Top 9 attractions to explore in Quezon
A major tourism draw to the province is Mount Banahaw. The mountain was also one of the most sacred sites for pre-colonial Tagalog people before the arrival of the Spanish.
Alibijaban Island is one of the best beach getaways near Manila. It is known for its white-sand shores surrounded by mangrove trees. At over 400 hectares in size, it’s home to a local community whose one of the main incomes is tourism. There are homestays and cottages open to tourists staying on the 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.
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.
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.
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).
The mountain is in the Batangas and in the Quezon Province of Luzon Island, approximately 70 km south of Manila. The mountain is a 15 km long volcanic range, stretching in a north-south direction. It is the main attraction of the southern Tagalog landscape. This mountain is densely covered with an intact tropical forest. It was one of the beautiful trekking destinations in Quezon and a lot of people visit this place every year.
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.
The Escuderos have been a well-known family in Quezon since the late 1800s. The museum contains the private collections of the family from their local travels and from around the world. It was started by Arsenio and Rosario Escudero and passed on to the living generations of the family. The assorted collections include, among others, religious artifacts, Chinese porcelain, antique furniture, ethnic clothing, relics from the Second World War, clothes of Philippine presidents, butterfly collection
Map of attractions in Quezon