The best thing about it is it is so close to Manila, just an hour's drive from the airport. It is well known for cultural, historical and natural significance.
The national hero, Jose Rizal is from Laguna and his house is a tourist attraction. There are also several beautiful churches; hundreds of resorts with hot springs that are therapeutic for aching joints and muscles. Filipino food served in restaurants are truly delicious! Mt. Makiling looms majestically in the middle of the province and nature's beauty is well preserved.
Lots of historical and cultural places to visit. Nice hot springs and resorts for family reunions and holidays.
I like the city of Sta. Rosa more than the other cities in Laguna. In other cities there are major heavy traffic and kind of polluted.
Laguna is definitely worth visiting, there are lots of good food delicacies and many places to visit whether for relaxation or adventure
Los Banos has some hot spring "resorts". A retreat for Manila's working class. Terrible traffic. Visited friends there.
Otherwise no reason to go there except to see the waterfall at Pagsanjan.
Trycicle drivers and local people will try to boost up costs for tourists as they seem to look at us all as ATM machines which is normal anywhere you travel in Asia.
Returning from Enchanted Kingdowm we wanted a trycicle to take us from SM Calamba to Rockpoint Resort but the drivers were giving us their best price which was 150-200 peso. However, cost should be no more than 50 peso so we took a jypnee instead.
under 2 hours by air conditioned coach from Manila the area has a lot to offer a traveler, check local guide information for your particular interests and book accordingly.
Its a typical small Phili city - some noise and pollution, reasonably busy traffic, etc, but it felt quite safe and fine.
Nice people everywhere, very hospitable, typical of most Filipino people