What has this province in the Philippines stand out among the provinces of the Philippines? Of course, most Filipinos who have known Laguna Philippines already knew why. Of course it is not only Dr.Rizal’s home province located, but of course Laguna Philippines is well known for its Hot Springs and beautiful resorts which has been due to it is within Laguna De Bay- the largest lake at the Philippines at the borders of two dormant mysteriously labeled mountains/volcanoes – the Mt.Makiling and Mt. Banahaw.
Mt. Makiling is known for its hot springs resorts which are all located at its slopes and also labeled as mysterious mountain like Mt. Banahaw. Mt.Makiling is located between Calamba Laguna and Los Banos Laguna. Mt.Makiling is known for the godess residing in the mountain which of course the godess Maria Makiling.It can be accessed through South Luzon Expressway via Maharlika Highway. The famous Pagsanjan Falls can also be found at the hillsides. Pagsanjan Falls is formerly known as the Magdapio Falls. However, aside from Pagsanjan Falls, there is another Falls at Laguna Philippines, that is the Buriwisan Falls at Siniloan Laguna Philippines, however it not accessible via Maharlika highway.
And because it is Lake Province, it boasts of some lakes surrounding it, one of this Lake is the Crocodile Lake at Los Banos Laguna where of course crocodiles could be seen. There are other lakes which are collectively called “Seven Lakes”, namely Sampaloc Lake, Lake Bunot, Lake Calibato, Lake Pandin, Lake Yambo, Lake Palakpakin, and lake Muhikap. These lakes could also be accessed through South Luzon Expressway via Maharlika highway.
Three of Laguna Philippines famous resorts are Villa Escudero Resort which is located at San Pablo City Laguna Philippines, Hidden Valley Springs which is located at Alamino Calaun Laguna Philippines, and Lagos de Sol Resort which is located at Lake Caliraya, Cavinti Laguna Philippines. However, Hidden Valley Springs is the most famous of its resorts due to Hidden Valley Springs truly hot spring because it is naturally-made.
Aside from beautiful and bountiful resorts and hot springs, Laguna Province is rich of bamboos, soft hardwoods and rattan on its forest, which is of course an evidence of Laguna Philippines’“lake” character and nature. Thus, a bamboo industry could be aspiring for it, however, bamboo is not its main industry rather it is wood carvings and paper Mache.
Futhermore, in terms of historical interest, not only the Rizal Shrine at Calamba Laguna is amazingly interesting, but also the Underground Cemetary at Nagcarlan Laguna, the Homma-Yamashita Shrine at Los Banos Laguna, the Japanese Garden at Cavinti Laguna, the Baker Hall at Los Banos Laguna, the Ancestral houses and town plaza at Binan and Pila Laguna, and other historical interest.
Moreover, did you know that the oldest crematorium in the Philippines is located at Laguna Philippines? This oldest crematorium is located at Pila Laguna Philippines.
There are also numerous churches you could see at Laguna, of course one of these is the St. John The Baptist Church where Dr. Jose P. Rizal was said to be baptized.