LIST: Hidden Lakeside Camp Sites in Cavinti, Laguna for Your Next Staycation
Little is known of the municipality of Cavinti in Laguna. Generally, this sleepy town is known to be beside a lake, near Lake Caliraya, and is atop the Sierra Madre mountain range. Little did you know that Cavinti hides some of the best places for glamping that you can find on Airbnb!
Here are the best lakeside camp sites in Cavinti, Laguna. (Note: Read until the end for a surprise!)
BLOC Camp Site
A slice of paradise. This is how BLOC describes their camping grounds, nestled as it is between the serene Lumot Lake and the lush green forest of Cavinti.
As one of the pioneers of “glamorous camping” in the Philippines, even holding the crown for being the first glamping site in Laguna, BLOC has continued to explore and master the beauties of hospitality and non-traditional camping with their three glamping options!
Rest T-House / Image from BLOC Camp Site Facebook page
First, they offer the Tiny House or T-HOUSE GLAMPING where campers can get both the views of Lake Lumot and the mountains of Cavinti for a lakeside staycation you don’t want to miss. What’s interesting is how their T-HOUSES are designed to mirror Filipino folk architecture and the zen Japanese home.
Lakeside T-HOUSE / Image from BLOC Camp Site
BLOC also offers the FARM T-HOUSE where guests can enjoy their stay at a real farm! If you want to experience picking chicken eggs, milking cows, or simply interacting with rabbits, then you and your family will surely enjoy the simple wonders of farm life at BLOC Camp Site.
Farm T-HOUSE / Image from BLOC Camp Site
Lastly, REST T-HOUSE, the latest addition to their camping grounds, will remind you of industrial homes with its uniform exterior and interior design. Unlike the T-HOUSES, which have shared toilet and bath as well as dining and cooking facilities, the REST T-HOUSE has its toilet and bath, as well as a kitchenette and a sofa-bed lounge en suite.
Rest T-House / Image from BLOC Camp Site Facebook page
What’s more, you may enjoy kayaking, fishing, canoeing, swimming, and cliff diving at their camp site, plus there are no corkage fees! Bring your own meats for grilling and drinks for chilling, and enjoy lakeside camping at BLOC Camp Site.
Address: Brgy. Bukal, Bukal-Cansuso Road, Cavinti, Laguna
Contact number: 0936-969-9644
Email address: email@example.com
Green Haven Lakeside Campsite
If you are a certified camper, you surely missed the campfire nights amid the pandemic. Thankfully, Green Haven is the place to be if you and your friends want to watch the sunset or stargaze by their “Tambayan” deck.
The campsite has three options for glamping. Their Geodesic Dome Tents are not only stylish but also offers a pristine, relaxing stay with its two beds, beddings, towels, and portable aircon.
Inside the Geodesic Dome Tent / Green Haven Lakeside Campsite Facebook page
It is also just steps away from the shared bathrooms, as well as the deck and the gazebo that are also available for those who choose to stay at Green Haven’s Lakeside Tents. These more traditional camping options are already set up for your convenience. Two adults can fit on the airbed available inside the tent.
Tambayan Gazebo / Image from Green Haven Lakeside Camp Site Facebook page
Now, if you want to experience staying at a bahay kubo, the Filipinos’ traditional house usually made of bamboo and other local materials, you might want to try booking their Marahan or Tiwasay Huts that can be good for a family of four. The huts have two floors which are furnished with bamboo daybeds, ceiling fan, and a dining table.
Bamboo Huts / Image from Green Haven Lakeside Campsite Facebook page
Oh and did we mention that you can go kayaking for one hour at Green Haven for free once you booked their glamping rooms? You may also opt to swim at the lake with their life vests or enjoy a work-from-the-lakeside set-up with their free Wi-Fi access! Indeed, there are a lot to enjoy at Green Haven for you and your loved ones.
Address: Jump-off point in Cavinti near Lake Caliraya (exact location will be provided after booking at Airbnb)
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Lake of the Woods
Nature park and water activities await at Lake of the Woods in Cavinti, Laguna. The nature resort offers tours such as Extreme Adventure Tour and Falls and River Tour by schedule for those seeking to feel the adrenaline rushing through their bodies once again. However, for guests who just want to relax, board games are also available!
Image from Lake of the Woods Facebook page
More than that, Lake of the Woods offers three Tipi-inspired huts, perfect for small families and groups of friends who want to experience the serenity of the nature-resort, far from the bustling Manila.
A futon or a traditional Japanese mattress is laid out on the floor to accommodate three people per hut. These spaces are near the shared toilet and bathrooms, making it convenient for patrons. However, guests may also choose to stay in traditional tents, set-up with an airbed, pillows, and puzzle mat to also accommodate three guests.
Tipi Hut / Image from Lake of the Woods Facebook page
While there is no available Wi-Fi access at Lake of the Woods, this does not mean that you and your family or friends cannot enjoy the luxury of time together. Besides, more memories can be made when disconnected from the world, right?
Address: Brgy. Cansuso, Cavinti, Laguna
Contact number: 0917-591-9263
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BONUS! Tierra Verde
This place might not be in Laguna, but it is also just 2.5 to 3 hours away from Metro Manila! Add Tierra Verde in Real, Quezon on your list of glamping sites because their villas and outdoor activities are simply the best for a getaway weekend.
Villas at Tierra Verde / Image from Tierra Verde Facebook page
Their Villa Uno, good for two to four guests, and Villa Dos, good for up to six people, include beds, a kitchenette, and toilet and bath en suite.
Image from Tierra Verde Facebook page
Some of the exciting amenities that you can find at Tierra Verde include reading nooks, outdoor cinema, board games, outdoor grill, bonfire pit, archery, swings, and trekking paths that you and your family will surely enjoy. It is also just a five to ten-minute car ride to Pinlac Falls and Sea of Clouds!
While Tierra Verde is not yet available on Airbnb, they are responsive on Facebook, so go check them out!
Address: Kilometer 104, Little Baguio, Kamagong, Real Quezon
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