Lake Caliraya, located in the town of Lumban, Laguna, is a man-made lake made in 1939. The lake - about 3 hours drive from Manila - resulted from the damming of Caliraya River by the US Army Engineers. It has a maximum length of 8 kilometers and 3 kilometers at its widest.
Built beside the lake are numerous resorts, and one of which is the Caliraya Re-Creation Center, the venue of my company's team-building exercises last weekend.
Numerous activities can be done in the resort, including wind surfing, jet skiing and riding the zip line.
How to Get There: if driving, take the South Luzon Expressway all the way to Calamba Exit. Follow the fork until the junction, then follow the road thru Calamba, Los Baños, Pila and Pagsanjan. At Pagsanjan church, turn left to Lumban town.
Contact Info: Caliraya Re-Creation Center 63.2.632.1010
pics, from top: Lake Caliraya, late afternoon drizzle brought a rainbow over the lake, riding the zipline, the main club house