We’re back home from a recent trip to Camarines Sur. After being invited by the government to do a feature for ClickTheCity, we jumped on the chance immediately. We were asked to feature the CamSur Watersports Complex, a high-end facility conceived by Governor LRay Villafuerte, and a haven for wakeboarders and extreme sports athletes from all over the world. The vision and hard work Gov. Villafuerte has invested in building this one-of-a-kind complex is nothing short of extraordinary. The 700 meter long cable lake dominates the park, but surrounding it are other facilities to cater to just about any outdoors junky- a skate park, bike dunes, beach volleyball, swimming pool, spa pavillions, a clubhouse and pro shop. Surrounding the sports complex are the lodging facilities. There are cabanas, the Mansion Suites hotel, trailer homes, and Balinese-inspired villas. Take your pick. A visit to CamSur wouldn’t be complete without visiting the CWC. Check out ClickTheCity’s Clipcast section within the week to check out the video feature.
We were also psyched to check out the other sites around CamSur. Although we were pressed with time, we were fortunate to visit Aguirangan Island. A tiny island off the port of San Jose, which is about an hour drive from CWC. It reminded us of one of our first trips together to Putipot Island off of Zambales. One island managed to elude us during our trip in CamSur, but we’re definitely coming back for that. Stay tuned.
It was quite a trip, and as soon as we reached our home back in Manila, I was quickly reminded how lucky I am. How lucky I am to have Cathy by my side during these trips. How lucky I am to be with someone who has the propensity to take these little adventures. And how lucky I am to have a long future of more adventures with her. Although most of these trips are all work related, it helps strengthen the bond between Cathy and I. I find that backpacking with a loved one is definitely a must for couples. Engaged or not. You will both share the pleasure of leisure and discovery, as well as learn from each other under moments of stress and discomfort. So jump on the first opportunity to start packing your things and discover something new. You won’t regret it.
CamSur Watersports Complex.
Mt. Isarog (View from CWC).
More photos from Cathy’s Picasa Album.