How to Get Here
One of Manila’s gateway provinces, Quezon is a picturesque idyllic place deeply rooted in rich Catholic tradition. It is 3 to 4 hours away from Manila via private vehicle or bus.
Quite a number of bus firms are serving this province with terminals in Quezon City and Pasay:
· JAC Liner
· Lucena Lines
· JAM Liner
· Green Star Express
Bus fare from Manila to Lucena Grand Terminal Station is Php 209.00; this is the province’s main transportation hub. You can reach the neighbouring towns via jeepneys with fare that starts from Php 8.00 and may go up depending on your drop off point.
Best Time to Go
BEST TIME TO GO
This beautiful Southern Luzon province is a good visit all year round, except for the months of October until January as these are rainy months, while November to February are cool months which makes exploring the different towns pleasurable. Expect tourists to swell during summer especially on the month of May as the biggest festival in the province takes place, the colorful and lively Pahiyas Festival.
Light, casual clothes are preferable when discovering Quezon. Don’t forget to bring sunblock and mosquito repellent patch or lotion as well. It is also sensible to use umbrella or hat while checking out different spots under the hot summer sun.
What to Do
Visit century old churches
A home to many stunning century old churches, Quezon is a visual (and spiritual) treat to all. Every church has interesting story to tell and a historical value worth uncovering.
Enjoy a craft session
Learn a thing or two about the province’s old arts and crafts like buli weaving (buli refers to the dried leaves of buri palm), pottery making and coconut handicrafts.
See the natural sights
From charming islands, to mysterious mountain, to the serene and picturesque waterfalls, Quezon Province yields these stunning landscapes to everyone who wants to know her up close and personal.
Load up on pilgrimage and historical sites
Quezon boasts of one of the country’s most visited pilgrimage site and several important sites and landmarks that tell engaging stories about its rich and colorful heritage.
Quezon Province, a gateway to southern Luzon, is easily accessible from the Philippines ‘capital city by bus. Transportation to a nearby town can be done by riding a jeepney or van while tricycle can be a good ride hopping from one barangay to another. There are 39 towns or municipalities and 2 cities that make up this province, with Php 8.00 minimum jeepney ride.
Affordable accommodation starts at Php 400.00 to a splurge of Php 3, 800 a night.
Inexpensive meal – Php 120.00
Moderately priced – Php 300.00
Tourist attraction entrance fee
Stats at Php 100.00
Average price per day
Php 1, 250.00 – Php 1, 500.00