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    • HISTORICAL




      1. Malagunlong Bridge

Tayabas, Quezon
Built during the Spanish colonial period using Spanish and indigenous engineering skills and materials, this bridge is considered the oldest one in town. It was constructed within the general period of 1585 onwards when the construction of the parish church was initiated.


      1. Alitao and Malaoa Bridges

Tayabas, Quezon
The bridges are reckoned to be a century-old but are still passable. It is located 4 kilometers from the town proper of Tayabas.


      1. Kutang San Diego (Spanish Fort)

Town proper of Gumaca, near the pier.
The structure built under the supervision of Franciscans during the latter part of the 18th century. It was constructed as a look-out point of the town against sea pirates.


      1. San Diego de Alcala Fortress

Gumaca, Quezon
Recognized by the National Historical Commission as a national treasure in 1981, this fortress was constructed under the leadership of Franciscan Father Francisco Coste.


      1. Claro M. Recto Shrine

Tiaong, Quezon
The late Sen. Claro M. Recto, a great statesman and staunch nationalist whose career and body of written work on nationhood, governance and politics has inspired many generations.



      1. Iskong Bantay Watchtower

Atimonan town proper, Quezon
It was built by the Spanish authorities as a watchtower to warn the townsfolk of Atimonan of impending pirate attacks.


      1. San Antonio de Alcala Park

Maharlika Highway, Gumaca Quezon
Named after the town‘s patron saint, the park features a promenade area facing Lamon Bay and the neighboring island of Alabat. The park is located at the approach to the town of Gumaca.

    • CULTURAL




    1. Manuel L. Quezon Museum (Giintong Yaman ng Quezon Museum)

Former Provincial Health Building, Provincial Capitol Compound

Lucena City
The museum houses a collection of the memorabilia of the former President Manuel L. Quezon, former Senator Lorenzo Tañada and former Congressman Manuel S. Enverga. A large section of the museum houses the memorabilia of some of the prominent citizens of the province.


    1. Duamagat Settlement

Sitio Malatunglan, General Nakar, Quezon
There are four (4) settlements namely: Dinigman Settlement at Barangay Canaway, Lamutan Settlement at Barangay Lamutan, Tamala Settlement at Barangay San Marcelino and Cynthia Village of Barangay Umiray. These settlements are under the administration and supervision of the Local Government, Office for Southern Cultural Communities (OSCC) of Department of Social Welfare and Development.


    1. Malatunglan Dumagat Settlement

Sitio Malatunglan, General Nakar, Quezon

It is an established Dumagat Settlement under the auspices of the Catholic Church and the local government of General Nakar. There are about 22 families in the area. Trained instructors educate the Dumagat people in a school building nearby.



  • NATURAL




  1. Pagbilao Grande

Tayabas Bay, near the coast of Pagbilao
It is a group of islands located on the Tayabas Bay area where there are white sand beaches and rich fishing grounds. This is also the site of Tulay Buhangin where sand dunes connect the islets of Padre Burgos during low tide.


  1. Tikub Lake

Tiaong, Quezon
About two kilometers in diameter and 75 meters deep, Tikub Lake lies on the crater of an extinct volcano. Thick foliage surrounds the lake.



  1. Puting Buhangin Beach

Pagbilao Grande, Pagbilao, Quezon
Located in the Pagbilao Grande area, this pure white sand beach, with crystal-clear and calm water, is a favorite place in Pagbilao during the summer months. The white sand beach is about 70 meters long and 10 meters wide. A small cave is found at one end of the beach.


  1. Mamala

Barangay Mamala I, Sariaya, Quezon
Mamala is a small barangay, which is located in the heart of Mt. Banahaw. The area enjoys a cool temperature of about 17.2 degrees Celsius. About 400 meters from the end of the concrete road is the “jungle”, as the locals refer to. Within the jungle are lush vegetation and a river, which supplies the irrigation system of the area. Exotic flora, tropical plants and giant ferns, some growing to a height of more than 10 feet abound.


  1. Lamon Bay

Northern part of Quezon

Lamon Bay is a body of water connecting the northern part of Quezon to the Pacific Ocean. It bounds the coastal towns of Atimonan, Gumaca, Plaridel, Lopez and Calauag, and the islands of Alabat. It is a rich fishing ground and the home of various living corals. Most parts of the bay consist of gray sand, some parts are filled with rocks and other living corals. During low tide, the water level is low enough to allow one to walk as far as five hundred meters from the shore. The beaches in the towns of Gumaca and Plaridel are sandy and ideal for swimming. The town of Lopez has the best colonies of corals which are located just about15 minutes by boatride from the shore.


