Wakeboarding, Calatagan, Batangas
Truth be told, I only knew of one such facility here in our country – Camsur. Yes, I’m sure Lago de Oro has been featured on television as well, but I’m guessing Camsur or CWC (Camsur Watersports Complex) is more popular. And, basing from the pictures of Camsur’s facilities in their site, it’s probably nicer as well. But, it’s more than twice as far.
Lago de Oro is only about 3 hours (with traffic) away from Manila. It’s located in Calatagan, Batangas; Balibago, Calatagan to be exact. The place is huge. The wakeboarding area – the “lake?” or “man-made lake?” is overwhelming in size. It also has the usual obstacles and ramps so I’m guessing regular competitions are held there.
To “ski” would cost 440 for 1 hour, 900 for half a day and 1,386 for the whole day. Equipment plus a short crash course is included. Knee boarding or water skiing (1 ski per foot), as they say, is easier for newbies. There is also a pool and a classy-looking restaurant at the back. The beach is accessible, but it’s not nice. There is also a resort right beside Lago de Oro called Villa Aurea. This is where you should stay if you want to save on lodging, which is exactly what we did.