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Laguna In The Philippines

Laguna Philippines

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.

Calamba Laguna in the Philippines

Calamba Laguna Philippines

Perhaps most Filipinos already knew what’s in this place, yeah, it is the home place or birth place of Doctor Jose P. Rizal –the Philippines’ National Hero, A renaissance genius man. He is an artist, a doctor (ophthalmologist), a poet, a publicist, an engineer, a sculptor, a novelist, a teacher, a linguist who could speak 21 languages, and of course a martyr hero. Actually, his ancestral house at Calamba has now become a tourist attraction for those who visit Calamba Laguna Philippines where a memorabilia about him was on display. They call it Rizal Shrine.

Actually, his ancestral home was destroyed during World War II but was restored during the presidency of Elpidio Quirino, which is during 1950s.

However, it was not only Dr.Jose P.Rizal is the known hero that Calamba Laguna have produced, actually, there are still other four National heroes, namely General Paciano Rizal, Teodora Alonzo, General Vicente Lim, and Lt. Geronimo Aclan. Thus,an association have arise,that is the Calamba Association Of Northeastern USA,Inc. base on New York.This Calamba organization have established by the former residents of Calamba Laguna Philippines to promote Calamba Philippines itself and for the welfare and improvement of the lives of Filipinos in line with the heroic deeds of the national heroes which have sprouted from Calamba Laguna in the Philippines.

Anyway, what are other places of interest at Calamba Laguna Philippines aside from its hero’s zone area? At Laguna Philippines there are many resorts and hot springs you could visit, however, we will discuss them at my article Laguna Philippines. Calamba Laguna is only at the footstool of Laguna Philippines’s famous Enchanted Mountain –Mt. Maria Makiling,thus you could tread upon the Mt. Maria Makiling through Calamba Laguna. Moreover, Calamba has rich source of fresh clean water due to Laguna Philippines have many hot springs within its vicinity. Calamba Laguna has also hot springs at Laguna de Bay- the Wonder Island Resort.

Another place of interest at Calamba, is the St. John the Baptist Church. It has a beautiful ambience and most tourists attend mass on it. I remember, when I was a child we attend mass in it after we visit the Rizal Shrine. For it is said that on this church, Dr. Jose P. Rizal was baptized. Furthermore, at the front of Calamba Laguna Municipal Hall, there are a beautiful potted plants and flowers for sale that could awe your site.

Aside from Rizal’s memorial statue at Luneta Park, he has also another memorial statue at Rizal Memorial School at Calamba Laguna.

However, if you want to visit Calamba Laguna Philippines, it is only 53 kilometers away from Manila Philippines and lies at the southern terminal of South Luzon Expressway. And they say it is a gateway to many part of Laguna in the Philippines and to other adjacent cities and regions.

Calamba Laguna is the largest city of Laguna Philippines which largely are migrants from Manila Philippines and Tagalog regions of the Philippines, as well some religious groups and foreign tourists. Thus, it has many real estate businesses within its region.

Camiguin Island in the Philippines

The Camiguin Island of the Philippines

Where does all lanzones come in the Philippines? Yup, major lanzones productions or lanzones farms come from Camiguin Island Philippines. For Camiguin Island Philippines is the lanzones capital of the Philippines. Every October, this island held a Lanzones Festival at the town of Mambajao where there are street dancing and parade and beauty contests.

Although there are lanzones fruit throughout the Philippine archipelago, Camiguin Island Philippines is the major producers of it. Its lanzones proves to be more tasty and sweet than other lanzones in other regions of the Philippines. That is why more tourists flock at Mambajao Camiguin during October or during the Lanzones festival.

However, lanzones is not entirely the main tourist destination at Camiguin Island. There are also places that really stunning, like the sunken cemetery and the cross marker erected there. This place is like a sea having a cross above it. This Sunken cemetery is located at Bonbon Catarman. This cemetery was sunken by a great volcanic holocaust at 1871. Speaking of Volcano, Camiguin Island has an active volcano – the Mt. Hibok-Hibok. Thus, there is a PHILVOCS Observatory Station there to monitor the Mt. Hibok-Hibok’s seismic movement. Furthermore, from a volcanic devastation, aside from the sunken cemetery you can see at Catarman, there is also this Gui-Ob church ruins that has not been sunken but rather have been volcanically devastated and its remains become a tourist spot at Catarman. This church ruins is a Spanish-old church during 1871.

Camiguin Island Philippines has also a lot of water treasuries a tourist could admire, namely, the Katibawasan Falls, Tuasan Falls, The Taguines Lagoon, The Tangub Hot Spring, the Macao Cold Spring, the Ardent Hot Spring, the Jicduf Shoal, the Burias Shoal, the Sto.Nino Cold Spring, and the White Island. These water treasures of Camiguin Island can be enjoy while feasting on their sweet lanzones fruit. For example, after bathing of Camiguin Island Springs, you take a pick of lanzones, while relaxing. What a relaxing mood is not it?

The Two Falls of Camiguin Island Philippines, namely, the Katibawasan and Tuasan, have majestic beauty wherein beside these falls you could make picnics while swimming in their ice-cold water which is perfect for summer, for there are rock picnic tables and seats at these falls.

The Taguines Lagoon is a man-made lagoon where visitors could relax with its serene ambience and nature picturesque.

The two hot springs of Camiguin Island, namely the Tangub Hot Spring and the Ardent Hot Spring are volcanic springs by the sea. However, the Ardent Hot Spring is the hotter for it is 40 degrees centigrade hot. This is so because this spring springs out from the depths of Mount Hibok-Hibok.

The two cold springs of Camiguin Island, namely the Macao Cold Spring and the Sto.Nino Cold Spring. However, the Macao Cold Spring is the one more refreshing and has cold feeling for it has cool crystal clear blue-colored water with school of fish swimming together with you under huge century-old trees. Wow a cold and refreshing swimming experienced.

The two shoal of Camiguin Island, namely the Jicduf and Burias Shoal are best diving spots in Camiguin.

Anyway, Camiguin Island Philippines is small province in Northern Mindanao. It is 90 kilometers away from Cagayan De Oro City Philippines.