  1. Tayabas Bay

Sariaya, Quezon
The area of Tayabas Bay in Sariaya is well-developed for tourism due to the wide coastline and the presence of several fine beach resorts. There is a stretch of gray sand dotted with resorts that make it an ideal place for families and beach holiday makers.


  1. Mt. Banahaw

Quezon Province
This 7,382 foot majestic but extinct volcano is famous for its mystical attributes, varied flora and fauna and breathtaking views of its environs. Unique religious rites are held every Holy Week by pilgrims who believe that Christ walked on this mountain. There are approximately 66-68 registered religious sects whose members hold rituals during Holy Week. The mountain is also a favorite site of amulet hunters.


  1. Quezon National Park

Western municipalities of Atimonan, Pagbilao and Padre Burgos

Quezon National Park has an area of about 9,830,765 hectares. It has an intricate system of caves, waterfalls, springs, creeks, gorges, and ravines against a quaint backdrop of lush greenery. Local folks say that the park is full of flora and fauna from butterflies to birds and monkeys tugging along their young, while crossing the street. Trees are so tall and huge that the zigzag road is relatively dark. The park is also the site of Pinagbanderahan, a place where the Filipino Revolutionaries planted the Philippine flag in their fight against the Spanish colonizers. It can be reached by walking for about one hour from the road to the top of a ridge.



  1. Kinabuhayan

Barangay Kinabuhayan, Dolores, Quezon
This is the site where members of religious sects of Mt. Banahaw believe Christ spent His Calvary. Thousands of pilgrims, the number of which may reach to 30,000 come to this area to fulfill their vows or be healed of their afflictions. What can be found here are the rocks where Christ was believed to have been tied (Pinaggapusan). His footprints are embedded on a rock, and a cold and damp rock at the entrance of a cave is said to have curing power.


  1. Ina ng Awa

Barangay Sta. Lucia, Dolores, Quezon
Ina ng Awa is near Kinabuhayan, at the foot of Mt. Banahaw, and is also believed to be mystical. The mystical caves are located in this area. Many small caves and rock shelters were given Biblical names and some also serve as altars for the sects. Some, like the Santong Husgado Cave, test the purity of the spirit of those who enter. The ones with clean spirit can easily pass through and the unclean ones are overcome by rocks inside the cave, preventing them from continuing.


  1. Cristalino Falls

Mt. Banahaw, Dolores, Quezon
It is a few meters south of Santos Collegio where crystal clear water can soothe one’s thirst after climbing a few slopes up.


  1. Durungawan

Mt. Banahaw, Dolores, Quezon

Having the strength of going up higher at Mt. Banahaw, one can see for himself the crowning glory of the holy mountain’s peak called “Durungawan” – a window place on the mountain’s top where one can gaze at the valleys, towns, and city surrounding the sacred mountain. It is from there that one can feel the ultimate satisfaction of having gone up the mountain.



  1. Malusak Cave

Barangay Malusak, Atimonan, Quezon
It is probably the longest cave in Atimonan with a clearance of more or less 2 feet in height.


  1. Talabaan Islands

Off the coast of Padre Burgos
The Talabaan Islands are two islands located off the shore of Padre Burgos town. The bigger of the two, Malaking Talabaan, is a favorite jump-off point to the beaches of Padre Burgos and the neighboring town of Pagbilao. The smaller island, Maliit na Talabaan, is a rock formation jutting out of the sea. What makes the island unique is that the rocks seem to have been curiously arranged and piled.


  1. Mag-asawang Bato

Off the coast of Padre Burgos
The Mag-asawang Bato are two pieces of big boulders jutting out of the sea. During low tide, the land where the stones stand are exposed so that people can walk over them.


  1. Pulong Niugan

Barangay Hondagua, Lopez, Quezon
It is the biggest of the three islands near the shore of the municipality of Lopez and the neighboring towns of Calauag and Gumaca. The beach area is gradually sloping and the water is clear. Its best assets are the nearby colonies of corals about 50 meters from the islands.


  1. Tulay Buhangin Island

Padre Burgos, Quezon
The island is one of the favorite areas of vacationers who to go to Padre Burgos. Although one beachfront has been damaged, other parts of the island are still good for swimming.

  1. Pasig Island

Calauag, Quezon

This tourist spot looks very much like an ordinary island nestling in the calm waters of the Pacific. The people who live there (about 25 families) have very dark skin and brown hair. Coconut trees are all over the island. Aside from cogon grass, Bermuda grass also grows in abundance. Part of the perimeter of the island is covered with mangroves. Other parts of the beach are made up of either white sand or rocks. The entrance to the island (distance from the shore is about one kilometer) is good for snorkeling because it has colonies of live corals. During low tide, the corals can be clearly seen from a boat.



