#CavEAT: Cavinti Eco-Adventure Tour

 

To start the year 2015 with more memories, story to tell and selfies to capture than the past year. I joined the Tourism Advocacy Campaign called #CavEAT: Cavinti Eco-Adventure Tour organized by Herald C. Bebis for the Municipality of Cavinti headed by Hon. Mayor Milbert Oliveros. I’ve been in Sta. Rosa, Laguna because my Tito resided there, but this was the first time I visited the place and been surprised that this humble municipality has a lurking wonders that is waiting for us and for the record this is also my first ever travel event.

Since the call time was 8 am we take the 4 am trip, I don’t know if we were too excited or just breaking the “Filipino Time” Lol! From Pasay, Buendia bus station the fare was 140 pesos to Sta. Cruz, Laguna (meeting place). It’s a 2 hour ride so its much better to bring any of your music player and also snacks/candies.

We were fetched at Sta. Cruz bus station via shuttle and while on the road I can actually feel the cool air whipping past my face, good thing we were offered some hot pandesal perfect for breakfast.

Because of the company that we have all of us didn’t noticed that we just hit our first destination, so let me go ahead and lead you to our 2 days adventure:

First stop Bumbungan Eco Park

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Once we arrived at the park we were greeted by this heavy breakfast that we will be needing for the challenging day that is waiting for us.

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After the satisfying food there is a short get-to-know and briefed us about the Tourism Advocacy Campaign hosted by Ms. Nitz, Municipal Tourism Officer. Right after the discussion we hit the road to go to our next destination.

Pandan Handicrafts

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The Sambalilo Festival is one of the most colorful and prosperous festival in the province of Laguna. It is celebrated that commemorates the handmade sombrero (hat) made from pandan. Highlights of the fiesta include the trade fair exhibits, Cavinti's Got Talent, Brass band bonanza, street dancing, fireworks display, Cavinti Fun run, Palarong Pinoy (Traditional or cultural games), Exhibition game of PBA players vs. Cavinti All Stars and the world's biggest Sambalilo.  ― wikipedia

After touring the production area and taking pictures as well, each of one of us was given a chance to take home sambalilo for our souvenirs.

Then we headed to our last destination Cavinti Falls a.k.a Pagsanjan Falls

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Read my whole experience here: Extra challenge to get to Cavinti Falls

We ended our day by munching some cavinti delicacies like Tinuto and Pinais. And let our tired yet excited body to rest at Villa Oliveros Resort.

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--End of Day 1--

Early morning after breakfast we continued our adventure and the right way to start it is to visit an old church.

Cavinti Church

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Old indeed because this church was built and still standing since 1621 though some largest earthquake almost completely destroy the belltower it survived the test of time.

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After the morning mass we were lucky enough to have been allowed in the upper part of the church.

Lumot Lake

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In this very lake will going to happen the upcoming 1st Cavinti Water Sports happening on February 8-14, 2015.

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Lumot Lake, another man-made lake connected to Caliraya Lake by an underground penstock. We just took a lot of selfies & groufies then we headed to our next destination.

Caliraya Mountain Lake Resort

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Read my short description about Caliraya here: Do more at Caliraya Mountain Lake Resort

After staying for more than 2 hours next stop…

Lago Fishing Village

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You can fish in the here and have the fishes you catch cooked by Lago. If you want to stay here for long they offer Cabana Cottage for you to try the probinsya style.

On the other hand, they have Lago Hotel if you prefer to stay in a superior room.

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Last but not the least…

Japanese Garden

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Sadly we reached our last destination but instead of ending our trip with solitude we fill it with more memories by taking picture with these awesome people and appreciating the peacefulness of the place.

Did you know that it was actually a shrine created by Philippine-Japan Friendship Society in memory of the Japanese soldiers who died during an encounter between the Japanese and Filipino-American troops in the World War II.

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I learned a lot from the experience and also gained a few friends that I will definitely treasure. This is indeed a memorable and unforgettable adventure and a first story to write on my blank page.

My gratitude was overflowing because I was one of the lucky person that was able to experience the wonders of Cavinti.

--End of the adventure--

“We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.” ― Jawaharlal Nehru

If you’re interested to have a tour kindly contact and check the information below:

Herald C. Bebis
www.facebook.com/heraldbebis
09055174371

#CavEAT: Cavinti Eco-Adventure Tour

Facebook: www.facebook.com/cavintiecoadventuretour

Website: www.cavintilaguna.com

Municipality of Cavinti
www.cavinti.gov.ph

The #CavEAT: Cavinti Eco-Adventure Tour is a Tourism Advocacy Campaign to help generate online buzz for the upcoming Cavinti Water Sports Olympics: 1st International Competition happening on February 8-14, 2015.

 

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