"Wow, Pagbilao!" Pagbilao by cyndymc

Pagbilao Travel Guide: 39 reviews and 203 photos

Unforgetable Joy Ride, Food Trip & Photo Shoot

It was one of those days...hubby was disappointed with the cancellation of their photo safari in Pagbilao and Padre Burgos. He really wanted to go so he hurriedly scheduled a roadtrip with me. He wanted to survey the road conditions to the areas where they were supposed to go for photo shoot. We also planned to look around for some possible places to stay in. (After a difficult sleep while camping in Anawangin, he couldn't be cajoled to camp by the beach anymore.)

Our eldest daughter got wind of our plan so she and grandson joined us. Since our plans were just to have a joyride and food trip, then find a place to stay overnight, either in Lucena City or Pagbilao, we brought only extra tees and shorts. The hotel we inspected at Lucena City was fine, but we were still hoping to check in at Silangang Nayon in Pagbilao. I was exchanging text messages with the contact person while on the road, but she said we really couldn't be accomodated. They had only four rooms, and were all occupied that time. Hoping that some of their guests might check out in the afternoon, we decided to go there just the same to have lunch at their famous floating huts.

As we made a turn to Silangang Nayon, hubby thought of checking the site of Pueblo Por La Playa, a beautiful Mexican-inspired residential resort which is also in the area. He had talked with the Marketing staff in the past and explored the possibility of us being accommodated as guests although we are not members nor sponsored by a member. Fortunately, Lady Luck was with us that day. There was no more villa/duplex available, but we could be accomodated at a Presidential Suite. We were toured around and upon seeing the Presidential Suites, the infinity pool and the beach, we decided to stay. We went back to Lucena City to shop for swimwear and sundress at SM. Our plans changed. We wanted to enjoy our weekend vacation at Pueblo Por La Playa. It was really love at first sight! It made our first visit to Pagbilao unforgettable.

Fast Facts About Pagbilao

Pagbilao is a 1st class municipality in Quezon Province located on the northern shore of Tayabas Bay. It was formerly known only for the Quezon National Forest Park, the centuries-old St. Catherine Church, and the Pagbilao Power Station (a 735-MW coal-fired thermal power plant at Isla Grande). Today,Pagbilao has become popular as a favorite tourist destination for nature lovers, bird-watchers, environmentalists, cave explorers, snorkelers, and photo enthusiasts.

Pagbilao is 9 kms. east of Lucena City, the provincial capital. To its west beyond the mountain is Atimonan town; further southwest along the sea coast is Padre Burgos; in the northeast is Tayabas while farther up north is Mauban.

  • Last visit to Pagbilao: Jun 2010
  • Intro Updated Jun 25, 2010
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  • asianbelle's Profile Photo
    Jun 28, 2010 at 8:19 PM

    nice card, thank cyndy. if i recall right, pagbilao is the one with the mermaid, right? i like the view of the bay coming from the road.

  • joiwatani's Profile Photo
    Jun 26, 2010 at 10:09 AM

    Aaah, it must be nice to eat here. What a view!!

  • monina_c's Profile Photo
    Jun 26, 2010 at 3:56 AM

    thanks for the postcard cyndy! i am glad you enjoyed your trip.

  • SOLODANCER's Profile Photo
    Jun 25, 2010 at 9:15 AM

    Cyndy, that's a hoot. I wished you could have captured the act in moving image and put it out there in YouTube! Thanks for sharing. Love the resort!

  • jumpingnorman's Profile Photo
    Jun 25, 2010 at 9:03 AM

    Haha..wonderful Pagbilao pages and that's nice on the flying waiter, hahaha - very interesting and ingenious. Also nice to see something about Tong-its, hahaha


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