Province of Quezon Warnings and Dangers

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Province of Quezon Warnings and Dangers

  • Steep ZigzagRoads at Bitukang Manok

    Known locally as the "Old Zigzag Road", but its most famous dreaded name "The Bitukang Manok" literally in English, 'Chicken's Entrails'. cuts through the steep sections of the Sierra Madre Mountains. It is nearly bordered by deep steep ravines throughout the whole road. And it has many blind corners and hairpin turns. Buses and large trucks are...

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  • Air-con, television & mosquito nets

    While the traditional river units and other apartments at Villa Escudero are worth staying to experience the atmosphere of the place, be warned that most of the units do not have air-con and television. There are ceiling fan to keep you cool but it can be very hot and humid sometimes. To avoid the mosquitoes at night, each bed comes with a big...

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  • Slippery rocks

    While you are having lunch at the Labasin Waterfalls which is an attraction of Vill Escudero, do be careful of the slippery rocks underneath the shallow water. I have seen one Korean tourist falling and injuring herself at lunch time.

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  • Rafting at Labasin River

    Rafting at Labasin River is one of the main activities at Villa Escudero. Do observe the safety precautions while rafting (especially wearing the life jackets) as the raft is rather simple and the river can be deceptionally calm.

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  • Weekend crowds

    During the weekend, especially Sunday, Villa Escudero will be crowded with both locals and tourists so be prepared. The crowd is not necessarily a bad thing because you may get to see many locals in their traditional costumes and there may be some Christian procession which I was very lucky to experience on a Sunday in May 2006 :)

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  • Traffic Jam

    One big problem of going to Villa Escudero from Manila is the traffic jam. Firstly, there is the usual bad traffic jam at Manila itself. There is another traffic jam area as you get out of the expressway into the town of Alaminos heading towards San Pablo and Villa Escudero. There is only single road lane here and many vehicles and heading to San...

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  • Double M

    Between Lucena City and Atimonan is Quezon National Park. It is a sanctuary of birds and extensive forest. However, the place became popular not because of its inhabitants but due to its treacherous road. The road poses a challenge to even experienced drivers as it resembles a chicken's intestines. It is often referred to as "doble eme" (double M)....

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