Lucban Travel Guide

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Lucban Things to Do

  • Pahiyas Festival

    Pahiyas Festival is an event we celebrated here in Lucban way back before the Spaniards came. As far as my grandfather remembered, he said at that time they will brought their harvests vegetables, fruits and rice to the Church to be blessed by the Priest and in honor of San Isidro Labrador. But when number of people started to increase in Lucban,...

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  • Walk around the decorated houses

    Pahiyas is one of the most colorful festivals in the Philippines. It is where locals of Lucban celebrate the feast day of San Isidro, the patron saint of farmers. Every 15th of May, residents decorate their houses with fresh fruits, vegetables, grains and KIPING--a colored paper like material made from rice.The best way to do this is during the...

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  • Have a taste of Pancit HabHab

    Lucban is famous for it's Pancit Habhab. It is a noodle dish sold in the street during Pahiyas Festival. What is unique about this dish is, it is placed in a banana leaf and you have to eat it without any spoon and fork. So you have to eat it "Habhab" style...thus the name.

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  • Photography Galore!

    The rainbow-colored "kipings" adorning the houses would give the photo-entusiasts' finger a-clicking at a fast rate. Bring enough memory capacity of your digicam plus a full-charged battery. The color explosion is awesome as you view the shots later in the computer.

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  • Kamay ni Hesus Church

    It is a few kilometers away from the town center of Lucban. It is where you can find the giant grotto of Jesus situated on the top of a hill. The life and suffering of Jesus is also depicted here by life size statues. So if you are strong enough to climb 300 steps , and wants to enjoy the nice view of Lucban try this one.Pilgrims usually travel to...

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  • Church in Kamayan ni Jesus Complex

    when you're a roman catholic and visiting a new church, tradition is that you pray the rosary in it.

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Lucban Restaurants

  • Local food on an old house ambiance!

    Restaurant has old house ambiance, serving local Filipino dishes.Foods are on the counter fastfood style which negates the place's ambiance.You can feel you are in an old house.

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  • More than just noodles

    Local favorites are noodles, especially Pancit Lucban (Habhab).They also serve other delicacies/viands like "sinantolan". Pancit Habhab or Pancit Lucban

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  • My Favorite Pansit Lucban !!!

    I am a Lucbanin (native of this town since birth) and i do recommend this bar and restaurant to all the tourist that will visit Lucban soon. The foods they served are always delicious and fresh specially THEIR FAMOUS PANSIT LUCBAN!!! Based on my own personal experience at C Bar, the MUST TRY here is their Pansit Lucban. Honestly I am not a fan of...

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  • Pancit Lucban Wow

    I love Pancit Lucban, for just P110, its already good for 3 to 4 person. It also has branches in SM Lucena, and Market Market in Taguig. Pancit Lucban

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  • another famous Restaurant and Delicacies...

    serving assorted local, native lucban delicacies and also sells native treats like the longganisang lucban, the pansit habhab, the chami, lambanog and a lot more assorted

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  • the original Lucban pasalubong and resto

    they pioneered the standardization of assorted lucban goodies to be showcased as pasalubong (gifts) and for eating. their famous assorted breads and sweets

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Lucban Nightlife

  • Cool Bar!!!

    One time me & my friends from Manila visits Lucban, and all of them was for their first time. We used to go to different bars in Manila, and that their first night at Lucban I brought them to C Bar. The most descent bar in Lucban that I will do recommend for tourist especially foreigners. The type of this Bar is above average compared to other Bars...

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  • night time walking

    You'll enjoy walking around the streets of Lucban specially during the eve of pahiyas since everybody is busy decorating their houses for the upcomming celebration. Its a jeans, tshirt and face towel or hanky

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Lucban Transportation

  • JAC LIner Bus

    You can take this Bus going to Lucena City at LRT Buendia corner Taft Avenue. It is more comfortable and the terminal organize.Then from Lucena Grand Central Terminal or SM City Lucena you can take a passenger jeep or Van to Lucban.

