Laguna Bucket List: 45 Must-Try Activities in the Province

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Laguna Bucket List: 45 Must-Try Activities in the Province

Famous for its hot springs and the enchanted Mt. Makiling, Laguna is a popular destination just a few hours away from Manila. But aside from the private resorts in Pansol and the attractions easily seen from the South Luzon Expressway, the province offers more thrilling and intimate experiences.

From wondrous nature treks and majestic waterfalls to old houses and baroque churches, Laguna is the perfect weekend getaway for city folks looking for a quick escape.

Here’s a comprehensive list of 45 things to see and do in Laguna.

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Leisure and Sports

  1. Support local and go tsinelas shopping in Liliw
  2. Have a picnic and fly a kite at UPLB’s Freedom Park
  3. Be haunted by the beauty and olden charm of Sulyap Gallery Café and Restaurant in San Pablo
  4. Scream your lungs out Enchanted Kingdom’s extreme rides
  5. Swim at the refreshing Bato Springs Resort
  6. Stay overnight at the charming Patis Tito Garden Café Bed and Breakfast
  7. Better yet, check out the restaurants included in Viaje del Sol
  8. Brave the daredevil challenges at Laresio Lakeside Resort & Spa
  9. Wakeboard or visit the Wildlife and Bird Sanctuary at Nuvali, Sta. Rosa
  10. Or go mountain biking at the Nuvali trails
  11. Make waves with the giant slides of Splash Island

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Culture and Heritage:

  1. Travel through time at Nagcarlan’s Underground Cemetery
  2. Visit General Yamashita’s burial site at the Japanese Garden in Los Banos
  3. Or the Japanese Garden in Cavinti managed by the Philippine-Japan Friendship Society
  4. Re-acquaint yourself with our national hero by visiting the Rizal Shrine in Calamba City
  5. Explore the heritage town of Paete’s artistic culture
  6. Meander around Pila’s Historic Town Center to see the beautiful houses
  7. Go on a road trip to visit the baroque churches in the province
  8. Travel back in time by seeing the old houses at the town proper of Pagsanjan
  9. Marvel at the row of old houses on the same street as San Isidro de Labrador Parish Church in Biñan
  10. Tour around Museo de Sta. Rosa
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Food Trip:

  1. When in Liliw, make sure to drop by the quaint Italian restaurant Arabela
  2. Have a taste of Si Christina Gateau Sans Rival’s sweets, especially the varieties of cheesecakes and sans rival
  3. Have a taste of the mouth-watering Puto Biñan
  4. Cool off at Aling Taleng’s Halo-Halo Restaurant in Pagsanjan
  5. Dare to try the Spicy Halo-Halo in San Pablo’s Ben’s Halo-Halo Ice Cream
  6. Eat your heart out and pose with larger-than-life statues at Isdaan Floating Restaurant in Calauan
  7. Line up to try the buko pie at the The Original Buko Pie, known to be the originator of the delicacy
  8. Don’t miss out on the famed Mer-nel’s cake in Los Banos
  9. And of course, the Yema Cake from San Pablo’s Kalahi bakery
  10. Hoard fresh goat milk and ice cream at the Alaminos Goat Farm

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Nature Trip:

  1. Spend an entire afternoon swimming or fishing at Pandin Lake in San Pablo
  2. Rent a private island in the middle of Caliraya Lake for a weekend
  3. Or better yet, visit all the seven lakes in the city
  4. Camp over the weekend at Panguil River Eco Park
  5. Head to Majayjay to see the majestic Taytay Falls
  6. Be a daredevil and go river rafting and water tubing in Majayjay and Magdalena
  7. Visit Buntot Palos, also known as Pangil, Laguna’s “hidden falls”
  8. Explore Cavinti’s Underground River and Caves Complex
  9. See the towering Tatlong Krus (and the Matabungka Falls!) at Mount Humarap in Paete
  10. Go visit Aliw and Hulugan Falls in Luisiana in one go
  11. Go for a day hike at Romelo in Siniloan
  12. While you’re at it, see the Buruwisan, Lanzones, Sampaloc and Batya-Batya Falls in Siniloan
  13. Hike up the mythical Mt. Makiling starting from jump-off point in Los Banos
  14. Trek up the Kalisungan in Calauan to see an awesome view of the province’s other mountains
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Start ticking off the items in this list and fall in love with all the sights and marvels of Laguna.

What other things can you do in the province of Laguna? Share your adventures with us!

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