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The Wonders of Quezon Province — Discover These Great Spots That You Can Visit

The Wonders of Quezon Province — Discover These Great Spots That You Can Visit

Home to pristine beaches, rugged mountains, historical churches, and grand festivals, Quezon Province lives up to its moniker as “The Land of A Thousand Colors.” Located in the Southern Tagalog region, the province has been unspoiled for a long time, and it is only today that it has gained the attention of travelers. 

To give you a virtual tour of what awaits you in Quezon Province, here is a roundup of great spots you can include in your itinerary.  

Jomalig Island

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It was worth the 9-hour trip from Manila if you are to be welcomed by this untouched beauty of Jomalig Island—pronounced as “Hu-ma-lig,” from the Tagalog word, humalik. Just like how its name originated in something romantic, Jomalig Island is perfect for lovers’ vacation. Famous for its golden sand beaches and agoho pine trees, some people call it, The Little Boracay.

Kamay ni Hesus Shrine

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Under the initiative of the healing priest Fr. Joey Faller, the Kamay ni Hesus Shrine was built in 2003. One of the most visited places during Holy Week is the church in Lucban, Quezon. The place is huge and surrounded by relaxing greens and other views.

Apart from its popularity among devotees, it is also known for its 300-step climb to the 50-foot statue of Jesus Christ. It was worth every step as you can also have a full view of the healing church.

Minor Basilica of St. Michael the Archangel

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Formerly known as the Tayabas Basilica, the Minor Basilica of St. Michael the Archangel is the biggest Roman Catholic Church in the province of Quezon. In 2001, it was declared a National Culture Treasure by the National Museum of the Philippines. Built-in the shape of a key, locals often call it “Susi ng Tayabas.”

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Mount Banahaw

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Mount Banahaw is the highest mountain in the Calabarzon region. More than the calming view admired by the tourists and locales, the peak is also a place of worship and religious pilgrimages, and, according to folklores – healing. Perched high above Laguna and Quezon provinces, its importance in religion made it a cultural landmark. 

Villa Escudero Plantations and Resort

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Villa Escudero has made it to local travel magazines and TV shows as one of the country’s oldest resorts. It was once a sugarcane and coconut plantation in Tiaong, Quezon. In 1980s, the owners decided to turn it into a resort. The best thing to experience in the place is a dine-in in the Labasin Waterfalls Restaurant. This is located at the base of Labasin Waterfalls, the property’s highlight. Dining here means dipping your feet into the shallow waters while savoring traditional Filipino cuisine. 

If you want to experience country life, do not drive past Quezon on your way to other places. If you take the time for sightseeing, Quezon Province will surely let you enjoy nature, meet the purest people, and recognize the rich Filipino heritage. 

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