  1. Baluti Island

Off the coast of Real
Located about three kilometers from the town port of Real, Baluti island covers an area of about 23 hectares. A wide river separates the island, which is a part of the mainland. Many parts of the island are covered with pine trees, instead of coconut trees. The beach areas are good for swimming. The water is relatively clear and the gray sand is fine. A slight drop-off is located just about 10 meters from the beachfront.


  1. Libjo Beach

Barangay Libjo, Infanta, Quezon
The beach is about two kilometers long, 30 meters wide and has been the favorite picnic area of many locals especially during the summer months. The sand is fine and light gray in color. The drop-off is about 20 meters from the shore.


  1. Pamplona Beach

General Nakar, Quezon
The beach is about three kilometers long and 40 meters wide. Parts of the area have the gray sand, smooth pebbles, and rocks. Rocks with curious formations are also present at one end of the beach. A spring with cold water can be found near these rock formations.


  1. Balabag Falls

Barangay Mapalad, Real, Quezon
Balabag Falls is the biggest of the three falls located in barangay Mapalad in Real. It has about 100 feet of cascading water.



  1. San Francisco Beach

Barangay Sibulan, Polillo, Quezon

The beach is about one kilometer long and 25 meters wide. The color of the sand is light borwn and the ocean floor slopes gradually. The area is a favorite picnic ground of the people of Polillo.



  1. Coccoc Island

Polillo, Quezon
Coccoc is a small island which looks like an umbrella from afar. White sand beaches surround the island. Although quite far from the town proper of Polillo, this particular island is also a favorite picnic area of many locals.


  1. Bakaw-bakaw Island

Burdeos, Quezon
The island is about one hectare in size and filled with mangroves, talisay trees and other shrubs. The beach is gently sloping and it has light brown sand and crushed shells. The deeper portion is dotted with isolated coral beds.


  1. Binombonan Island

Burdeos, Quezon
The island has an area of one hectare and is still uninhabited. It is circular in shape and ringed by fine white sand. The sand level gradually slopes and the water is very clear. The land is densed forested. Not far from the island is a good spot for snorkeling and diving.


  1. Ikulong Island

Burdeos,Quezon
The island is about 15 hectares in size and filled with coconut trees. Like the other islands, it has white sand.


  1. Anilon Island

Burdeos, Quezon
The island is about 15 hectares in area and the white sand beach on one side of the island is about one kilometer long and 25 meters wide. During low tide, one end of the island reveals a long stretch of sand which looks like a sand bridge.



  1. Anilon Cave

Anilon, Burdeos, Quezon

It is a small islet or a large rock, which also looks like a land bridge with a small cave where swimmers can pass through from one end to the other.



  1. Malaking Malaguinoan Island

Burdeos, Quezon
The bigger one of the two Malaguinoan islands, it is about 40 hectares in area. Several white sand beaches are located along its coast.


  1. Puting Bato

Barangay Puting Bato, Burdeos, Quezon
The major attractions of Puting Bato are its cliff walls, which look like limestone cliffs of North Palawan. Aside from the walls, there are small caves. Small isolated beaches, which are good for swimming, can also be found. Rock formations, which look like umbrellas, abound in the area.


  1. Kabalwa Island

Burdeos, Quezon
One of the biggest islands, it is about 40 hectares in area size. Several beaches are also present in the island.


  1. Palasan Island

Burdeos, Quezon
Palasan is the biggest of the many islands of Burdeos. It is about 150 hectares in land area. Like the other island, Palasan also has several beaches.


  1. Anawan Island

Burdeos, Quezon
Although the beaches in Anawan are good, these are very far from the town pier. The distance is about 1.8 nautical miles. Its land area is about 18 hectares.


  1. Sila Beach

Sila, Patnanungan, Quezon

Sila Beach is part of the main island of the town of Patnanungan. The beach is brown and gently sloping. Not far from the beach are colonies of corals. At one part of the beach are queer rock formations, which look very much like speedboats docked in a marina.



  1. Katakian Island

Patnanungan, Quezon
The sand on the beach is brown, and gently sloping. The beach is about 500 meters long and 20 meters wide. A wide area of coral reef is located near the island.


  1. Talisoy Beach

Jomalig, Quezon
The beach is one of the popular areas in the island for tourists. Because of the clear water, the wide area of the beach, and the sudden drop-off, professional swimmers prefer the area.


  1. Maria Cristina Park

Maharlika Highway, Atimonan, Quezon
Maria Cristina Park is a promenade park with an area of 200 square meters, built along the Lamon Bay area in Atimonan.


