Located in Southern Luzon, the province of Quezon is named after Manuel Quezon, the second president of the Philippines. It is just a few hours’ drive away from Manila, making this one of the attractive options for people who want to make a quick escape from the city’s fast-paced lifestyle. It is perhaps best known for its colorful Pahiyas Festival, a week-long activity that starts on May 15. The idyllic province also features a number of fantastic beaches, great food, and relaxing countryside views, making this a great destination for those looking for a place where they can take a breather. Check out this list of the top staycation spots in Quezon, the Philippines.
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For many people, there’s nothing more relaxing than spending time by the sea. If you’re one of them, check out Nanay Santa’s Garden Beach Resort. This beachfront property is perfect for those who love to do their own cooking, as it features a shared kitchen and a grill. Of course, there’s a picnic area where you can enjoy your prepared meals. There’s an on-site bar if you want something strong to wash down your food. As a caveat, the resort does not have the Internet, but that can be a good thing if you want to stay here to collect your thoughts and take a breather.
Located close to the highway in Lucena, the capital of Quezon, Hotel Rosita comes with all the amenities that you need for a comfortable place to stay. There’s also an in-house restaurant if you don’t want to venture far to get a bite to eat. There’s even an ATM machine if you need to get some cash. The hotel also welcomes guests to rest and relax in their garden and terrace. Rates are already inclusive of breakfast.
Located right by the bay, this accommodation is great for those who want to spend time in an idyllic location away from the fast-paced city. Guests can witness fisherfolk catching fish by the bay and enjoy the sounds of chirping of the birds in the aviary. There’s also a playground, which is great for those traveling with children. While the rooms are furnished simply, they come with everything that you may need during your stay there. Breakfast is already included in the rates, which is delivered to each room by zipline.
If you want to squeeze in a bit of sightseeing while you’re on your staycation, consider staying at this accommodation. This property is located at the heart of Lucena, making it easy for you to access the attractions in Quezon’s capital. There’s a pantry where guests can have or reheat their food and get water. There’s a convenience hotel right below the hotel where you can get items if you missed out on bringing certain supplies.
Address: Don Queblar Street, Merchan Corner, Quezon
Physical distancing rules followed 24-hour front desk Room service WiFi Available Process in place to check health of guests Air conditioning Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities Screens or physical barriers placed between staff and guests in appropriate areas
Consider staying at this hotel if you find yourself heading over to Infanta. Located right at the center of town, this new hotel features spacious rooms, each of which is equipped with a flat-screen cable TV and a seating area. There’s WiFi on site. Rates are inclusive of breakfast. The establishment also has an in-house restaurant if you don’t want to head out for a bite to eat. The hotel’s location, however, allows you to have an easy time travelling to commercial establishments.
If you love your space, check out this establishment, which offers apartment-level spaces to guests. While cooking is not allowed, each room does come equipped with a microwave oven so you can reheat food if you want. A water dispenser is also provided, but you have to bring your own container and water. WiFi is available here. The property is located near the city center so you can easily get to commercial establishments such as the convenience store and dining spots if needed.
The Saint Joseph Residential Suites
Address: 7 Trinidad St. Extension, Barangay 1, Quezon Province
WiFi available in all areas Sun terrace Physical distancing rules followed Guests have the option to cancel any cleaning services for their accommodation during their stay Shared lounge/TV area Access to health care professionals Screens or physical barriers placed between staff and guests in appropriate areas Garden
Here’s another option for you if you’re looking for an apartment to stay in. Located in Lucban, Quezon, this one-bedroom apartment comes with a kitchen, a dining area, and a flat-screen TV. The kitchen is fully equipped, which means you have all the amenities that you need to enjoy Lucban’s famous pancit (noodles) and longaniza (sausages), both of which are easy enough to get since the market is within walking distance. If you want to relax, you can head out to the balcony where you can enjoy views of the city.
This is another apartment that’s available for rent right in Lucena, Quezon. The property has WiFi and each of the rooms here is airconditioned. If you want to feel you’re right at home, be sure to request a room that’s furnished with a kitchenette and microwave and cable TV. If you need help in getting around, car rental services are available at this establishment. Breakfast is already included in the rates here. The mall is within walking distance from here, which is great if you want to kill time or if you want to do some shopping.
Lucena Transient Studio Apartment Near SM
Address: Lot 1 Unit 8 Block 2 BLK VSJ East kPH 2C Ibabang Mayao
Barber/beauty shop Process in place to check health of guests Shops (on site) First aid kit available Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against Coronavirus Room service Family rooms On-site parking
Keep calm in Quezon
The Quezon province tends to be overlooked for more popular nearby tourist destinations such as Manila, Batangas, and Laguna, but this can actually work in favor of those who want to take a step back and relax away from the crowds. Take the time to choose from the accommodations on this list so you can guarantee yourself peace and quiet during your holiday.
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