Laguna

Resort Haven of the Philippines

They call it the Resort Capital of the country. And while this is true, there’s more to this province than the numerous hot spring resorts that it is known for. Take a long road trip with your friends and cross off all of San Pablo, Laguna’s lakes on your bucket list. Try something exciting by shooting the rapids at Pagsanjan Falls.

If you’re looking for an activity that’s a little bit closer to the metro, head over to Enchanted Kingdom in Santa Rosa and feel like a kid again with its fun theme park rides. Go hiking and reach the highest peak of Mount Makiling. From afar, you can even get a glimpse of its famous shape, which looks like a pregnant woman lying down.

FAST FACTS


  • Public Transportation

    Jeepneys
    Buses
    Tricycles
    Utility Vans

  • Languages/Dialect

    Tagalog
    English

  • Payment Options

    Cash
    Credit/Debit Card

  • Known For

    Hot Springs
    Enchanted Kingdom
    Pagsanjan Falls
    Mt. Makiling
    Rizal Shrine

WHAT TO KNOW BEFORE VISITING


  • The Rizal Shrine in Calamba is actually a reproduction of the original home where the national hero was born.
  • In an effort to help clean and conserve the environment, Laguna has banned the use of plastic throughout the whole province so don’t expect plastic bags when you shop around the area.
  • Try out the well-known and sought after carabao choco milk in the University of the Philippines Los Banos.

BEST TIME TO VISIT LAGUNA

To fully enjoy Laguna’s famous hot springs, the best time to come would be during the cold season, which is around December to January. It is also advisable to visit these hot spring resorts during rainy season instead of summer. But if you want to try hiking in Mount Makiling, avoid the rainy season at all costs because the trails become slippery and dangerous to trek.

  • The Rizal Shrine in Calamba is actually a reproduction of the original home where the national hero was born.
  • In an effort to help clean and conserve the environment, Laguna has banned the use of plastic throughout the whole province so don’t expect plastic bags when you shop around the area.
  • Try out the well-known and sought after carabao choco milk in the University of the Philippines Los Banos.

To fully enjoy Laguna’s famous hot springs, the best time to come would be during the cold season, which is around December to January. It is also advisable to visit these hot spring resorts during rainy season instead of summer. But if you want to try hiking in Mount Makiling, avoid the rainy season at all costs because the trails become slippery and dangerous to trek.

HOW TO GO TO LAGUNA


  • By Air

    • Unfortunately, there are no direct flights to this mountainous region of Luzon. But you can opt to take a direct flight to Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Manila and take a bus to Laguna from there instead.
  • By Land

    • If you’re coming from Manila, you can take a bus from Pasay, Cubao, or Buendia headed to Calamba or Santa Cruz. From the neighboring province of Cavite, you can ride a van going to Calamba. If you’re going to other towns in Laguna, the central terminal in Calamba has buses and jeepneys available.
  • By Sea

    • Not available.
      There is no port in the city.


WHAT TRAVELERS SAY ABOUT LAGUNA