Much of the northern part of Quezon province is mountainous and hard to reach, although there are isolated communities on the coast. The southern portion of the province serves mainly as a staging post on the road from Manila to the Bicol region, though it does have attractions such as a couple of excellent climbs, Mount Banahaw and Mount Cristobal. Further east you can explore Quezon National Park, which has some fairly easy marked trails. If you happen to be in Quezon in mid-May, check out what is by far the biggest festival in the province, the Pahiyas, held in and around Lucban, not far from the very ordinary provincial capital, Lucena.