Wakeboarding and More or Less?

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Planning a trip for the holy week--- the peak of the peak season for local tourists, is quite difficult for any destination in the country since most Filipinos travel this time of the year. It falls on a summer, so it's usually hot, and beach-perfect.

It is the second year when my friends and I decided to go south of Luzon, travel 9 hours by land to reach our first destination- Pili, Camarines Sur--- home of the CWC

The great waters of the world and I have not been in very good terms. As tough as I may appear to be, I have always been afraid of deep waters.  My friends from college call me 'gutter girl' because I was a bully protecting the end of the pool as my lane for the laps just so I can hold on to the edge when I need to get up from the water.

It was funny for the others to watch, yet not easy for me to overcome.

Sunset in CWC, Pili, Camarines Sur


I thought the wakeboarding stint will do it for me. Wakeboard gear rental is very cheap. I think it was only about Php 500 for a whole day.

I was ready, all geared up. Yet my fear was stronger than my will.  I could not bear the thought of having panic attack in water in front of so many people.

Chicken, I know. But I'd rather live to be a  chicken for now, than drown and die of panic.

Still, I enjoyed this first stop. Watching the wakeboarding exhibitions was way better than exercising my vocal chords and throat to the maximum decibels ( the loudest sound can probably be heard in another town when I panic in water).

We stayed at the Ecolodge, a couple of hundred metres away from CWC. We got 2 units with 4 people each. We paid only 2000 pesos, which is about USD 45  or  about USD 6 per person/night. It was really inexpensive, considering the growing popularity of the site for tourists.

Food was very good, and super cheap. Fish, Chicken and Pork Kebabs go for 15 pesos/stick (USD 0.33).

I heard the laing pizza is perfection.

Pili is a great place to visit, with more things to explore, yet less money to spend. I would recommend it even for water yikers like me.... Just bring your perfect buddies, and fun will never run out...










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Wakeboarding gear
Wakeboarding gear
Sunset in CWC, Pili, Camarines Sur
Sunset in CWC, Pili, Camarines Sur
Briefing with the CWC Guys
Briefing with the CWC Guys
CWC Team Kuting
CWC Team Kuting
Who let the dogs out?
Who let the dogs out?
High Time at CWC
High Time at CWC
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