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Quezon Province

Quezon Province is like Batangas Province in that is actually has open water on either side of it – The Philippine Sea to the east and Tayabas Bay to the west, which opens out into the Sulu Sea. This means there is plenty of beaches to choose from. The province was named after Manuel L. Quezon, the second President of the Philippines.

Padre Burgos is a municipality in Quezon province that plays host to three absolutely epic places – Borawan Island, Puting Buhangin (Kuwebang Lampas) and Dampalitan Island. These are must visit places that you can even do via a day trip from Manila with a very early start, although it is advisable to stay overnight if you have the chance.

If you are looking for some hiking adventures, you can tackle Mt. Banahaw. This is classified as an active volcano and last erupted way back in 1909. If you are heading to southern Luzon through Quezon province, you will see this giant mountain protruding from the landscape standing at 2,170 metres above sea level. This also makes it the tallest mountain in the Calabarzon region of southern Luzon. Mt. Banahaw has three peaks and is considered a sacred site by the locals and as such, is referred to as “Holy Mountain”.

Then you have the beautiful islands of Jomalig and Cagbalete which are still very undeveloped offering raw natural beauty. So just like the other provinces in the Calabarzon region, there is plenty to see and do in this massive province.