Laguna is in proximity to Metro Manila; the province is also known as the birthplace of the country’s national hero, Jose Rizal. Its accessibility to the city makes it a popular choice for day trips or short weekend getaways. There are waterfalls, resorts, lakes and other attractions worth including in
Laguna has a lot to share about history. Historic landmarks and museums are never lacking — Rizal Shrine in Calamba, Pila Museum in Pila, Monterola Museum in Nagcarlan, Museum of Natural History and IRRI Rice World Museum in Los Baños, Bahay Laguna in Magdalena, and AERA Museum in San Pablo.
Where two rivers—Bumbungan and Balanac—create a convergence, we find a humble municipality billed as the tourist capital of Laguna: Pagsanjan. Pagsanjan is the home of the Bangkero Festival, a celebration in March that sees the town’s bangkeros paddling in tourists amid rapids and between boulders en route to Pagsanjan Falls,