Quezon Travel Guide

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  • PHOTO OF TAGBANUA FEMALE

    Just as you enter the National Museum there are several old photos on the wall, the best being this old photograph of a Tagabnua woman with her necklaces made from coloured beads.

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  • ISLAND HOPPING

    If you wish to go island hopping just pop along to Villa Esparanza where they can arrange an island hopping tour of three islands for a total of 1,000 pesos. The boat can accommodate 4 people. The boatman will be able to arrange for you to buy some fresh fish to grill on the beach.Don't forget to bring lots of water with you.Villa Esparanza is on...

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  • DID TABON MAN HAVE AN IDEAL PLACE TO...

    When climbing the steps and exploring the Tabon Cave network you will have a beautiful view of some nearby islands and my first thoughts were that Tabon Man had a wonderful place to live, as he sat in his cave and had a wonderful view over the ocean, great for hunting and fishing, but actually i was wrong as back in his time the sea was 35...

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  • LIPUUN POINT RESERVATION

    Lipuun Point Reservation was made part of the National Museum back in 1972 to protect the area where the 215 caves Tabon Cave Complex are located. The caves were used for burial sites and were also inhabited up to 50,000 years ago. Many important archaeological discoveries have been found here.

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  • ATTEND THE FLAG RAISING CEREMONY

    The Municipal Hall is just behind the long distance bus terminal as you enter the town. There is rather a nice enclosed area where the flag raising ceremony is held each morning at 8 am. The staff at the hall will stand at attention while the flag is raised while the National Anthem is played.

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  • ALL TYPES OF RELIGION

    I was amazed that this small town had so many different places of worship, as there is practically a church on each street. Th nicest buildings were those of Iglesia ni Christo and the Latter Day Saints.Just walk around and you will come across many of them.

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  • WALK AROUND THE FISHERMEN'S VILLAGE

    Down by the shore the fishermen have their boats anchored or pulled up on the beach. The fishermen's village stretches a kilometer or more along the shore and most of the wooden houses are built on stilts and stretch five deep out into the sea. Sanitation is lacking and the sea is particularly dirty in this area, but the people were quite friendly.

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  • WHEN THE TIDE IS OUT

    The sea by Quezon is very shallow so when the tide is out you can walk out over 500 meters. A favorite pastime of the locals is to search the rocks for small shells and crabs which they will cook and eat for their family meal, or even sell them in the market. I am afraid you cannot make out the people in the photograph as they are so far away but...

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  • WANDER AROUND THE MARKET

    The market is situated in the center of town and has a dry goods section, a fresh meat and fish section, vegetable and fruit section as well as some clothes stalls and other necessary products for sale. Should you wish to see the meat/fish section it is best to go between 7 and 10 am or after 4 pm as the fresh meat vendors are usually closed in the...

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  • FISHING BOATS

    Wander down to the sea or pier and observe the fishing boats that may go out to see for days or even weeks at a time, loaded with plenty ice of course. The fishing boats have a wooden hull and attached to this is large lengths of bamboo which support the bamboo outriggers, all tied together with thick nylon. Some boats will have around 10 bamboo...

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  • SEE THE FISHING BOATS OFFLOAD THEIR...

    If you have some time to spare wander down to the pier and see what fish have been caught by the local fishermen. Many of the fishing boats will arrive during the morning and the families of the fishermen will rush down and see the catch. The dealers at the market will also be there to purchase fish for their stall. Some of the fish are loaded on...

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  • THE PHILIPPINE COASTGUARD

    The Philippine Coast guard have their office by the pier and are responsible for safeguarding the marine environment, enforcing the maritime laws, helping distressed vessels and overseeing safety at sea. When we visited there only seemed to be one coastguard on duty.

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  • WRITE YOUR NAME IN TAGBANUA

    At the Quezon Museum there is a display of the Tagbanua alphabet and the letters that they correspond to so you can try writing your name in this native language. The alphabet consists of 49 letters but unfortunately i could not write my name as there did nit seem to be an equivalent to our "V".The language is thought to have come from the Kawi...

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  • QUEZON NATIONAL MUSEUM

    The museum is open 8 am to 5 pm everyday of the year including Xmas day, and has a small exhibition of implements used by the Tagbanua . Included is the replica of the Manunggul Jar that was found in the Tabon Cave Complex. Entrance fee of 20 pesos also includes the permit for visiting the Tabon Cave.

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  • MANUNGGUL CAVE and the MANUNGGUL JAR

    Manunggul Cave is the 5th cave that you will see on the Tabon Cave tour and perhaps one of the most important ones as the magnificent Manunggul Jar was found here. The jar is almost 3,000 years old and on the top there are two human figures that depict the souls making their voyage to the afterlife. The original jar is on display in the National...

