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Calabarzon - a Closer Look into Philippine Islands' Growing Region

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Nestled in the hills of Mount Banahaw, Mount Makiling, and the Sierra Madre Range is the province of Laguna. Lakes, mountains, hot springs, rivers, water falls, and forests are nature's tremendous gifts to this province. Around the province is South East Asia's largest fresh water lake -Laguna De Bay. On this lake's edge sits a little crater bay known to the townsmen as Crocodile Lake which makes it "a lake within a lake. ? Actually ideal for all types of nature adventure such as trekking, sightseeing, and backpacking is the mysterious Mt. Makiling.

You can get a hold of different types of LagunaBatangasResorts.com that varies from hot springs to nature types. For example, Lake Caliraya between Cavinti and Lumban areas is perfect for aqua sports like sailplaning, offshore fishing, wind surfing, and jet skiing.It is really an amazing place to go for water adventure because of its deep waters and of the strong mountain breeze that blows from Sierra Madre Mountain Ranges and not so distant Mt. Banahaw. Also, navigating the rugged area that trails the mountain slopes is a fun filled journey in Dalitiwan River in Botocan, Majayjay where visitors can experience the river's wild current of very cold waters. The thrill of "shooting the rapids ? are easily enjoyed by tourists who can't help but swarm the prestigious Pagsanjan Falls where their boat are navigated by skilled boatmen into the streams and rocks that trails the fresh, clean, and very soothing mountain river.

Lying at the foot of Mount Makiling are the towns of Calamba and Los Banos where natural and man-made hot spring resorts abound. Bathing deep into the water offers rejuvenation of the soul and provides new vigor to your body. Having more than five hundred Laguna resorts in these cities, notable options can be found for family summer getaway, corporate events, and weddings. Some of those resorts include City of Spring Resort, Splash Mountain Resort, La Vista Pansol, and Hidden Valley Springs. Resorts in Laguna are also accessible because Laguna is merely a two-hour commute from Manila thru SLEX. This "Resort Capital of the Philippines ? is often tagged as the "Detroit of the Philippines ? and the "Silicon Valley of the Philippines ? due to the fact that it is a flourishing centre of economic activities.

Taal Lake in Batangas, the main attraction of Southern Luzon, is about two to three-hour drive south of Manila. The province of Batangas embraces local and foreign guests along with its elegant long coastline, pristine sand beaches, as well as luxurious hotels. Another thing people must not miss out is Taal Volcano - the tiniest volcano on earth, which is surrounded by a lake. From a distance, one can enjoy its magnificient splendour while taking a single cup of Batangas distinguished black coffee or kapeng barako known for its strong aroma and taste. For an close encounter with Taal Volcano crater and for more fun, one may undertake the Calacuit trail.

The popular Batangas beach resorts are located in the towns of Mabini, San Juan, and Nasugbu, to mention a few. Most of the beaches in Lobo and San Juan are recognized for fantastic white sand and as sanctuary to colonies of living corals. Lian's beaches are perfect for boating, swimming, fishing, and yachting. Celebrated for creamy pristine sand and fabulous bamboo beach rafts, Matabungkay Beach is just one place that is unique in Batangas. In Barangay Anilao, Mabini, world-class dive and snorkeling sites are loved by local and foreign divers. For underwater adventure, it is absolutely considered one of the country's top destinations! Calatagan is a favorite weekend destination due to its world class rest houses, ancient Spanish provincial elegance and ambiance, and breathtaking perspective of the seascape. It makes available wakeboarding (in Lago de Oro), spa professional services (in Golden Sunset Resort and Spa), and snorkeling. In these 2 provinces, many things may be discovered! Their dazzling finest delicacies, fests, hospitable people, heritage places, as well as rich cultural heritage, the stay will completely be an enriching experience.