When there’s a holiday, my husband and I try, as much as possible, to go on a family trip to relax and unwind. On one holiday of August, instead of our usual weekend getaway, we decided to go on a camping trip with our mountaineer friends and their kids. We chose to visit Soloviento which is an eco-resort in Caliraya. We loved the place because of the relaxed ambiance. The place is so serene, you can sit by the lake and just listen to the wind.

Soloviento is a nice place to bring your kids because of the different activities you can do there.  Here are some of the things you can do in Soloviento:

  • Kite Flying         

                            This is a fun activity that kids will surely enjoy. Kids would need help from parents so this is a nice bonding activity.


Summer flying her Kite


The dads enjoyed the kite flying more than the kids :)

  • Water Sports Activities          

                           Soloviento offers a lot of water sports activities. Our kids enjoyed swimming in the lake, riding paddle boards, and kayaking. Other activities include fishing, boat cruising, windsurfing/kiteboarding lessons.

IMG_7577Even my one year old son enjoyed swimming in the lake


Quiet time with Dad


Stand Up Paddling


  • Camp outdoors              

                          You can bring your own tent or you can rent a tent from Soloviento if you want to camp outdoors.  Though there are room accommodations in the resort, it is a great experience for the family to sleep in a tent.


Forrest enjoyed staying in the tent



  • Camp fire activity               

                                 You can request the resort to put up a camp fire for your bonding activity at night. You can cook hotdogs around the campfire. Don’t forget to bring long sticks so it can be safe for kids. You can also make smores. Just bring marshmallows, chocolate, and graham crackers. Aside from cooking, you can do other activities like games, storytelling, or singing.

  • Kid’s Play             

                              The resort has a wide grassy area where kids can play and just run around. You can bring your own ball or Frisbee. The kid’s imagination and creativity will work in this place.

  • Eat in the resort’s restaurant            

                              Since the resort do not allow bringing of food, they have a restaurant where you can eat anytime of the day.  One of the resort owners is Ms Connie of Connie’s Kitchen so the food in their restaurant is really good. Their menu is a combination of Filipino and Italian food. We liked their pasta and pizza, and the Tinola and Chopsuey are good too.

  • Just relax            

                     There are hammocks and swings around the place. You can sit and relax, read a book, or look at the view to refresh your mind.


Swing by the lake



Forrest bonding with Dad


 Soloviento is located at Lumban, Caliraya, Laguna. Travel time from Manila to Soloviento is 2.5 to 3 hours.  For more info, you can visit their website www.soloviento.ph.