Top 10 Things to do in Lucban, Philippines

September 11, 2017 Sachiko Swiger

Lucban, officially the Municipality of Lucban, (Tagalog: Bayan ng Lukban), is a 2nd class municipality in the province of Quezon, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 51,475 people.
Restaurants in Lucban

1. Hand of Jesus Shrine

Lucban-Tayabas Rd, Lucban, Luzon 4328, Philippines +63 42 540 2206
Excellent
52%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
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Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 107 reviews

Hand of Jesus Shrine

Reviewed By CzarEmmanuel - Manila, Philippines

It was the Pahiyas Festival that brought me to the Kamay ni Hesus (Hand of Jesus) Shrine in Lucban, Quezon. It's a five-kilometer pilgrim site located in Brgy. Tinamnan built in 2002. I thought that the only thing to see there was the giant statue of Christ (reminiscent of that one in Rio de Janeiro in Brasil, although the one in Kamay ni Hesus is smaller). but when I got there I realized that the site also had a retreat house in the form of Noah's Ark, a Holy Family Park, a Via Dolorosa Grotto, a Pastoral Center, and so forth.
The place is well-taken care of ... the Gardens, the religious statues, the retreat house, etc. Mount Banahaw in the backdrop creates a very meditative ambiance, making the Kamay ni Hesus ideal for spiritual recharging. The regular daily celebration of the Holy Mass highlights the pilgrimage. To reach the place from Manila it would take you around four hours by car (traffic permitting).
I would recommend a visit to the site aside from visiting the more touristy town proper of Lucban and tasting its local delicacies (like the "pancit habhab" and "longanisa"). It's good once in a while not just to visit a place because it is a famous tourist destination or nice for picture-taking, but also because it nourishes your spirit and gives you a chance to take a pause to reflect and pray.

2. Costales Nature Farms

Barangay Gagalot, Majayjay, Luzon, Philippines +63 49 576 3824
Excellent
34%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
3%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4 based on 32 reviews

Costales Nature Farms

Reviewed By KarlAce - Pasig, Philippines

I've been to a few farms in the Philippines and they're all unique, offering different types of specialized types of farming from goat milk and cheese to specific vegetables for organic dishes. Costales Nature Farms is the only farm that I consider a full experience of various specialized types which make it an ultimate destination for anybody who loves rural life. It's where different kinds of animals, plants, flowers are being cultivated for various purposes and it's setting an example in Laguna for helping the local community learn the same farming methods that the Costales family managed to obtain in trips abroad and locally. I stayed with a group of friends for relaxation at some of the farm's rustic cottages (which they have a lot of in different sizes that can fit any number of guests). We enjoyed waking up to a rural environment of greenery that even had a pleasant view of the distant Mount Banahaw. We also experienced a tour of the farm wherein we got to try some of the activities by the staff like harvesting crops and sowing seedlings. We also got to view the staff in action from crafting custom-made pizza to bake at a brick oven, whipping up a showstopping salad to weeding newly-harvested crops. The farm-to-table dishes there are highly recommended for tasting crisp, delicious, and healthy. Even the soothing drinks are made from ingredients sourced at the farm which make them truly fresh for the body. It's just a couple of hours of drive away from Alabang so it's also great for enriching educational tours that students can experience, especially since it has tour packages for day tours.

3. St Isidro Labrador Parish

Lucban, Luzon, Philippines
Excellent
42%
Good
58%
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4.5 based on 19 reviews

St Isidro Labrador Parish

Reviewed By KIMI4812 - Quezon City, Philippines

Lucban, Quezon is a quaint little town at the foothills of the Mystical Mt. Banahaw. Climate here is quite nice being cooler than in the Metro Manila area. Every May 15, this town celebrates the Feast of San Isidro Labrador, the patron saint of the Farmers. In thanksgiving for rich harvests and productivity of the town folks, a Pahiyas Festival l is done to honor San Isidro. The Church of San Isidro is at the town center and the town fiesta begins with a Mass at this historic church. Many church goers come from various provinces and from the greater Manila area travelling 3 to 5 hours. The Baroque style Cathedral was constructed in 1593 which was reconstructed several times in the 1600, 1733 and 1945. After Mass, a church procession in the morning is held where the statues of the saints are carried all around town. What a colorful church with fiesta images adorning the altar, its walls and even the high ceiling. Frescoes can be seen at the walls and images are also incorporated into the outer walls. Attending Mass at this church makes one appreciate the faith that has lasted through the centuries and converting many pagans to fervent believers.

4. Dalitiwan River

Barangay Ilayang Banga, Majayjay, Luzon, Philippines +63 927 995 6231
Excellent
22%
Good
52%
Satisfactory
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Poor
4%
Terrible
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4 based on 22 reviews

Dalitiwan River

Reviewed By GJMantua - Metro Manila, Philippines

It is my first time going nature tripping here in Laguna and I definitely enjoyed this place. This place is 15-25 minutes away from Majayjay terminal by tricycle, they were 6 of us in the group and met 2 extra friends so we paid 160 pesos for two tricycles (I do not recommend renting the jeepneys there because they will charge you 50 pesos per head.). The entrance to the place is an off road and bumpy, entrance fee was 95 pesos per person and price of 500 pesos per cottage.
The place was buzzing with people, lots of them occupy the cottages near the man-made pool and river, worry not because their are lots of cottages available, among them are great locations you just need to find them.
I gave 4 stars because you can see the staff their doing their job maintaining the cleanliness of the place, as well as lifeguards whose warns people or young children of place to go or not to go. The downside of this place is that the price of food and drinks are expensive (we bought a 6 liter water for 182 pesos) and the CR and shower are worn down maybe because lots of people using them.
TIPS
1. Bring water slippers so you can enjoy walking those slippery rock along the river
2. Bring your own food and drinks so you can save a few bucks
3. Explore, Explore and Explore. The private area above the Waterfalls is a mini adventure itself with free mudpack facial as a prize.

