Natural Attractions

The natural beauty being viewed in Tagaytay City is actually Batangas’ beauty. Laurel is also blessed to have scenic ridges along Aguinaldo and Diokno Highway where a complete panoramic view of Taal Volcano and Taal Lake could be seen.

From the shoreline, the tourists can touch the beauty of Taal Volcano by boat ready to hire and waiting at Bugaan East and Poblacion 3. It is only around 15 minute-boat ride to reach Volcano Island and tourist could enjoy hiking, horseback riding, swimming or fishing.

1. Taal Lake
From the shoreline, the tourists can touch the beauty of Taal Volcano by boat ready to hire and waiting at Bugaan East and Poblacion 3. It is only around 15 minute-boat ride to reach Volcano Island and tourist could enjoy hiking, horseback riding, swimming or fishing.

Laurel has also natural springs called Malagaslas and Ambon-ambon Falls. It is a fantastic place with enough space for picnic activity. The place is just 10 minutes away from the Municipal Hall thru land transportation and a distant walk around 1 kilometer.

2. Malagaslas Falls
Malagaslas Falls is located in Brgy Paliparan/San Gabriel, Laurel, Batangas. To get there, head on over to Hacienda Cascada and before entering the subdivision, you may park your cars there at the foothills. The very safe trek to the Falls is about 30-minutes on foot. It will be best to contact a tour guide from the Municipal Hall or from the Barangay as you may get lost in the trail. The fresh water from Malagaslas (which is safe to drink) is a spring, and its name is taken from the sound of the water hitting the rock formations below.

3. Ambon-Ambon Falls
Just a few more trekking footsteps from Malagaslas is the magnificent Ambon-Ambon Falls–its name coming from the shower of water droplets even before you reach the actual falls. The falls actually consist of two consecutive water drop-offs, with the first one causing the water to spray all over and with the help of the wind, cause the phenomenon of ambon or light rain showers. During the summer season, the water is very clear and safe to swim in the river it creates. In the rainy season, the water may at times be muddy because of flooding and the river may rise. The view there is just spectacular, with special mention to the tunnel-like river pathway leading to the falls, enveloped by the trees above and the river cutting into a very large rock.

There is also a cave in Barangay San Gabriel which was made into a chapel. The locals named it ANTONA. Thousands of pilgrims went to this sacred place for Holy Week devotions. The place could be reached by land transportation around 15 minutes from the Municipal Hall.