Pansol is a barangay in Calamba, the most populated city in Laguna. Located at the foot of Mt. Makiling, this quiet district is visited by a lot of tourists yearly because of its hot springs. It has hundreds of resorts, making it the country's hot spring capital. Pansol is popular for excursions, especially for the people living in Metro Manila.
The warm temperatures of the hot springs in Pansol are due to its proximity to Mt. Makiling, a dormant volcano. Since the Spanish Period, these marvelous bodies of water have been attracting people all over the country. Public baths have been set up to cater to the visitors who believe that soaking in the hot waters had medicinal value. Even now, tourists visit the springs because of its therapeutic and healing effects. Some of the locals also claim that Jose Rizal himself, a native of Calamba, loved visiting the hot springs during his youth.
Visitors in Pansol will have a lot of resorts to choose from. One of the most popular is La Vista Pansol Resort, known for its swimming pools and a towering water slide known as the Wet 'n Wild. It has accommodations for both big and small groups. It also has function room and meeting areas, which can be used for company excursions and field trips.
Another great resort in Pansol is Sol Y Viento Mountain Hot Springs Resort. Its facilities include a swimming pool, a jacuzzi, and in-house restaurants. The resort also overlooks Laguna de Bay and Mt. Makiling.