The Off The Lip 2019 conference will be held at the UP Open University in Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines. Los Baños is a designated Special Science and Nature City and is home to major research institutes such as the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) and the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA).

Getting here


If you are looking for accommodations during the conference, please see this list of recommendations (PDF file).

In addition, we have partnered with Stay22 to provide you with all available accommodations (hotels, Airbnbs, hostels, etc.) at the lowest price online. This pricing is equal or better than what you’ll find on discount travel or hotel websites. Book directly from the map below (or open the map in a new window).

Dining in Los Baños

A university town, Los Baños has plenty of food options, especially around the Lopez Avenue area near UP Los Baños.

Buko (young coconut) pie: a local delicacy.

Tourist destinations in Los Baños and surrounding areas

Volcano with hiking trails & springs

University site for forest conservation

A variety of beaches in the nearby province of Batangas

Due to the recent eruption of the Taal volcano, we currently cannot recommend visiting Taal. Please see our page on Emergency Preparedness.

Taal Volcano: An island within a lake on an island within a lake ... that happens to be a volcano crater.