Discover The Fascinating Filipino Province Of Laguna
Laguna, officially known as the Province of Laguna (Provincia de Laguna) is a province in the Philippines, located in the Calabarzon region in Luzon. Its capital is Santa Cruz and the province is situated southeast of Metro Manila.
Laguna lies on the southern shores of Laguna de Bay, the largest lake in the country. The land near Laguna de Bay can be considered to be narrow and flat, while become more rugged going further inland towards the mountainous areas of Sierra Madre, Mount Makiling, and Mount Banahaw.
The province is home to 24 mountains, most of which are inactive volcanoes. Laguna is also home to the Laguna Volcanic Field, which can be found near San Pablo. The Laguna Volcanic Field is composed of over 200 dormant and monogenetic maars, crater lakes, scoria cones and stratovolcanoes, the tallest of which is Mount Makiling.
Laguna boasts a healthy economy as it is labeled “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 because it houses more than 700 hot spring resorts in the areas of Calamba and Los Baños. Tourists flock to its beauty spots, especially Pagsanjan Falls, Calamba and Los Baños hot springs, Mount Makiling, Caliraya Lake and many others.
There are also multiple historical and educational museums in Laguna in addition to its historical sites, such as the Pila Memorial Museum in Pila, the Salvador Laurel Museum in San Pedro, the Museo de Santa Rosa in Santa Rosa, the Danilo Daleňa House of Paintings and more.