17 Awesome Quezon Tourist Spots (Quezon Travel Guide)

Last updated on July 5th, 2020 at 01:33 pm

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Quezon Province, or commonly known as Quezon, is a province included in the Calabarzon Region in Luzon, Philippines. It is commonly mistaken by non-locals as Quezon City in Metro Manila. Quezon Province and Quezon City are far from each other and very different. In our Quezon travel guide we’ll talk about Quezon Province and some of Quezon tourist spots.

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Quezon Travel Guide

How to get to Quezon from Manila

The main way to get to Quezon from Manila is by riding a bus. There’s a lot of bus companies that offer rides to Lucena and one of which is JAC Liner in Buendia, Pasay. From there, ride a bus with a “Lucena City/Grand Central” or “Lucena/Dalahican” signage. Fare is around PHP 270 and the trip can last up to 4 hours.

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Best Time to Visit Quezon

If you don’t know, the Philippines has only 2 seasons- wet and dry season. You should be prepared with the weather in Quezon because it is hot and humid during the months of March to May, and can extend up to June!

However, the wet season starts from June to November. But due to climate change (which affects the Philippines the most), the rainy season can start as early as 3rd week May.

We recommend that you visit Quezon during the month of January, as the weather is expected to be the coldest of the year plus you won’t compete with the locals during December’s holiday rush (traffic and all).

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Daily Budget Travel in Quezon

There are many affordable places to eat and stay near Manila and Quezon. The cost of living in the country itself is quite low compared to other countries. You can expect to find cheap meals at local eateries for less than 100 PHP while a hearty, three-course meal for two in a mid-range restaurant costs around 700 PHP, which is only $14 USD.

Beer costs around 40-70 PHP a bottle. Street food is abundant all over the Philippines and can be afforded for as low as 20 PHP for a rich assortment of food.

Prices in accommodations vary from city to city, with around 850 PHP on average for hostels and budget hotels. AirBnB is also available all over the country. Click here to get a discount on your first booking! Camping is also a great way to save on accommodations and is very common especially in the island destinations near Manila.

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Quezon Tourist Spots

Beaches in Quezon

1. Borawan Island


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Borawan Island is one of the most beautiful Quezon beaches. You will find clear water and white sand and it’s perfect for swimming around. Try to avoid peak season, weekend and holidays since is near Manila will be crowded.

HOW TO GET TO BORAWAN BEACH FROM MANILA

You have to ride a bus to Lucena City prices around 260 PHP and the travel time is 3 hours. Once in Lucena you have to take a local bus to Unisan around 40 PHP and 1 hour and 30 minutes. Once you get to the bus stop you have to get a tricycle to Aplaya.

WHERE TO STAY IN BORAWAN BEACH

You can do overnight camping in Borawan Beach or if you want more comfort there are few places to stay in Padre Burgos. Click here to get the best deals!

2. Cagbalete Island

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Cagbalete Island, which is famous for its miles long stretch of which sand and sandbar from the shoreline during low tides. You can do different activities here like playing beach volleyball, swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, island hopping, and many more.

HOW TO GET TO CAGBALETE ISLAND FROM MANILA

You have to ride a bus to Lucena City prices around 260 PHP and the travel time is 3 hours. Once in Lucena you have to take a local bus to Maluban around 70 PHP and 2 hours travel time. Once you get to Maluban, you have to ride a boat 100 PHP to Cagbalete Island.

WHERE TO STAY IN CAGBALETE ISLAND

There are a few resorts that you can stay at Cagbalete Island. Just choose the one which is adapting better to your budget and comfort.

3. Jomalig Island


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Surrounded by clean and clear turquoise water and golden sand, Jomalig Island is one of Quezon tourist spots that you should not miss visiting. It is an isolated island located in the Polillo area of Quezon. You can do a lot of activities here such as swimming, island hopping, snorkeling, camping, having picnics, and see the mangroves in Sitio Landing.

4. Salibungot Beach


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One of Quezon tourist spots includes Salibungot Beach, which has golden sand! It is an unusual but beautiful beach in Jomalig Island that you will surely love. Locals and tourists love to camp here especially at night.

5. Kanaway Beach

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This is also called the Sunrise Beach of Jomalig. Just like the Salibungot Beach, it has golden sand but not as golden as Salibungot’s. You can go to the nearby islets while staying in Kanaway Beach. One is called Pulo islet and the other one is Manlanat Islet.

6. Balesin Island


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Located in Polillo, Quezon, Balesin Island is a tropical island and barangay. It’s already a private island called Balesin Island Club, owned by Alphaland Corporation.

7. Puting Buhangin and Kwebang Lampas

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Puting Buhangin is a white-sand beach with clear blue waters in Pagbilao, Quezon. You can set a tent here to camp but there are also cottages which you can rent. You’ll definitely enjoy swimming in this quiet place

There’s a cave in Puting Buhangin called Kwebang Lampas. You can enter but make sure to wear a life vest since the water inside can be deep and the rocks inside are sharp.

8. Dampalitan Island


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After visiting Puting Buhangin, you can go to Dampalitan Island next. These Quezon tourist spots are just near to each other, so you can just rent a boat to get to Dampalitan Island. You can set up a tent here for camping overnight.

The island is located in Padre Burgos, Quezon.

More Quezon Tourist Spots Churches in Quezon

9. Lucban Church


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Lucban Church is one of the most famous churches in Quezon and is located in A. Racelis Ave, Lucban, 4301 Quezon. It’s also known as the San Luis Obispo de Tolosa Parish Church.

10. Tayabas Basilica

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Also known as the Minor Basilica of Saint Michael the Archangel, Tayabas Basilica is the largest church in Quezon Province. Locals call it “Susi ng Tayabas” because it was built in the shape of a key, or susi.

