Aquascape Lake Caliraya in Cavinti, Laguna


Many of us love to head over to nearby beaches for weekend getaways, but as the Philippines is an archipelago, there’s more to do than lazing on the sand and enjoying the sun.

For a different kind of escape away from the city, check out Aquascape Lake Caliraya, a tranquil lakeside haven resort that lets you stay in floating nipa huts.


Relax on a lake without distractions


floating hotelImage credit: AquascapePH

Surrounded by lush greenery in the rural countryside of Cavinti, Laguna, Aquascape is a picturesque paradise where you can fully bask in quiet, nature-filled surroundings. 

It’s a small resort that has guest rooms on land that cater to people with different interests such as mahjong and karaoke. But it’s their nipa hut-style houses floating on a lake that set it apart from other vacation destinations.


3 floating houses to choose from


floating cottages
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Designed like bahay kubos, each floating house comes with amenities such as television and couches for maximum comfort. 

A Floating Cottage (P8,000, ~USD165.29 off-peak; P9,600, ~USD198.34 peak per night) has 2 double beds good for a maximum of 4 persons, while a Floating Cabana (P10,000, ~USD206.61 off-peak; P12,000, ~USD247.93 peak per night) has 1 double bed, 1 floor mattress, and 2 couches best for a group of 5.

floating suiteFloating Suite
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If you’re coming with your barkada, the Floating Suite (P12,000, ~USD247.93 off-peak; P14,400, ~USD297.51 peak per night), that comes with 2 double beds and 1 double floor mattress, can accommodate a maximum of 6 persons.


Enjoy water sports activities


jetskiing and rowing
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While you can listen to the sounds of nature or sunbathe with minimal distractions, you’ll also never run out of exciting activities to enjoy. 

Ride a jetski (P6,000, ~USD123.96 per hour, maximum of 2) and speed across the surface of the shallow lake, go on a high-speed tube (P1,500, ~USD30.99 for 15 mins, maximum of 3) dragged by a jetski along with your friends, or explore the vast lake on a banana boat (P1,500, ~USD30.99 for 15 mins, maximum of 5)


How to get to Aquascape Lake Caliraya


diving into the waterImage adapted from: AquascapePH

The resort is only 2-3 hours from Metro Manila. To travel there by car, you can look up Aquascape Lake Caliraya on your Waze app. But if you’re commuting via public transport, take a bus to Sta. Cruz, Laguna, from the Buendia or Cubao bus terminal. When you arrive at the Sta. Cruz bus terminal, ride a jeep to Lumot, Caliraya. 

You’ll be required to show a negative COVID-19 test result issued within 48 hours before your check-in date if you’ve booked a room here. 


Aquascape Lake Caliraya


With its floating nipa hut-style cottages nestled in the heart of Cavinti, Aquascape Lake Caliraya will let you unplug from the busy city life without having to travel too far. So the next time you’re looking for a dreamy staycation, you’ll want to hit up this quaint resort. 

Aquascape Lake Caliraya
Address: Brgy. Kanluran West-Talaongan, Cavinti, 4013 Laguna
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