Provinces

Quezon Province

Written by Patrick

ABOUT

Quezon is a province of the Philippines in the CALABARZON Region located in the south of Luzon island. Its capital is Lucena. Quezon province was named after former President Manuel L. Quezon who was born in Baler, a town which was then part of Tayabas. Quezon is famous for coconut-based cuisines, lambanog, longganisang Lucban, and pansit habhab.

LOCATION

Quezon

Coordinates: 14°10′N 121°50′E

FAST FACTS

The following are a few useful and interesting details about this province.

Province:
Quezon
Location:
14°10′N 121°50′E | View Map
Year Founded:
1901 or 1946
Capital:
Lucena
Area:
8,989.39 km2 (3,470.82 sq mi)
Population:
1,950,500
Density:
210/km2 (530/sq mi)
Division:
Region:
Cities & Towns:
1 Independent city, 1 Component city, 39 Towns (Municipalities)
Demonym(s):
Quezonian/Tayabense
Elevation:
(Mount Banahaw) 2,170 m (7,120 ft)
Time Zone:
PST (UTC+8)
Zip Code:
4300–4342
Area code:
+63 -(042)-XXX-XXXX
Electricity:
Standard voltage is 220V.
Plug commonly used is Type A but Types B and C are used as well.
Bring A to B adapter(s).
Currency:
Philippine Peso (PHP)
Exchange Rate:
Approximately 1 USD = 50 PHP | click for exact exchange rate
Income Class:
Fifth Class
Religion(s):
Majority of the population are Roman Catholic. Other Christian denomination includes Iglesia Filipina Independiente while non-Christian denominations include Islam, Anitism, animism, or atheism.
Language(s):
Tagalog, Bicolano, English
Known For:
Mount Banahaw, lambanog, longganisang Lucban
Major Industries:
Agriculture (coconut, rice, corn, banana, and coffee), Food processing (coconut products like desiccated coconut, virgin coconut oil, coconut juice), Fishing, Commerce and Banking
Climate:
Tropical
Best Time to Visit:
November, April, March, December, February
Clothing:
Casual light clothing: shorts, t-shirt, sandals. Light jacket and pants at night, at higher elevations, and boating.
Airport(s):
Lucena Airport | Pagbilao Grande Airport | Alabat Airport | Jomalig Airport | Balesin Airport
Seaport(s):
Atimonan Port | Cotta Port in Lucena | Dalahican Port | Gumaca Port | Port of Real | San Andres Port
Bus Terminal(s):
COMING SOON

CLIMATE

The climate in this province has different climate patterns. Most of the province falls under Type IV Climate which means that rains are evenly distributed throughout the year. Polillo, Infanta and parts of Calauag fall under Type II climate which means that there are no dry seasons but there is a pronounced wet season from November to April. Parts of the western towns of Tiaong, San Antonio, Dolores and Candelaria as well as the tip of Bondoc Peninsula including parts of Mulanay, San Francisco, San Narciso and San Andres fall under Type III climate. This means that there is a relatively dry season from November to April. Although these are the patterns observed, it is important to note that with climate change, these patterns have become more erratic. Typhoons have become stronger through the years, causing problems such as power outages, road blockages, landslides, flashfloods and crop damages.

The Philippines are most popular during the dry season, between November and April. At this time the country is fully accessible, including its many beautiful islands and more remote areas. Temperatures are high during March and April, so it’s best to travel during the cooler months of December to February.

The most appropriate clothing for this province is casual light clothing: shorts, t-shirt, sandals. Light jacket and pants at night, at higher elevations, and boating.

