Wakeboarding in Nuvali | Republic Wakepark

Gone are the days when people needed to travel for 8 hours to reach Camsur Water Complex (CWC). Now just for an hour-trip from Manila, Republic Wakepark has made the lives of wakeboard enthusiast easier. A world-class wakeboard park is just near Manila.

Republic Wakepark in Nuvali, Sta.Rosa, Laguna

Last 2011, I had the chance to visit CWC for the first time. It was where I learned how to wakeboard. The facilities and equipment are really great. No wonder, international wakeboarding competition are being held in CWC.

Last 2012, my balikbayan friend Chris from New York, insisted me to go with him to CWC. And so we did. The sad part is, after the 8-hour bus ride from Manila, we found out that CWC's main wakepark is under maintenance. Yes, it's closed at that time. Shet lang di ba? Nakaka-high blood. CWC should have had some advisory about that.

Moving on, Chris was home again last Month and of course he insisted to go to CWC again. Since last year's experience was a big turn off, I researched for an alternative and found a nice place to wakeboard – and it's just around Laguna. Perfect! That's how I discovered Republic Wakepark in Nuvali.

Yun oh, ang haba ng introduction ko. ^_^

Republic Wakepark Rates: P250 per hour
Operating Hours: Monday to Sunday / 8:30am to 10:00pm

reminds me very much of CWC, agree?

Since Chris and I went there on a weekday morning, there's still not much people when we arrived. Most tourists are of course, Koreans. Anyway, it's really nice for all foreign and local tourists because they wouldn’t have to catch another flight to Naga to reach CWC. Now, once they landed in Manila airport, they can reach Republic Wakepark within an our drive.

pro area lake with cable, ramps, and obstacles

 a fine day to wakeboard

 restaurant fronting the lake

great viewing deck

 the ramps


beginner's area

So which is better - CWC or Wakepark Republic in Nuvali? 
It's actually the same great experience! The facilities are almost identical. Maybe these wakeboard parks are owned and managed by the same owner. But of course, I prefer Republic Wakepark because it's closer to Manila and the facilities are newer compared to those in CWC.

Wakeboarders in Republic Wakepark

a Korean kid and I think he's already a Pro

If there's something which is not so good enough in Republic Wakepark, then that is the food. Im sorry but the food in CWC are more awesome and reasonable. Anyway, Im sure these can be improved.

restaurant and pool area

dining area

 next na uwi mo Chris, let's dive naman!

rice toppings

free wifi in Republic Wakepark

For those who don't want to wakeboard, then there's this elevated pool. The rate is P120 per head for unlimited time. Not bad.

swimming pool - P120/head for unlimited hours

chill time on these viewing decks

Overall, it was the same great experience, less the 8-hour travel time. 
Just be sure to go here on a weekday morning to avoid the crowd. It gets crowded after lunch time.

Republic Wakepark

Parking: Yes  |  Food and Drinks: Not allowed inside
How to Commute: Aside from the usual bus going to Balibago, bus and shuttle vans are available which go directly to Nuvali. Once in Nuvali, there are shuttle rides located at the back of Robinsons Mall. This shuttle van will service the guests to Republic Wakepark.

Bus Route:
Mondays to Fridays:
NUVALI to Makati*                         6:00AM and 6:30AM
Makati* to NUVALI                         5:00PM, 6:30PM, and 7:30PM

Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays
Makati* to NUVALI                         10AM
NUVALI to Makati*                         8PM

Shuttle Vans:
Mondays to Sundays
Ortigas Crossing to NUVALI             All day
NUVALI  to Ortigas Crossing            All day

*Makati (Corner of Courtyard Drive and Station Road, back of Hotel Intercontinental Manila)

source: http://www.nuvali.ph/nuvali-transport-terminal-now-open/

22 responses:

Chyng said...

and for the record, i enjoy surfing more than wakeboarding. hehe mahina ang arms ko!

mozilla said...

ms. chyng, cwc and republic wakepark have the same owner po

JeffZ said...

Yes, I found surfing more fun to do.. Kaya di pa nauulit ang wakeboard experience ko.. hehe :) Nuvali is a very nice place.. :)


must try at ang lapit lang talaga , wow makaka experience na rin ako magwake boarding ....... good job chyng first info na naman!

Micamyx|Senyorita said...

yan pala yung Nuvali hehe malamang kapag napadpad ako dyan, sight-seeing ang focus ko ;)

hindi ko alam kung keri ko yang wakeboarding. hindi rin strong enough ang aking arms hehe

antonio carranza jr said...

tagal ko na gusto try yan sa Nuvali but since lampa ako at mukhang manunuod lang ako,di matuloy tuloy.hahaha

marxtermind said...

Yes, I think same owner sila. Gusto ko din itry to pero mukhang mas mura pa din ung CWC rates. no?

eMPi said...

Gusto ko itong itry! Mukhang ang saya saya!

michi said...

lagi kami sa nuvali pero hindi pa namin nasisilip ito. hindi kasi marunong e. =)

Photo Cache said...

yap i think there's a need kaya ayan much closer to manila. tour guide ka pala chyng.

michymichymoo said...

Good thing may malapit na. :) Should give Nuvali a visit na nga. :)

Pondering Paodaolei said...

Sarap dito sa amin.. ^_^

Micole l Philippine Traveler said...

Ang ganda! Parang masaya ang wakeboarding but I have heard super lupet ng semplang lalo na sa curves? Great place by the way! Sosyal!

Pinoy Adventurista said...

wakeboarding is on my bucket list, sana magawa ko na this year! :)

Zeki said...

Anu po yung suggestion nyo para sa "things to bring"? like mga soaps pang wash after mag wakeboard...

Chyng said...

yes, you need to bring your shampoo and towel. not sure kung merong towel for rent..

Anonymous said...

Chyng - yung cable rates yon na yon wala ng babayarang iba? what i mean is yung sa board?

example kunin ko yung 8 hours pass. 995 lang babayaran ko? tama? :D hehe thanks! :D

mikki said...

Hello! :) my friends and I are planning to try this on a Monday. But we have to leave by 12. Would it be really crowded already if we start at 8:30? :)

Chyng said...

hi! it's good to start at 8:30. perfect yun.

Anonymous said...

hello! my friends and i are visiting this sunday, do we have to pay extra for the wakeboard/wakeskate? Thanks! :) nice blog btw.

Anonymous said...

cable rates lang po ba yung babayaran para makaride ka? or mag rerent pa po ng board?

deucetearyknee said...

Hi! Pwede pa rin kaya mag swimming sa pool?

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