Here are some of the few things we did in our short stay in Calamba, Laguna, Philippines. We plan to add more on the list when we come back to this city.
1.) Staycation at Chateau Genevie Resort and Events Center
Celebrate life, celebrate the world through the resort’s various chalets representing the continents of the world- Chalet d’ Australia, Chalet d’Antartica, Chalet d’Africa, Chalet d’Asia, Chalet d’Europa, and Chalet d’America. The resort can be a nice retreat from busy Manila, a haven to build further your romantic relationships, or spend time with your family.
The staffs are polite and neat-looking, trained to deliver a world-class customer service. Interior design of the resort is aesthetically impressive too (swipe left above image for more photos). Bring a lot of cash so you can try a lot of delectable food on their well-thought menu.
You may contact them through their Facebook page for more details: https://www.facebook.com/chateaugenevie/
2.) Food Trip
There are many interesting cafes/ restaurants in Calamba. Here is the link of Our Top Restaurants in Calamba: https://travellingpeoples.com/2021/06/25/top-10-interesting-cafes-restaurants-in-calamba-laguna-philippines/
3.) Pay respect to Jose Rizal
Calamba is the hometown of the Philippine’s national hero, Dr. Jose Rizal.
4.) Visit the Calamba Rizal Shrine
Jose Rizal spent a happy childhood in Calamba. His family cultivated vast lands leased from the Dominicans. They were the first family to build a stone house and buy another stone house in Calamba.
The original house for the Rizal family was burned when Jose Rizal was already a wanted man by the colonial government. It was restored mainly through the contributions of school children and was inaugurated on June 19, 1950.
5.) Selfie with Calambanga
Calambanga is the Big Claypot icon of Calamba City located near the Calamba Rizal Shrine and St. John The Baptist Church.
6.) Pray at ST. John The Baptist Parish
In this church, the Philippine national hero Dr. Jose Rizal was baptized to the Roman Catholic faith.
7.) Shop at SM Calamba
SM Calamba is the third SM Supermall in the province of Laguna. It also has a PUV terminal that can help you commute to different towns of Laguna, Cavite, Batangas and Metro Manila.