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Laguna Travel Guide, Philippines

Laguna, Philippines – Overview: The Swimming Capital of Philippines

Laguna is one of the most sought after provinces in the Philippines. It is known as the swimming capital, as it encompasses many manmade and natural swimming quarters. Private pools mark the main attractions of the city. Its economy is mainly based on Bamboo, Rattan and hardwood. All such woods are quite abundant in these particular natural resources. White sand with fresh turquoise blue water has made Laguna the tourist lookout that it is today.

Laguna Location

Laguna is a Philippine province lying in the Calibarzan region. Its southern periphery is Batangas and northern border is Rizal. On the east of the city lies Quezon, whereas in the west is Cavite. The province has fetched its name from Lago, which indigenously means lagoon.


Laguna has typically two climates: dry and wet. Dry season starts from the month of November and ends in April. Wet season predominates. Rainfall is spread evenly throughout the year. While the north and the west look forward to seasons of distinct styles, the eastern and southern peripheries have overlapped ones.


People in Laguna are industrious and belong to a highly motivated society. Ideally, they look forward to being very gentle to the tourists. Perhaps, it is the beauty of the pacific water here, which makes them inclined towards generosity.

Culture & festival

Laguna is blessed with many festivals all year round. Few of them commemorate its patron saints and others are known to be a general show of revelry. During the fiestas, street dancing and other rituals with processions are very common. Ethnic food is of top quality and lures one towards a second helping.


Philtranco Service Enterprises Inc and JAM Transit offer services for both going into and from Laguna. Apart from this, there are many other means of transports used in the province. It can be a traditional Jeepney, a paddleboat or even a tricycle. A Toyota Granvia Van can be an ideal ally, if you want to stay in the city for a longer time.

Cebu Pacific and Philippine Airlines connect Laguna to Manila. However, a tourist has to drive to Cebu for using this facility.

So pay a visit to the Swimming Capital to enjoy your vacation with a difference!

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  • willchuaRoundtrip tip with pie advise
    travel tip by willchua posted more then 30 days ago
    How about going around Laguna de Bay. Grab a map of Rizal and Laguna from any National book store, and your on your way to fun fun and more fun! You can start from Makati or Cainta. Its a six to seven hour travel, no side trips. Me and...
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