Category Archives: LUZON

TRAVEL GUIDE | How to get to Historical Malagunglong Bridge in Tayabas City. Wait! There is more!

Why visit Malagunlong Bridge?

The Malagunlong Bridge aka “Puente De Malagunlong” is a 445 ft  long bridge with five-span stone arch which was built during the Spanish colonial period in Tayabas, Quezon, Philippines. The bridge is known as one of the oldest bridges as well as the longest bridge made during the Spanish era. 

Why visit Quezon Province?

Unlike other provinces in CALABARZON (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, and Quezon), Quezon Province is not yet, at this point, consumed by industrialization. The province still has the rural ambiance, the balance of ecological system is still present. It is not as crowded as the outlying provinces of National Capital Region. Most of all, it is just 2 to 3 hours away from Metro Manila.

Quezon has many attractions to offer but on top of it is the Quezonian’s culinary. It is one of the best in Southern Tagalog Region, there are variety of delicacies uniquely Quezonian. Absolutely, Food Trip is at its best! Nonetheless, the friendliness and hospitality of the people!

Commuting by Bus

  • Go to Jac Liner/Jam Liner/DLTB Bus Station either Araneta Center in Cubao or LRT Buendia in Pasay, Bus Fare to Lucena as of 2019 is P250
  • Take a bus ride to LUCENA – signboard must be LUCENA, advise the driver to drop you off at Jollibee Lucena diversion
  • Right beside Jollibee Lucena Diversion is Jeepney Terminal going to Tayabas, advise the driver to drop you off at Tayabas Public Market
  • Take a tricycle ride right in front of Tayabas Public Market right across Primark Town Center Tayabas, advise the trike driver to take you to Malagunlong Bridge, Tricycle fare should not be more than P50

Driving your own Car

  • Drive all the way to SLEX and g all the way south to Calamba exit, it has a signboard from your right to Lucena, the easiest way is to use google map and wayze You will not surely get lost using these apps. Travelling has been very easy nowadays with the aid of technology 😊

How to get to Kwebang Lampas in Pagbilao, Quezon
How to get to Air Summit Kamayan sa Palaisdaan in Tayabas City, Quezon
How to get to Nawawalang Paraiso in Tayabas City, Quezon
How to get to Kamay ni Hesus in Lucban, Quezon
How to get to Mainit Hot Springs in Tayabas City, Quezon
How to get to Graceland Estates & Country Club in Tayabas City, Quezon
How to get to Pahiyas Festival in Lucban, Quezon

ORIGINAL KAMAYAN SA PALAISDAAN – TAYABAS
NAWAWALANG PARAISO – TAYABAS
GRACELAND ESTATES & COUNTRY CLUB – TAYABAS
MANASA FARM – LUCBAN
CAGBALETE ISLAND – MAUBAN
KWEBANG LAMPAS – PAGBILAO
SILANGANG NAYON – PAGBILAO
KAMAY NI HESUS SHRINE – LUCBAN
MAIINIT HOT SPRINGS – TAYABAS
ALITAO RIVER – TAYABAS
PUEBLO POR LA PLAYA – PAGBILAO

TRAVEL GUIDE | 5-DAY DO-IT-YOURSELF ILOCANDIA | VIGAN-PAGUDPOD

Have you ever thought of exploring the northernmost part of Mainland Luzon? If yes, then this travel guide, 5-DAY DO-IT-YOURSELF ILOCANDIA | VIGAN-PAGUPOD, does belong to you.

Let’s have a little bit of geography. Ilocos Region is geographically situated in the northwest part of Mainland Luzon, it comprises several provinces namely Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, La Union and Pangasinan. What we are going to share today is the Northen Ilocandia, the provinces of Ilocos Sur and Ilocos Norte., the popular hometown of the owner of Ms. Universe Philippines, Chavit Singson and the famous hometown of the Macoses respectively.

