Quezon is a popular destination because of its proximity to Manila and other cities in the south. Many city dwellers visit the province to go beach bumming, swimming and other related activities. The region and some of its beaches are easily accessible by public or private transportation.
If you plan to visit Cagbalete Island, look for a resort in or at least near Mauban. The beach is beautiful, with clear waters and a sandbar, which you can see fully during the right time of day.
The islands of Borawan and Dampalitan are popular weekend destinations in Padre Burgos. You can spend the night camping or do it as a day trip from the resort of your choice in town, on the island or other places in the province. Despite the development and popularity of both places, they still have some of their natural charms. If you’re spending the night, don’t miss the beautiful sunrise and sunset.
Alibijaban Island in San Andres may take a while to get to (around 9-10 hours by land and sea) but is rewarding once you get to it. The white sand beach, mangroves, and clear waters make for a picturesque scene.
Another beach to check out in this province is Puting Buhangin (White Beach in English). It has fair sand, cerulean waters, and a small underwater cave, which you can wade or swim to depending on the tide.
Other than the beaches, you can visit some of the historical attractions in Quezon before returning to Manila. You’ll see old houses and churches in Sariaya, Tayabas, Lucban and other places. You can also experience Pahiyas Festival if you visit during the right month.
Quezon is a big province that has plenty of resorts that are walking distance or a short ride away from the beach. You’ll have several options, depending on where you want to go. You’re likely to find more options in bigger towns.
Here are the top recommended hotels in Quezon as rated by Agoda users as of June 2018, in no particular order.
Note: Rates MAY not yet include taxes and other fees. Ranking and rates may change over time, so always double check before booking.
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1. Samkara Restaurant and Garden Resort
Sitio Malinao, Barangay Igang, Lucban, Quezon
2. Queen Margarette Hotel
Domoit Diversion Road, Bocohan, Lucena, Quezon
3. Kamayan sa Palaisdaan
Kamayan Sa Palaisdaan, Brgy. Dapdap, Lucban, Quezon
4. First Quezon Premier Hotel
Barangay Domoit, Domoit, Lucena, Quezon
5. Queen Margarette Hotel Downtown
One People Square Bldg. M.L. Tagarao Corner Granja, Barangay 6, Lucena, Quezon
6. 2205 Suites
2205 Heights Condotel Gomez Extention, Brgy. Ilayang Iyam, Barangay 3, Lucena, Quezon
7. Grand Central Hotel
Bustamante St. corner Central Drive, Poblacion, South Candelaria, Candelaria, Quezon
#115 St., Bernard Bldg., Dalahican Rd., Purok Little Baguio 1, Ibabang Dupay, Mayao Crossing, Lucena, Quezon
9. Kalesa Inn
Racelis St. Quezon Avenue, Barangay 2, Lucban, Quezon
10. Urbantel Hotel
Don Queblar Street, Merchan Corner, Barangay 9, Lucena, Quezon
Photos above were provided by the resorts via Agoda.