Infanta is a first class municipality and one of the oldest towns in the province of Quezon, Philippines, has a
population of 90,000 and is located 144 kilometres northeast
of Manila, and 136 kilometres north of Lucena City.
Infanta is accessible from Manila through a picturesque route
around the laketowns of Rizal, on to the adjoining towns
of Laguna. A refreshing vehicular climb up the mountains greets the traveler. Travel to Infanta from Quezon City & Manila only takes about 3 to 4 hours. Buses and private vans plying the Manila-Infanta route and vice-versa can be found at Sta. Teresita, off Legarda Street, Sampaloc Manila. Both transportation services have daily round the clock trips.
Infanta is 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. This is were I first stayed as a visitor to the Philippines, 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. I got
to meet and befriend the mayor and his family, lovely people, plenty of drinking, karaoke at the clubs it was an awesome time, 4 weeks there. Got to also meet some farmers making the tuba wine, how it as done. Drunk plenty of tuba wine. Must admit I miss it.
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 seen 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.
Overal 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 your wanting to get away from th city smog I highly suggest
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.