Information about Quezon Island
Quezon Island is one of the islands in Hundred Islands National Park of Alaminos City, Pangasinan and is considered as the most visited island in the area. It was named after former Philippine President Manuel L. Quezon, who declared the Hundred Islands National Park as the country's first national park back in January 1940. Since then, it has become one of the most developed islands in the park as it offers a wide variety of activities to travelers. Among them are different water sports, a zipline, and volleyball.
Along with various beach activities, the island also features cottages and rooms that you can rent a few hours or for a night. Picnic tables are also available for rent. There are also comfort rooms and showers in the area.
Moreover, there are dining and grilling areas where tourists can prepare and enjoy their food. Along with this, there are also a handful of stores that sell snacks and a two-floor restaurant where you can feast on local dishes.
Tickets and entry
You need to pay several fees before you can enter the Hundred Islands National Park. If you are just going for a day tour, you need to pay an environmental fee of PhP60, an entrance fee of PhP30, and an insurance fee of PhP10, for a total of PhP100. Those who want to stay overnight will need to pay a bit more, as their environmental fee is PhP120.
There is also a PhP200 deposit that you need to pay when you register at the tourism office. This is for the local government’s “Basura mo, iuwi mo” (Bring your own trash home) policy. You will be given a trash bag that you can use during your visit to the park. When you return with your trash bag filled with litter, your deposit will be returned to you.
Best time to visit
The best time to visit is during the dry months of December to May. Not only will you have a higher chance of clear weather during these months, but you’ll also have safer boat travels.