Beautiful and traditional setting, full of culture and history
long travel time, dangerous Bitukang manok road
very good tourism
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
While in Laguna buy a bottle of St. Ambrose organic wine that is made from cherries coming from the mountains of Barangay Atisan in the district of San Pablo. The indigenous Bignay tree has fruit that resembles cranberries or Acai berries when fully ripened. The trees have grown over the denuded hills and have brought back plants, birds and...more
Very relaxing & nice accomodation and makes you feel closer to nature experience traditional...more
Part two of my swimming in the pool tips using my waterproof olympus toungh 820 camera.like what I've said, there are 2 infinity pools side by side at the middle of the clubhouse of the Pueblo La Por PLaya Resort and the bigger one is up to 9 feet deep at the end. the smaller one that is facing the beach is the kiddie infinity pool where the...more
This will be a tewo part picture with more picture in the pool using my waterproof olympus toungh 820 camera.like what I've said, there are 2 infinity pools side by side at the middle of the clubhouse of the Pueblo La Por PLaya Resort and the bigger one is up to 9 feet deep at the end. the smaller one that is facing the beach is the kiddie infinity...more
the Complex has 2 jacuzzis in the periphery of the 2 huge infinity pools and each jacuzzi can fit up to only 5 people max, hence during the weekends, you must wait for you turn to use it as some swimmers are just time hogs and they spend hours just lounging around at the jacuzzi. the water is warm and the water jets are really refreshing so you...more
The front of a small house sells "Pancit Habhab" (noodles) and you will see lots of people standing around enjoying their "habhab" being eaten (without utensils!) or slurped from a square piece of banana leaf. You can also take home your order on plastic bag.If "habhab" is available you will see a line of tricycles, cars, sometimes even mountain...more
Almost all "pasalubong" shops in "Kalye Budin" sell the small reddish (or not) "Longganisang Lucban", aside from native sweets & delicacies.Cook "longganisa" (sausage) by boiling in little water, pricking the intestine casing with fork, let the water dry and let the sausage cook in its own fat. It is cooked when the pan is almost dry and the aroma...more
About 2 km from the city of Tayabas in the general direction going to the towns of Pagbilao/Mauban is the old Spanish bridge of Malagonlong crossing the Dumaca-a River.A new bridge is constructed upstream. The old bridge is not used anymore and is now overgrown with weeds, shrubs and trees.The age old bridge is a sight to behold.more
If it is in season try 'Kuráy' a small, dark, hairy terrestrial crab found and catched mostly from the island of Cagbalete. Usually cooked in coconut & coconut cream locally called "tininghi".Try fruits found in this place like:'liputi' - (lipote; Syzygium curanii) a wild tree berry in season during summer; if it is sour, shake it with salt in a...more
At the end of San Buenaventura St. (corner Mabini), between Barangays Daungan & Mabato you will find this Public Bath (the sign has long since gone). It is commonly known as "Banio" (bath).The overflow water from the town's water reservoir flows here. Formerly, water continuously flows out of the mouth at the front acting as water outlet - now...more
For photo enthusiasts, Yang-In Sandbar off Cagbalete Island is a MUST visit! Well, any beach lover will truly enjoy a couple of hours exploring this little sand bar that appears at low tide and disappears after the tide turns :) Nature lovers will appreciate the healthy stands of mangroves that surrounds it. Yang-In is a popular destination for...more
From Mauban go to the Pantalan (pier) in Barangay Daungan and ask around for the boat going to Cagbalete. Two public boats (tres paltik) commutes to & from Cagbalete Island - MV Neneng & MV Anthony. Travel time is about 45 min.Mauban-Cagbalete : 10 am & 3:30 pmCagbalete-Mauban : 7:30 am & 1 pmCost : PHP40 OW (child goes free or half fare depending...more
It's now more convenient to travel to Cagbalete from Cubao. JAC Liner has a bus leaving the Kamias Cubao station at around 5 a.m. everyday. I do advice you to get to the bus station at around 4:30 am so you can get choice seats. Given the traffic situation it is prudent to peg travel time at around 4.5 to 5hrs. All their buses are WIFI ready so you...more
Enjoying slow food, the ceramics and the garden all handmade by Ugu Bigyan. Okay... so we forgot to take more food pictures... This, to me, is a testament of how much we enjoyed the food that we experienced at Ugu's place :)Ugu has assistants that prep the ingredients for him but he does all the cooking himself! Reservations for lunch must be made...more
