(SPOT.ph) When one thinks of Laguna, what usually comes to mind are the hot spring resorts in Calamba, buko pie in...well, anywhere along the highway, and Enchanted Kingdom in Sta. Rosa. But this province south of the Metro is much more than that: from exploring historic houses to hiking up mountains. Plus, it also has a number of cool accommodations if you’re looking for a place to relax after exploring or if you just want somewhere to have fun without having to leave the resort.
The SPOT.ph Guide to Laguna
10 Resorts Near Manila for a Quick Getaway
Here are 10 places to stay in Laguna:
Lakeside Evozone, Nuvali, Sta. Rosa, Laguna
Contact: (049) 255-8888
Rates start at P5,800
At Seda Nuvali, you can decide the vacation you want to have. Do you want to just unwind and enjoy top-of-the-line amenities in your room? Maybe you want to be more adventurous and check out Camp N, where you can enjoy activities from an aerial walk to a roller coaster zip line. You can even stroll around their Greens & Patches area and learn how to harvest and grow crops!
Barangay Kanluran-West Talaongan, Cavinti, Laguna
Rates start at P5,000
Go off the grid in style by renting one of Aquascape Caliraya’s floating cottages! The Floating Suite (P10,000/night) can accommodate a group of six in its two double beds, one extra mattress, and a couch. Since it’s fully equipped, you can have the motorized cottage driven to the middle of the placid lake or dock on the small islet across the resort. The cabin also operates (and charges) on solar electricity so you don’t have to worry about losing power for the laser disco lights in your floating “party place.”
Paseo Premiere Hotel
Sta. Rosa Business Park, Sta. Rosa, Laguna
Contact: (0925) 740-6624 / (0998) 975-3642 / (0917) 867-0661
Rates start at P4,032
Paseo Premiere Hotel makes for an ideal accommodation for people on a business trip, especially with its location in Sta. Rosa Business Park. It also houses a PAGCOR Gaming Club, which is open 24/7. Standard rooms go as low as P4,000 per night, while the junior suite with two king-sized beds is at P10,000.
Sulyap Gallery Café
Cocoland Compound, Del Remedio, San Pablo, Laguna
Rates start at P1,500 per head
Originally built as an antique museum, Sulyap Gallery Café was established as a bed and breakfast in 2006. Choose rooms from Casa Obando or Casa de Alitagtag. We recommend getting rooms on the second floor. Apart from their rooms and café, Sulyap also has a museum, swimming pool, and a function hall.
Casa San Pablo
Gomez Compound, San Roque, San Pablo, Laguna
Contact: 0917-812-6687, 0920-967-5277
Rates start at P1,300 per head
Casa San Pablo, with its capiz windows, antique beds, and all-Filipino dishes, will remind you of summers in your grandparent’s house. What sets it apart is its art space, offering art activities from artist-in-residence programs, exhibits, to creative workshops. They’re not just after giving guests a relaxing time—they also want to inspire you to create. This is why the tours they provide include stopovers at Patis Tesoro’s PatisTito Garden Café, brass sculptor Carlitos Ortega's studio, and pottery artist Ugu Bigyan's café.
Casa Marina Bed and Breakfast
Km. 92 General Taino Street (National Highway), Pagsanjan, Laguna
Rates start at Php 3,675
Casa Marina is a well-preserved heritage home that sits right in front of the Pagsanjan River. Aside from stunning views, there’s also a dining area called the Bell Tower where they serve an assortment of Filipino or American dishes. They dub the house as a “music lover’s sanctuary,” as the owners are avid vinyl record collectors—you can go through their collection or bring your own, too! Bookworms, on the other hand, can hunt for good reads in the library or donate titles when they visit.
Sol Y Viento Hotels and Resorts Pansol
Km. 55 Makiling Heights, Pansol, Calamba, Laguna
Contact: (0917) 568-4294
Rates start at Php 3,108
Even if you don’t leave the premises of Sol Y Viento, you’ll still have a packed holiday. The resort has its own restaurant, Cafe Sabroso, which serves Filipino dishes with prices ranging from P180 to P350. The resort also has a mini water park with pools that are popular for those who take day trips. Their Costa Tropical pool features water slides that guests of all ages can enjoy.
Bunggo Silangan, Calamba, Laguna
Contact: (0977) 805-9156
Rates start at Php 2,516
Apart from 10 rooms that are named after flowers, Hannah's Garden also has a dormitory-style room for big groups that can accommodate to 15 guests. Well-lit pathways allow couples to take romantic strolls in the evening, white an obstacle course within the compound make for some great teambuilding activities. If you're up for a morning swim, there are separate pools for adults and children.
Zacona Eco-Resort & Biblical Garden
Sta. Monica - St. Veronica Road, San Pablo, Laguna
Contact: (0999) 327-7767
Rates start at Php 2,409
This bed and breakfast features cottage-like accommodations and a sprawling estate with a garden that features plants with Bible-inspired names. The picturesque setting make it a relaxing getaway and a popular venue for weddings and other big parties.
Sitio De Amor Farm Resort
Km. 88.8 Maharlika Highway, Purok Paraiso, San Antonio I, San Pablo City, Laguna
Contact: 0908-884-2730 / 0917-533-0209 / 0918-927-4346
Rates start at Php 5,000
Located between San Cristobal Mountain and Mount Banahaw, Sitio De Amor Farm Resort is a destination in itself, with rich greenery and rare flora within and around the estate. There’s a mini aviary inside, activities like horseback riding and taking a dip at the resort’s own lagoon. It’s a place of rest and relaxation, as the premises encourage guests to disconnect and bask in peace and quiet—no karaoke and even television here!