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Quirino Travel Guide

Itinerary, Things to do, How to get there and more

Located 335 kilometers away from Manila, Quirino is a landlocked province resting in the Cagayan valley Region. It is named after Elpidio Quirino, the 6th Philippine President. Quirino Province is officially established in 1972, comprising of 6 municipalities with Cabarroguis as its capital. Bordered by Isabela, Aurora and Nueva Vizcaya, the province’s land area is primarily covered with mountains and highlands. It is the newest of the five provinces established in Cagayan Valley and a major producer of rice, corn and coffee. Quirino is also a foremost producer of banana in Region II. Nearly, all Quirinians use Ilocano as their major dialect.

Where to go in Quirino

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Battumbaket Falls

Brgy. Don Mariano Perez Diffun, Quirino, Cagayan Valley, 3401, Philippines

Dibiwen Falls

Cabarroguis (capital), Quirino, Cagayan Valley, 3400, Philippines

Eden Hot Springs

Cabarroguis (capital), Quirino, Cagayan Valley, 3400, Philippines

Ganano Falls

Baguio Village Don Mariano Diffun, Quirino, Cagayan Valley, 3401, Philippines

How to Get Here

GETTING HERE
By land: The province of Quirino can be reached via land travel. There are buses plying the Manila-Quirino route which departs daily; usually these buses travel at night and arrive in the province the next morning. Bus fare is around Php 500.00 per person/one way.

Bus companies servicing the province are:
Five Star
GV Florida
Northern Luzon Bus Lines

There are ordinary buses and passenger vans as well that regularly ply the Aurora-Quirino route. The trip usually takes 3 hours via Dipaculao.

BY air: One can take also take a 1-hour flight from Manila to Cauayan Airport in Isabela. From there, take a one and a half hour van ride going to Cabarroguis, Quirino’s capital. Alternately, an airplane ride to Tuguegarao Airport is also another option to reach Quirino, followed by a 3-hour van ride to the reach the place.

Popular Food

A unique native delicacy found in Qurino is tubikoy. It is a pie made from glutinous rice, cheese, milk, sugar, coconut pulp and shortening, much like a combination of tupig, bibingka and tikoy, thus the name “tubikoy”.

(c) @reginaldagsalon / instagram.com

Quirino Province also serves the specialty noodles of the Cagayan Valley Region like pancit cabagan and pancit batil-patong; Ilocano dishes are also prevalent in the province.

(c) @theangelventures / instagram.com

What to Do

Chase waterfalls
Quirino has of a good number of waterfalls that make up the province’s natural wonders. From a three-tier falls to the one with several cascades, Quirino will surely delight the true blue nature lovers in discovering these scenic landscapes.
Try wakeboarding
Situated on verdant rolling hills and surrounded with thick foliage, the Quirino Watersports Complex is a must see attraction in the province. It boasts of infinity pool, al-fresco restaurant and a wakeboarding facility – a 150-meter wakeboard cable on 26,000 sq.meter man-made lagoon. Other exhilarating water sports such as water surfing, water skiing and water skating follow the list.
Eat pancit
The province of Quirino serves two of Cagayan Valley Region’s famous pancit, the Pancit Cabagan and Pancit batil-patong. Go ahead, indulge and pick the better pancit for you!