How to Get Here
Laguna is one of Luzon’s accessible provinces. It can be reached by a public and private transportation with ease. Main route will be via SLEX or the South Luzon Expressway.
There are several buses that ply the routes to its different towns and cities. Depending on your point of destination, bus fare differs from one bus company to another, but usual fare starts from Php 70.00. Some of the buses going to Laguna are:
· JAC Liner
· HM Transport
· JAM Liner
· Green Star Transit
· Lucena Lines
Travel time to Laguna via public transport is 3-4 hours, but it is good to know that almost all buses plying this route is air-conditioned and with a tv that makes the trip comfortable and easy. Public utility jeepneys and tricycles abound in the area for hopping to one place to another.
Since Laguna’s attractions are spread out in different areas, bringing a private vehicle is much more convenient and cheaper that commuting. For Php 700.00 - Php 1,000.00 of gasoline and a toll fee of less than Php 250.00, using one own’s car for a Laguna trip is definitely a better idea.
Best Time to Go
BEST TIME TO GO
Festival celebrations are held throughout the year, making the trip to Laguna worthwhile. The province’s major festivals showcase its rich heritage, culture, products and the people’s way of life. It sure is exciting to take a part in any of Laguna’s colorful festival.
Best time to go is during the dry months of December to May. Exploring the scenic rural countryside of the town without the downpour will give one a better appreciation of the locality. But if you’re after the province’s majestic waterfalls, rainy season gives these waterfalls its intense water cascades perfect for the daring traveler in you.
What to Do
Visit old churches
Laguna has many remarkable old churches worthy to visit and discover. Almost every town has a church that tells a colorful past and each one is a great reminder of the locals’ ingenuity and the fine engineering that goes with each structure.
Laguna offers countless nature tripping activities for all ages:
· Visit the seven lakes in San Pablo City
· See the different, picturesque waterfalls of the province
· Try river rafting and water tubing in Majayjay and Magdalena
· Go hiking and discover the legendary Mt, Makiling
Rediscover PH roots and heritage
Wander around the historic town center of Pila and take a look at the beautiful old houses. Drop by at the Nagcarlan Underground Cemetery and get a glimpse of the province’s historical past. Check out Rizal Shrine in Calamba to reacquaint about the colorful and revered life of the country’s national hero. Learn a thing or two about Paete, Laguna’s most artistic town and see how its community make their masterpieces using wood as their sculpting medium.
A special trip costs Php 45.00 (depends on location)
AVERAGE PRICE PER DAY
Php 1,000.00 – Php 1,300.00
San Pablo City offers boutique resorts for those who want first class accommodation. Price starts at Php 2,400.00 and can go as high as Php 3,350.00 per night. The town of Santa Cruz as well has a wide selection of hotels, with accommodation that's starts from Php 1,400.00 per night. For budget conscious individual, there are cheap resorts and inns in the towns of Cavinti and Pagsanjan which starts at Php 720.00 per head.
Budget – Php 100.00 – Php 150.00
Mid-range – Php 185.00 – Php 350.00
Php 150.00 – Php 300.00
Minimum Fare Php 8.00