Camarines Sur Water Sports Complex
The Camsur Watersports Complex (cwc) is home to the best cable wake park in the world! Located in Pili, Philippines of the Camarines Sur province. Fly in to Naga Airport from Manila or Legaspi airport which is about a 75 minute drive to CWC. Here are some of cwc's highlights:
1. The best 6 tower Sesitec cable system with a large island in the middle for smooth water conditions. 2. Wakeboarding, Wakeskating, Kneeboarding and Skiing
3. Swimming Pool, Cabana Rentals, Game Room (pool, foosball, basketball, air hockey and bouncy house)
4. Full Restaurant and Bar featuring San Miguel Beer and a wide selection of entrees.
5. Bike/BMX Park, Skate Park 6. Check out nearby EcoVillage, Islands, Hotsprings and Shopping 7. A new boat lake is expected to be completed in 2008. 8. Cool Website with up-to-date information on CWC and Camsur
The cave is located at Barangay Cotmon Camalig Albay. Hoyop-hoyopan Cave got its name because of the whispering cool breeze inside the cave. It is a three layer cave that was discovered during the Japanese invasion and is currently a private property belonging to three owners who had graciously agreed to share the wonders of the cave to visitors and tourists. Visitors who usually visit this cave are amazed at the different formations of stalactites such as chicken drumstick, Mama Mary statue, 2 heads of hanging snakes, hand formation, a sexy lady with long hair, hanging man-like formation, moises, crocodile tail. One of the famous formations is what they call 'The Honeymoon Suite' where only two people can fit in a hollow formation. In one area of the cave, ancient human skeletons were found, some of them in jars.
The Image of Our Lady of Peñafrancia is enshrined in her sanctuary at the Basilica Minore, Balatas Road Naga City. The feast of Our Lady of Peñafrancia is celebrated on the third Saturday of September in Naga City, Bicol Philippines. All roads and routes will lead to Naga City in Camarines Sur where six million Bicolanos from here and abroad will flock to that progressive city to pay honor to the Virgin of Peñafrancia, miraculous patroness of the Bicol Region. Bicolanos from all walks of life will be in Naga City to meet their relatives and partidarios, share food, drinks, and prayers with them, and most of all, to pay homage and make thanksgiving to the Virgin of Peñafrancia, whom the Bicolanos fondly call Ina. Viva la Virgen, they will shout to high heavens. The feast day is headed by a novena, nine days of prayer, in honor of the Virgin. On the first day, the image of the Virgin, a copy of the Madonna in Peñafrancia, Spain, is brought from its shrine to the Naga Cathedral where the novena is held. On the last day, the image is returned to her shrine following the Naga River route. The colorful evening procession is lit by thousands of candles from followers in boats escorting the image. When the flatboat reaches its destination, the devotees shout "Viva la Virgen" (Long live the Virgin!) and the image is carried back in a procession to the cathedral.
Cagsawa Ruins - in 1814, Mayon Volcano erupted and sent lava flows cascading down its sides. About 1,200 people perished and many of them sought refuge in the town’s church, thinking they would be saved.The townspeople of Cagsawa fled to the church where they perished when it was engulfed in the fiery flows. Today, only the church tower remains as a memorial of the said tragic event.
Butanding Interaction in Sorsogon
Considered the biggest fishes in the world, a large pod of Whale Sharks (scientific name: Rhincodon typus), locally known as Butanding, converge annually just at the mouth of the long and winding Donsol River in the Municipality of Donsol. This phenomenon occurs starting October of each year, and peaks during the months of February, March, April and May. It is believed that these Whale Sharks, about 30 to 40 of them at any one time, converge off the Donsol waters to feed on plankton, krill and juvenile fish, which are the only food of these giant fishes. In spite of their awesome size, the Whale Sharks are gentle and harmless and allow humans to swim or interact with them. This phenomenon, found only in the waters off Sorsogon, particularly Donsol, has attracted hundreds of tourists around the world eager to interact with these gentle giants of the sea.
Mt. Bulusan Natural Park
The Mt. Bulusan Natural Park, one of the parks in the country declared by the national government as such in order to protect its ecosystem and maintain its natural beauty, covers a complex of primary and secondary forests, mystical lakes, rivers and natural springs, and the still active Mt. Bulusan which has an elevation of 5,077 feet above sea level. The lake itself, which has a circumference of 2,006 meters, has an elevation of 2,084 feet upon the slopes of the volcano. There is a smaller lake higher up the volcano called Lake Agingay. The tragic love story of Bulusan and Agingay is an interesting local folk legend. The Bulusan Mountain Lake is a favorite of visitors who want to commune with nature, with a concrete pathway rimming the lake, affording the visitor a pleasant and serene, leisurely nature walk The Park complex is a sanctuary for rare flora and fauna. Eager mountaineers regularly scale the volcano up to its crater and marvel at the ancient, moss-covered trees, giant ferns and rare wild orchids that they see on their way to the peak of the volcano.