5 Things To Do In Laguna

This vast and wonderful province in the South has a lot more to offer than you think


Whether you work a hectic 8-to-5 corporate job or if you're a freelancer who is constantly chasing deadlines, we’ve all had punishing and stressful days when nothing seem to go as planned.

When things get overwhelming, sometimes all we need is a quick getaway to feel refreshed and rejuvenated. Thankfully, just in the outskirts of bustling Manila, is Laguna. Famed for its sights and stories, there’s a lot more to explore in this humble province than what you already know—after all, adventure is always a good idea. Check out the five things you should experience on your next visit: 

Main photos from: Obra19 CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikipedia and Lonely Travelogue

Play with furry friends at The Fun Farm in Sta. Elena 

Found inside Sta. Elena Village, The Fun Farm features a variety of amenities that both kids and adults will enjoy. For an entrance fee of only P300, you get to enjoy activities such as animal feeding, Carabao-cart riding, horseback riding, fishing, row-boating, a mini zip-line, a rope, and an obstacle course. Although visitors are encouraged to bring their own food, the friendly staff will be happy to assist in using the Pavilion and picnic grounds.   

Fun Farm at Sta. Elena, Barrio Malitlit, Sta. Rosa Laguna

  • Operating Hours: 9am to 4pm. By appointment only.
  • You may call or text 0920-468-8785 for inquiries.  

Photos from My Mom Friday

Take a hike to the summit of Mt. Makiling 

Named after its mystical dweller Maria Makiling, the infamous mountain has inspired numerous tales and poems that have become popular among tourists and locals alike. Although the contour of the mountain is said to be formed like its protector whilst sleeping, it is ideal for hiking, camping, trekking, biking, and even bird watching. Gather your friends for a day of adventure in this legendary spot. 

  • If you are interested in climbing the peak of Mt. Makiling, you can visit Pinoy Mountaineer for trip schedules and itineraries. 

Photo from Viganttintourism

Appreciate prehistoric architecture at Nagcarlan Underground Cemetery 

Established in 1845, this unusual Baroque-style crypt is visited by thousands of visitors everyday. The only one of its kind in the Philippines, it has served as an exclusive resting place for departed Spanish friars for over a century and is considered a national historical landmark for being used as a secret meeting place by the Katipuneros in 1896. 

  • Barangay Bambang, Nagcarlan, Laguna 

Photo from Obra19 CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikipedia. 

Soak up the province's rich culture at the Pila Heritage Site 

A declared national historical landmark, this quaint town in Laguna is dotted with Spanish era houses built in the early 1900s and one of the last municipalities that have well-preserved structures. You can also find the grand Saint Anthony of Padua Parish (the first Antonine church in the Philippines) here—it’s the perfect place to learn about the history of the province.

Pila Heritage Site

  • San Nicolas Pila, Laguna
  • Open 24 hours. No entrance fee. 

Photo from Lonely Travelogue

Learn more about our National Hero at Rizal Shrine 

For the history buffs, a stopover at the Rizal Shrine is a must. Opened to the public in 1950, it is dubbed as one of the most prominent tourist spots in the country with an average of over 270,000 visits annually. According to the National Historical Institute (NHI)—"It was in that house that Jose Rizal was shaped and molded and who would become the finest expression of his race." 

  • Calamba, Laguna 
  • Open from Tuesdays to Sundays from 8am to 12nn and 1pm to 5pm. 
  • No entrance fee. 

Photo from Historical Spots in Calamba City.

More on

5 Things to Do in Antipolo

5 Things to Do in Marinduque

5 Reasons Why You Should Visit Tagaytay


Latest Stories

8 Properties That Will Make You Want to Move to Pampanga ASAP

When it comes to investing in real estate, Pampanga is the place to be right now

Team Kramer Gives A Tour of Their New Home

The house will have an elevator, an infinity pool, and a classroom for the kids

17 Important Loan Terms That You Should Know

Buying a house? Here’s an A-to-T glossary of financial terms that won’t leave you in the dark.

A Loft-Type Bachelor Pad Found Inside a Family Home

The owner worked with interior designer Erika Uichanco to transform an ordinary bedroom into a remarkable, condo-like personal space

This Hostel in Makati Has Calming Bedrooms Perfect for Staycations

The bonus? You get design ideas for the different rooms in your house, too!

Lazada Plans to Launch an Online Grocery This Year

Shopping for the home will be easier as the e-commerce startup aims to build cold storage hubs in Metro Manila and nearby provinces

What Kind of Furniture Do Millennials Look For?

Are they all about aesthetics or do they care about functionality, too?

The Ultimate Kamuning Shopping Guide

Once the go-to place for affordable fabric and tailoring, this Quezon City district is now a happening place and a treasure trove of hip vintage stores, cool furniture shops, and more

14 Baguio And Ilocos Destinations To Visit On a Summer Weekend

The beginning of summer vacation is the perfect time to head up north! Here are fun and easy places to visit and shop at.

Beautiful And Functional Ways To Decorate A Bi-Level Home

Maximize every nook and cranny of your humble abode with these ideas

These Captivating Facades Will Make You Stop and Stare

Modern, charming, and minimalist—these homes sure know how to catch your attention

These Millennials Restore Heritage Sites In Intramuros And Bohol

This amazing foundation teaches construction and restoration skills to the youth, who in turn help protect Philippine heritage sites
Load More Stories

Get inspiring design ideas and handy hints.
Subscribe to our newsletter now!