Region IV-A (CALABARZON)

The region is composed of five provinces, namely: Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, and Quezon; acronym CALABARZON.


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Quezon Province Islands Philippines
Quezon Province Man-Made Attractions


Zigzag Road
(also referred to as Bitukang Manoko or Eme Road). Located in the middle of the Quezon National Park, its curves are so tight and the road so steep that vehicles have to literally inch their way up. Around the roadsides are lush vegetation of the Quezon National Park.

Sirena
Located along the main highway, the sculpture of Sirena is an interesting sight for the motorists. The Sirena (Mermaid) is a copy of the sculpture of Little Mermaid in Denmark. Like the one in Denmark, it also sits on top of a big boulder. It is located along the beach of Lamon Bay near the Maharlika Highway, Atimonan, Quezon

Japanese Tunnel
It is located in Barangay Matinik, Lopez, Quezon

Lucban Town
The town of Lucban celebrates one of the country’s best known, biggest, and most colorful harvest festivals every May 15, along with the towns of Tayabas, Sariaya, Gumaca, Tiaong, and Lucena City, to honor San Isidro Labrador, the patron of farmers. Known as “Pahiyas,” the festival is deeply rooted in the traditional celebration of the townsfolk in thanksgiving for bountiful harvest.

Decorations called “Kiping,” leaf-shaped and multi-colored rice paste wafers, which are used to decorate the facades of the homes along with the fruits and flowers from nature. The visual and culinary feast has gained national and international renown. The Lucban town center is a permanent facility for merchandising crafts and delicacies including special events that showcase the lifestyle of its environs.

Balagtas Sports Complex
It provides adequate space for recreational activities. It is located at Zone IV – Poblacion, Atimonan, Quezon

Hunters ROTC Veterans Park
It is a park located at the gateway of the Poblacion, built in memory of the brave Atimonan soldiers who fought during the Japanese war. It is located in Barangay Tagbakin, Atimonan, Quezon

Leon Guinto Boulevard
It is a place for the scenic viewing of Lamon Bay and Alabat Island. It is located at Zone IV – Poblacion, Atimonan, Quezon

Roman Catholic Park
It is a mini-park located in front of the Roman Catholic Church in Barangay Zone IV – Poblacion, Atimonan, Quezon

San Diego Park
It is also known as the park outside the town because it is located 2 kilometers away from the Poblacion. It is located in Barangay Villa Bota, Gumaca, Quezon

Gumaca Rizal Park
Built in 1935 during the incumbency of Eriberto Caparros, by the year 1982 it was modernized, renovated, and lighted. It is located Barangay Rizal, Gumaca, Quezon

Marcos Tigla Park
Formerly known as Paseo Rizal, named after the legendary founder and first Governadorcillo of Lucban, the park is the site of fine monuments and other structures, including the Idyll of the Sea and the Fountain of Wisdom, which symbolize a mother transferring wisdom to her son. It is located in Lucban, Quezon

Caprichosa Park
Located at the eastern approach of the Poblacion, it affords visitors a panoramic view of the town. It is presently being developed as a potential tourist spot because of its ideal location and cozy environment. A monument called Bantayog ng mga Bayani was built in this place to commemorate the heroic struggle of the WWII veterans of Lucban. It is located in Lucban, Quezon

Rizal Park
Formerly known as Plaza dela Revolution, it is one of the finest masterpieces of art in the country. The monument stands as a magnificent sculpture, made in perfect proportion as viewed from any angle. It illustrates the skillful talent of the famous Lucbanin artist, Ishmael Villaseñor, who was widely popular in international expositions during those days. Built in 1915, the park is still the favorite place for relaxation. It is located in Lucban, Quezon

Manuel L. Quezon Monument
It was erected in memory of the First President of the Philippine Commonwealth, who is known as “Ama ng Wikang Filipino” in support to his full measure of devotion and service to the cause of Philippine independence from the United States. It is located at the Perez Park, Lucena City, Quezon

Quezon Provincial Capitol
This provincial government site of Quezon Province was built on a seven-hectare lot donated in 1908 by its former Governor, Don Felimon E. Perez

Quezon Theme Park
This municipality is being developed as the “Theme Park” of the province. It is located in Sampaloc, a typical model Filipino community because of its culture, especially with the bayanihan spirit still widely practiced by the people. It was also adjudged as the cleanest municipality in Quezon in the 1990s.

Kalilayan Center
Constructed at the back of the Governor’s Mansion, it is frequently used as venue for various cultural and tourism activities. The motif was designated by Ugu Bigyan, a well-known mural and pottery artist, depicting the Pahiyas festivals of Quezon Province.

Governor’s Mansion
This is the official residence of the past governors of the province and is now used as guesthouse for visitors. It is situated in front of the Perez Park, overlooking the impressive plaza. It is located in Lucena City, Quezon.

Travel Quotes:

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“Everyone carries his own inch rule of taste, and amuses himself by applying it, triumphantly, wherever he travels. Henry Adams

Philippine Cuisine Island Philippines

Dishes range from the very simple, like a meal of fried salted fish and rice, to the elaborate paellas and cocidos created for fiestas, of Spanish origin. Popular dishes include: lechón (whole roasted pig), longganisa (Philippine sausage), tapa (cured beef), torta (omelette), adobo (chicken and/or pork braised in garlic, vinegar, oil and soy sauce, or cooked until dry), kaldereta (meat in tomato sauce stew), mechado (larded beef in soy and tomato sauce). More details at Philippine Cuisine Island Philippines

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