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Laguna: A Water Cleanse With a Bit of Suspense

An easy, two-hour drive from Manila, Laguna revives the soul with its natural attractions like Pagsanjan Falls, Lake Caliraya, and Mt. Makiling—the source of Pansol’s numerous hot springs. For a unique cultural flavor, go visit Paete’s woodcarving workshops and Calamba’s Rizal Shrine, the birthplace of the Philippines’ National Hero. Read complete guide >

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Doña Jovita Garden Resort

Calamba City, Laguna

Doña Jovita Garden Resort, Inc. was established in March 10, 1993 and accredited by the Department of Tourism as Class A resort since October 9, 1998 in the Philippines. It was Incorporated in August 22, 2001, with SEC Registration No. A200112223. Currently we are a proud member of Hotel and Restaurant Association of the Philippines (HRAP) and the European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (ECCP). The company is committed to providing a total customer satisfaction in producing a trained, motivated and qualified professional work force that is proficient in handling our clients. Doña Jovita Garden Resort is a 2.5-hectare lot of natural landscape in a not-so-hidden valley at the foot of Mt. Makiling. A grotto is immaculately nestled at the top of the hill high enough where one can capture a panoramic view of Laguna Lake and its environs. Every nook and corner of the Resort was designed and landscaped without altering the natural terrain and unique features. Along with a mixture of forest and ornamental plants and flowers, a variety of fruit-bearing and shade trees dominate the greenery. With all these richness in flora and other plants, we offer landscaping services including “outdoor carpeting”, foliage design and others that will add landscape beauty and variety to your homes or offices. The Resort has its share of love birds in the aviary, an ostrich that enjoys picture taking, fishes in our outdoor aquarium & ponds and horses and ponies to delight our guests, young and old. Our Garden Getaway has its natural reservoir of hot mineral spring water, which can soothe and relax anyone by its therapeutic wonders. Be it a jaded traveler from the city or the adventurous nature-lover, experience something different and interesting. Warm mineral water can be supplied to selected pools, as desired, making swimming equally enjoyable during rainy days and cold water during summer. The Resort has one (1) giant public pool with waterfalls & slides, five (5) medium-size tiled pools, three (3) kiddie pools and four (4) jacuzzis which can also be reserved for exclusive use. The Mediterranean Escape enveloped by the breeze of palm trees takes one to a European ambiance where seminars, conferences, trainings, inductions and other social functions such as garden weddings, birthdays, baptismal, kiddie parties and Christmas parties may be held. The Resort has a restaurant, which offers a variety of sumptuous meals that will surely satisfy a hearty appetite. It has an Acoustic Band which perform as array of Music that will sooth your soul.