  1. Perez Park

Capitol Compound, Lucena City, Quezon
Perez Park consists of seven hectares of fully developed and well-maintained area located at the heart of Lucena City, the provincial capital. It features a children’s playground, a beautifully landscaped garden, a man-made cave, and a large area for outdoor dancing.


  1. Pinagbanderahan

Barangay Malinao Ilaya, Atimonan, Quezon
It is a monument at the heart of the Natinoal Forest Park built in 1938 under the commonwealth government. This is called Pinagbanderahan for its historic role during World War II. It offers a perfect vantage point to view Mt. Banahaw, the islands of Marinduque and Mindoro, as well as the major towns and city of Quezon, like Lucena, Pagbilao and Tayabas.


  1. Santos Collegio

Dolores, Quezon

About 100 meters from Kinabuhayan spring, it is a place where one can bathe from sprinkles of tiny droplets of water from mountain springs, as fresh as dewdrops pouring down from the mountain slides.


  1. Sta. Lucia Falls

Dolores, Quezon
Before going directly to the falls, an adventurous tourist can detour to a winding footpath leading to “Ina ng Awa” a place of religious worship where many members of religious sects pray for guidance from the Virgin Mary. 267 steps going down to Sta. Lucia falls, one can hear the murmur of the cascading water as it quietly settles into a tranquil basin, truly nature at its best.


  1. Lumiliay River Waterfalls

Barangay Caridad, Atimonan, Quezon
It is approximately 114 kms. away from the barangay proper with fresh, clean water.


  1. Magsaysay Waterfalls

Barangay Malinao, Atimonan, Quezon
It has clean and fresh water. It abounds in tall trees and is ideal for picnicking.


  1. Manlalayes Lakes and Gunao Lake

Dolores, Quezon
These lakes are the main sources of fresh fish like “tilapia, hito and dalag”. Visitors can buy fresh fish at reasonable prices.


  1. Patayan Island

Pagbilao Grande, Pagbilao, Quezon

Part of the Pagbilao Grande Islands, this is where the Tulay Buhangin (Sand Bridge) is located. People say that Patayan Island was named from the site where the young men of the town were killed by pirates during the olden times. This is the island to which one end of the Tulay Buhangin is connected. The island has a beach known for its smooth stones.



  1. Pulong Niugan

Barangay Hondagua, Lopez, Quezon
It is the biggest of the three islands near the shore of the municipality of Lopez and the neighboring towns of Calauag and Gumaca. The beach area is gradually sloping. The water is clear. Its best asset is the nearby colonies of corals about 50 meters from the island.


  • MAN-MADE




  1. Zigzag Road (also referred to as Bitukang Manoko or Eme Road)

Quezon National Park
Located in the middle of the Quezon National Park, its curves are so tight and the road so steep that vehicles have to literally inch their way up. Around the roadsides are lush vegetation of the Quezon National Park.


  1. Sirena

Maharlika Highway, Atimonan, Quezon
Located along the main highway, sculpture of Sirena is an interesting sight for the motorists. The Sirena (Mermaid) is a copy of the sculpture of Little Mermaid in Denmark. Like the one in Denmark, it also sits on top of a big boulder. It is located along the beach of Lamon Bay.


  1. Japanese Tunnel

Barangay Matinik, Lopez, Quezon
The tunnel is located right along the tracks before reaching Hondagua.


  1. Lucban Town

Lucban, Quezon

The town of Lucban, celebrates one of the country’s biggest, and most colorful harvest festivals every May 15, along with the towns of Tayabas, Sariaya, Gumaca, Tiaong, and Lucena City, the festivities are the Philippines best known harvest festivals to honor San Isidro Labrador, the patron of farmers. Known as “Pahiyas” , the festival is deeply rooted in the traditional celebration of the townsfolk in thanksgiving for bountiful harvest. Decorations called “Kiping”, leaf-shaped and multi-colored rice paste wafers which are used to decorate the facades of the homes along with the fruits and flowers from nature. The visual and culinary feast has gained national and international renown. The Lucban town center is a permanent facility for merchandising crafts and delicacies including special events that showcases the lifestyle of its environs.



  1. Balagtas Sports Complex

Zone IV – Poblacion, Atimonan, Quezon
It provides adequate space for recreational activities

  1. Hunters ROTC Veterans Park

Barangay Tagbakin, Atimonan, Quezon
It is a park located at the gateway of the Poblacion, built in memory of the brave Atimonan soldiers who fought during the Japanese war.


  1. Leon Guinto Boulevard

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