Saturday, January 15, 2011

CamSur Watersports Complex (CWC)

Ok. So maybe by now, you've read so much about CWC so I will go straight to the experience. If you're still thinking about dropping by into this man-made wonder, just decide to push through with it.


CamSur Watersports Complex Reception Area
Last June 9, 2010, me and J arrived at Naga City at around 5:00 a.m. We left from Araneta bus terminal at 9:00 p.m. So that was 8 hours with stopovers. We were fetched by his relatives (his mom's hometown is Pili, Camarines Sur but he haven't been to CWC) and they accompanied us to CamSur Watersports Complex to inquire about their accommodations, that was around 6:00 a.m. Supposedly, the check-in time should be after lunch but they let us in at that time, with no extra fee or what, so that's like half-day free. We opted to stay in one of their "container rooms", it really is a container van that they transformed to a luxurious room with all the necessities. P 1,200 is their daily rate and they asked us if how many days are we staying. We said 2 days and they asked  for a P 1,000 down payment and a P 500 deposit for the key (just in case you lose it). 

We immediately checked our rooms. From the outside, the rooms were like container vans with a pocket garden outside, nothing special. But when you get inside, it's nice and luxurious, thinking that it's an old container van from the pier. You cannot imagine how'd they do it but it's amazing.  

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container van rooms from the outside
The container room for 2pax has all the necessities; queen-sized bed, cable t.v., toilet and bathroom with hot and cold shower. 


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the bed, the t.v. and the  and the main door

door to the left leads to the toilet and the right one is the main door



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the toilet and bathroom (with hot and cold shower)





After napping for like 1 hour, we started to check out the complex. It's big so going around it's a form of exercise and relaxation, as for the gorgeous view, at the same time. We went to the Clubhouse and Restaurant bar for breakfast. They serve Filipino and International breakfasts. I ordered the classic "Tocilog" PhP 100 and he ordered Cheeseburger with fries (huh?for breakfast?hehe) PhP 110. The food was nice, nothing special. It's too early to order their famous pizza, the "BICOLANO SPECIAL" (Spicy laing, Bicol express, mozzarella cheese, sprinkled with crispy bagoong. PhP 160). We again went around and saw the wakeboarding facilities (which we'll try on the 3rd day).

Nice thing about CWC is that they have a free shuttle service to the main highway or a scheduled shuttle to and fro SM Naga. After a quick tour around, we asked for a ride to the main highway 'coz we are going to Mt. Isarog waterfalls or Consocep with his relatives. 

After our fun trip to Consocep falls, we rode a Naga bound bus and went to SM Naga to buy some supplies. There's a shuttle there going to CWC at 7:00 p.m.(there are schedules throughout the day)l So we ate and bought some stuff. Just ask the guards around to where does the shuttle parks and just wait there. The driver will ask you if where exactly are you checked in so as to drop you directly the place. Because there are so many villas and different accommodations inside the complex. After dropping the stuff we bought, we went around to bum around the Clubhouse. 


Waiting for the sunrise




The next day, we woke up at around 6:00 to catch the sunrise. We had cup noodles and coffee for breakfast. And we then strolled around. We fixed ourselves and rode the shuttle to the main highway for our much awaited Atulayan Island trip
               
The massage area of CWC.

And now...the Water Sports. A friend and her family followed us on our third day. They were there for the knee and wake boarding. 


my friend and her family


We headed to the Information Area and inquired about it. We've decided to avail of the 1 hour knee boarding and wake boarding. We paid P165 for it and another P500 which is deposit for the equipment which is refundable after you return it. There are rides for an hour, half day and whole day. Morning 'till night.




There was a briefing (for first-timers) on knee boarding before we plunge into the water.


First attempt...failed, I didn't get to turn and I sank, good thing they also briefed us on how to "sink properly".


The second attempt was a success. And we went on to try at the beginner's "Winch Park"




We headed off to the Winch Park (area in which the speed of the cables are relatively slower than in the regular one, also, the course is smaller). We were also briefed about wake boarding stuff.





Success! It was a smooth ride 'till the end. The instructors were so patient and kind enough to teach us the proper techniques in riding. And because it was on the month of June, only 2 groups were in the park to take turns. 



It was such an amazing experience to try both the knee and wake boarding. You will feel tired after but there's this feeling of achievement. My arms were sore and my muscles were aching but the feeling is priceless (considering that I am not into physical stuff). Overall, you should try this one. Even just for an hour. I'm coming back and I will try their whole day pass to all activities. 


We had fun! And we checked out before lunch and they asked us to pay for a certain "electricity fee", apparently, the rates doesn't come with the usage of the electricity. But then, I told them that we were out most of the day and didn't consume much. They agreed and we didn't pay a single centavo on that. They also returned the deposit for the keys. We then headed to Albay to a friend's wedding and hailed one of their free shuttle up to the main highway. 



CamSur Watersports Complex rocks! I will surely be back there and try their Lago del Rey activities. Happy vibes!:)

3 comments:

  1. ito yung mga bagay na gusto ko subukan, pero ayaw ko pa din, unang una sa lahat hindi ako marunong lumangoy, pangalawa, hindi ako marunong lumangoy at pangatlo hindi ako marunong lumangoy. hehehe. :D

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