Situated on the rainy slopes of Mount Banahaw in Quezon Province, Lucban is a popular tourist destination for those seeking a dose of nature, Spanish colonial architecture and a cool refreshing climate.

With an average of 285 days of rain per year, visitors should expect wet conditions. On the up side, the temperature hovers in the pleasant 70˚F range most of the year due to the 1,500-foot elevation of Lucban.

This old Spanish colonial town is about 150 miles from Manila, and has a fun, charming atmosphere. Lucban is ideal for leisurely explorations along its centuries-old streets, in its many Spanish colonial buildings, and the lovely Rizal Park.

The Church of Saint Louis of Toulous, built in the 1730s, is an architectural highlight of Lucban. It complements the many other old houses and buildings scattered around the center of town. For a quick dose of outdoor relaxation or recreation head to the strikingly clean Rizal Park.

Lucban is a popular weekend retreat for Manila residents looking to escape the heat of the city and get up into the cool fresh air. During May, the colorful Pahiyas Festival is widely regarded as one of the best events in all the Philippines, and worth planning your trip around.

Getting There & Away

Lucban is 150 miles from Manila, and easy to reach by road within a couple of hours. Many kinds of public and private buses, minivans and jeepneys ply the road between Manila and Lucban every day. The international airport at Manila is very busy, handling regular daily flights from every corner of the globe.

Things to Do

Lucban Attractions

Church of Saint Louis of Toulous

This spanish colonial church dates to the 1730s and is a real gem for its timeless ambiance.

Side trips from Lucban

Mount Banahaw

The dormant volcano at the edge of town is ideal for outdoor explorations.

Rizal Park

This clean and shady park is the perfect place for a quick escape from town if you want some exercise or a place to sit and relax.