We explored Ilocos Norte and Ilocos Sur, DIY style. Yapak Pinoy is in the mood of blogging, so come and join us explore a 5-Day Holiday Vacations. 🙂

Why we  “Do-It-Yourself” instead of package tour?

  • It is because we have used to doing it ourselves in travelling, we have been doing it for quite some time already.
  • Expressways and Highways in the North are world class, utilizing public transport like bus is hassle-free
  • Most of all, we enjoy the feeling of being lost, we ourselves take care of everything from food to accommodation, including mishaps
  • WE find it cheaper than getting a package from travel agency

When NOT  (DO-IT-YOURSELF)?

  • If you are touring as family with kids and seasoned citizens.  As I always reiterate, no one would like to compromise a memorable family travels on wasting time finding where the destination is and where the next places to visit are. I highly recommend to take advantage of Package Tour from an affordable and reputable travel agency

5-DAY DO-IT-YOURSELF ILOCANDIA | VIGAN-PAGUDPOD

Day 1:

  • Bus Ride from Pasay to Vigan, Ilocos Sur, 9 hours travel time, Bus Fare id P794
  • Arrived in Vigan City, checked in to a very affordable transient hotel near Vigan Public Market. “We are backpackers so we travel super light”
  • Had our Dinner in Jollibee Vigan, there are variety of eateries within the vicinity, try their specialties, we do not visit a place to eat in fastfood chains
  • Had some rest, went to bed, slept to re-energize for the next day

Day 2:

  • Explored Calle Crisologo, visited RJ Jar Factory, and Bantay Belfy, we just basically strolled around the city; chill, dine, and relax
  • Watched dancing waters at night right in front of Vigan Provincial Capitol
  • You should also visit Baluarte which we skipped

Day 3:

  • Took a bus ride from Vigan City to Laoag, Ilocos Norte, Bus Fare is P140, 3 hours travel time
  • Took another bus Non-Airconditioned from Laoag to Pagudpod, another 1 hour travel time, Bus Fare is P80
  • Arrived at Pagudpod and took a tricycle ride to Sabang, Tricycle Fare is P100
  • Checked in to resort, had lunch and roamed around, also did some online sidekicks (sideline) 😊
  • The remaining half day was basically spent to chill and relax  in the beach, it was not crowded when we visited the place, it was September Off-Peak season and so accommodation was affordable

Day 4:

  • Took a Bus ride from Municipality of Pagudpod to Municipality of Burgos
  • Availed of the SOUTH TOUR (BURGOS) route for P600. Destinations: Cape Bojeador Light House, Kapurpurawan Rock Formation and Bangui Windmills
  • We skipped the NORTH TOUR, we headed back to our resort in Pagudpod

Day 5:

  • Headed to Laoag from Pagudpod, Bus Fare P80, 1 hr. Travel time
  • Strolled around in the city of Laoag, you can also visit Laoag Sand Dunes which we also skipped
  • Took a jeepney ride from Laoag City to MInicipality of Paoay to visit the famous Paoay Church as well as to taste the famous Ilocos Empanada
  • Headed back to Manila from Paoay, 12 hours travel time by bus, Faire is P700

TRAVEL GUIDE | How to get to VILLA ELMA, Lucban, Quezon

If you want to commune with nature away from the noise of metropolitan, Villa Elma is the perfect weekend getaway for you.I am a native of Quezon Province, however it was also my very first time to visit the place this weekend.  I was not even aware it ever existed. Let us call it an astounding hidden getaway!Villa Elma is located in the town of Lucban in Quezon Province. Many of you may have heard already about the world renown “Pahiyas Festival”. Yes! It is where Villa Elma is also situated, its address is at A. Mabini St, Lucban, Quezon.

What to expect at Villa Elma?

  • Expect the unexpected, the downhill walk/trek is full of surprises
  • Communion with nature; breathtaking view of Mt. Banahaw
  • It is a good place for family bondingthe cool breeze climate, ecological balance is at its best

When is the best time to visit Villa Elma?

