Sunday, June 9, 2013

Beholding the Beauty of Nature at Caliraya


In my post last week, I mentioned that I enjoyed a 2-day respite from work which I spent out-of-town to relax, crochet, stroll around and bond together with my husband. I also mentioned that I will feature the resort in a separate post. Well, this is it...

Let me tell you about this place. Caliraya Resort Club is situated on top of the mountains along the Caliraya Lake shoreline. 
Lake Caliraya is a man-made lake located in the municipality of Lumban in the province of Laguna, Philippines. This was my 3rd visit to the place after many years and until now, I'm still amazed at how this man-made lake came about.
Lake Caliraya
The lake, created in 1939, has a unique location that offers a breathtaking view of nature and has become a haven for the mind, body and spirit as the vast expanse of greenery provides various fun-filled activities such as water sports and outdoor recreation including fishing. 
 Caliraya Resort is just a few-minute-ferry-boat ride from the shore of Caliraya Lake.
The hotel (I call it mansion) looks majestic from a distance!
Come, let me usher you around the place.
 
Welcome to Caliraya's reception area.
 Adjacent to the reception area, one may play billiard or table tennis.
 There are function rooms large enough to hold seminars and workshops.
 Next, the dining area...it can accommodate several batches of clients all at the same time...
 where everybody may enjoy buffet meals with the following reminders!
 On top is a view deck where one could reflect upon the greatness of God's creation... the green grass on the meadows, the trees and everything green, especially just after it has rained.
 
Looking at the swimming pool from the view deck
The hotel rooms offer comfort as they are equipped with cable TV, air-conditioning and hot and cold showers.  My husband and I just had enough time to stroll around the vast stretch of land. 
The Gazebo
The House of Prayers
The Fountain

 Horses grazing in the meadows


 Flowers along the pathwalk

While strolling around, we managed to take some photos of ourselves.
That's me, stopping to pose at some spots
Billy, my husband. Does it seem like he didn't enjoy our stroll?
Of course, this wouldn't be complete without us posing together! I'm not very good at taking pictures of myself but we didn't have any choice! :(
 
 
Well, what do you think? Did you enjoy the tour around the place? I hope you did because it's time to go!
 

Waiting for the other passengers to board before the ferry boat sails back to the other side of the lake
 Bye Caliraya! I so enjoyed the fleeting moments of peace and quiet. 'Til next time!
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 “For you shall go out with joy, 
And be led out with peace; 
The mountains and the hills 
Shall break forth into singing before you, 
And all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.

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2 comments:

  1. Lovely pictures! I really like the pictures of the lake. Thanks for linking up at Submarine Sunday!

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    1. Glad to know that! I wasn't sure if I was linking the right post!?? :)

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