If we have a miniature Philippines in Rizal Park, how about a miniature Laguna de Bay Laguna de Bay is the largest lake in the Philippines and I believe that Club Manila East Central, a popular water resort in Taytay, Rizal, sports the largest model of Laguna de Bay as its main pool, something you can only see from above, like in Google Maps! Compare the pool with this Landsat satellite photo of the lake. It’s not an accurate model, but it’s impressive nonetheless.
Anyway, Club Manila East Central is the nearest high-end resort to Metro Manila. As such, it is a popular destination for company outings, group team building sessions, or just plain family fun. The 9,100 m² “mega pool” has a covered area, a three-looped slide, and a kiddie pool. You can also do kayaking there (you can actually see the kayaks in the water in the satellite image). Last year, they also opened their new wave pool, which can generate eight different wave patterns (wow, just like 8 Wave Waterpark’s wave pool!) reaching up to four feet high. (Currently, you can’t see the wave pool on Google Maps yet since their image is a few years old.)
Photo by Markku Seguerra.
Club Manila East also has overnight villas at typical hotel-room rates for those interested in night-time swimming and out-of-town excursions. Golfers would be glad to know that the club has a driving range and putting greens. For companies, a 1,000-seater multi-function hall is also available for rent.
For a blogger’s point of view, check out the Pinoy Travel Blog’s post about Club Manila East. More details (such as rates, info on how to get there, and opening times) can also be found at the Club’s official website.