  • If you enjoy crowd – go during summer or holy week
  • If you are after to bliss and you want to enjoy the nature as it is yours, go during off-peak season – weekdays and non-summer days

How far is Lucban, Quezon from Manila?

  • 3 hours travel time form Manila, 123 kms.

How to get there:

Commuting by Bus

  • Go to Jac Liner/Jam Liner/DLTB Bus Station in either Araneta Center in Cubao or LRT Buendia in Pasay, Bus Fare to Lucena as of 2019 is P250
  • Take a bus ride to LUCENA – signboard must be LUCENA, advise the driver to drop you off at Jollibee Lucena diversion
  • Right beside Jollibee Lucena Diversion is Jeepney Terminal going to Lucban, advise the driver to drop you off at Lucban Public Market
  • Take a trycicle ride to Villa Elma

Driving your own Car

  • Drive all the way to SLEX and g all the way south to Calamba exit, it has a signboard from your right to Lucena, the easiest way is to use google map and wayze You will not surely get lost using these apps. Traveling has been very easy nowadays with the aid of technology

TRAVEL GUIDE | How to get to Kwebang Lampas in Pagbilao, Quezon

Why visit Quezon Province?

Unlike other provinces in CALABARZON (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, and Quezon), Quezon Province is not yet, at this point, consumed by industrialization. The province still has the rural ambiance, the balance of ecological system is still present. It is not as crowded as the outlying provinces of National Capital Region. Most of all, it is just 2 to 3 hours away from Metro Manila.

Quezon has many attractions to offer but on top of it is the Quezonian’s culinary. It is one of the best in Southern Tagalog Region, there are variety of delicacies uniquely Quezonian. Absolutely, Food Trip is at its best! Nonetheless, the friendliness and hospitality of the people!

Commuting by Bus

  • Go to Jac Liner/Jam Liner/DLTB Bus Station either Araneta Center in Cubao or LRT Buendia in Pasay, Bus Fare to Lucena as of 2019 is P250
  • Take a bus ride to LUCENA – signboard must be LUCENA, advise the driver to drop you off at LUCENA GRAND CENTRAL TERMINAL
  • Take a jeepney ride at LUCENA GRAND CENTRAL TERMINAL to Pagbilao Public Market
  • Take a Jeepney ride from Pagbilao Public Market to Brgy Polo aka Power Plant, Fare is P45
  • At Brgy Polo aka Power Plant, take a tricycle ride to Power Plant River, Tricycle rent is P150
  • At Powerplant River, Pay P105 for Environmental Fee + Boat Ride  to Kwebang lampas (Day Tour)

Driving your own Car

  • Drive all the way to SLEX and g all the way south to Calamba exit, it has a signboard from your right to Lucena, the easiest way is to use google map and wayze You will not surely get lost using these apps. Travelling has been very easy nowadays with the aid of technology 😊

TRAVEL GUIDE | How to get to Air Summit Kamayan sa Palaisdaan in Tayabas City, Quezon

Why visit Quezon Province?

Unlike other provinces in CALABARZON (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, and Quezon), Quezon Province is not yet, at this point, consumed by industrialization. The province still has the rural ambiance, the balance of ecological system is still present. It is not as crowded as the outlying provinces of National Capital Region. Most of all, it is just 2 to 3 hours away from Metro Manila.

Quezon has many attractions to offer but on top of it is the Quezonian’s culinary. It is one of the best in Southern Tagalog Region, there are variety of delicacies uniquely Quezonian. Absolutely, Food Trip is at its best! Nonetheless, the friendliness and hospitality of the people!