READ MORE: Climate & Weather in the Philippines

CITIES & TOWNS

Quezon Province Map

The Quezon provinceis divided into 39 Municipalities, 1 Independent City, and 1 Component City:

  • Agdangan
  • Alabat
  • Atimonan
  • Buenavista
  • Burdeos
  • Calauag
  • Candelaria
  • Catanauan
  • Dolores
  • General Luna
  • General Nakar
  • Guinayangan
  • Gumaca
  • Infanta
  • Jomalig
  • Lopez
  • Lucban
  • Lucena
  • Macalelon
  • Mauban
  • Mulanay
  • Padre Burgos
  • Pagbilao
  • Panukulan
  • Patnanungan
  • Perez
  • Pitogo
  • Plaridel
  • Polillo
  • Quezon
  • Real
  • Sampaloc
  • San Andres
  • San Antonio
  • San Francisco
  • San Narciso
  • Sariaya
  • Tagkawayan
  • Tayabas
  • Tiaong
  • Unisan
 

ISLANDS

There are 22 outlying islands surrounding the mainland of Quezon which are under the jurisdiction of the province.

  • Alabat Island
  • Alibijaban Island
  • Anawan Island
  • Anirong Island
  • Balesin Island
  • Cabalao Island
  • Cagbalete Island
  • Calilayan Island
  • Icol Island
  • Jomalig Island
  • Kalongkooan Island
  • Kalotkot Island
  • Katakian Grande Island
  • Malaguian Island
  • Pagbilao Chica Island
  • Pagbilao Grande Island
  • Palasan Island
  • Pandanan Island
  • Patnanongan Island
  • Polillo Island
  • San Rafael Island
  • Usok Island
 

POINTS OF INTEREST

The following is a list of points of interest relating to the Quezon province:

  • Alabat Island
  • Alibijaban Island
  • Aliw Falls
  • Angel’s Sunflower Field
  • Anilon Cave
  • Basilica of St. Michael the Archangel
  • Borawan Island
  • Cagbalete Island
  • Dampalitan Beach
  • Kamay Ni Hesus
  • Kuwebang Lampas
  • Lucena Cathedral
  • Mainit Hot Spring Resort
  • Malatandang Beach
  • Our Lady of the Angels Church
  • Perez Park
  • Polillo Island
  • Quezon National Forest Park
  • Rizal Hill
  • Salibungot Beach
  • St. Isidro Labrador Parish
  • Sunshine Farm Philippines
  • Tiaong White House
  • Tikub Lake
  • Ugu Bigyan Pottery
  • Villa Escudero
 

FESTIVALS

The following is a list of festivals celebrated in Quezon throughout the year:

  • Pahiyas Festival (Lucban) – May 15
  • Katang Festival (Calauag) – July
  • Niyogyugan Festival (Lucena) – 3rd week of August

FAQs

The following are the most frequently asked questions about the Quezon province.

Where in the Philippines is Quezon located?
Quezon is located on Southern Luzon.

Is Quezon a city or province?
Quezon is a province.

What is the Capital of Quezon?
The capital of Quezon is Lucena.

What is Quezon famous or known for?
Quezon is famous or known for Mount Banahaw, lambanog, and longganisang Lucban.

How do I get to Quezon?
There are several ways to get to Quezon, the most common being from Manila:

  • Bus | 4 hours | $4-$6
  • Taxi 2 hours | $36-$44
  • Drive | 2 hours | $10-$15

RESOURCE: Best Online Transportation Resource for the Philippines

How many islands are in Quezon?
There are 22 islands in the Quezon province.

What does Quezon mean?
Quezon is named after Manuel L. Quezon, the Commonwealth president who hailed from Baler, which was one of the province’s towns.

How Safe is Traveling in Quezon?
Quezon is very safe for locals and tourists.

Is the climate in Quezon the same as the rest of the Philippines?
The climate in Quezon province is considered tropical but different areas have different climate patterns. While most areas experience rain which is evenly distributed throughout the year, some areas have no dry season.

To learn more about the various climate types in the Philippines, and for a Climate Map, click the link below…

READ MORE: Climate & Weather of the Philippines

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About the Author

Patrick

Patrick is an entrepreneur, digital nomad, explorer, and photographer. Patrick is always in search of fun and adventure. He is well travelled throughout the world, and although location independent, his home base is Phoenix, Arizona in the USA. Patrick loves island lifestyle which is no wonder why he is so interested in spending time in the Philippines with it’s over 7,000 islands. Patrick created this site to share his knowledge of and experiences in the Philippines with Filipinos as well as other foreigners.

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