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.
Address: Unnamed Road Brgy. Silangan, Quezon Quezon
66.27 km (41.2 mi) from Kamay Ni Hesus Healing Church
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.
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Silangang Nayon Park and Restaurant is the best place to be if you want to have the perfect stay experience. The food here is incredible and fresh, and you can enjoy it all while taking in the gorgeous view of the bay. You can even head to a small beach area. But apart from its delectable menu, this property is also an attraction in itself. There is also a lovely swimming pool here, where you can relax and just be away from the hustle and bustle. If you have kids, they will surely enjoy spending time in the playground — complete with a figure of E.T.! I always love it whenever we go here as it is far from the city center, so you are just embraced by nature and the waters.
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I had the pleasure of dining at Silangang Nayon Park and Restaurant once, and it was an extraordinary experience. We chose to dine at one of the huts right in front of the ocean, which provided us with a breathtaking view. The culinary delights served were nothing short of exceptional; the grilled pork belly was my favorite! What set this experience apart was the unique delivery method - our sumptuous meal arrived via a helicopter that glided down through a zip line. This added a touch of excitement and made our visit unforgettable.
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.
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.
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.
Address: 42 Katipunan Street Lucban Quezon
2.58 km (1.7 mi) from Kamay Ni Hesus Healing Church
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.
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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