Top Tourist Destinations in Laguna For a Quick Weekend Getaway

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Home to both natural and man-made attractions, the province of Laguna is a popular destination in the Philippines, and a perfect for a quick weekend getaway if you are coming from Metro Manila. You better check out these magnificent places you can visit in Laguna for your next adventure!

1. Lake Caliraya

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It is a spectacular man-made lake situated in three municipalities of Laguna: Cavinti, Kalayaan, and Lumban. This lake, also known as the Caliraya Dam, was developed in 1937 to generate hydroelectric power. Lake Caliraya was built right on the Sierra Madre mountain so you look forward to refreshing mountain breeze! You can camp or trek with the squad.

2. Mount Makiling

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A legendary mountain which is named after its mystical protector, Maria Makiling, is a great place for camping, hiking, and trekking.

3. Pagsanjan Falls

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The most famous natural attraction in Laguna. We’ve been hearing and seeing this falls in textbooks since elementary. You can rent a small boat to get to the falls wher eyou can also see smaller falls, natural rock formations, and lush vegetations.

4. Enchanted Kingdom

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I’m sure you’ve been to the first and only world-class theme park in the country – Enchanted Kingdom. You are never too old to be fascinated and thrilled to ride the various attractions the park has to offer!

5. Splash Island

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Splash Island is located in Biñan, Laguna. It is the largest water park in the country with large water slides and rides that kids and kids at heart will absolutely enjoy.

6. Nagcarlan Underground Cemetery

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It is a burial site located beneath a church. Strange, eh? This underground cemetery is considered a national historical landmark because its underground crypt was used as a secret meeting place in 1896 by Filipino revolutionaries.

7. National Arts Center

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Unleash your artistic side at the National Arts Center in Mt. Makiling, Los Baños, Laguna, a center for aspiring young artists. The center serves as the lookout point to Talim Island, Crocodile Lake, Laguna de Bay, and the surrounding towns of Laguna.

8. Japanese Garden

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It is a memorial park along Lake Caliraya in Cavinti Laguna developed by the Japanese government in the 1970s to commemorate the Japanese soldiers who died during World War II. Relax and unwind at this garden and admire the beautiful views of Lake Caliraya and Sierra Madre Mountain.

9. Nuvali

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Whether you’re an adrenaline junkie, a foodie, or just an ordinary traveler, Nuvali is the ideal place for you, for it has a lot to offer. You can bird watch at the Bird Sanctuary, play sports at The Fields, walk or jog along its tree-lines, wakeboard at Republic Waterpark, admire the soothing lakeside environment, pig out on succulent food at the restaurants, and shop at the retail shops.

10. Pila Heritage Site

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Pila Heritage Site is preserved and protected by the National Historical Institute. Be astonished with the rows of old Spanish houses built in the early 1900s and ancient trees.

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