Provinces

Quirino Province

Written by Patrick

ABOUT

Quirino is a landlocked province in the Philippines located in the Cagayan Valley Region in Luzon. Its capital is Cabarroguis. Quirino, dubbed as the “Forest Heartland of Cagayan Valley”, was created in 1971 and named after former President Elpidio Quirino, the 6th President of the Philippines. The province is known for its rugged topography, which makes it a beautiful paradise for outdoor-loving travelers.

LOCATION

Quirino

Coordinates: 16°17′N 121°35′E

FAST FACTS

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

Province:
Quirino
Location:
16°17′N 121°35′E | View Map
Year Founded:
1966
Capital:
Cabarroguis
Area:
2,323.47 km2 (897.10 sq mi)
Population:
203,900
Density:
81/km2 (210/sq mi)
Division:
Region:
2
Cities & Towns:
6 Towns (Municipalities)
Demonym(s):
Quirinian
Elevation:
(Mount Otunao) 1,456 m (4,777 ft)
Time Zone:
PST (UTC+8)
Zip Code:
3400–3405
Area code:
+63 -(075)-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:
Second Class
Religion(s):
54% Roman Catholic, 20% Evangelicals and United Methodist Church
Language(s):
Ilocano, Ifugao, Bungkalot, Pangasinan, Kankana-ey, Tagalog, English
Known For:
Natural attractions & water adventures
Major Industries:
Agriculture (rice, corn, banana), Handicraft
Climate:
Tropical
Best Time to Visit:
September
Clothing:
Casual light clothing: shorts, t-shirt, sandals. Light jacket and pants at night, at higher elevations, and boating.
Airport(s):
None
Seaport(s):
None
Bus Terminal(s):
COMING SOON

CLIMATE

The climate in this province has a mean annual temperature of 33.6 °C (92.5 °F). May is generally the warmest month and the wettest months are March to August, with the rest of the year being neither too dry nor too wet. Heavy, sustained rainfall occurs from September to November.

According to tourism officials, the best time to visit is during the summer months. However, some activities, like caving, river rafting and trekking to waterfalls can be enjoyed all year around, even during the rainy season. Quirino’s main festival is the Panagdadapun Festival held every September 7-10.

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

Quirino Province Map

The Quirino provinceis divided into 6 Municipalities:

  • Aglipay
  • Cabarroguis
  • Diffun
  • Maddela
  • Nagtipunan
  • Saguday
 

ISLANDS

None

POINTS OF INTEREST

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

  • Aglipay Caves
  • Battumbaket Falls
  • Bimmapor Rock Formation
  • Dagkan Lake
  • Governor’s Rapids
  • Jose Ancheta Falls
  • Liwayway Caves
  • Mactol Falls
  • Manuela Falls
  • Nagbukel Caves
  • Pensal Falls
  • Tucod Falls
  • Victoria Falls

FESTIVALS

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

  • Penenkakasisit Festival (Nagtipunan) – February 22-25
  • Pagay-Pagay Festival (Saguday) – April 7-8
  • Panagsasalog Festival (Maddela) – June 12-15
  • Ginnamuluan Festival (Cabarroguis) – June 19-21
  • Pammadayaw Festival (Diffun)- July 1-4
  • Panagsalukag Festival (Aglipay) – July 27-28
  • Panagdadapun Festival (Cabarroguis) – September 7-10

FAQs

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

Where in the Philippines is Quirino located?
Quirino occupies the southeastern section of Cagayan Valley region in northeastern portion of Luzon.

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

What is the Capital of Quirino?
The capital of Quirino is Cabarroguis.

What is Quirino famous or known for?
Quirino is famous or known for natural attractions and water adventures.

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

  • Bus | 8 hours | $10-$750
  • Taxi | 6 hours | $110-$140
  • Drive | 6 hours | $32-$48
  • You can fly to an alternate airport (Cauayan or Tuguegarao), however the cost will be significantly more.

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How many islands are in Quirino?
There are NO islands in Quirino. The province is landlocked.

What does Quirino mean?
Quirino province is named after the late Philippine president Elpidio Quirino.

How Safe is Traveling in Quirino?
Quirino is generally safe for locals and tourists.

Is the climate in Quirino the same as the rest of the Philippines?
The climate in Quirino province is considered tropical. It is similar to most provinces of the Philippines.

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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