Calamba, “Cradle of our National Hero”
As birthplace of the country’s national hero, Calamba’s role in history can never be repealed nor discounted. It is actually the prime attraction why tourists both local and foreign never lost interest in visiting the country particularly the city. Moreover, the tag “Hot Spring capital of the Philippines” brought additional charisma and now considered a tourist haven of Laguna.
Calamba hugs the coast of the southern tip of Laguna de Bay and lies at the foot of Mt. Makiling. It is bounded on the east by Laguna de Bay, on the north by Cabuyao, on the south by Los Baños and on the west by the town of Sto. Tomas belonging to the adjacent province of Batangas.
Only 54 kilometers from Manila, can be reached via the South Luzon Expressway in approximately an hour and a half of easy driving. The city serves as the gateway to the provinces of Batangas, Quezon and the Bicol region.
Calamba is serviced by various bus lines throughout the day and night. Major bus companies like HM Transport Inc. and Greenstar Inc. are servicing along Cubao and Lawton, Manila area. While local bus companies’ like Saint Rose and Calamba Megatrans ply the Alabang, Lawton and Cubao area.
Calamba is a major tourist destination and will be a transshipment point with the newly developed extension of SLEX and the proposed rehabilitation of the South Railways. A new route also from Calamba to Tagaytay City, Cavite is currently being developed.