Welcome to the northeast beauty of Quezon Province!
Last weekend, I joined #TBboys (our yearly all-boys barkada) for an 2D1N trip to Real, Quezon. It was our first time in this side of Luzon Island. We've been to Pangasinan, La Union and Tagaytay before.
Real is a small town facing the Pacific Ocean, approximately 133 kilometres (83 mi) from Quezon's capital Lucena City and 145 kilometres (90 mi) from Manila. Real has 17 barangays: 14 rural and 3 urban. Its total land area is 563.8 km2, the second largest in the province.
Before traveling, you might want to check the live weather forecast and updates to make your trip even easier and safer for you. You can also get the latest report for land traffic in Metro Manila and major parts of the Philippines.
WHAT TO BRING FOR REAL, QUEZON
Here are some things you might consider bringing with you for your day tour / adventure:
- Stylish face mask
- Water container/tumbler to rehydrate
- Sunscreen for skin protection
- Goggles for swimming or snorkeling
- Stylish Swimsuit
- Travel backpack / luggage
- Reusable vacuum storage packs
- Selfie stick
- Waterproof phone case
- Acion cam
- Camping tent
- WiFi kit
- Power bank
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HOW TO GET TO REAL, QUEZON
Driving Manila to Real takes about 90+ kilometers (via Famy - Real - Infanta Road) for 3-4 hours. We used Waze app for directions straight to our accommodation in Poblacion, Real.
For who plans to commute by public transportation, there are daily trips to Infanta, Quezon that passes through Real offered by Raymond Bus from Legarda, Manila. Check available bus seats here!
We started our trip at 6am in Cainta and took the shorter route via Famy - Real - Infanta Road. Along this road, you may opt to stopover to Pililla Windmills in Rizal or one of the overlooking restaurants nearby.
For us, we traveled straight to Real and looked for a restaurant for stopover and have our brunch to continue our trip.
WHERE TO EAT IN REAL, QUEZON
There is a decent choice of places to dine in Real, mostly located along Famy - Real - Infanta Road. For us, we found J&D Eatery, about 20 km away from Real's proper town. They offer Pinoy all-time favorite breakfast, silogs, pares and lomi.
We took a rest, feasted with the food (that are actually good tasting) and recharged for an hour before we hit the road again.
We also brought our own food for our overnight stay at our booked accommodation, then planned to have our final lunch/dinner on our way home the next day.
Speaking of our accommodation, Basti (my long time friend and travel bud) booked us a 1-night stay at Tahanan ni MariAlan, one of the newly opened beachfront resorts along the coast of Real. Basti booked our room by contacting them through their Facebook page.
Our room was ideally good for 4 persons but can accommodate up to 6 guests. The room is airconditioned and has 2 double-size beds, in-room restroom with shower, a closet and a dining set (plates, utensils, cups and glasses).
Tahanan ni MariAlan boast their resort with their very own plunge pool with see-through glass. They currently have 3 units available for booking (10am check-in, 9am check out), each have a plunge pool.
The whole resort is surrounded with trees and only steps away from the beach.
OTHER RESORTS TO BOOK IN REAL, QUEZON
Here are other accommodation options located in and nearby Real Quezon:
- La View Mountain Resort - See Room Rates and Photos!
- Magra Beach Resort and Nature Park - See Room Rates and Photos!
- Club Manila East Real - See Room Rates and Photos!
- H-World Surfcamp - See Room Rates and Photos!
- J. Vergara Hotel and Resort - See Room Rates and Photos!
- From the Ground Up Farm Home (Infanta) - See Room Rates and Photos!
- Malachi Hotel and Resort (Infanta) - See Room Rates and Photos!
- Blue Pavilion Beach Resort (Infanta) - See Room Rates and Photos!
|Club Manila East Real|
We arrived at noontime. The resort's staff was nice and easy to talk with. All our needs including use of fridge, kitchen and other amenities were provided throughout our stay. As mentioned above, we brought our own food (they also offer paluto at certain cost), alcoholic drinks were allowed. If you need something, you can ask their staff to buy you stuff for a tip. Overall, our stay at Tahanan ni MariAlan was smooth and satisfying.
There's a videoke for rent, a body massage offered and an island hopping to Baluti.
Speaking of Baluti, this island (or a mini-peninsula) is about 20-30 minutes boat ride from our resort, depending on the level of waves. We planned our visit the following morning to spend at least an hour on the island.
Real is known for having black sand and rocky beach and mostly docked with pump boats by the locals, Baluti on the other hand will give you a peaceful and serene vibe of Real. Our guide brought us to the secluded part of Baluti which undeveloped and not owned by any resorts.
|The shore in Baluti Island|
Here, you can enjoy the warm and wavy waters of Real, the fine black sand and the scenery. Do not skip this experience when you visit Real!
ATTRACTIONS TO SEE IN MANILA
2D1N ITINERARY FOR REAL, QUEZON
You may have your own but here's my suggested 2 days and 1 night itinerary for Real, Quezon:
06:00AM Depart from Manila
10:00AM Check-in at Tahanan ni MariAlan (resort accommodation)
01:00PM Rest and/or resort activities (swimming, videoke)
08:00PM Rest or do more activities
08:00AM Island hopping to Baluti
09:00AM Early out (you may have early lunch in Real or along the way)
02:00PM Estimated arrival in Manila
SUGGESTED BUDGET FOR REAL, QUEZON
This is an estimated budget/expenses per person for your trip to Real:
- P1,000 - Accommodation
- P500 - Food
- P1,000 - Transportation
- P500 to P1,000 - Activities (boat, island hopping)
Estimated Total Budget: P3,000 to P3,500 per head
ACTIVITIES AND TOURS IN MANILA
ALSO IN QUEZON
- WHAT IS QUEBEX: Everything you need to know about Quezon-Bicol Expressway
- PNR San Pablo-Lucena Commuter Line (Schedule & Fare Matrix)
- Alibijaban Island Guide (What To Do & How To Get There)
- Travel Guide to Pagbilao (Puting Buhangin at Kwebang Lampas)
- CAGBALETE ISLAND TRAVEL GUIDE: Your White Sand Beach Escape In Quezon Province (Things To Do + Itinerary)
- PAHIYAS FESTIVAL: Guide to Festive Celebration in Lucban, Quezon
- GIROSALES FARM: Home to Angel's Sunflower Field in Candelaria, Quezon
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