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  • IGANG CAVE---STALACTITES

    Igang Cave will be the fourth cave that you will come to on the tour of the Tabon Cave Complex, and is one of the longest. This cave has many stalactites and stalagmites due to the water dripping from the limestone ceiling.

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  • DIWATA CAVE-----BONES IN POTS

    Diwata Cave is one of the smallest caves in the complex and many pots that contained bones have been found here as the cave was used as a burial site between 1500 BC and 500 AD. This will be the third cave that you will come to on the Tabon Cave tour.

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  • THE TABON BIRD

    The Tabon Bird (Tabon Scrubfowl) still inhabits some of the caves and gave its name to Tabon Man and of course the cave complex itself. The bird is ground dwelling and will scratch out its nest among the guano that has been deposited there throughout the centuries. The male and female and the youngsters will all live in the same nest.

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Quezon Restaurants

  • GOOD FOOD, ECONOMIC PRICE

    As the name suggests there is a good view of Lipuun Point where Tabon Caves are located, and the building itself is quite nice with neat little tables inside. There is a selection of local food in pots that has already been cooked but you can order from the menu too. We popped in here before departing for our trip north, had a couple of drinks and...

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  • FILLING BUT NOT THE REAL THING

    You will find Lev's Pizza by the market as you enter the one way street. Lev is still a young fellow and his business is doing well as it is affordable for the locals. Pizzas cost around 150 pesos but there is no mozzerella cheese, just the local processed cheese. The crust is thick but the various toppings are tasty and filling. They also serve...

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  • EXCELLENT FOOD, ECONOMIC PRICE

    Villa Esparanza has a small restaurant which serves excellent food at very reasonable prices. Just take the road northwards when you reach Quezon and you will come to Villa Esparanza around 400 m on the right. The small restaurant is by the sea and has around 6 tables. Although it is a small resort anyone can drop by for a meal. I would advise you...

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Quezon Transportation

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    By the market you will find the tricycle lined up to take passengers to their destination, but long distance buses and shuttle vans have a terminal just as you enter the town. Most of the long distance vehicles cross the island to Aboabo on the main road on the east side then make the 145 km trip on the good highway to Puerto Princesa. Should you want to travel south to Brooke's Point or Rio Tuba you must get off at the Aboabo junction and wait for a vehicle traveling south.

    Trike stand by the market Long distance terminal as you enter the town

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  • ECONOMIC SOUVENIRS

    Next to the museum is a small store that sells souvenirs, probably a little cheaper than those at the museum. The owner is Luz who happened to be the wife of our guide to Tabon Caves, and i suspect that Mario sends most of his tourists there. Luz turned out to be a friendly person and we were able to bargain with her and my wife came away with four...

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  • BUYING SOUVENIRS

    Local Tagbanua people carve wooden souvenirs and leave them at the museum for tourists to buy. Each item is priced and you just leave the money with the security guard. Among the items for sale are boats, frogs, Tau't Batu and Tagbanua idols, wooden masks and various other items. This is just basically for a souvenir and is not carved from good...

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  • GET YOUR FOOD SUPPLIES

    Emertons seem to be the only supermarket in town and it is quite well stocked so if you are taking a boat to one of the nearby islands or Tabon Cave you can stock up on drinks and snacks here. It is in the center of town opposite the market.

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Quezon Local Customs

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    by davidjo Written Feb 24, 2014

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    The Karabaw or water buffalo is still a common site in the countryside around the farming communities of Quezon and are used for transport, ploughing and carting materials. This one was pulling a cart while the owner loaded the cart with coconuts.

    NOTE---I knew a family that sold this hard working beast and bought a cell phone for 17,000 pesos. How stupid can some people be!!!

    water buffalo snacks while on duty

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Quezon Warnings and Dangers

  • STEEP STEPS and DIFFICULT CLIMB

    Be warned that the steps at Tabon Cave Complex can be steep as you climb 150 meters from the first cave entrance to the highest point on the tour. When you pass through the main cave entrance it is dark so be careful not to stumble, even though there is a guide rope to hang on to. When my wife first visited the cave in 1979 there were no steps and...

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  • ARRIVING AT LIPUUN POINT

    Unfortunately at the museum we were never given any information regarding the arrival at the point. If the tide is high there is a small pier where the bangka will drop you off, and it is a 30 second walk to the cave entrance. We arrived at low tide and we were wearing expensive trainers, but the bangka (outrigger boat) anchored 30 or 40 meters...

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Quezon Sports & Outdoors

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    by davidjo Written Feb 23, 2014

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    The Municipal Gymnasium is near the Municipal Hall so feel free to go there and do a few push ups in the morning. Many locals will get up at the crack of dawn and do their exercises such as jogging , aerobics etc. The building is made entirely of wood so let us hope it never catches fire!!!

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