Built on the banks of Laguna Lake, breezy Santa Rosa City is a picturesque place to experience Luzon like a local. In addition to day trips to Manila, the city is also dotted with family-friendly attractions and one of the best golf courses in Asia.
Things to do in Santa Rosa
Boasting some of Luzon’s best amusement parks, Santa Rosa City is a great place to take the kids. With roller coasters, splash rides and plenty of entertainment, Enchanted Kingdom is a firm favourite with both kids and adults alike. If you need to cool off, head to Splash Island. Open year-round, the fun filled water park features huge slides, a handful of pools and a scenic lazy river.
Just out of the city is the Sta. Elena Golf Club, a lush 18-hole course that’s regularly named one of Golf Digest’s top 100 courses outside the United States. It’s also home to the adorable Fun Farm, where kids can cuddle with bunnies, ride ponies and connect with nature.
Just 40 kilometres south of Manila, Santa Rosa City makes it easy to day trip to the Filipino capital. Here you can get lost in the winding streets of Intramuros, soak up the contemporary art scene along trendy Chino Roces Avenue and hop between cultural attractions like the National Museum of the Philippines and the Metropolitan Museum of Manila.
Getting around Santa Rosa
Santa Rosa City is home to a colourful fleet of jeepneys, while city taxis are a convenient way to get to nearby attractions. From downtown Santa Rosa, the drive to Manila takes around 45 minutes.