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San Pablo City is better known as the City of the Seven Lakes because of its seven (7) enticing and legendary crater lakes. It is endowed by nature with abundant fresh water supply from its eight large mountain springs which provide excellent potable water to its residents.

San Pablo City is only 90 minutes drive from Manila via 82 kilometers of concrete pavement of the Philippine-Japan Friendship Highway (Maharlika Highway) and 60 minutes drive from Lucena City, capital of Quezon Province. It opens gradually into a scenery of lush fruit trees and the refreshing greenery of an agricultural locale towards a burgeoning center of commerce and trade that combines urbanization with the rustic but modest lifestyles of its people. 

Major bus companies ply the developed and well-maintained provincial roads daily to and from adjacent urban centers in the Philippine capital, Manila and in Batangas, Laguna and Quezon provinces.

Domestic and foreign tourists go to Manila by air, sea or land, before proceeding by land to San Pablo City. In the city they can ride in jeepneys or tricycles to tour the city and the barangays.


M i l e s t o n e s

  • 1571
    Arrival of Spanish troops under Captain Juan de Salcedo in the village of Sampalok.
  • 1586
    Sampalok was converted into parish.
  • 1647
    Sampalok was converted to a municipality and renamed San Pablo de los Montes.
  • 1756
    Placed under jurisdiction of Batangas Province.
  • 1883
    Returned to Laguna Province.
  • 1902
    Don Marcos Paulino was elected first Municipal President under the Americans.
  • 1940
    Approval of Commonwealth (Act) 520 or Charter of the City of San Pablo with Dr. Potenciano Malvar as first appointive City Mayor.
  • 1955
    Installed first elected City Mayor Cipriano B. Colago.


Sports Facilities

  • AERA Tennis Clubhouse - Schetelig Ave.
  • San Pablo Tennis Clubhouse & San Pablo Swimming Complex - Central Elem. School
  • San Pablo Golf Range - San Nicolas
  • Sto. Nino Golf Driving Range - Sto. Nino 
  • YMCA swimming pools & basketball courts
  • Aquino Stadium - San Pablo City National School of Arts and Trade - Del Remedio
  • Weightlifting & Body Building Gyms


Land area 21,400 hectares
Population 183,757 (census 1995)

(1994) P 176,658,139
(1995) P 337,903,905
(1996) P 313,408,917

(1999) P 291,824,546

climate dry season (Jan-April)
wet season (rest of the year)
Dialect Tagalog
No.of.Barangays 80


  • Villa Escudero
  • Bato Resort - San Cristobal 
  • Cresta Monte and Countryside Resort -  Sto. Angel
  • Bukid Resort - Concepcion
  • Star Lake & Mohicap Lake - San Buenaventura
  • San Rafael Pools - San Rafael
  • Kay Inay Resort - San Roque
  • Tierra de Oro Resort - San Antonio I
  • Naugong Resort - Sta. Filomena


Food Shops

  • Jollibee
  • McDonald
  • Goldilocks
  • Greenwich
  • Dunkin-Donut
  • South Plaza
  • Max's Restaurant
  • Miyako Japanese Food Restaurant
  • Texas Chicken
  • Cafe Avenida
  • Chowking
  • Kamayan sa Palaisdaan


Shopping Centers

  • Ultimart
  • Centro Park
  • Liana's Supermarket
  • Amar
  • 7-11
  • San Pablo City Shopping Mall


Fun Clubs

  • Mega Disco
  • Noelito's Bar
  • Zonk's Bar
  • La Vida Music Lounge
  • Keyboard Cafe


Games Den

  • Lucky Sports Complex
  • San Pablo Little Coliseum

Special thanks to The City Planning and Development Office, San Pablo City for the reference materials.

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