Quezon is an agricultural province southeast of
Some Interesting Places to Visit:
VILLA ESCUDERO – relaxed hacienda living in a vast estate! Enjoy a carabao ride while serenaded by a sweet Filipina accompanied her guitarist. Visit the two-tiered church-looking museum filled with curious things collected by the Escudero family. Take a leisurely bicycle ride around the village and observe friendly hacienda workers in their laid back country life. Wade in the swimming pool or board a romantic raft ride for two and paddle around the river (see photo). And satisfy your cravings in a sumptuous buffet lunch while soaking your feet in a friendly little brook that runs under the lunch picnic tables. You want more? Overnight accommodations are available. Visit their website: www.villaescudero.comUGU BIGYAN’s Pottery Workshop in Tiaong, Quezon (just a few minutes from Villa Escudero)
KAMAYAN SA PALAISDAAN – Lick your lunch of freshly caught Tilapia and crisp vegetables, right off your fingers “kamayan style”, while enjoying the cool breeze and the beautiful countryside inside your exclusive floating lunch huts! You’ll find this famous restaurant between the towns of Tayabas and Lucban, just near Quezon’s capital
PAHIYAS FESTIVAL is held every 15th of May in the town of Lucban, in honor of San Isidro Labrador and the pagan gods of nature and harvest, featuring a fusion of Catholic and pagan beliefs. Pahiyas means decoration. During this festival, houses are decorated with farm harvest. KAMAY NI HESUS, where special healing Catholic masses are held, is another interesting place, just in the town’s outskirts.
MT.BANAHAW – A majestic mountain popular among mountain climbers and religious pilgrims. Visit the center of the religious sect who reveres the Philippine National Hero Dr. Jose Rizal or enjoy the surrounding nature either in an easy hike or a more adventurous spelunking / mountain climbing activity. Don’t forget to have refreshments at Kinabuhayan Café. (Dolores jump off point)
PINAGBANDERAHAN Hike Trail is in the middle of the Quezon National Forest Park (also known as Old Zigzag) in the town of
GUISGUIS (BEACH) SARIAYA – ideal for company outings www.villadelpradoresort.com