Quezon Province, only a three-hour bus ride from Metro Manila, is a popular weekend getaway destination in South Luzon, endowed with captivating tourist attractions.
It is home to stunning ecological wonders that will give visitors a core memory worthy of thrills and adventure, and the interesting part is that the majority of these places can be found in the province’s remote areas – the countless beaches, picturesque waterfalls, and amazing forest ecosystems.
Are you ready for Quezon Province? Check out our recommended itinerary for your next trip to Quezon Province this 2023!
1. BALESIN ISLAND
Located 21 kilometers southeast of Polillo, Quezon, this island is one of the best tourist spots in Quezon Province. This is also considered as one of the Philippines’ most luxurious island resorts.
2. CAGBALETE ISLAND
Cagbalete is a 1,600-hectare island off the coast of Mauban, Quezon, in Lamon Bay. Because of its powdery, white sand, diverse ecosystem, and famous Cagbalete sandbar, this is a popular summer destination for both local and international tourists.
3. KAMAY NI HESUS SHRINE
It is also known as the Kamay ni Hesus Healing Church and is a popular pilgrimage destination in South Luzon, especially during Holy Week. The 5-hectare shrine is home to the famous giant statue of Jesus Christ, which stands atop a hill. The bird’s-eye view of town from the top is well worth the climb!
4. VILLA ESCUDERO PLANTATIONS AND RESORT
If you’re a fan of carabao rides, museum tours, bamboo rafting, and cultural shows, this is a must-visit place for you! Villa Escudero showcases the Philippines’ rich culture, history, cuisine, and a lot more. One of the highlights of Villa Escudero is its unique Waterfalls Restaurant. Locals and foreign visitors can enjoy traditional Filipino dishes while their feet are dipped in shallow water!
5. MOUNT BANAHAW NATIONAL PARK
Mount Banahaw is the highest mountain in the CALABARZON region with an impressive height of 7,120 feet above sea level. It is widely known as the “Holy and Mystical Mountain”. Locals believe that climbing the mountain can restore both spiritual and physical health and that its natural springs have “healing properties”. There are several “holy sites” on the mountain where visitors can light a candle and cast their prayers.
If you’re looking for the perfect place for your next vacation, make sure to include Quezon Province’s breathtaking and natural wonders on your list!
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