The Pahiyas Festival is a time to honor Lucban’s patron saint of good harvests, San Isidro de Labrador. Every 15th of May, thousands of tourists and locals alike gather in the colorful town for this occasion.
In addition, it is held to celebrate the hard working residents of Lucban, Quezon in the grandest way possible.
Here’s a quick guide to this festivity plus other essential things you need to know!
Lucban, Quezon is approximately 120 kilometers southeast of Metro Manila. The town is bordered by multiple provinces such as Laguna, so, catching any sort of public transport is quite easy.
Travel time via the SLEX will take you about three hours if you’re taking a private car. If you decide to commute, you can take a bus from Cubao for PHP225, travel time is four to five hours.
Since the Pahiyas Festival is considered one of the biggest fiestas in the country, the local government always has a line-up of activities prepared.
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If you decide to stay a night or two in the beautiful town, here are our top choices in and around the area:
1. Batis Aramin Resort and Hotel – Rates start at PHP 2,942 for a room for two with free breakfast.
2. Grand Central Hotel – Rates start at PHP 749 for a bed in the Traveler Room.
3. Queen Margarette Hotel (Mauban) – Rates start at PHP 1,800 for a Superior Room with free breakfast.
4. Patio Rizal Hotel and Restaurant – Rates start at PHP 2,185 for a Standard Room with breakfast.
5. Queen Margarette Hotel (Lucena) – Rates start at PHP 1,811 for a Superior Room with breakfast.
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