Nagcarlan - Laguna Destinations


It is a 3rd class municipality in the province of Laguna, Philippines.

According to the latest census, it has a population of 57,070 people in 10,708 households. It is 21 kilometers northeast of San Pablo City, or 99 kilometers south of Manila, Philippines. Its coordinates are N14°07.93' E121°24.93' at 229.0 meters above sealevel.


Before the conquest of Laguna Lake region. Nagcarlan was headed by a valiant datu named Gat Lakilaw. Its conversion to Christianity began in 1578 through the efforts of Fr. Juan de Plasensia and Fr. Diego Oropesa, both Franciscan missionaries. The community formally became a pueblo in 1583 under Fr. Tomas de Miranda, who brought Nagcarlan the first seeds of wheat ever on Philippine soil. It was in this town that Fr. Plasencia wrote the first "Diccionario Hispano-Tagalog" in 1579.