As promised I will share some of our photos in Dalahican beach in Lucena City. Don’t expect much because the beach we have here in our place is not like Boracay or other beautiful beaches in our country. Oh no why I am saying this to our own beach, ahahah! Anyway, still pleased because we have Dalahican beach. This is still number one beach to visit for Lucenahin (people in Lucena) during summer especially because this is open to the public though there are other parts of Dalahican beach that are private already. So expect entrance fee and other related expenses. But big part of Dalahican beach is open to the public so you only need to pay for your cottage amounting to 75 pesos. It is cheap right?
When I was young we used to go here during summer because it is near to us. Aside from that it is clean but after 20 years Dalahican beach is not the same as before. That time, we don’t need to travel just to enjoy swimming because Dalahican beach is a good place already. Anyway, as I said it is still popular especially to Lucenahin who have no budget going somewhere else. What i don’t like here, there is not shower room so it’s really hard but for sure private resorts have it so if you have budget better choose private resorts.
Photo below is my daughter with her friend. They are trying to make their own sand castle.
This is quite far in our cottage but this is the famous Dalahican port inLucenaCity. If you are planning to visit place like Marinduque through water transportation for sure you will encounter Dalahican port.
This deepwell is still popular in Dalahican beach.
My brother was here awhile ago and he invited us to come with them in Dalahican. It is a place here in Lucena where Dalahican Port is located. If you are planning to visit Marinduque by means of water transportation for sure you will come here in Lucena where RORO (roll on roll off) is located. We will not go to Marinduque we will visit Dalahican because of the kids. We believe swimming before sunrise is a big help especially if your kid has cough and cold. So I have to wake up early tomorrow because my brother said they will fetch me and my daughter at around 5 am. Dalahican beach is near to us I think about 15-20 minutes to get there. Anyway, I have to stop here and promise to share some of our photos next time.
Summer is not yet over, my sister-in-law told me about a good place in Catanauan Quezon. Actually a friend of my sister-in-law shared this place to her. Now my SIL shared it to me and asked me if I am looking for a place to unwind. Right now I am here in Lucena City part of Quezon province (actually the capital of Quezon Province) but I am not aware that there are many good places nearby. Just like the one that my sister-in-law is referring the pride of Catanauan Quezon; Catanauan Cove. She said I should search the site to see how beautiful the place is. So that’s what I did, I searched Catanauan Cove and thankfully they have official site so looking for the place didn’t give me any trouble.
Anyway, on the homepage of their site this is what I read “Crystal clear waters, powder white sand, reachable by land”. Hmm, just like the famous white sand in Boracay but this one is different because it’s reachable by land. Anyway, I also checked their photo gallery and found out aside from beach, the resort has infinity pool. According to their site – With its one kilometer stretch of fine white sand, crystal clear waters, hilly terrain, more than 12,000 various trees, a complete array of sports facilities, natural swamps and ponds surrounding its modern interpretation of the Philippine “NIPA HUT” cottages, no doubt it is a class of its own.
I want to experience everything they have said, summer is not yet over we still have one month to go before summer ends. So hoping I will visit the place and beside it is located in Quezon province. Most of the time we travel longer hours just to visit part of Luzon and Visayas well in fact there are good places nearby.
Photos below were captured in Parish church of St. Ferdinand Cathedral in Lucena City. This church was founded in the year 1881. The first Parish priest here is Fr. Mariano Granja, wherein a street in Lucena was named after him. In 1882, the construction of this church was started and completed in 1884. But something happened in the year 1887 because it was destroyed by fire but was rebuilt in the same year.
St. Ferdinand Cathedral is our main church here in Lucena but there are other churches in some barangays. But Lucenahin are comfortable visiting this church because it is located in downtown.
There are numerous old-growth trees here and parking lots. So worry free if you have car because there is space available while you are attending mass or just simply visiting the church.
Anyway, I captured these photos couple of days ago after I spent some minutes of giving my prayer. Second photo is inside of the church. Everyday this church is open to all. So everytime i am in downtown i normally pass by here.
How to get here:
If you are in Lucena, it is easy to come here. Just ask for direction of “bayan” or simply ride in jeepney who has bayan sign. Ask to drop you in St. Ferdinand Church. In front of this is Jollibee Fast Food store.
Yesterday we went to Silangang Nayon to celebrate my sister’s birthday. Silangang Nayon is a fine dining restaurant located in Pagbilao, Quezon few minutes away from our place in Lucena City.
What is nice about Silangang Nayon is you can eat on a floating restaurant. So while waiting for your foods to serve enjoy first the beautiful sceneries around.
- At the back is the floating restaurant
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