10 Things To Do in Lumban, Laguna, Philippines

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1.) Pray at Church of Lumbang ( San Sebastian Parish)

The Church was for a time the center of all missionary activities in Laguna. The original church of wood and thatch, was destroyed by fire, being replaced by the first stone church to be built in Laguna, completed here in 1600. A solemn eucharistic procession was held here on October 9, 1600. The church was seriously damaged by the earthquakes of 1880. A rest-house for sick franciscan missionaries was maintained here from 1606 to 1618.

2.) Play Badminton after church

This badminton court is just beside San Sebastian Parish.

3.) Shop for your embroidered Gown/Barong

Shop for the cheapest price but highest quality of embroidered gowns/ barong. One of Lumban’s talents are on embroidering nice gowns and barongs. You have a lot of choices among embroidery shops scattered around the town. They even have Burdang Lumban Festival to celebrate such arts and talents on embroidery.

4.) Resort Staycations

Read our blog about Lumban’s Resort Staycations here.

5.) Food Trip

Read our blog about Lumban’s Cafes and Restaurants here.

6.) Check out some old house structures

7.) Meet Rizal

8.) Wait for sunset/ sunrise in Lumban bridge overlooking the Lumban River

In Lumban river, the Laguna Copper Plate was discovered. The Laguna Copper Plate has proven to be the oldest pre-hispanic script in the Philippines. When translated, it tells of the debt of certain individuals being paid in full. It also mentioned places and names in Laguna.

9.) Visit Caliraya Lake

10.) Appreciate some sustainable energy efforts of the town


  1. Nr. 10) hire a banca from a local fisherman or farmer in Lumban and travel along Lumbanriver to Laguna Bay or Pagsanjan

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