The Province of Laguna found in the CALABARZON region in Luzon. Its capital is Santa Cruz and the province is located southeast ofMetro Manila, south of the province of Rizal, west of Quezon, north of Batangas and east of Cavite. Laguna hugs the southern shores of Laguna de Bay, the largest lake in the country. The city with the highest population (based on 2010 census) is Calamba, while the least populated is theMunicipality of Famy.
Laguna is notable as the birthplace of Jose Rizal, the country’s national hero. It is also famous for attractions like Pagsanjan Falls, the University of the Philippines Los Baños campus, the hot spring resorts of Los Baños and Calamba on the slopes of Mount Makiling, Pila historic town plaza, Taytay Falls in Majayjay, the wood carvings and papier-mâché created by the people of Paeté, the annual Sampaguita Festival in San Pedro, the turumba of Pakil, the tsinelas footwears from Liliw, the Pandan Festival of Luisiana, the Seven Lakes of San Pablo (the first city in the province), and the Hidden Valley Springs in Calauan.
Calamba City is where me and my husband is trying to build our own family. We relocated here last March, 2013. Both of us was raised in the Metro and we were actually clueless on how life will be, living in the “province”. Surprisingly, Laguna turned out to be a not so “province” as it is labeled. Laguna is called as the Detroit of the Philippines because of the presence of major vehicle manufacturers in the city of Santa Rosa. It is also considered as the Silicon Valley of the Philippines because of the vast number of electronic and semi-conductor companies operating in the province. Laguna is also the Resort Capital of the Philippines for it houses more than 700 hot spring resorts in the areas of Calamba and Los Baños.
There are a lot of things to discover on this new-found home town of ours. And to help promote this, I decided to feature 1 major attraction each week. I am hoping you, my followers will join me as I take this journey on discovering this land where me and my husband will build a foundation for our kids future.