Did you know that there are several Laguna tourist spots that you should visit? We will share them with you in this blog! For locals living near Laguna especially in Manila, it is the perfect place for quick swimming vacations during the summer because of many private resorts in the province.
Laguna is a province located in Region IV-A Calabarzon of the Philippines. It has become one of the favorite vacation spots in Luzon because it is near Manila and there are a lot of things to do here.
WHERE TO STAY IN LAGUNA
LAGUNA TRAVEL GUIDE
BEST TIME TO VISIT LAGUNA
If you don’t know, the Philippines has only 2 seasons- wet and dry season. You should be prepared with the weather in Laguna because it is hot and humid during the months of March to May, and can extend up to June!
However, the wet season starts from June to November. But due to climate change (which affects the Philippines the most), the rainy season can start as early as May.
We recommend that you visit Laguna during the month of January, as the weather is expected to be the coldest of the year plus you won’t compete with the locals during December’s holiday rush (traffic and all).
DAILY BUDGET TRAVEL IN LAGUNA
There are many affordable places to eat and stay near Manila and Laguna. The cost of living in the country itself is quite low compared to other countries. You can expect to find cheap meals at local eateries for less than 100 PHP while a hearty, three-course meal for two in a mid-range restaurant costs around 700 PHP, which is only $14 USD.
Beer costs around 40-70 PHP a bottle. Street food is abundant all over the Philippines and can be afforded for as low as 20 PHP for a rich assortment of food.
Prices in accommodations vary from city to city, with around 850 PHP on average for hostels and budget hotels. Camping is also a great way to save on accommodations and is very common especially in the island destinations near Manila.
Having insurance while you are traveling outside your home country is very important. Make sure that you have one too, to keep you safe in your trips around the world.
LAGUNA TOURIST SPOTS
LAKES, SPRINGS AND RESORTS
1. HIDDEN VALLEY SPRINGS
Located in the middle of tropical rainforest, Hidden Valley Springs is one of the most famous Laguna tourist spots for families and big groups of people.
This is actually a resort with many amenities such as natural pools, waterfalls, terraces, hot tubs, kid pools, and secluded forest trails. There are also rustic bungalows with patios where you can rest or eat.
Hidden Valley Springs is located in Calauan, Laguna.
2. SEVEN LAKES OF SAN PABLO CITY
Want to take a dip in the Seven Lakes of San Pablo City? These seven lakes include Sampaloc Lake, Bunot Lake, Mohicap Lake, Palakpakin Lake, Calibato Lake, Pandin Lake, and Yambo Lake.
Sampaloc Lake is the largest while Mohicap Lake is the smallest. You can go trekking, swimming, cycling, jogging, rafting, and sightseeing on these seven lakes located in San Pablo, Laguna.
3. LAKE CALIRAYA
Another one on our list of Laguna tourist spots that you should visit next is Lake Caliraya. It is a man-made lake popular as a water sports spot and some outdoor activities like fishing. It’s a great option for families who want to have a quick getaway near Manila.
Lake Caliraya is located in the municipalities of Lumban, Cavinti, and Kalayaan in Laguna province.
4. LAGUNA BAY
Also called Laguna de Bay, it is the largest lake in the Philippines. Though it is not as clean as before, you can still go sightseeing here, fishing, or swimming if you’d like.
5. BATO SPRINGS RESORT
Located along San Pablo- Dolores Road in San Pablo City, Bato Springs Resort is one of Laguna tourist spots you should visit on your next trip to this province. Their amenities include man-made pools and a stream-like pool cascading on rocky walls.
This is a good place to relax because there are lots of trees surrounding the area. Just be reminded that it can be super crowded on peak seasons.
6. SPLASH ISLAND RESORT AND SPA
This resort is indeed one of the most popular Laguna tourist spots that is visited by a lot of locals wanting to beat the summer heat. They have a lot of pools, waterslides, and a lazy river. Shops and restaurants can als be found inside this waterpark so you should not worry about getting hungry while having fun here.
Splash Island Resort and Spa is located in Biñan, Laguna.