Commuting by Bus

  • Go to Jac Liner/Jam Liner/DLTB Bus Station either Araneta Center in Cubao or LRT Buendia in Pasay, Bus Fare to Lucena as of 2019 is P250
  • Take a bus ride to LUCENA – signboard must be LUCENA, advise the driver to drop you off at Jollibee Lucena diversion
  • Right beside Jollibee Lucena Diversion is Jeepney Terminal going to Lucban, advise the driver to drop you off at Air Summit Kamayan sa Palaisdaan, Jeepney Fare P22 as of 2019

Driving your own Car

  • Drive all the way to SLEX and g all the way south to Calamba exit, it has a signboard from your right to Lucena, the easiest way is to use google map and wayze You will not surely get lost using these apps. Travelling has been very easy nowadays with the aid of technology 😊

TRAVEL GUIDE | How to get to Nawawalang Paraiso in Tayabas City, Quezon

Why visit Quezon Province?

Unlike other provinces in CALABARZON (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, and Quezon), Quezon Province is not yet, at this point, consumed by industrialization. The province still has the rural ambiance, the balance of ecological system is still present. It is not as crowded as the outlying provinces of National Capital Region. Most of all, it is just 2 to 3 hours away from Metro Manila.

Quezon has many attractions to offer but on top of it is the Quezonian’s culinary. It is one of the best in Southern Tagalog Region, there are variety of delicacies uniquely Quezonian. Absolutely, Food Trip is at its best! Nonetheless, the friendliness and hospitality of the people!

Commuting by Bus

  • Go to Jac Liner/Jam Liner/DLTB Bus Station either Araneta Center in Cubao or LRT Buendia in Pasay, Bus Fare to Lucena as of 2019 is P250
  • Take a bus ride to LUCENA – signboard must be LUCENA, advise the driver to drop you off at Jollibee Lucena diversion
  • Right beside Jollibee Lucena Diversion is Jeepney Terminal going to Lucban, advise the driver to drop you off at Nawawalang Paraiso, Jeepney Fare P22 as of 2019

Driving your own Car

Drive all the way to SLEX and g all the way south to Calamba exit, it has a signboard from your right to Lucena, the easiest way is to use google map and wayze You will not surely get lost using these apps. Travelling has been very easy nowadays with the aid of technology

HOW TO GET TO:

Nawawalang Paraiso
Kamayan sa Palaisdaan
Kamay ni Hesus
Graceland Estates & Country Club
Manasa Farm
Malagunglong Bridge
Pueblo Por La Playa
Cagbalete island
Silangang Nayon
Kwebang Lampas

TRAVEL GUIDE | How to get to Kamay ni Hesus in Lucban, Quezon

Why visit Quezon Province?

Unlike other provinces in CALABARZON (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, and Quezon), Quezon Province is not yet, at this point, consumed by industrialization. The province still has the rural ambiance, the balance of ecological system is still present. It is not as crowded as the outlying provinces of National Capital Region. Most of all, it is just 2 to 3 hours away from Metro Manila.

Quezon has many attractions to offer but on top of it is the Quezonian’s culinary. It is one of the best in Southern Tagalog Region, there are variety of delicacies uniquely Quezonian. Absolutely, Food Trip is at its best! Nonetheless, the friendliness and hospitality of the people!

Commuting by Bus

  • Go to Jac Liner/Jam Liner/DLTB Bus Station either Araneta Center in Cubao or LRT Buendia in Pasay, Bus Fare to Lucena as of 2019 is P250
  • Take a bus ride to LUCENA – signboard must be LUCENA, advise the driver to drop you off at Jollibee Lucena diversion
  • Right beside Jollibee Lucena Diversion is Jeepney Terminal going to Lucban advise the driver to drop you off to Kamay ni Hesus, Jeepney Fare is P27 as of 2019

Driving your own Car

  • Drive all the way to SLEX and g all the way south to Calamba exit, it has a signboard from your right to Lucena, the easiest way is to use google map and wayze You will not surely get lost using these apps. Travelling has been very easy nowadays with the aid of technology 😊