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Caliraya Lake - Laguna

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Situated in between the towns of Cavinti, Kalayaan, and Lumban in the province of Laguna, Caliraya Lake is a man-made lake that presently is a famous camping destination.  Caliraya Lake Caliraya Lake details As mentioned, Caliraya Lake is a man-made lake. It was created in 1939 after the US Army Corps of Engineers constructed the Caliraya Dam . The dam was constructed to provide water and generate hydroelectric power for Southern Luzon.  Caliraya Lake - Lumban, Laguna Sadly, the retreating Americans sabotaged Caliraya Dam during the Second World War to prevent the invading Japanese Imperial Army from using it. Although the Japanese managed to rebuild Caliraya Dam, they themselves sabotaged it during the closing years months of the war.  Welcome to Barangay Caliraya The dam was rebuilt by the National Power Corporation in 1593 and the area around it would slowly be developed to become the tourist destination that it is today. Caliraya Lake and its surroundings became a go-to destinat

Alligator Lake - Laguna

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Located in Barangay Tadlac in the town of Los Banos in Laguna, Alligator Lake is the centerpiece of the Tadlac Lake Nature Park .  Alligator Lake Alligator Lake details The municipality of Los Banos along with most of its barangays is known for its numerous hot spring resorts however, Alligator Lake is probably the main attraction of Barangay Tadlac. Its name probably came from olden times when alligators call this lake home. Other names of the lake are Crocodile Lake and the tourism friendlier Enchanted Lake and Tadlac Lake . Alligator Lake is formally called Tadlac Lake The steps going down to the Alligator Lake Viewing Deck Like what was written earlier, Alligator Lake is the centerpiece of the Tadlac Lake Nature Park which has a total area of about 25 hectares. Alligator Lake covers 22.7 hectares of that. The lake has a mean depth of 27 meters.   Pictures of Alligator Lake Since the days of the alligators and crocodiles have long gone. Alligator Lake is abundant with differe

Laguna Road Trip 2021

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Laguna Road Trip 2021:  June 8, 2021   Laguna Road Trip 2021 It's time to hit the road once again. This time, Team Nicerio heads to the scenic province of Laguna on an unplanned road trip. Yup, you read that right, this is one of those rare times when we woke up early and just decided to drive without a definite destination in mind. Regardless, my wife and I both agreed that we'd drive south and see where the road takes us. Hence, after quickly preparing and packing breakfast for the road, we left home and drove towards South Luzon Express Way (SLEX) .  Alligator Lake is formally called Tadlac Lake We exited via Exit 50 / Turbina - Calamba Exit and continued on to the scenic Bucal Bypass which would lead us to Los Banos, Laguna . Halfway through we all decided to look for a place to stop by so that we could eat our breakfast.  Met a man fishing in Alligator Lake Ella visits Alligator Lake I remembered seeing a small lake in Barangay Tadlac in Los Banos in Google Maps when

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