7. LARESIO LAKESIDE RESORT AND SPA
This resort is also one of Laguna tourist spots you can’t miss visiting. Their amenities include hot springs, beautiful lake views, and a spot where you can do extreme outdoor activities like kayaking, floating basketball, vine swing, balsa, stand up paddling, rappelling, zip lining, and many more!
Laresio Lakeside Resort and Spa is located at Alviar Compound Purok, 1-B Tadlac Brgy Road, Los Baños, Laguna.
LAGUNA TOURIST SPOTS- WATERFALLS AND RIVERS IN LAGUNA
8. PAGSANJAN FALLS
Also known as Cavinti Falls, is one of the most popular waterfalls in Laguna. It is a three-drop waterfall that can be reached by a river trip (called shooting the rapids) and a short hike.You can go rafting in the falls and swimming. This is the perfect place if you want to experience nature in an awesome way!
Pagsanjan Falls is located in the municipality of Pagsanjan in Laguna.
9. TAYTAY FALLS
This waterfall is a nice place to relax in Laguna. The water here comes from Mt. Banahaw, and it is clear and cold, so it’s perfect to visit during the summer.
Taytay Falls is located in Majayjay, Laguna.
10. HULUGAN FALLS
This breathtaking waterfall is one of Laguna tourist spots that anyone would like to visit. It was once an undiscovered natural spot but because of its beauty, many tourists come here to swim and relax. Summer is the peak season for this tourist spot because of locals wanting to beat the summer heat.
Hulugan Falls is located in Luisiana, Laguna.
11. BURUWISAN FALLS
If you can’t get enough of the beautiful waterfalls in Laguna, there’s also one in Siniloan that you can visit. The water here is cool and refreshing, the perfect place to swim after trekking for 30 minutes just to see this gift of nature.
Buruwisan Falls is located in Siniloan, Laguna.
12. DALITIWAN RIVER
With clear and clean water surrounded by luscious greeneries, Dalitiwan River is one of the best Laguna tourist spots for family trips. The sound of flowing water will surely relax you!
Dalitiwan River is located in Majayjay, Laguna.
FARMS, AND GARDENS IN LAGUNA
13. COSTALES NATURE FARM
After visiting those cool waterfalls in Laguna, you might want to try visiting some farms and gardens next. One of these is the Costales Nature Farm. They cater to tourists who want to tour the farm and experience a farm life for one or two days.
Costales Nature Farm is located at Brgy. Gagalot, Majayjay, Laguna.
14. MAKILING BOTANICAL GARDENS
With lots of different types of flora and fauna, Makiling Botanical Garden is a place where you can learn about native tree species conservation and planting. The green views surrounding the area will surely relax you. It’s a great place to take pictures or just stroll around.
Makiling Botanical Gardens can be found inside the University of the Philippines Los Baños, Laguna.
15. JAPANESE GARDEN
This serene and peaceful garden was made to honor the soldiers who died during World War II. There are lots of shrines and trees inside the garden, so it’s the perfect place to relax and have a breath of fresh air in Laguna. There’s also a playground where kids can play.
Japanese Garden is located in Cavinti, Laguna.
CHURCHES IN LAGUNA
16. ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST CHURCH
Most commonly known as Calamba Church, St. John the Baptist Church is actually the oldest church in Calamba, Laguna. This church boasts a beautiful Baroque architecture that is loved by locals and tourists.
St. John the Baptist Church is located in Calamba, Laguna.
MOUNTAINS IN LAGUNA
17. MT. MAKILING
Mt. Makiling is also one of the most famous Laguna Tourist spots especially for those who want to hike. It is actually a dormant volcano which rises to 1090 meters above sea level. The volcano is also a popular spot for educational trips.
It is located on the border of Laguna and Batangas.
18. MT. BANAHAW
This potentially active volcano is a 3-peaked volcano complex and is the tallest mountain in Region IV-A Calabarzon. Mt. Banahaw is known to be a holy mountain, so pilgrims visit here to gather and pray during the Holy Week.
Mt. Banahaw is located between Laguna and Quezon Province.
OTHER LAGUNA TOURIST SPOTS
19. NAGCARLAN UNDERGROUND CEMETERY
This underground cemetery is a national museum and one of the historical landmarks of the country, built in 1845. It served as a public burial site during the Spanish colonization era in the Philippines. Its underground crypt only for Spanish friars, elite Catholics, and distinguished town citizens.