My favorite feature of a trip to Villa Escudero is the cultural show. They put on a show starring the hacienda workers and they do it on weekends so their children can also participate. Shows are held Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays from 2:00-3:00 p.m. at the Coconut Pavillion. When i was there, there was this little girl who earned a...more
When taking the South Luzon Expressway (SLEX):1. Exit at 50A (Lucena Exit)2. Turn left at Sto. Tomas (Batangas) junction3. Head straight south and bypass Alaminos town and San Pablo City4. Slowdown at Quezon province boundary arch. The villa is immediately to the left.more
The Del Monte Land Transport Bus Company (DLTB) is the ressurected version of the old BLTB. They took over the management of the latter after it went under. They have a fleet of buses that ply the Southern Tagalog, Bicol and Samar route. As with JAC Liner, they also have free WI-FI on board. From my experience, the DLTB conductors are very...more
It is very easy to go to and from Sariaya, Quezon. It takes about 3 - 3.5 hours to get there from Metro Manila. There are several bus companies plying the route. All you need to do is get on a bus going to Lucena or Gumaca or Calauag and tell the conductor that you're getting off Sariaya. The fare from Manila to Sariaya is P198.00 (US$4 ++) and...more
The Municipal Agriculturist's Office of Sariaya is keen on developing the organic farming potential in the town so they established an organic famers' market in front of the Municipal Hall. Every Friday, the farmers from all over the town bring their produce to the market. One can buy herbs, black rice, vegetables and food products made from...more
Be careful in geting off the boat and walking to reach rock formations. At Mag-asawang bato rock formations, most flat rocks are either covered with mosses or embedded with sharp shells. Rock climbers are very adventurous. I talked to a tourism council member and heard that rock climbing in Borawan island is not yet approved as safe by the council.more
In going to Padre Burgos, this ordinary bus is the most convenient way to save time. Buses have their own schedules and leave the terminal on time but picks up passengers along the way. In case you have a big bag, just pay an extra seat to avoid cramp space. From the town proper, there are a lot of tricycles to bring you to your destination. From...more
of this sea Urchin.ADMU Biology Major, Jaypee Tan described it as... one of the most hated and feared sea urchins in Philippine waters. Usually black with extremely long spines, pink and creamy white morphs have been seen. The spines are very brittle, hollow, and needle-sharp. Do not touch.more
From the general directions of Manila and Laguna and you are traveling through Candelaria and beyond (to Quezon or to Bicol) fill your gas tanks in Candelaria.There are at least three gasoline stations on your left which sell cheaper fuel (around a peso per liter cheaper than Metro Manila gas stations).(as of Sept 2012)more
The MARILAQUE Highway is the scenic alternative when you want to drive to Infanta and Real. it's just been completed last year.
You can see a copy of this photo here:
... but rest assured that this is MY photo... :)
its really feel great when you are building a sand castle together with your friends or relative of course..I remember when I and my cousin hazel doing that things...she act like a witch and me?ofcourse the " Queen of the Castle " hehehe
This Carinderia seems simple but ..the foods u can taste inside is really good speacial their bulalo...it is well cook....uver sa sarap...walang tatalo!...and also their singang...made with fresh fish...that also a product of their home town gumaca...and another thing that make me feel good.... is..it face with the gumaca coast...that they called..as lamon bay...
Favorite Dish: Bulalo,Sinigang
How to get there from Metro Manila:
Driving time is about 2 hours (90 km)
Take the South Luzon Express Way (SLEX)
Exit at 50 A (Lucena exit)
Turn left at Sto. Tomas junction
Head straight South. By pass the towns of Alaminos and San Pablo
Slow down upon seeing the Quezon Province Boundary Arch. The Villa Escudero entrance is immediately to the left.
Follow the instructions of the gate officer when turning into the Resort.
Bus Lines: Several Bus Lines serve the route and will let you disembark and pick you up directly at the entrance (e.g. Tritran, JAC Liner, Philtranco, South Star).
Where to take the bus:
Take an MetroRailTransit (MRT, popular name http://www.urbanrail.net/as/mani/manila.htm) Line 3 and get off at BUENDIA station.
From the station, head for your next landmark: NIRVANA.
From there, ask for Tritran or JAC Liner. Take the bus with the signboard: LUCENA or San Pablo. Once in the bus, tell the ticket guy to drop you off at VILLA ESCUDERO. There ya go. Don't you wish your GPS will work in the Philippines?