Attraction West Diversity Boulevard Nuvali Calamba 4027 Laguna Philippines Published on: 13-11-2015
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Why Republic Wake Park is special ?
Wakeboarding is a fast growing sport in the Philippines. Its popularity can be attributed to the excellent mix of thrill, excitement, and adventure that this sport brings. It successfully combines the best of water skiing, surfing, and snowboarding, so if you have tried any of these three sports, it would be easy enough to add wakeboarding to the list.
If you are interested in finding out how to get started with wakeboarding, a little research and the right wakeboarding location will give you the best chances of enjoying this sport. Wakeboarding in the Philippines can be quite a challenge because it is not a sport that you can just do anytime you feel like it. Currently, there are a limited number of wakeboarding destinations where you can really get down to learning the sport. Although some resorts do offer wakeboarding for their guest, this kind of wakeboarding activity is not recommended for those determined to really learn the sport.
For those near Laguna, Nuvali offers a world-class wakeboarding center that is ideal both for those starting out with the sport and even those who would like to spend more serious time with it. Republ1c Wakepark, Nuvali’s premiere offering for wakeboarding enthusiasts, is just around 52 kilometers from Metro Manila, making it a quick and convenient weekend destination for those living in Metro Manila.
What to explore at Republic Wake Park?
The Wake Park in Laguna is a great day out if you are up for learning a new sport or are a seasoned wake board pro.
If you are travelling with children aged 10+ this is an excellent activity for them. Get them started on a knee board and they will soon be addicted. There is a learner cable and an advanced cable to choose from.
The lake is very well kept and offers a natural break from city towers and traffic. The park has a “cool” laid back atmosphere, with wake enthusiasts lounging on the deck chairs listening to music waiting for their energy to peak for another session on the lake.
Maya entertained herself in the little play park for hours while her 19-year-old Uncle and 36-year-old Daddy tried to impress by throwing themselves off wake ramps. There is a little eatery here serving fast food and shakes which kept the wolf from the door.
How to get to Republic Wake Park?
As with most out of town excursions in the Philippines it is best to hire a car and driver or ask an accredited taxi.
Republ1c Wakepark, West Diversity Boulevard, Nuvali, 4027 Calamba, Laguna
Republ1c Wake Park is located within the vast Nuvali complex in Sta. Rosa, Laguna, which is south of the metropolis. The other ways to get there is through the South Luzon Expressway (use the Eton Exit for less traffic and follow the road all the way to Nuvali Boulevard). You can also take a bus from Makati or Balibago terminal to Nuvali (Jam Liner).
- Quality time with family
- Good fun for a first timer
- “place to be for an adrenaline rush”
- Great wakeboarding at night!
- Nice wake park near metro manila
West Diversity Boulevard Nuvali Calamba 4027 Laguna Philippines
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if you are up for some wake boarding this is the place to be. Its slightly expensive, but it has training area , pool, restaurant and bar, etc.. I guess it gets very busy over the weekends so next time I will try to go there during a weekday. almost forgot to mention the view gets even nicer when sunset.
Republic Wake park is situated 40min to 1 hour from Manila ( left from Tune Hotel in Aseana City). The park has all you can expect from a world class park, it has a wide range of Kickers and rails, something for all levels. Prices are reasonable with 1h, 3h, 5h 8h passes plus night rider pases, see website for pricing since these change frequently. There are accommodation avaliable on the property but this is very limited, you need to call them to arrange. Board rental is limited there was only a few boards and the quality was quite bad. There was beginners boards (boards with straps), though only a small number of those so if it is busy you will be waiting on a board. Weekends can be crouded. Staff is friendly, specially the operators, Shop and reception staff lacks drive so checking in can feel drawn out, and if you have non standard requests everything grinds to a holt. Great day trip from Manila.
There are sections for beginners, so the big wakeboarding area is free for the serious and advanced ones. Food at their snack bar is also good. There are rooms for those who'd like to spend the night.