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  • Private Vehicle

    We always go to Lucban by car; that way, we have more control of our time and route. The first time we went there, we went via Tiaong and Tayabas since we visited other places, but in our succeeding visits, we took the Pagsanjan-Majayjay route. This is a more scenic and less traffic option. We drove thru the SLEX, exited in Calamba, then headed to...

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  • Long Jeepney

    From Sta. Cruz (Pagsawitan Terminal) or Lucena (Grand Central Terminal), you have to take a jeepney bound for Lucban. From Sta. Cruz, travel time is 2-3 hours, and from Lucena, travel time is 3-4 hours, depending on the prevailing weather and road condition at the time of your travel.

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Lucban Shopping

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  • Pansit Hab-Hab

    Old Center Panciteria is a restaurant where they make their own pansit habhab.You can order food and eat at the restaurant. Buy your dried Pansit Habhab and bring to your home.Dried Pansit Habhab last longer than the fresh and it can be stored in your pantry until you cook it.Watch how they make fresh Pansit Habhab at the store/restaurant. ~ PHP...

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  • Quality Lucban Pasalubong !!!

    Yes! Quality pasalubong (gift) from Lucban like Broas, Apas, Otap, Miki Lucban noodles and many more. If you are a tourist I must recommend to buy their famous Broas or Ladyfinger. I like their broas for it's quality and i must say that the best in Lucban!!! What so special for their broas is that it has the combination of crunchiness and...

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  • Lots of Shops selling Items

    everywhere int town has an assortment of shops since this is a tourist town. assorted sweets and goodies. very cheap

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Lucban Local Customs

  • Lambanog

    the philippine version of moonshine or more accurately, the philippine vodka! made from fermented coconut fruits.

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  • Kiping

    wafered rice crispies similar to the vietnamese rice paper but a lot thicker and is edible, it is grilled on a griller for about 2 minutes to make it soft for eating and is also used as a garland or decorations all around the town.

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  • Helping Each Other/ "Bayanihan" To Carry...

    Like in other provinces of the Philippines, the Filipino custom/tradition of "Bayanihan" is still alive in Lucban. Depending on the context it is being used, "Bayanihan" could mean cooperating with the community, or helping each other carry the load. One of the floats in the Pahiyas Parade depicted this Filipino custom. They chose to have it as...

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Lucban Warnings and Dangers

  • Cutting Trip of Tricycle Drivers

    We hailed a tricycle to go back to the highway near Southern Luzon Polytechnic University (SLPU)where we parked our car. I instinctively asked the driver if he could bring us exactly where we wanted to go. He said he'll probably just drop us off at the bridge if there was still heavy traffic due to the parade. I said the parade was over, and that...

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  • Take It Easy Going Up to Statue of Jesus

    People especially local tourists started to flock to this pilgrimage and make their way to climb the 292 steps. Yes, you can do this, but a piece of advice. Take it easy going up the steps especially during the hot or warm season. Take your time and bring drinking water. During my latest visit, I have witnessed a couple of visitors who faint due to...

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  • Traffic

    Although Lucban is quaint rural community, the same does not hold true during the Pahiyas Festival when the town's population swells to who-knows-how-many thousands more.Coupled with Lucban's narrow roads and the simultaneous fiestas in four other nearby towns, you get a perfect recipe for getting stuck on the road for hours and hours.Tips:1) If...

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Lucban What to Pack

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    by cyndymc Written May 15, 2009

    Luggage and bags: Small backpack or beltbag will prove to be more convenient for you, especially when you have to carry a camera.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: T-shirts or blouses made of light, breathable fabrics like cotton; capri pants or "tokong" (just above or just below the knee shorts); comfortable rubber shoes (don't use flipflops or sandals unless it's okay for you to be stepped on by the crowd); folding umbrella & hat

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Hand sanitizer or small alcohol bottle; wet wipes; tissue paper or paper towel; your maintenance medicines; basic first-aid (anti-diarrhea/anti-hyperacidity, paracetamol, band-aid)

    Photo Equipment: Digicam/ videocam; monopod; extra batteries & memory cards

    Miscellaneous: Small bottle of mineral water to fit your backpack; big ziploc bag to fit in Lucban longanisa and to shut its strong smell.

