The province of Quezon lies on a narrow strip of land between the Bicol Peninsula and the rest of the Luzon province. It is home to the mystical Mt. Banahaw, which itself is home to a number of religious sects. Historic buildings, from private ancestral homes to restored colonial churches, dot its towns. Lucban's famous pansit habhab and Lucban longganisa are also famous with foodies, and the town's popular Pahiyas festival is regularly flocked with celebrating residents and visitors.
- In 1591, parts of the present Quezon that belonged to the provinces of Laguna, Batangas, and Nueva Ecija were consolidated and recognized as the Tayabas Province.
- In September 7, 1946, the province's name was changed to "Quezon", in observance of RA No. 14, which honors Manuel L. Quezon, who hailed from Baler.
- Quezon offers of a variety of natural attractions, including gray, white, and brown sand beaches, mountains, waterfalls, and caves.
- A lot of tourists visit Mt. Banahaw during Holy Week for its supposed miraculous and healing powers.
- For foodies, Quezon is known to be the home of authentic pansit habhab and Lucban longganisa.
- Quezon is also a popular destination during May, as it hosts the lively colorful celebration of the Pahiyas Festival with "kiping" (rice wafer) ornaments lining each and every street.
Getting There and Away
- Local bus lines BLTB (Batangas-Laguna-Tayabas-Bus Co.), Tritran, JAM, JAC Liner, Philtranco, and Superlines offer regular trips to Quezon. It takes around 3 to 4 hours to reach Quezon's capital, Lucena.