More than just a quick getaway, Laguna is a place where all sorts of travelers can visit and enjoy some time away. This province is full of endless possibilities that sometimes can even give you a hard time deciding on what to do and where to go.
That’s why we came up with this practical guide when you want to explore Laguna but don’t know where to start - ala crash course. This includes places you can eat, activities you can do, places you can explore, and even places you can stay.
PLACES YOU CAN EXPLORE & ACTIVITIES YOU CAN DO
From natural spots to historical sites, Laguna is filled with these places you can explore that will enrich your knowledge and your soul. This includes the birthplace of the Philippines’ National Hero, Jose Rizal, as well as the country’s largest lake.
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Seven Lakes of San Pablo (San Pablo City, Laguna) - The famous Seven Lakes of San Pablo can give you a balance of excitement and relaxation. With the amazing and refreshing sights of Sampaloc, Bunot, Calibato, Pandin, Yambo, Palakpakin, and Mohicap, you’ll be able to spend some time with Mother Nature just by being on board a bamboo raft. You can even go for a swim if you want to.
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Rizal Shrine (Calamba, Laguna) - If you want to get to know more about the Philippines’ National Hero, you can visit the replica of his turned museum in Calamba. Here, you’ll be able to get a glimpse of how his childhood was and some of the travels that helped shaped him to become the man that he was.
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Bayang Pinagpala (Pila, Laguna) - The town of Pila was declared as a National Historic Landmark. This town will take you back in time with its town plaza and centuries-old houses and structures owned by the town’s pioneering families. In counting, there are over 30 historic structures in Pila travelers can see including the San Antonio De Padua Parish Church, the Municipal Hall of Pila, and heritage houses like the Corazon Rivera House, the Jose Agra/Rosario Villarica House, and Teodoro Rivera Alava/Soledad Agra House.
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Nagcarlan Underground Cemetery - Built in1845, this underground cemetery was declared as a National Historic Landmark. It is where friars were laid to rest during the Spanish era.
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Paete Town - Known as an artistic town that’s famous for its sculpting tradition, you’ll be able to see here how residents make masterpieces by carving wood or creating papier-mache. You can also visit the famous Baroque-style Paete Church while you’re there.
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Cavinti Falls (Pagsanjan/Cavinti, Laguna) - Previously known as the Pagsanjan Falls, this is one of Laguna’s popular tourist attractions. What makes it great is because the trip to getting to the majestic waterfall itself is an adventure in itself. You can either ride a boat upstream or go on a 30-minute hike, sometimes rappel, to the valley to see it.
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Nuvali (Sta. Rosa, Laguna) - This commercial complex is perfect for those who love the outdoors as well as shopping. It is filled with all sorts of shops and restaurants but what’s great about Nuvali is that you can also try wakeboarding, leisure biking, or mountain biking while you’re there.
PLACES YOU CAN EAT
There are tons of restaurants that best captures the food culture of Laguna. Here are some of our favorites that you should check out.
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Café Lago (San Pablo, Laguna) - Café Lago is an ancestral home-turned-restaurant that has a magnificent view of Lake Sampaloc, providing its customers with a cool breeze. They serve a variety of home-cooked Pinoy style and Italian style dishes from breakfast to dinner.
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Sulyap Gallery Café and Restaurant (San Pablo, Laguna) - This charming café and restaurant is perfect for romantic dates. Located in the same compound as two heritage homes full of art pieces and antiques from the olden times, they serve primarily traditional Filipino dishes to complement the artifacts and furniture located within the heritage compound.
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Aurora Filipino Cuisine (Sta. Cruz, Laguna) - Alike Café Lago, Aurora is a family-owned and ancestral home-turned-restaurant. They boast a menu of Southern Tagalog cuisine but with a modern twist.
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Kamayan sa Palaisdaan (Bay, Laguna) - Eating at Kamayan sa Palaisdaan is one experience you should put on your must-to-do when in Laguna. Here you can enjoy a scrumptious meal in a floating nipa hut while enjoying the beauty and calmness of the lake. It sounds like we’re making it up, but we’re not.
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Arabela (Liliw, Laguna) - The family-owned resto is known as the best Italian restaurant in the area. What started as a quaint little cafe that only offers pastries, the restaurant has become more popular over the years and has expanded its menu into other Italian dishes such as pasta, pizza, and salads.
PLACES YOU CAN STAY
Make your trip to Laguna a lot safer and more comfortable without breaking the bank by staying at any of these RedDoorz HygienePass Certified hotels.
The accommodation affords guests a comfortable stay through its amenities such as a hot and cold shower, cable TV, wifi connection, vanity kits, bottled water, and comfortable beds.
Where: Manila South Road, Lecheria Alaminos, 4027 Laguna, Philippines
Best Price: for as low as ₱ 1,099.00
RedDoorz @ Solemar Pansol Calamba is residing in Pansol, Calamba Laguna, an urban barangay that’s a famous recreational area in the province.
Where: Baretto, Pansol Laguna, Calamba, Laguna, Philippines
Best Price: for as low as ₱ 1,729.00
RedDoorz Plus near Villa Lagos Pansol is a budget hotel accommodation that offers huge safe spaces for groups of people who’d like to unwind, have a staycation, and relax in a place not far away from Metro Manila. The property is a perfect spot to break away from the hustle and bustle of the city proper.
Where: VILLA LAGOS, PANSOL CALAMBA Laguna, 4027 Laguna, Philippines
Best Price: for as low as ₱ 1,104.38
Planning to visit this great province soon? Consider staying in any of RedDoorz hotels within Laguna. Our hotels within the province are located near most attractions including these places on this list, making your trip easier and better. Plus, with our HygienePass certification, you can rest assure that you and your family are safe during this time.
For the most comfortable stays at budget-friendly prices, choose RedDoorz. Book your stay by visiting our website and downloading our mobile application now!