Not everyone looks for the same activities when traveling. Some prefer exploring more relaxed places, while others opt to find adrenaline-pumping adventures.
Whatever your preference is, Quezon is a province that can satisfy different travel personality types with its diversity of destinations.
Embraced by coconut plantations and other agricultural lands, and with the Pacific Ocean to its east, this province can cater to different activities suited for you and your friends.
Real: For those looking for a fun workout
For jocks, Real offers a wide variety of water sports that those athletically-inclined can enjoy. You can try the challenging five kilometers-long white water rafting course at Tanauan River. Meanwhile, jump from different heights at Balagbag Falls or get your laps in at the different bodies of water around you. Board lovers would love Real Coast and Surf, where there are courses offered for both beginner and advanced wave riders.
- Book your adventure by coordinating with the local tourism officer of Real, Quezon: +639633086272
Real: For that chill day at the beach
Another place that you can check out in Real is Appleton Little Paradise Beach Resort. Family or friends can enjoy here as they offer amenities to entertain a group. Appleton offers kayaking, banana boat ride, and beach volleyball. They also have villas and dormitory type rooms to cater to big groups.
Aside from their relaxing ambiance and amenities, they have an in-house restaurant that offers a great selection of food. A must-try is their Buffalo Shrimp, Seafood Karekare, and Seafood Paella.
- Book your getaway through coordinating with Appleton’s management here: +639985932521.
General Nakar: For those searching for Mystery and Excitement
If you’re looking for something more thrilling, General Nakar is the place to visit for the brave-hearted. They offer extreme off-road activities like ATV, motor cross, and hiking. They also have a lot of falls where you can have a quick, refreshing dip after the exhilaration dies down a bit.
You can also try exploring the mysterious cave of Tulaog Island, which is where faith healers and fortune-tellers go to charge their amulets and charms.
- Book your adventure by coordinating with the local tourism officer of General Nakar, Quezon: +639175907898
Infanta: For those seeking serenity and solitude
If you’re looking for more peaceful pursuits, you can check out Infanta. Go bat watching or ride a boat along the beautiful Mangroves of BIPCO Mangrove Eco-Park. You can also check out Pag-Ibig Prayer Garden, which is filled with religious imagery, to help you reflect on your faith.
- Book your relaxing vacation at Infanta by coordinating with their local tourism officer through this contact number: +639175907898
Dolores: For those wanting to be surrounded by nature
Although you can’t go hiking at Mt. Banahaw or Mt. Cristobal, the charming town of Dolores, will still satisfy your longing for some fresh air.
You can check out Bangkong Kahoy Valley Nature Retreat and Field Study Center, located between the two famous Quezon mountains, for some rest and recreation. If you are more into camping and living the farm life, Lukong Valley Farm is ready to welcome you with open arms.
If you want to explore more of Quezon, you can always go to Lucban, just an hour away from Dolores to check out their festive restaurants and tourist attractions.
- Book a stay at Bangkong Kahoy Valley Nature Retreat by contacting their management through this number: +63929 149 6458
- If you want to explore Lukong Valley Farm, you can schedule a visit through their contact number: +639176246019, +639197338064 or +639163189945
Mauban and Cagbalete: For those in need of vitamin sea
Visit the wonderful town of Mauban and meet the amazing people living just beside the port. Mauban faces Lamon Bay, which connects to the Philippine Sea. Here, locals have a daily view of crystal clear waters and rows of coconut trees.
Right across Mauban is the island of Cagbalete. You can check out different beach resorts in the area or you can pitch a tent in Pansacola Beach Resort for a closer-to-nature camping experience.
- Visit Pansacola Beach Resort by coordinating with their staff: (042) 784 0158
Despite your friends’ diverse personalities, Quezon is always ready to accommodate your trips, whenever, wherever.
Always remember to follow safety protocols when visiting the towns of Quezon. Some municipalities will ask you to fill out health declaration forms online, so check out https://philippines.travel to know the latest protocols of the provinces you are planning to visit.
HOW TO GET THERE:
There are a lot of routes going to Quezon. Whether you are going in the south side or southeastern side, coming here is always accessible by private vehicle, motorcycle, or through commuting.
Via Antipolo – The quickest way to get here is by taking Antipolo road. Pass by Teresa until you reach the intersection to Manila East Road passing by Tanay going towards Famy – Real – Infanta Road which directly leads you to Laguna and Quezon.
Via Manila East Route – Known as the easiest route going to Real, the journey will start in Taytay passing through Angono and Binangonan, reaching Tanay that will lead you to Laguna and Quezon.
Via SLEX – Take Sto. Tomas exit towards San Pablo, Laguna. From San Pablo, ride towards Majayjay going to Lucban.
Going to Real via commuting could take 3-4 hours, with 1 stopover.
By Bus or Van – Coming from LRT line 2 Legarda Station, walk or take a trike going to Raymond Transportation Bus Terminal. Ride the bus going to Infanta, and drop off at Poblacion 1, Real, Quezon. There is also a van terminal beside the buses going to your destination.
Going to Tayabas/Dolores/Lucban
Via Bus – From Buendia, ride a bus going to Lucena, then drop off at San Pablo 7-11. From San Pablo, walk or ride to San Pablo wet market and ride a jeepney going to Dolores Church. From Dolores, there are also other jeepneys going to Lucban.
Via Van – From Buendia, ride a bus going to Lucena-Lucban. Alight directly at Lucban Town Proper