Mabitac, Laguna

Mabitac, Laguna is my first stop. After a 2-hour ride from Manila, and a PhP40 tricycle ride, I reached the “poblacion”, which is just approximately 2 kilometers away from the bus stop. And with this, I learned a hard lesson: as much as possible, do not settle for tricycle rides because they will charge you…

Mabitac Church on a Hilltop (Nuestra Señora de Candelaria)

Mabitac, a town said to named after a legend about the town that’s full of traps, called bitag in Filipino, and is the border town of Laguna province with Rizal’s Pililla town. It’s bounded by the towns of Siniloan and Famy, favorite getaways of newbie mountaineers wishing to trek the slopes of Mt. Romelo and it’s various waterfalls….

Laguna Province Trip

We will never get tired visiting the province of Laguna. It’s not enough that we were there countless of times for a variety of reasons, mostly driven by our curiosity on what is there to learn and to experience. One of the things that is attracting us back for those spontaneous and unplanned trips to this…

Rizal, Laguna (About Rizal, Population, History, Barangays, Government Officials)

Rizal, an inland municipality of Laguna province is located 25 kilometers from the provincial capital which is Sta. Cruz, about 13 kilometers from the city of San Pablo, around 5 kilometers to its adjoining municipality of Nagcarlan, and more or less 99 kilometers from the National Capital Region via San Pablo City. HISTORY At the…

The Century Old Paete Church of St James the Apostle

This is St James the Apostle Church in Paete, Laguna. This century old church is filled with centuries-old wooden paintings and statues of catholic saints. It features a baroque style architecture with local styles. This is one of the most beautiful churches I have seen. Story to follow.  

Quaint Town of Paete

Quaint Town of Paete There is much wonder in small towns. I never thought that I will be in much awe in Paete that is located in the eastern most part of the province of Laguna. Paete is known for wood carving (sculptures) of mostly religious items – a talent and tradition that is handed…

Mt. Romelo Waterfalls – Siniloan, Laguna

We were supposed to go to Corrigidor this weekend as most of us haven’t been there yet but the cheapest package tour available was almost 2000 pesos on a day trip alone. I reckon I could already visit a few tourist spots with this budget so I announced a rushed day hike to Mt. Romelo instead, which promises…

Liliw: The Tsinelas Capital, A Red Church and Some Good Eats

In our younger years we’ve always associated the town of Liliw in Laguna with its cold springs called batis in the Tagalog dialect. It’s the town in the region that you visit if you want a cool dip in a mountain spring during the hot summer months. In recent years however, Liliw’s claim to fame has shifted….

Fun Weekend at Caliraya Springs’ Mountain Lake Resort

From a wooden bridge, I saw ten huts fronting a part of Laguna’s Lake Caliraya. The sun was baking us alive, so with brisk strides, we quickly crossed the bridge and headed for the nearest shed. This is gonna be your home for the night, a guide from Mountain Lake Resort cheerfully told us. Right outside…

CALIRAYA LAGUNA | The Perfect Recreation

Zip lining, wall climbing, horse back riding, swimming, fishing, jet skiing – name it, they have it! This is the impression that I’ve got when I first saw their advertisement. True to its claim, Caliraya Recreation Center got almost everything you need for outdoor activities. This resort in Lumban, Laguna settles beside the well-known Caliraya Lake. The…

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