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HOW TO GET HERE
The Municipality of Laurel is about 93 kilometers from the Manila City Hall via South expressway-Tanauan/Talisay route and about 3 hours travel to reach this place including mild traffic along the way. However, there is an alternative route from Manila which is considered the shortest access leading to this place, the coastal-expressway-Tagaytay City route via Dasmariñas Cavite. From Tagaytay, a traveler may take one from several access road where he wants to enjoy the natural beauty of the ridge and winding road down to lake coast where Laurel is located. These alternative routes are: Ligaya Drive via Talisay, Sampaloc Zig-zag Road, Laurel-Alfonzo Ridge Road and Laurel-Tamayo Provincial Road.

The travelers can reach this place by any type of land transportation except if they just came from adjacent Municipalities along the lake coast where they may avail of a motorboat.

GETTING AROUND THE PLACE
To get around the place is simply by land transportations or if the tourist is already here, they can go around through horseback riding with a local guide.

INFRASTRUCTURE AND PUBLIC UTILITIES
a. Road Network – The national road linking the Municipalities of Talisay -Laurel and Laurel-Agoncillo is not a busy road thus, not prone to slow traffic movement. Line agencies like DPWH is always looking forward for possible means that this National Road could be well developed and maintained. From Poblacion, a traveler may reach several barangays tracking up all weather roads.

b. Power – Batelec II supplied electrical power in the area with today’s 3 phase power line upgraded just recently. About 70% of the total household in Laurel has been catered with electricity while the LGU assumed to have it completed or 100% served in a year time.

c. Water – Poblacion area is being served but not all households by a local water district (BALIBAGO WATERWORKS). Most of the households in the low-lying areas are equipped with their own deep or shallow well in the absence of the service of local water district system. Other barangays tapped their water source from the natural spring and others are being served by several communal deep wells located in strategic places.

d. Port – This Municipality does not have a port for passenger terminal due to the absence of medium or large vessel in the lake. However, there are several fish port sheds located strategically along the coastal barangays that are commonly used by the local fisherman for docking bancas or rafts and for sorting harvested tilapia from their fishcages.

e. Special Zones – The ridge part of the Municipality of Laurel has been considered special Zone wherein tourism oriented projects are located and it is the place where various development are being introduced to match the natural beauty of the place. This is also the place where someone could see the nature’s beauty and even prove to himself how Laurel was blessed to have this natural heritage that the municipality always preserve and protect.