San Pedro (Laguna)Metro Manila. It is in Laguna province.
The city is first founded as the town of San Pedro de Tunasan by the Spaniards in 1725 from friar lands. Agriculture, duck raising, fishing, and sampaguita production served as the town's source of income, until they all declined in favor of urban development. The city gained its current name in 1902. A significant portion of the hacienda in the town were given to poor farmers under president Ramon Magsaysay's administration, and since became resettlement sites under the National Resettlement and Rehabilitation Administration (NARRA). The city gained city status after a plebiscite in December 2013. Since then, there have been calls for San Pedro to join Metro Manila, but present plans for a merger remain uncertain.
The city gets its name from its patron saint, St. Peter the Apostle (San Pedro Apostol), which also lends its name to the major parish at its Poblacion (town center).
By busOnly San Pedro City in Laguna among the neighboring cities(Binan and Sta Rosa) in Laguna has City operational busses having routes from Letre in Caloocan City, Malabon City, Navotas City, Malinta in Valenzuela City and Market-Market in BGC. Other major routes come from Buendia, Lawton, Lagro and Fairview in QC. Bus terminals are generally concentrated in Pacita Complex:
Bus companiesUnless stated otherwise, most bus companies share a common terminal at Pacita Complex, though a couple few have their dedicated terminal buildings.
BBL TransOperates services from Fairview, Quezon City or Buendia, Pasay. Buses used to terminate at barangay Nueva, but now uses the common terminal at Pacita.
Cher Transportaddress: National Highway, LandayanOperates services from Navotas via EDSA.
Yohance Express / Stargreen linerOperates services from Navotas via EDSA.
Dela Rosa TransitOperates services from Valenzuela via EDSA.
South City TransportFormerly Green Star. Operates services from Park N' Ride in Manila or Buendia in Pasay. Some morning rush-hour trips start and end at the Super 8 supermarket in San Antonio rather than in Pacita.
Worthy TransportOperates services from Lagro in QC and Letre in Caloocan via Edsa and Market Market via C5 road .
Saint Rose Transit/GPS TransportOperates services from Valenzuela via EDSA and NLEX. Buses by this company used to terminate at a covered terminal along National Highway, in front of Mercury Drug and RCBC.
Philtourister Inc.Used to be a separate company, but acquired as the commuter arm of Jam, they provide services from Valenzuela via EDSA. PTI buses use the same vehicles used on Jam's provincial fleet, and share the same livery, except they do not operate under the Jam brand.
Silver Staraddress: Maria Aurora Avenue, San AntonioOperates services from Tacloban and Borongan.
By carIf you came from NAIA, you can use the South Luzon Expressway. San Pedro is only served by a single exit that only serves as entry and exit southbound. Other alternatives are taking Alabang or Susana Heights/MCX Exit in Muntinlupa (if from Manila) or Southwoods Exit in Biñan (if from elsewhere to the south). National Highway (N1) parallels the South Luzon Expressway, but is always packed by local traffic and jeepneys. It is ill advised to bring a car in most parts of San Pedro unless you have a GPS map.
By jeepneyJeepneys serve San Pedro very well, and there are numerous routes through the city. Most routes through San Pedro emanate from Alabang including express service via Susana Heights Exit and via national rd (passing through Ayala mall southpark, Putatan, Muntinlupa City hall, Brgy.Poblacion) and Calamba City including express service via Carmona Exit and Via National rd (passing through city proper of Biñan, Sta. Rosa, Cabuyao) . Major jeepney routes to San Pedro include:
- Alabang-San Pedro (Brgy.Langgam)
- Calamba City-San Pedro (Pacita Complex)
- Calamba City-San Pedro (United)
Other Jeepney routes to San Pedro include:
- Sucat(Parañaque)-Pacita Complex
- Biñan-San Pedro
- Sta. Rosa-San Pedro
By taxiTaxis from Metro Manila also serve San Pedro, especially if you come from the airport, but beware of common scams. Grab and Go Lag taxi service operates in San Pedro.
By trainPhilippine National Railways provide service to San Pedro, but only in the evening and early morning. There are two stations: San Pedro (in barangay San Vicente) and Pacita MG (in barangay Pacita I)
By minivan/FXUV Express vans also serve San Pedro; possible drop-off points are in Southwoods (in Biñan) or Pacita Complex. Most of these vans come from Makati or Lipa. Other FX routes serves San Pedro from Festival Alabang, SM Southmall, Nuvali, Molino Bacoor, Cavite, and Pala-Pala in Dasmarinas, Cavite.
The major forms of public transportation are the tricycle and the jeepney.
address: Magsaysay Road, San AntonioGolf course south of Manila, popular hangout by foreigners and locals. Hilly course with a slightly mild climate, but playing is a challenge due to terrain and occasional rain. Has a Japanese and Korean restaurant.
phone: +63 2 8397 1888address: Km 31 Manila S rd (formely National Highway) Brgy. Nueva, San Pedro City, 4023 LagunaA four-level lifestyle mall with a food court, six cinemas, public satellite offices of Social Security System, PhilHealth and Overseas Workers Welfare Administration, a Robinsons Supermarket, Robinsons Department Store, Robinsons Appliances, Handyman, South Star Drug, Robinsons Bank, Daiso Japan, and Arcova, as well as a digital playground called PlayLab.
Izakaya Rai Rai Kenaddress: San Antonio Drive, San AntonioJapanese cuisine, such as sushi, sashimi, and bento. They serve sake, as well as soju – due to many Korean tourists eating here.
Pares-pares sa Kubuhanphone: +63 2 834-2415address: 7 Maharlika Street, United San Pedro Subdivision, San AntonioLutong bahay dishes served in nipa cottages at a reasonable price.
Ting Qua Quaphone: +63 2 869-2846address: Puregold San Pedro, Magsaysay Road, San AntonioBranch of local chain offering cheap Filipino-Chinese dining.
Kapiteryaaddress: San Antonio Drive, San AntonioAnother nice place to hang out and dine near San Pedro Exit.
Bricx Café and Bistro barphone: +63 2 838 4659address: Pacita Avenue, Pacita complex
Dampa sa Centro Seafood restaurant and grillphone: +63 2 869 3602address: Centro Pacita , Pacita complexWe offer traditional seafood Paluto and Bilao selections deliciously prepared daily. Avail our popular UNLI Seafood Buffet which is only 225 per head.
Above sea level Iphone: +63 9152534791address: Pacita Avenue, Pacita complexSeafood restaurant.
Samgyeop Style Korean Grilladdress: Pacita Avenue , Pacita complexSamgyetang Restaurant
Hotel Sogo San Pedroaddress: San Pedro Town Center, National Highway, San PedroThe only major hotel in town, but is part of a chain of hotels having a bad reputation as haven for extramarital affairs. Has single rooms with A/C, cable TV, bottled water, bathrooms, and free WiFi.