Hundred Islands: Places to Dine
Your stay in Hundred will never be complete without trying the food that the town has to offer. Lakwatserong Sulit compiled a list of the place where you can try different variety of food.
Where to Dine
1. Angie’s Bulalo & Panciteria
Quezon Ave., Brgy. Poblacion
Contact no. 0917-624-2772 Continue reading
Hundred Islands: Places to Stay
Another perfect place to spend your summer is to spend it in Hundred Islands. You’ll surely fall in love with the beauty of this place. Here are some more tips to where you could stay while in Hundred Islands.
Where to Stay
1. The Empress Inn IV LTD. Co.
National Road Brgy. Bolaney
Contact no. 0939-156-9294 / 0908-874-2649 Continue reading
Getting to Hundred Islands is not that hard, here’s how.
How to Get There
From Quezon City-Alaminos-Hundred Islands
- From Cubao, ride a Victory Liner or Dagupan bus to Alaminos. The ride takes about 5 hours. Victory Liner Trip Schedules and Fares. P393.00 from Cubao Victory Terminal to Alaminos
- Ride a tricycle or a jeep to Lucap Pier. It’s 5.5 kilometers away from the City proper to Brgy. Lucap Wharf. Tricycle rate is P60.00 per trip maximum of 4 passengers.
- Approach the Tourism Center for your Registration (fill-up Manifesto) and pay Registration fee.
- The Tourism front Officer will assign scheduled motorboat for you. Present your O.R. to the boat dispatcher who will assign the motorboat for your proper journey to the island of your choice. Or if you are staying in a resort near the Wharf you may opt to talk to them to arrange for your boat ride.
- Upon boarding, please wear the life vest provided in the motorboat for your safety. Life vest is for navigation only. Upon arrival in (Quezon, Governor’s & Children Islands) inform your boatmen for what time you will be fetched. (in some instances the boatmen will wait for you.) The Tourism staff assigned in the island will assist/help you in your needs. Please safeguard your valuables.
You may also try this guide for commuting to Hundred Islands.
Here’s the need to know before you plan your trip to Hundred Islands
Mt. Maculot Rockies
Si Minion sa rockies
Days required/ Hours to summit: 1 day / 2-3 hours
Maraming nahuhumaling sa gandang taglay ng Rockies ng Maculot kaya naman kaming isa sa naingganyo ng kanyang kagandahan ay sumabak din upang danasin ang nasabing kagandahan ng lugar.
Noong July 20, 2013 kami ay naglakbay patungo sa Rockies ng Maculot, sa tulong ng aming ka-lakwatserong si Abed gineya nya kami sa isang paglalakbay na puno ng kakaibang karanasan.
Lakwatserong Sulit Itinerary
0400 Boarded Jam trans bounded to Lemery, Batangas
0700 ETA Cuenca Poblacion
0800 Start trek
1130 Rockies summit
1200 Lunch at the rockies
1300 start descent
1500 back at jump-off
What’s our story?
Mula Buendia kami ay lumulan patungong Lemery, Batangas, mag aalas syete na ng kami ay dumating sa Poblacion ng Cuenca, Batangas. (jump-off point) Habang nagiisip ng aming mga kakailanganin nag decide kaming humanap ng makakainan at nakita nga namin ang Anthony Rose Lugawan, dito habang kami ay umorder ng lugaw nabasa namin ang nakakatuwang tula ng maglulugaw;
Mount Pinatubo is an active stratovolcano located on the island of Luzon, near the tripoint of the Philippine provinces of Zambales, Tarlac, and Pampanga
All photos were taken last year before even this blog started. Lakwtaserong sulit tried to remember the details of the hike but in order not to confuse everyone he instead just want to share you these photos without the details how to get there so you could peruse for yourself and hope that one day you may also visit this beautiful place.
As far as I could recall the call time is 1:30am at the back of Victory Line Cubao.
The “toblerone” mountain as what they call it was among the first view that one will enjoy upon few minutes of 4×4 ride.
Here’s the 4×4 i’m talking about.
Another place to visit while you are in Montalban is the Wawa Dam. Aside from Avilon Zoo (separate entry) you may opt to visit the infamous Wawa Dam that will surely interest you especially the Engineering skills of the Americans who made the dam. This may take you around 10minutes of travel time from Avilon Zoo but definitely worth your while.
I the Lakwatserong Sulit had a great time photographing Wawa Dam. It was another place that interest me especially the gorge in the area.
The hiking began at the end of the road and before even ascending to see the full view of the dam, we went down to the river to see the entrance of Paminitan Cave from below. According to the locals the Cave is currently closed due to renovation and maintenance but asked us if we want to go inside. By thus speaking they are willing to take us there for a fee but denounce the idea due to unpreparedness and safety.
Avilon Wildlife Conservation
Monday to Friday 08:00am to 05:00pm
Saturday and Sunday 08:00am to 06:00pm
Zoo Entrance Rates
Regular Entrance Rate: P400.00 per person
Children below the counter: P300.00 per child
Infants 12 months and below: Free
Senior Citizen and PWD: 20% discount
Lakwatserong Sulit put Avilon Zoo on his list of place to visit. Fortunately her friend asked him to join the visit and with much indulgence LS took the matter seriously without hesitation. Though the entrance fee is somewhat high the experience worth every cents once you have seen all those lovely creatures in the zoo.
Lakwatserong Sulit would like to share to you some of the shots he took during his visit to this 7 hectares of wonder.
The Heritage Houses of Lucban, Quezon
This place had been very famous mainly because of its “Pahiyas Festival” that happens during the celebration of feast of San Isidro on the 15th of May. Other things that made this place known to many is their food. Many favors the lustrous taste of “Longganisa Lucban” and the uncanny way of eating “Pancit Habhab”. Lastly, this place is also known to pilgrims because of the “Kamay ni Jesus” literally translated to “Hands of Jesus” who will likely to visit this place once a year due to their promise or for praying in the large statue of Jesus.
The Lucban Church is another place where people also visited whenever they come to Lucban. The present church was built and completed in 1738 but before it the first church at the same location was built in 1595 but it was ruined in 1629.
The 2nd Church was constructed between 1630 to 1640, but it was seriously damage by fire in 1733. The present church is almost the same with the one in Tayabas Quezon.
Well, this blog may not be talking about those written above but of the other side of Lucban. Many of the people visiting this place is not keen into knowing that this place is also a haven of heritage houses. Lakwatserong Sulit wrote this blog to put emphasis to the richness of culture of this place.
Heritage houses are another thing that favors Lakwatserong Sulit, so for this visit in Lucban he will provide you pictures of those houses that can be found in Lucban. He might not be able to give enough details about the houses at least he will take you back in time through his photos.
The first heritage house that one will see if he will be coming from the side of Municipal hall along Quezon Avenue is the home of Dona Ana also known as the “La Casa de Dona Ana” .
La Casa De Dona Ana
La Casa de Dona Ana was built after the marriage of Pedro Nepomucino Villasenor and Ana Maria Herrera De La Concepcion on 1842. Their house is the only one that was built by stone with the neo-classical style during that time in whole Lucban. The house has been the favorite place to stay by famous visitor from Manila and other places. Continue reading