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As a tourism and backpacking advocate, Tutubi finds it so frustrating to search online for maps of supposedly tourist places but found most of them wanting if not available online. Tutubi has lately been not only into exploring places, providing information, honest and independent reviews and now helps map places he's visited to be used by everybody for free.
As a follow project to the map of Paete, Laguna that he helped improved from the former three road map to the latest, more detailed map available, here's now the interactive free map of Pagsanjan, Laguna's tourism capital, the gateway to the famous Pagsanjan Falls (that resides actually in Cavinti town)
Interactive Map of Pagsanjan Laguna:
On this map, you'll see the locations of various Pagsanjan Falls resorts, restaurants, churches, specifically:
Pagsanjan town hall, Pagsanjan Medical Clinic and General Hospital Christian General Hospital Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish (Pagsanjan Catholic Church) Iglesia Ni Cristo Iglesia Filipina Independiente (Aglipayan) Banco de Oro (BDO) with ATM and Rural Bank of Pagsanjan 7-11, Mercury Drug, Pagsanjan Academy Pagsanjan Elementary School GSIS Pagsanjan Pagsanjan Pasalubong Center Pagsanjan Public Market Pagsanjan Arch
Aling Taleng's Halo-halo (the famous halo-halo joint that Tutubi finds rather ordinary) Hana Japanese Restaurant Hyundai Motors Goodwill Supermarket Monterey Aling Emma's Kakanin (home of the minatamis na calamansi)
Jam Bus Terminal (the bus station of HM Transport and Green Star HM Liner Petron, Caltex, Shell, Total gas stations
Pagsanjan Falls Resorts currently on the map:
818 Resort Pagsanjan Rapids Hotel Bonanza Landing Area and Restaurant Pagsanjan Falls Lodge andd Resort La Corona de Pagsanjan Rio Vista Lodge Resort Magdapio Hotel and Restaurant Tropical Inn and Restaurant
Future updates will include, when coordinates are available: Pagsanjan Garden Resort Fresh and Green Lodging Inn New Ilaya Bakery the vans/jeepney terminals going to Sta. Cruz, Calamba, Lucban and Tayabas (Quezon), Cavinti, Luisiana, Liliw, Nagcarlan, Magdalena, and Majayjay.
Pagsanjan's two major streets are Gen. Taiño and Rizal Street (where arco real is located) that are connected to Manila East Road (going to Sta. Cruz, Lumban and Cavinti towns)
Barangays currently updated: Barangay Uno, Dos, Biñan, Pagsawitan, San Isidro, Maulawin, Pinagsanhan, Magdapio and Brgy. Sampalocan.
As of posting time, this is the most detailed map of Pagsanjan you will find on the interwebs and the best part is that you can download it to your PC for offline viewing or installed in a GPS navigator (like Tutubi who uses a Garmin Nuvi 1300 for mapping) for route navigation.
Tutubi's hoping this online map will be found by a Pagsanjan local and further improve it by adding details and interesting places, where to eat (pagsanjan restaurants), spas and other places of interest and correct errors that may be present.
witsandnuts, if you browse the mar northwards, you'll also see the map of Pangil and Siniloan towns. you can help improve it even more now with the recent release of high-resolution imagery by Bing (Pangil only though and not Siniloan)...I edited the map of both towns too but have yet to post it here :P
karl, directions to pagsanjan? from SLEX, take Calamba exit, drive towards calamba crossing then turn right to the national highway. it's a pretty straight drive there but lots of traffic particularly los banos area plus slow tricycles along manila east road