggers and TravelBook representatives last November 25-27, 2016.
I am admittedly better at vlogging a trip/travel so I hope you watch the video above.
Meanwhile, for the photos and shorter than usual travel content below I hope you bear with it as Me-An is usually the one in charge of our photography and travel content.
Mountain Lake Resort
Nestled atop Cavinti range, Moutain Lake Resort offers a cool breeze and a plethora of activities to enjoy the man-made Caliraya Lake.
On day one, we rode bicycles after the heavy rains stopped. Me-An would definitely pick the tandem bike if she was with me.
- Single bike, PhP 250 (or 5.04 USD) per hour.
- Tandem bike, PhP 450 (or 9.07 USD) per hour.
Resort guests who booked an accommodation may use the swimming pool. It’s actually great head straight there to chill after the completion of the obstacle course.
Costing at PhP 350 (or 7.05 USD) per hour, we got to pedal around the lake in a big swan boat.
The different obstacle courses indeed challenged our body strength and endurance, but it ultimately fostered team work and camaraderie. It costs only PhP 150 (or or 7.27 USD) per person to try it.
Out of all the obstacle courses, I found the cable balance to be the most difficult one. We need to maintain our balance and have tenacity to successfully traverse it without falling.
Since it is physically taxing, good thing the elements are close to the ground so the possibility of being injured is lessened.
Meanwhile, I found water slides to be the easiest of course. All we just need to do is sit down, slip and fall down.
We also got to try the zipline, P 150 (or 7.27 USD) which crosses a small portion of the lake.
After ziplining, the only way to return is via the hanging bridge parallel to the zip line. It’s an exciting incentive for those who are nervous about ziplining.
Our Accommodation : Amihan Cottages
For the rest of our getaway, we stayed in the Amihan cottage. We were supposed to try glamping on the second night, but due to the heavy outpour of rain, it prevented us from experiencing it. At least, I’ll be able to try it hopefully in the future with Me-An once we’re married.
The Amihan cottage is a non-air conditioned cottage which is a great choice for those who want to breathe and sleep with fresh air. It’s equipped with ceiling fans for when the sun is hot during day time. It also has a TV and DVD for entertainment. The lowdown for may be some on this accommodation is that the bathroom (comfort room and common shower) is located outside. Nonetheless, I recommend this accommodation if you want to experience nature at best but still want some modern comforts.
Good news! You can get 20% discount and you help maintain our site if you book now.
Travel Blogger Getaway Highlights
It’s my first time riding an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) so it’s definitely a highlight for me. All abilities are welcome to try it because of the easy learning curve in driving it.
Mountain Lake Resort Experience
This three-day blogger getaway is organized by TravelBook.ph Blogger Affiliate Program in partnership with Mountain Lake Resort – Caliraya. Special thanks as well to our generous sponsors, Céleteque Philippines, Alfox Printing Services, Century Pacific Food, Inc. (555 Tuna),Vivo Lumio, Cetaphil Philippines, Mystery Manila, Totem Philippines, Escape Hunt Manila, LazerXtreme, Sidlan, and Zalora Philippines.