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Welcome to CALABARZON

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ABOUT

Designated as Region IV-A, the term CALABARZON came from the acronym of the five provinces within its scope: Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, and Quezon. The region is formally referred to as Southern Tagalog Mainland.

Location

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Best Time to Visit

For the best combination of agreeable temperatures of around 27° C (80° F) and as little rain as possible, the best time to visit this region is between February and March. The first months of dry season can still be rainy, while the last months are usually pretty hot and humid.

Fast Facts

Area: 16,873.31 km² (6,541.82 mi²)

Population: 14,414,774

Density: 777/km2

Regional Center: Calamba, Laguna

Languages: TagalogFilipinoEnglish

Provinces: 

REGION 4A – CALABARZON

PROVINCELAND AREA KM2POPULATION
Batangas3,119.752,694,335
Cavite1,574.173,678,301
Laguna1,917.853,035,081
Quezon9,069.62,122,830
Rizal1,191.942,884,227
Total
16,873.3114,414,774

Cities: (19) Antipolo; Bacoor; Batangas City; Biñan; Cabuyao; Calamba; Cavite City; Dasmariñas; General Trias; Imus; Lipa; Lucena; San Pablo; San Pedro; Santa Rosa; Tagaytay; Tanauan; Tayabas; Trece Martires

Barangays: 4,019

Major Industries

  • Crops (Palay, Corn, Banana, Mango, Coffee, Coconut, Sweet Potato, Pineapple)
  • Food Processing
  • Machineries
  • Textiles and Garments
  • Handicrafts and Furniture
  • Aqua Culture
  • Tourism
  • Minerals (Gold, Silver, Copper, Nickel)

Getting Here

The best way to get to CALABARZON depends on where you’re traveling from and your budget.

The fastest and most convenient method of travel a far distance in the Philippines is most often by plane, however in some cases, traveling by sea or land may be a better option and more cost-effective.

AIRPORTS

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Getting Around

The following are the modes of transportation available in this region. 

Suggested Budget

Use the chart below to get an idea of how much to budget daily.  Actual amounts will depend on YOUR travel style. Keep in mind these are daily averages … some days you’ll spend more, some days you’ll spend less. Prices are in USD.

ACCOMMODATION
FOOD
TRANSPORTATION
ATTRACTIONS
AVERAGE DAILY COST
Budget
Accommodation: $7
Food: $5
Transportation: $5
Attractions: $20
Average Daily Cost: $37
Mid-Range
Accommodation: $30
Food: $15
Transportation: $10
Attractions: $25
Average Daily Cost: $80
Luxury
Accommodation: $70
Food: $30
Transportation: $15
Attractions: $30
Average Daily Cost: $145

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SEE & DO 

  • AGILA the first flying theater
  • Agono Mural Street
  • Aguinaldo Shrine Lights Show
  • Anilao Diving, snorkling and macrophotography
  • Balisong Making at Taal
  • Burdang Taal
  • Carmona Kart Racing Circuit
  • Costales Nature Farm
  • Dragon Boat Sailing and Racing at City of Tanauan
  • Embroideries of Lumban, Laguna
  • Enchanted Kingdom
  • Garment Shopping
  • Golfing at Batangas
  • Holy Mountain
  • Hot Spring Resort at Pansol
  • Jose Rizal National Shrine
  • Liliw, Laguna Footwear Shopping
  • Mardicas Dance
  • Mount Makiling
  • Nagcarlan Underground Cementery
  • National Shrine of Our Lady of Peace and Good
  • Nuvali Evoliving Shopping
  • Pagsanjan Falls
  • Paragliding spot in Carmona, Cavite
  • Pico de Loro, Mt. Palay-Palay and Mt. Mataas na Gulod
  • Regina Rosarii Institute for Contemplation in Asia
  • San Lazaro Leisure Park
  • Swimming
  • Tayak Nature Adventure and Wildlife (TANAW)
  • Ugu Bigyan-Tiaong
  • Verde Island
  • Visit Cultural Offereing of Quezon
  • Wakeboarding at Calatagan , Batangas
  • Wakeboarding at Nuvali’s world-class facilities in Sta. Rosa City, Laguna
  • Water Sports at Lake Caliyara, Laguna
  • Wood Whttling Products of Pakil Laguna
  • Wood Works of Paete, Laguna

EAT & DRINK

  • Bacalao (Cavite)
  • Batangas Goto (Batangas)
  • Batangas Lomi (Batangas)
  • Bibingka (Laguna)
  • Bibingkang samala (Cavite)
  • Bibinkgoy (Cavite)
  • Buko Pie (Laguna)
  • Bulalo (Batangas)
  • Cashews (Rizal)
  • Cavite tamales (Cavite)
  • Dinilawang Kanduli sa Alagaw (Rizal)
  • Espasol (Laguna)
  • Fried itik (Rizal)
  • Fruits and Vegetables
  • Jacobina Bisuit
  • Kapeng Barako (Batangas)
  • Kesong puti (Laguna)
  • Kinulob na itik (Laguna)
  • Kiping (Quezon)
  • Kulawong talong (Quezon)
  • Lambanog (Quezon, Laguna & Bantangas)
  • Lucban Longganisa (Quezon)
  • Maliputo (Batangas)
  • Minaluto (Rizal)
  • Pancit Buco (Quezon)
  • Pancit Habhab (Quezon)
  • Pancit Pusit (Cavite)
  • Puto Binan (Laguna)
  • Suman with latik (Rizal)
  • Tapang Taal (Batangas)
  • Tawilis (Cavite)

WHERE TO STAY

Where to Stay in CALABARZON

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EVENTS & FESTIVALS

  • Agawan Festival
  • Ana Kalang Festival
  • Anilag Festival
  • Arana’t Baluarte Festival
  • Bakood Festival
  • Coco Festival
  • Higantes Festival
  • Liliw Gat Tayaw Festival
  • Niyogyugan Festival
  • Pahiyas Festival
  • Parada ng Lechon
  • Sorteo Festival

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Patrick

Patrick

Patrick is an entrepreneur, digital nomad, explorer, and photographer. Patrick is always in search of fun and adventure. He is well travelled throughout the world, and although location independent, his home base is Phoenix, Arizona in the USA. Patrick loves island lifestyle which is no wonder why he is so interested in spending time in the Philippines with it’s over 7,000 islands. Patrick created this site to share his knowledge of and experiences in the Philippines with Filipinos as well as other foreigners.

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