Province of Quezon Things to Do

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Province of Quezon Things to Do

  • Carabao Cart Ride

    One of the interesting thing about Villa Escudero is the traditional Carabao (water buffalo) cart ride which will take you from the entrance to the main areas of the compound and the other way when you are leaving the place. These carts move slowly for you to enjoy the surrounding sceneries. The carabao cart rides are included in the entrance fees...

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  • Entrance of Villa Escudero

    Villa Escudero lies near the border between Quezon province and Batangas province (I think). Once you cross the arch welcoming you to Quezon province by road, a left turn leads you pass many coconut trees and finally to the impressive entrance. There is a huge traditional hall which acts as the registration place and the souvenir shop is located...

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  • House of Escudero

    Next to the Escudero Museum is the impressive House of Escudero where the family stays. In fact, Villa Escudero is a working coconut plantation founded in 1872. In 1980, the Escudero family opened the plantation to the general public. Since then Villa Escudero has developed a worldwide reputation as a focal point to experience Philippine culture...

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  • Coconut Pavillion

    Coconut Pavillion is a huge traditional building on the banks of the Labasin River where the Philippine cultural show will be held. It is also a place for dinner if you are staying overnight. Light music will be played while you have a buffet dinner. There is a bar counter at the Coconut Pavillion if you want to order some drinks and alcohol....

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  • Be healed walking up the hill50 ft...

    One of the most popular tourist attractions in Lucban Quezon. You can be healed here of your sickness as you pray & walk the 292 steps up the hill of the 50ft statue of Jesus Christ - —the third biggest in the world than can be seen miles away. There are life size colorful statues of the 14 stations of the Cross up the picturesque Via Dolorosa...

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  • See the biggest 15thCentury Cathedral in...

    Explore the beauty of the Spanish architecture circa 15th century. - Cathedral of San Diego de Alcala was first establish in 1582, on its present site. It was transferred to Silangan in the island of Alabat in 1638. But was was burned by the Dutch forces in 1665; reconstructed and beautified in 1846. It is known as the biggest and oldest Catholic...

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  • Relive wartime Spanish fortress

    Kutang San Diego (Spanish fort). is the only remaining structure built under the supervision of Franciscans during the latter part of the 18th century. It was erected to help guard the town against sea pirates.You can take picture here of the Lamon bay atop the old cannons.Although it offers one of the best views of the seas, it has stinking smell...

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  • Villa Escudero - Rafting at Labasin...

    There are several rafts at the entrance of Labasin River. Although good for 2 people only, and you have to wear a life jacket. There is a warning by the entrance that says that the river is 30feet deep and that swimming is not allowed.

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  • Villa Escudero - Swimming Pools

    There are 4 pools at Villa Escudero. 1 pool is 5 feet deep - this is where they have the jacuzzi; another is 4 feet deep - where the 2 slides are; 2 children's pool. Most visitors (especially day trip guests) hang out here while waiting (either for lunch or te weekend cultural show). We opted to swim at night - the water was warm and not cold, plus...

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  • Villa Escudero - Soaking at the Jacuzzi

    The resort has a small jacuzzi - probably good for 5-6 people sitting comfortably. We first tried to soak at night (avoiding the sun) but the water temperature was unbearably hot! Is probably around 38-40 degrees. If you can take th heat, it counteracts the cool winds at night. Since we weren't able to soak during the night, we decided to return...

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  • Villa Escudero - Splashing at Labasin...

    Labasin Falls is the man-made water fall at the resort. This is where guests take their lunch. Most of the souveneir pictures are taken here. Be prepared to get wet while eating, make sure you wear slip-proof and water proof shoes as the floor gets very slippery. There is a warning that they scrub the floor daily, but algae (lumot) is a nature's...

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  • Villa Escudero - Carabao Ride

    To get from the main entrance to the reception area for overnight guests, you have to rid their carabao carts. They named their carabaos after some very nice adjectives like Maganda (Pretty), Pogi (Handsome), Sexy, Sandara (a local korean sensation), Madonna (after who else). If you are a bit wary of sitting too close to the animal, don't sit...

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  • Villa Escudero - Museum Tour

    We arrived early for the 11am check in so the resort staff suggested we go take the museum tours. The museum is being maintained by the Escudero Family.You can see all the antique saints at the ground floor, together with life sized statues of Jesus - most of which depicting his death - they bring this out during the Good Friday procession at San...

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  • Philippine Cultural Experience Show

    The Philippine Cultural Experience Show is one of the most impressive traditional cultural and dance show that I have seen throughout my years of travelling. The shows are held Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays from 2:00-3:00 p.m. at the Coconut Pavillion. The show consists of many exciting and energetic dance items that traces the...

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  • National Anthem and Flag

    If you are interested in the national anthem and flag of the Philippines, there is a tall flagpole near to the museum and House of Escudero with the Philippines flag. At the foot of the flagpole is the national anthem of the Philippines.

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  • Swimming Pools

    There are a few swimming pools at the resort area of Villa Escudero which are specially built for children to enjoy. Bathing and changing facilities are conveniently located just next to the pools. For full enjoyment of the pools, it is better for your family to stay overnight at Villa Escudero as the apartments and river houses are just next to...

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  • Hydroelectric Power Plant

    The Arsenio Escudero Hydroelectric Power Plant is located just next to the dam of the Labasin River which creates the Labasin Waterfall. This power plant generates good and clean electricity using the force of the river.

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  • Tank, plane and other monuments

    There is a big field in front of the museum and House of Escudero which houses several interesting monuments, including a tank and world war 2 plane. There is also a flag of the Philippines here with the national anthem of the country at the foot of the flagpole.

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  • Labasin Waterfalls (Part 1)

    The artifical Labasin Waterfalls is created by damming the Labasin River which flows through Villa Escudero. Underneath this waterfall is the place where lunch is served (see tip at Restaurant section). You will also see many people playing and soaking themselves in the waterfall, especially children :)

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  • Labasin River

    Next to Villa Escudero is the tranquil Labasin River which is ideal for rafting. This river is very scenic especially with the traditional river houses along its bank and volcanos on the background. Best place to view is at the Coconut Pavillion and best time is sunrise and early morning (more photographs are at the travelogue section of this VT...

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  • Escudero Family Museum

    The Escudero Family Museum is located at a very impressive church next to the Escudero Family House. Continuous guided tours aof the museum re conducted daily from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. The very huge and impressive collection in the museum is made up of Christian religious artifacts, silver alters, carrozas, Spanish galleon trade items, ceramics...

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  • Coconut trees

    As Villa Escudero is a working coconut plantation, you will see many tall coconut trees all over the place, especially when you enter the Villa from the main road. These coconut trees look very beautiful amidst the beautiful blue sky. As expected, you can try the coconut drink when you are at Villa Escudero. During the culture show, there is also a...

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  • Healing Grotto

    Sometime last year, a priest from Lucban was reported to have healing powers. As such, people from different parts of the country flock to this town to seek cure for their ailments.Early this year, a church and calvary hill were constructed. The church is located at the foot of the hill where healing masses are conducted. On the slope of the hill,...

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  • Lucban Church

    Lucban is famous for its Pahiyas Festival celebrated every 15th of May. This annual festival is done in honor of San Isidro Labrador as a thanksgiving for a bountiful harvest. However, our trip was a week early so we did not get to see the colorful and gaily decorated houses. We decided to visit the town's church which is being prepared for the...

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  • Parade of Town Beauties

    Watch the parade of giant paper mache and the town beauties. The parade also showcases the ingenious use of local materials to create traditional Filipino costumes.

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