Day out at Pansol hot spring swimming pools. Avoid small backyard pool establishments. Go for hot spring resorts with big billboard ads. Although a bit dearer, these establishments are more professional and you avoid being ripped off with poor service or poor facilities. Best to take your hotel accommodation in Alabang or even Makati hotels and hire a vehicle for one day outing to Pansol hot spring resort. Pansol should be only 1-1/2 hours trip from Makati.
For the balikbayan tourist, a trip to Pansol should be an inexpensive treat to your many relations. Ask your relatives to meet you at Pansol for day-long excursion. Gate fee for every person in the bigger and better resort such as the La Vista Pansol is only Php 150.00 and you can still haggle for cheaper rate if you bring more than 10 relatives. It's best to travel to Pansol early in the morning and finish in the afternoon, when motor traffic is easier. You may bring your food or baon to the picnic. But the best of Puto Binan, espasol, pansit palabok are available both in small tiendas and in bigger tourist restaurants. A bilao of pansit palabok good for 10 persons costs Php500.00.