11. Kamay Ni Hesus Shrine

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Or also called the Hand of Jesus Shrine in English, this is more than just a church. It has a replica of Noah’s Ark where one can take pictures, a family-friendly park where families can rest after the mass. This is one of the famous Quezon tourist spots visited by pilgrims during the holy week.

Kamay ni Hesus Shrine is located along Lucban – Tayabas Rd, Lucban, Quezon Province.

Other Quezon Nature Tourist Spots

12, Balagbag Falls


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Located in Real, Quezon, Balagbag Falls is one of Quezon tourist spots to visit. To enjoy the views and take beautiful pictures, climb to the top and you’ll have a better view. Water here is abundant so you will really enjoy swimming here.

13. Mt. Banahaw


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Mt. Banahaw is a potentially active volcano in Quezon and the tallest mountain in the Calabarzon region. If you want to hike Mt. Banahaw, you must secure a permit first from the Office of the DENR-PASU (Mts. Banahaw-San Cristobal Protected Landscape) in Pagbilao, Quezon.

14. Villa Escudero Plantations and Resort


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Located in Tiaong, Quezon, this has been one of the most favorite Quezon tourist spots of local and foreign visitors. The resort showcases Philippines rich culture, history, cuisine and a lot more. There’s a museum, Waterfall Restaurant, and Swimming Pool inside. You can also watch cultural shows and experience bamboo rafting on the river.

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Festivals in Quezon 

15. Pahiyas Festival


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Also known as Harvest Festival, Pahiyas Festival is dedicated to San Isidro Labrador, the patron saint of farmers. It is celebrated every May 15 of the year in Lucban, Quezon. People competitively decorate their homes using the fruits and vegetables they have harvested and people can pick up those harvest for free! These decorations are judged by officials and the winner will get a prize.

16. Niyogyugan Festival


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Niyogyugan Festival highlights the main crop of the province- Niyog or Coconut. This week-long celebration, celebrated every August, is one of the most spectacular and awaited events in Quezon. What to expect at the Niyogyugan Festival? Free concerts, pageants, fairs, and a grand parade awaits the tourists coming to visit this celebration.

17. Maubanog Festival

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This 7-day festival celebrates the rich culture and history of Quezon, as well its tasty cuisine and most importantly, the locally fermented only-in-Mauban nipa wine, or popularly known as Lambanog. Wine makers wait for this event to sell their lambanog to locals and other tourists. This joyous festival also includes other festive events such as street dancing contests, boat race, wine drinking contest, concerts, agricultural exhibits, fireworks display, and many more! It is held every July.

Food To Try in Quezon

Lucban Longganisa

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This is a local sausage made from pork and it originates from Lucban, Quezon. What distinguishes it from other longganisa in the Philippines is its use of oregano and sour, garlicky taste.

Pancit Habhab or Pancit Lucban

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Though it looks similar to the normal pancit, Pancit Habhab or Pancit Lucban is different. It uses dried flour noodles (also known as miki Lucban) and is best eaten with vinegar. It’s actually a street food in Quezon because you can find it everywhere being sold in banana leaves.

Cassava Cake

This is a traditional moist cake loved by every Filipino, and it’s also very famous in Quezon. It’s made from grated cassava, coconut milk, and condensed milk with a layer of custard on top. You can see it on Filipino gatherings or eaten as an afternoon snack.

Lambanog

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Lambanog is a local wine in the Philippines, also called the nipa wine. It’s made from fermenting nipa leaves and it’s known for its unique aroma and taste.

Where To Stay in Quezon

Hotel Rosita in Lucena

Hotel Rosita
Hotel Rosita

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Having an excellent rating in Agoda, Hotel Rosita boasts stylish, air conditioned rooms with street view on the balcony, free wifi, comfortable beds, shower, coffee/tea maker, TV, refrigerator, free toiletries, and most of the comfort you need. What guests love is its cleanliness, excellent service and facilities. If you need anything from their staff, they offer a 24-hour room service so you shouldn’t worry about this too.

One night in Superior room costs $38 USD per night and $48 USD for a Deluxe Queen room.

Hotel Rosita in Lucena is located at Pan-Philippine Highway, Domoit, Lucena, Quezon.

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Batis Aramin Resort and Hotel Corp

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Batis Aramin

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This place is not just glamorous, but also relaxing. Each of the rooms in Batis Aramin has air conditioning, TV, comfortable queen-size beds, free toiletries, bathroom and nature view from their balconies. They serve free breakfast for their guests. Love swimming? They also have an outdoor swimming pool as well as a beautiful garden where you can take pictures. Free wifi is only available in public areas though, but they provide 24-hour service desk and room service. If you are looking for a relaxing stay in Quezon, then this accommodation is a must try!

One night stay in their One Bedroom Standard costs around $54 USD. Four adults and two kids can stay for that price.

Batis Aramin Resort and Hotel Corp is located at Brgy. Malupak, Malupak, Lucban, Quezon.

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Piscana Resort 

Piscana Resort
Piscana Resort

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Lastly, we have Piscana Resort. This resort has a 9.1 rating in Booking, and guests love their swimming pool and bar. Each of their rooms has air conditioning, private bathroom, and flatscreen TV, as well as free wifi, free toiletries, dining area, and clothes rack. They also serve free breakfast for their guests.

One-night stay in a Double Room with Private Bathroom costs $55 USD per night and around $81 USD for Double or Twin Room with Private Bathroom.

Piscana Resort is located at 56 Regidor St. Brgy. San. Roque Zone 2, 4327 Tayabas, Quezon.

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Happy travels!

Ruben Arribas is a Spanish traveler who has traveled more than 70+ countries around the world. Now based in the Philippines!

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