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Caliraya Recreation Center

Laguna is a province of the Philippines found in Luzon area that is located southeast of Metro Manila and known for its hot-spring resorts and a delicacy called Buko Pie, a coconut filled pie. Situated in Lumban, Laguna, Caliraya Recreation Center or Caliraya Lake considered as a “Christian resort”, with a no smoking and no alcoholic drinks policy and also a preferred site for various company’s team building activities. 

It is a two hours and half ride and one can reach Caliraya in two ways, from Manila or from Antipolo, public or private transport. From Manila, one can drive to South Luzon Expressway (SLEX) and take the Calamba Exit. Reaching the Calamba crossing, turn right then straight ahead the highway that will reach the travelers to the towns of Los Banos, Bay, Victoria, Pila, Sta.Cruz, Pagsanjan until it reaches the town of Lumban. From Antipolo, one can take the zigzagging road hills that will reach the Rizal Towns of Teresa, Baras, Tanay, all the way to Laguna towns of Pililia, Famy, Siniloan, Pakil, Paete, Kalayaan then finally to Lumban. For public transports, there are bus terminals located in Cubao, Buendia, and Taft Avenue that are traveling to Laguna on a regular basis. 

Upon reaching the place, travelers will be met by a resort sign that bore “Welcome to Caliraya Re-Creation Center”. The resort offers day tour packages and overnight packages with similar inclusions of entrance fee, buffet meals, unlimited coffee and tea during meal time and jeepney transfer inside the resort. 
 
Getting across the lake, a guard (not in uniform) will assist the travelers in crossing the lake through a short boat ride. Caliraya Center is surrounded by a man-made mountain lake complete with sand and covers. 

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The place is positioned on a mount that is surrounded by a bunch of trees that makes the place more relaxing for those travelers and nature lovers who wants to escape the hustle-and-bustle life of the metropolis. 

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Caliraya personnel can arrange such activities for the travelers to enjoy, for such big groups; one can enjoy activities such as Tug of War, Obstacle Course, Earth Ball, Basketball, Tennis, Badminton and many more. Also the place has a swimming pool that everyone can take pleasure in. 

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For adventure seekers, one can also enjoy the Wall Climbing, Rappelling, Slip and Slide, and the newest attraction the Fly Pinoy Zip line. All of these activities and others are all available at the front desk for them to arrange it with the corresponding affordable prices. 
 
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Since the resort has a man-made lake, water sport activities are also available such as Wind surfing, Boat riding, jet skiing and kayaking. Everyone can bring there own water gear but for some who doesn’t have such precious things, there are rentable jetski and other equipments available at the front desk as well.  

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The resort is perched on top of low-lying mountain overlooking the lake and has an amazing view on three great mountains, Mt. Banahaw, Mt. Cristobal and Mt. Makiling making the resort more appealing. 

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For more information, travelers can reach Caliraya at these contact numbers, Trunkline: (02)632-1010 or Telefax: (02)637-7027 or visit their website at www.caliraya.net. 

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