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May 16, 2014
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Still itching for a vacay and eager to make the most out of what's left this summer, we gave you our list of the metro's swankiest swimming pools earlier this week.

We did say that we're now out of reasons and resources to head out of town, but it turns out that's not exactly true. Fellas, our new motto is this: pwedeng lumayo, basta malapit lang. 

Scroll down to see our guide to the most awesome summer spots near Metro Manila!


Republic Wakepark Nuvali

West Diversity Boulevard, Nuvali, 4027 Calamba, Laguna

If you're a Manileño who happens to be into water sports, chances are you were there the day Republic Wakepark Nuvali opened its doors to the public. As soon as you're done wakeboarding or wakeskating, you can check out the park's equipment store, mini basketball court, and restaurant bar. Alright, alright, alright!
 

Travel time: Less than an hour away from Makati
Which means: It's literally a tumbling away from Tagaytay
Damage: P1,500 (8 hours, wakeboarding), P1,000 (8 hours, wakeskating)

SummerImage from Republic Wakepark's Facebook page


The SandBox

Alviera, Porac, Pampanga

Here at Sandbox, you can choose your own manly adventure. Do you have the tibay ng apog to ride the Roller Coaster Zipline? Are you brave enough to ride the Giant Swing or do some free falling? Better yet, would you like to give the Aerial Walk a try? If you walk out of here still wanting more, we won't argue with you if you consider yourself a tunay na lalake.

Travel time: An hour and half away from Quezon City
Which means: Yesterday's gas is probably enough
Damage: P520 (includes all six rides) 

SummerImage from Sandbox's Facebook page


Deca Wake Clark Cable Park
Margot, Angeles, Pampanga

If you're a water sports junkie who lives in the North, then you've probably already been here a thousand times. Aside from wakeboarding, the water theme park also has a resort and country club that offer a fantastic view of Mt. Arayat. And if you're thinking of staying here for good, Deca Clark also offers a secured housing community! How crazy is that?

Travel time: An hour's drive from Quezon City
Which means: It's only one power nap away!
Damage: P1,200 (8 hours, weekends), P1,000 (8 hours, weekdays) 

SummerImage from www.decawakeboardpark.com

 
Camayan Beach Resort
West Ilanin Forest Area, Freeport Zone, Subic

Are you looking for a world-class resort that not only provides an enjoyable and memorable experience for its guests, but is also committed to being environmentally responsible? They've made it their mission to help monitor and protect the fragile marine environment, and resort staffers always educate guests on how to treat marine life respectfully. Plus, they have monkeys in there!
 

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Travel time: Two hours away from Quezon City
Which means: You'll probably need to do at least one stop-over in NLEX
Damage:  P4,400 (Superior Room), P4,950 (Deluxe Room)

Summer


NEXT: Go horseback riding in Tagaytay!
 


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