5. Mt Banahaw

Kinabuhayon, Dolores, Luzon, Philippines
Excellent
62%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 13 reviews

Mt Banahaw

Reviewed By CzarEmmanuel - Manila, Philippines

Mountains have always been associated with mysteries, especially in the Filipino culture. They are not only considered as dwelling places of spirits (both benevolent and malign ones), but also as privileged places to communicate with some supreme being. Such is the case of Mount Banahaw, located between the Provinces of Quezon and Laguna on the Island of Luzon (in northern Philippines).
We went there as part of our educational excursion. We wanted to meet and interview a group of Rizalistas ... members of a religious movement who believe in the divinity of our national hero, Jose Rizal. It was a very interesting visit. We had a chance to know more about their movement, its religious tenets, practices, and so forth.
After the encounter with the Rizalistas, we did some trekking up the mountain. Mount Banahaw is 2177 meters high. There are many spots there considered as "holy." Thus we saw many altars built on boulders, religious statues of saints, lit candles, and so forth. Aside from all these, the place was very peaceful and relaxing. It felt good to listen to the sound of Nature and to breathe some fresh air, away from the polluted air of the metropolis.

6. San Luis Obispo de Tolosa Parish Church

La Purisima Concepcion | Poblacion, Lucban, Luzon 4328, Philippines
Excellent
28%
Good
58%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
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Overall Ratings

4 based on 7 reviews

San Luis Obispo de Tolosa Parish Church

Reviewed By Dibyne - Davao City, Philippines

This Church is located at the center of Lucban community. It is preserved, and frequented with people especially in the afternoon. Near to the church are the retail shops of Lucban pasalubong/ souvenir products like puto seko, its popular broas, longganisa, and other stuff.

7. Aliw Falls

Brgy. San Salvador, Luisiana, Lucban, Luzon, Philippines
Excellent
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4.5 based on 2 reviews

Aliw Falls

Reviewed By Certified_Biyahero - Muntinlupa, Philippines

Luisiana, Laguna is blessed with Waterfalls. Unlike the more popular Hulugan Falls and Talay Falls, the Aliw Falls is uniquely beautiful. I'm mesmerized with the high multi-cascading waters and its lush greenery around it. The cool waters are tempting but we're warned not to bathe in it because it's very deep. As our tour guide has said, there were those who drowned. However, taking pictures with the falls compensated the need to swim.
To go to Aliw Falls, we entered the DAFI Resort. There's no entrance fee but you'll be asked for a donation. A Tour guide accompanied us for about 30 to 45 minutes trek. The path to the falls is very challenging but rewarding. You may take a bath and change clothes at the DAFI Resort for a P15.00 Fee. Best to visit in the morning. The Falls visit is up to 3PM only.

8. Hulugan Falls

Brgy. San Salvador, Luisiana, Luzon, Philippines +63 928 975 9752
Excellent
52%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
2%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 34 reviews

Hulugan Falls

Reviewed By iam_via - Manila

You have to take 20 to 30 minutes trek before you can finally marvel the beauty of this falls. First is the descending trek which is quite dangerous when it's rainy season because it's muddy with a lot of rocks. Descending part is a bit easy than the ascending part. My gawd! I think I lost 3 kilos after the whole trek! But for what it's worth, the falls is so beautiful! So perfect! It actually comprises of 3 Waterfalls on different location. We never got the chance to witness the other two since we started the trek around 3:45 PM and it's already getting late so the tour guide advised us to only take the tour with the first waterfall. Tour guide is a must if you wish to go there, they strictly do not allow you to go on your own. Probably because it's still considered as "newly discovered" and they have this superstitious belief... I'm so glad I made this tour. It's an experience worth remembering.

9. Taytay Falls

Majayjay, Luzon 4005, Philippines
Excellent
34%
Good
45%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
3%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 52 reviews

Taytay Falls

Reviewed By SherwinJoseph - Luzon, Philippines

The place is good for a weekend nature getaway.
Place is far from the Majayjay town proper, but it's all worth it. Forget about the busy City life, and enjoy nature!
A private vehicle might help, since the place is relatively far from the town proper. You need to travel 10-12kms from Majayjay proper to this place. You need to pay P20 per head for the environmental fee. A collector from the Barangay Council will be there to assist.
There are also transient houses near the Taytay Falls main entrance, available at affordable rates.
To reach the falls, you need to walk at least 15mins. Don't worry, the trail is now improved. Enjoy!

10. Lignon Hill

Near Legazpi Airport, Luzon, Philippines
Excellent
34%
Good
50%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
2%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4 based on 81 reviews

Lignon Hill

Reviewed By michael P - Manila, Manila, Philippines

Great view... been here so early on weekends. well so stressful due to i have no idea that this place is off limit to vehicles from morning until 8 am. so there i made my trek on a road going up. but after the mile walk heading up, all i have said is... WOW!!! it really was meant for the walk. i thought i am on top and almost leveled with the tip of mayon. honestly, being here is much better for the mayon's view.

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