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Cable Wakeboarding in Batangas (and CamSur/CWC, DECA (DWP) ad Clark (CWP))
It's company summer outing time and after Tutubi, fresh from his Mumbai, India travel, now has time to relax and unwind at the beach of Calatagan, Batangas in a resort called Lago de Oro (Spanish for Lake of Gold)
Photo of boats (banca) in Batangas Bay
Lago de Oro is a resort located on the beach of Calatagan with a not-so-great beach, nice facilities, a small swimming pool, playground but what's really great about this one is the presence of the water-ski facility for cable wakeboarding or kneeboarding called cable park.
Tutubi was able to try kneeboarding, and able to get past the first turn on his second try but not on the 2nd one. He was the only first timer there to get past it.
It seems Lago de Oro's wakeboarding is already known to many people that Tutubi even saw Alaska's coach Tim Cone and his entire family wakeboarding as if they're doing it for so long.
Directions are posted on their official website as well as prices, room rates and sample pictures and video.
Another nice to visit place in Calatagan is the old historic lighthouse, called Faro de Punta Santiago, on Cape Santiago. The outdoor museum at Golden Sunset also in the town is worth a visit for history buffs like Tutubi.
Other wakeboard/cable park in the Philippines is the popular CamSur or CWC, DECA Wakeboard Park (DWP in Davao), Clark Wakeboard Park (CWP) in Angeles City and Republic Wakepark in Nuvali, Sta. Rosa, Laguna. For wakeboarding rates and other info please visit their official websites or call official contact numbers