Good and delicious food during the Festival
Only One Nice Hotel w/ Few Rooms in Poblacion; Narrow Streets
A must Filipino festival to attend every May
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,...more
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...more
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.more
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...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
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.more
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...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
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.
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...more
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...more
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.
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.