Category Archives: QUEZON

SNAPSHOT: Tignoan Beach

Located in Real, Quezon, the Tignoan Beach is the lesser known surfing haven that is nearer the city. Contrasted by the rugged coastlines of Quezon Province since it is facing the Pacific Ocean, Tignoan emerges as the smoother side of it, with its fine brown sand and awesome swells almost all year long.
How To Get There:

●  Take a Raymond Bus Line bound for Infanta, Quezon located in Legarda St. Sampaloc, Manila. This will pass through Rizal and Laguna. (Travel time is atleast 4hrs)

● Alternately, there are also commuter vans at Legarda St. near the Raymond Bus Lines bound for Infanta, Quezon. (Travel time is atleast 3hrs)

● Alight at The Pacific Recreational Kamp (The PaRK) located in Brgy. Tignoan which is at the right side of the highway. This is the nearest and cheapest accomodation going to the public beach of Tignoan.

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SNAPSHOT: Balagbag Falls

Located in Brgy. Tignoan, Real, Quezon, this two-tiered waterfall is a favorite destination for locals and non-locals alike owing to its proximity from the main highway. The first layer, accessible through a trail on the left side, is a 25 meter high cascade that ends in a very shallow catch basin. While the second layer is made up of a twin cascade that falls down into a deep natural pool ideal for cliff jumping. 

How To Get There:

●  Take a Raymond Bus Line bound for Infanta, Quezon located in Legarda St. Sampaloc, Manila. This will pass through Rizal and Laguna. (Travel time is atleast 4hrs)

● Alternately, there are also commuter vans at Legarda St. near the Raymond Bus Lines bound for Infanta, Quezon. (Travel time is atleast 3hrs)

● Alight at the town center of Tignoan, Real, Quezon and rent a tricycle for a special trip going to Balagbag Falls. 

● From the highway, you will reach Balagbag Falls after  5-10mins of walking, no guides are necessary. 

● If coming from Edsa Crossing, take the jeeps or commuter vans bound for Tanay, Rizal. Upon arrival at Tanay Market, transfer to another jeep bound for Siniloan and alight at the Famy Junction. From the junction wait for buses bound for Infanta that passes by every hour.
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Harvest Colors – Pahiyas Festival, Lucban, Quezon

Lucban, a town at the foot of the mystical Mt.  Banahaw, thrives on agriculture and celebrates the harvest annually in honor of their patron saint, San Isidro Labrador. Each and every home transforms into a spectacle of colors, houses adorned with kiping lanterns, fruits and vegetables creatively put together, and even moving objects depicting ages old of harvest traditions.
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The annual celebration kicks off at six o’clock in the morning wherein a mass is first held at the Lucban Cathedral, and followed by the blessing of each house.

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It is then followed by different programs across the town, a float parade followed by models with dresses embelished in artfully put together crops.

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Over 800 houses participated in this annual event. People from all over the country flock in here to witness the festivities.

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And one must not miss the town’s specialty: Lucban Longganisa and Pancit Habhab.

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Viva!, San Isidro!.
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Stuff your eyes with wonder, live as if you’d drop dead in ten seconds. See the world. It’s more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories.” – Ray Bradbury

Go, Carve that Niche,

Rex

Raw and Unspoiled – Borawan, Quezon

With its idyllic stretch of fine white sand like that of Boracay’s and towering karsts of limestone formations reminiscent of Palawan’s, the island of Borawan, which is a few hours away from Manila, is unpoiled at it gets.

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Located in Padre Burgos, Quezon, this island is only 15-20 minutes of boatride from the mainland.
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There is no power on the island aside from the generator which is being opened only if sufficient number of visitors come into the island. The whole paradise is yours, away from the hustle and bustle of the city and the stress that it injects into your bloodstreams.
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Commune with nature, and make the best out of it, pitch in your tent, cook the most awesome dinner that you can whip off, and just think of nothing but the best memories that you can take from the island.

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Pack your bags and come with your friends. It’s just you, the sea and the setting sun.

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I know I am not the only one on this ride.

 “For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.” – Robert Louis Stevenson

Go, Carve that Niche,

Rex