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Lucban Off The Beaten Path

  • Palaisdaan Restaurant in nearby Tayabas

    located just 8 kilometers away from lucban, it is a famous rest stop and dining place of local and foreign tourists that go on a trip to lucban to savor it's local ambiance and the seafood delites while sitting at nipa huts suspended in bamboo stilts along the man made aquariums that houses saint peter fish (tilapia), big head carp (dory), Cat fish...

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  • Kamayan Sa Palaisdaan

    Some missed this place just check on the sign. It is located at Sitio Lanzonesan, Brgy. Dapdap, along the Tayabas-Lucban provincial road of Tayabas, Quezon. It is an ideal restaurant for seafood lovers after the festival. It's like a floating restaurant with St. Peter's fish living on the waters. Everything is made of Natural materials especially...

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  • by marpiacasino Written Jul 13, 2009

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    Favorite thing: 1st option:
    you can take a bus going to Sta. Cruz Laguna. Inform the conductor na baba ka ng Pagsawitan terminal then me mga jeeps doon going to Lucban. This route is much faster at medyo maganda ang biyahe dahil halos lahat ng madadaanan mo from right after Sta. Cruz is Pagsanjan, Cavinti, Luisiana e medyo buludundukin at malamig ang simoy ng hangin as you travel sa jeep. I normally use this route kahit me dala ako car or commute kc mas mabilis ang biyahe as there's not much traffic to deal with. By the way, jeep from pagsawitan to Lucban is only until 7pm. Pero pag pahiyas time 24 hours ang biyahe.

    2nd option:
    you can also take a bus going to Lucena. Baba ka ng grand terminal then you can take jeep going to Lucban.

    Fondest memory: It's different spring resorts where you can swim. While swimming you can put your drinks in the water and within few minutes malamig na siya as if galing sa ref so you don't need an ice to cool your drinks. Unless you like that the icy drinks then you should bring ice.

    Also, the people who are fun loving. Konting katuwaan me inuman na hehehe.......

    And the famous "Kamay ni Hesus" where a healing mass is held every Mondays and Saturdays by Father Faller.

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Kamay ni Jesus Complex
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Iconic Lucban Longganisa
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Try pancit habhab, Lucban langgonisa and Buri hats
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Pahiyas Festival
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Lucban Church
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BLTB or Another Bus
Transportation
Leave Your Car; Ride The Tricycle
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Photo Shoot
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Watch The Pahiyas Float Parade
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Lucbanins Still Make, Sell & Use "Bayongs"
Local Customs
"Namimiyesta"
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Visit the "Municipio"
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Partake of the Free "Pancit Habhab"
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Make Plaza Rizal Your Meeting Place
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Dare To Walk The Narrow Streets; It's Safe
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Festival "Higantes" (Giant Papier Mache)
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Join the fun in Pahiyas Eve Contests
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"Pasalubongs"
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Sidewalk Delights
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Lucban's Best
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See Lucbanins In Action On Pahiyas Eve
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Pancit Habhab Experience
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Making Kiping & Pahiyas Is A Family Tradition
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Visit the Parish Church of St. Louis Bishop
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Lucban Longanisa
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Visita Iglesia & Via Crucis at Kamay ni Hesus
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Pahiyas Festival
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yummy lucban delights
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Streets of Lucban
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Enjoy the View from the Top
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don't forget to bring home lucban longganisa
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pancit habhab with bonete
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Kamay Ni Jesus
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Lucban Souvenirs, Anyone?
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Lucbanin - Local People of Lucban
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Pride of Lucban - Pasalubong (Food Gifts)
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Old Lucban Church Interior
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The Old Church of Lucban
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Tower of Lucban Church
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