Balesin Island - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
About Balesin Island
A destination of unmatched natural beauty located off the eastern coast of Luzon in the Philippines, Balesin Island is a 500-hectare tropical island paradise with 7.3 kilometers of pristine white-sand beaches. It is one of the best tourist places in this area.
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27.73km from Balesin Island
Cagbalete Island is one of the jewels of Quezon Province. Located off the coast of the town of Mauban, it is a small island paradise in the province surrounded with cream sand that exposes significantly during low tide. The 1,640-hectare privately owned island is home to a diverse ecosystem. With a unique variety of birds, rich marine life, and the abundance of unique species of plants, the island is a complete paradise for adventurers and nature lovers.
62.42km from Balesin Island
Also known as San Luis Obispo de Tolosa Parish Church, Lucban Church follows the style of Baroque architecture with features of Corinthian columns and niches on its facade. Its interiors meanwhile are washed with colorful frescoes on its walls and ceiling. The church was established by Franciscan priests in 1578 and was elevated as a parish in 1595. Lucban Church weathered several wreckages from a fire, bomb, and earthquake, but was subsequently rebuilt thereafter.
70.77km from Balesin Island
MOUNT BANAHAW, AN OLD VOLCANO, is considered a holy mountain; a keeper of secrets, stories, and cults. Filipinos make the journey to Banahaw’s slopes in an effort to restore their vitality and spiritual health. Belief in its powers draws pilgrims from all over the country year-round, culminating in huge gatherings and en masse rituals during Holy Week (Easter).
Windmill Farm Pililla Rizal
74.09km from Balesin Island
The Pililla Windmill Farm is a 30-megawatt wind farm located in the province of Rizal, Philippines. The wind farm was constructed by the Ayala Corporation and started commercial operations in 2015. The wind farm consists of 27 wind turbines, each with a capacity of 1.1 MW. The total investment for the project was US$75 million. The Pililla Windmill Farm generates enough electricity to power approximately 32,000 homes and offset the emissions of 55,000 tons of CO2 per year.
Saint Francis of Assisi Parish Church
75.36km from Balesin Island
One of the famous old roman catholic church which was located in Quezon. The main features of the church include the old baptistery located at the first floor of the four-story church belfry that contains old bells. Connected to the left side of the main structure is the 1922 convent that was erected during the term of Fr. Policarpio Trinidad. It was one of the famous pilgrimage centres in this area.
Mount San Cristobal
78.39km from Balesin Island
A dormant volcano which was located in the heart of Quezon and it is also considered as the Devil's mountain in Filipino folklore. The view from here is truly astonishing and it is one of the finest trekking destinations in this area.