Nagcarlan Underground Cemetery is located in Brgy. Bambang, Nagcarlan, Laguna.
20. ENCHANTED KINGDOM
Another one of Laguna tourist spots you should never miss is Enchanted Kingdom, or EK for short. It’s one of the popular amusement parks in the country, where you can enjoy several rides and attractions such as the 7D Interactive Motion Theatre, Agila the Eksperience, Air Pterodactyl, Rio Grande Rapids, Roller Skater, and many more.
Ticket price starts at PHP 800 for a regular day pass. Enchanted Kingdom is located along RSBS Boulevard San Lorenzo South, Santa Rosa, Laguna.
21. TSINELAS LANE
Located in Liliw, Laguna, also known as the “Slippers Capital of the Philippines”, Tsinelas Lane is one of the must-visit Laguna tourist spots. It is a whole street full of slipper stores and stalls that sell thousands of different kinds of footwear. Your PHP 1000 can get you more than 2 pairs!
22. PILA HERITAGE SITE
This famous heritage site in Pila, Laguna is a usual spot for educational trips in Laguna as it is declared as a national historical landmark. The place looks like you are back to the Spanish era in the Philippines, where you can see old houses, churches, and other establishments.
It is located in Pila, Laguna.
23. RIZAL SHRINE
This is a replica of the original two-story, Spanish-colonial style house where Dr. Jose Rizal, the Philippine national hero, was born. You can find many things inside that were related to the early life and adulthood of Dr. Jose Rizal. It’s a popular spot for educational trips too.
Rizal Shrine is located in Calamba, Laguna.
Nuvali is both an eco-park and residential area located in Sta. Rosa, Laguna. It has a mixed of a relaxing nature ambiance with modern ones, with lots of outdoor activities to do like jogging, wakeboarding, biking, observing birds at the Wildlife and Bird Sanctuary, even picking vegetables and many more.
25. PAETE TOWN
And last but not the least, one of Laguna tourist spots that you should consider exploring is the whole Paete Town. It’s a 4th class municipality in Laguna known as the Woodcarving Capital of the Philippines. If you are a fan of artistic woodcrafts, you can find thousands of pieces here for affordable prices.
WHERE TO STAY IN LAGUNA
TECHNO PARK HOTEL
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First to consider is Techno Park Hotel. All of their rooms are equipped with a kettle, wardrobe, flat-screen TV, air conditioning unit, Wifi, and a private bathroom with free toiletries. Aside from those, they have an outdoor swimming pool, billiards area, and golfing area. For your convenience, they also offer a 24-hour front desk, room service and currency exchange for guests.
One night in Standard Double Room costs $56 USD per night and $73 USD for a Deluxe Queen room.
Techno Park Hotel is located at Paseo Business Park, Laguna, 4026 Santa Rosa, Philippines.
CALIRAYA ECOVILLE RECREATION FARM & RESORT
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This farm and resort is a famous place to stay in Laguna. It features an outdoor swimming pool, bar, restaurant, and a garden. Every room is air conditioned and with beautiful views of the lake, garden, or pool from the patio. Also, every room has its own TV, bathroom with free toiletries, a seating area, and a desk. They have family rooms too for big groups of guests.
One night stay in their Double Room costs around $62 USD and $93 USD for one night in their Family Room with Balcony.
Caliraya Ecoville Recreation Farm & Resort is located along Lumban – Caliraya – Cavinti Road, Cavinti, Laguna.
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Last on our list is Seda Nuvali, a 4-star hotel in Laguna. For every room, they have a king bed, free Wifi, TV, telephone, air conditioning unit, refrigerator, desk, mini bar with coffee and tea maker, and a private bathroom with free bathrobes and toiletries. For your convenience, they also offer a 24-hour front desk and their hotel comes with a swimming pool, spa, restaurants, and fitness centre.
One-night stay in their Deluxe Room costs $87 USD per night and around $115 USD for a one-night stay in Club Room.
Seda Nuvali is located at Lakeside Evozone, Nuvali, Santa Rosa, Laguna.
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