Calamba Laguna is very know for its wide list of their Hotspring resorts.Me and my boyfirend tried to visit some twice, and the place never fails us.Resently we stayed in Dona Jovita resort.The place is a really nice, green landscape all over the resort and many swimming pools to choose from. You can choose whether you like a warmer water or just a...more
I have climbed up this roadside GIANT CLAYPOT so many times during my youth. You won't miss it because it is very close to the house of the national hero, Dr. Jose Rizal.People who live around the pot could be a relative of mine, because my grandmother had a big family here in the province of Laguna. Calamba can be easily reached by bus from Manila...more
I was told I might be related to the national hero, and it might be a possiblity because my grandmother's family is huge in Calamba, Laguna. He spoke several languages, was an eye doctor and when he was shot at Luneta Park in Manila (execution), he was tied with a rope around his arms and then he bravely turned around and faced the bullets!In 1952,...more
Popular for its hot springs, a visit in this city will never be complete without splurging on those resorts which are known for its therapeutic effects. Hot spring resorts line up along the National Road particularly in Barangay Pansol. One would never be lost once there since these resorts abound so much. Once you are in the zone, you will notice...more
Just down under the Banga in Calamba, you will find two statue depicting the native people of Calamba on those old days. The man is dressed as a farmer and the woman is a housewife going to a water well to get drinking water. You will see the small or the normal size of a Banga or Claypot that was used by Calamba local people during the Spanish...more
I would recommend you to visit Banga in Calamba. It is a claypot where the name of the city of Calamba originated. Stands in the city plaza with the names of all the barangays of the city written as a map. The colour of Banga looks like a natural claypot.Banga in Calamba is considered the largest claypot in the world. It is undestandbly so, because...more
The picture I posted is the house of Dr. Jose P. Rizal, the Philippine National Hero. This is the home where he and his family were rasied. It is now turned into a shrine wherein visitors are allowed inside for free. Visiting this 2-storey Spanish-style vintage house will give you an idea on how Dr. Jose Rizal lived. It stands on a big lawn with...more
This shrine is a recreation of Jose Rizal's house during his time. It includes turn of the century furniture and gives a glimpse of Philippine life during the late 1800's. The most interesting parts for me are the kitchen (with a recipe of a Chinese dish of Rizal suspiciously life adobo), the restrooms, the well and the lift (which i'm not exactly...more
A trip to Calamba is never complete withour visiting our national hero's house. Home to him since he was a kid, it has preserved its historical beauty up to this time. On display are historical artifacts. Always on the list of those who go on educational field trips to the province of Laguna.more
i remember when my father brought us here when i was still a boy with my cousins dasmarinas village kids and relatives, we all liked it specially the dasma relatives who are not used to eat in this type of place. this is the original bulalo in Calamba. well cooked, soft meat, with floating "utak". wow. bulalomore
Clean and safe venue in Calamba City. The drinks are not excellent, but pretty okay. Live band, dance and drinking is the keywords here... Venue can offer a large menu with unhealthy but good tasting food. If you find yourself bored one night, get a bottle of gin and drink with a friend or two.. OR you can hang out at venue, and eat lots of junky food, and wash it down with some drinkies. The prices are alright. This is not my taste of nightlife, but if you're a disco-person, you should take a visit when the live bands performs at Venue.
Dress Code: No shorts, no slippers..
Going to Calamba City is easy as one press of a button. If your coming from the Alabang area, there are buses, particularly the bus lines of HM (HM Transport, HM Liner, LTCI) and Saint Rose Transit (or Giomabicon), which will take you to Calamba as well as sorrounding towns. HM Transport, for example, plies the Sta. Cruz-Cubao route so this will definitely pass Calamba. A Saint Rose Transit ride, on the other hand, will take you only up to Crossing, so if you plan to go to hotspring resorts, you need to take another ride going to the place.
Coming from Cubao, you can take HM Transport which has its own terminal in the Araneta Center area.
Major intersection of Calamba city proper, you will see to your right this huge shopping mall. You may spend half a day to stay in this mall. You can shop for stuff from automotive items, home and office, parties and gifts, beauty, health & fitness, clothing and fashion, and grocery items.
I bought a dozen of shirts in this shopping mall. Clothes are cheap but good quality and latest style. You can also have your lunch and dinner within the mall. You can choose between Italian, American, Chinese, Japanese, and of course Filipino dishes and desserts.
What to buy: Ladies fashion clothes, Men's Shirt, and Souvenir Items.
What to pay: For $100 or approximately Php5000 you will be able to buy more than a dozen Men's Polo Shirt.