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In: Run6 Apr 2007
CWC as it is famously called. Talk about Water Sports, if you have an indefinite passion over wakeboarding, wake skating, waterskiing and cable park it is my pleasure to welcome you to the first world-class watersports complex in Asia!
This summer, we got a chance to go on a vacation trip with my family and friends. This is my first time to introduce my mother’s hometown to my friends. After several years, I got a chance to come back home to the Region where the famous pili nuts can be found. Little do we know that there’s also a place in the Region which we can say as equally famous as the pili nuts- The Cam Sur Water Sports Complex!
This is our last stop of the tour before going back to Manila. CWC is near my Uncle Pio’s residence in Naga City. Going at CWC is actually not part of our itinerary, but we’re really thankful to him that we have witnessed the beauty of the world-class Extreme Water Sports Spot. It’s a 5-minute drive from their Village. You would see a big billboard going to the Provincial Capitol Complex where you can discover the 6-hectare man-made CWC.
The first thing we have observed was there were a lot of nationals all over the world at CWC. It felt like we had a vacation outside the country. It was amazing and envious that they have explored CWC before the locals! Ü
Our feet led us to the scream of the lined up wakeboarders who cheer for their peers who were doing cable skiing. Cable skiing is the primary upshot at CWC. This is where the skier is pulled by an overhead cable and have a pick of getting on a waterski, kneeboard or a wakeboard. There’s a line where you wait and if you’re a first timer and you wish to feel the fun, you need not worry because the staff will apprize you on what to do.
We have checked out the top of the line facilities of CWC. We found the pricelist posted on a bulletin board for CWC’s services, all affordable, fair and follows safety measures to guarantee that tyros and skillful enthusiast will have a delightful experience. For a flat-footed like me, I found enchantment on the pro shop where girls can start out with girlie- wakeboards, life vests, helmets, Billabong/Roxy board shorts, and the latest Crocs, plunge into the pool, grab a cheezy pizza at the restaurant, enjoy a whole-body massage at the clubhouse and play beach volleyball.
On the other side, we found sand dunes that were ramped up for BMX extreme riders matched up with the skate park. Gov. L-Ray plans to construct a 9-hole golf course, a boat lake, an ATV park as well as a foam pit where riders can experiment their tricks and be secured of their gentle landing. Where else can you find a home of extreme sports arena like CWC?
Two Thumbs up to the beloved young Governor of Camarines Sur Luis Raymund Villafuerte Jr. (better known as Gov or L-Ray) for the unwavering heart to boost tourism in the province. CWC is the product of his creative thinking and work. A young politician who is a great wakeboarder himself. We have seen different wakeboards hung on the wall of pro shop with endless commendation for Gov. L-Ray, as the wakeboarders bear witness the CWC’s beauty.
One whole day is not enough to enjoy CWC. So there, we need to be back. As we leave the splendid place we pointed out attractive villas as we drive few blocks away from CWC. You can reserve the Balinese Villas (good for 2 persons for Php5000+) and the best part of the package of lounging in the villa is that it has a complimentary breakfast for two, and you can enjoy the CWC facilities for free during the day!
We got few minutes to enjoy CamSur before we go back to Manila. We headed to Naga City Market and basked with great deal of pili varieties (3 for Php100), native wallet and bags for (Php 50-500, depending on size and material), and numerous pasalubong like a native cradle (duyan) we bought at Php300 only. Make sure that you take a trip in the palengke!
How to get there:
Air Philippines flies daily to Naga Airport in Pili and to Legaspi City.
Web site: http://www.airphils.com/
Enjoy an ordinary and Air-conditioned buses travel from Manila to Camarines Sur Route daily.
Provincial Capitol Complex
Cadlan Pili, Camarines Sur
Tel. (054) 477-3159
Fax No. (054) 475-7806
Web site: http://www.camsurwatersportscomplex.com