Infanta Quezon located approx 144km northwest of Manila, has a population of 90,000 and is a first class municipality. It is also one of the oldest towns in the province of Quezon.
Getting to infanta from Manila by road takes about 3.5-4 hours, both transportations are available out of various places I usually take the one out of Sta Teresita, of Legard’s street, were buses and private vans are available they takes you through a picturesque route around the mountains going through various little towns and barangays. A well worth experience to for the traveler.
Infanta is also the largest lambanog manufacturer in the province of Quezon. Also, it is the center of economic activity in the northern part of Quezon. It lies along the coast of the Pacific Ocean facing the island municipalities of Polillio. It straddles a portion of the Sierra Madre Mountains.
I stayed in Infanta for 3 weeks left the smoke city Manila behind me, it’s a nice friendly town, plenty of things to do, fishing market not far away, catches from the fishing boats were people would buy their seafood, to sell at the wet market in town and as far as Manila.
I got to meet and befriend the mayor and their family, lovely people welcomed me with open arms, plenty of drinking, karaoke at the clubs it was an awesome time. Got to also meet some farmers making the tuba wine, how it as done. Drunk plenty of tuba wine. The town was excellent an older style scenic place a wonder with plenty of places to visit nestled close to the ocean. Met a few Australians, Americans and English folks living there. Overall a peaceful, welcoming very friendly town, I enjoyed every part of my stay and will return for a visit next time I’m around. If you’re wanting to get away from the city smog I highly suggest Infanta.
Other places to visit while down this way is. Will add some more soon.
Cawayan Water Falls
An excellent place to visit and relax, I got taken up there half a dozen times, nice place to eat and have a swim, I was even lucky I saw a couple of wild monkeys that was the high of the trip.
The first four waterfalls are easily accessible by simply following the recently-developed trails. The last two falls require a bit of rock-climbing skills to reach. Of the six falls, the last waterfall is the highest and the most majestic.
Kris Psyche Orozco Resus a beauty queen from Infanta, Quezon, Philippines. She competed in the tenth edition of the national Miss Philippines Earth beauty pageant and was crowned Miss Philippines Earth 2010. It placed Infanta on the map.