Quezon City is 10 km. north of Manila
, on the island of Luzon
, and is the former capital and most populous city in the Philippines
. It is popularly known to Filipinos as simply QC. The city is divided into 13 different districts, each one having its own unique attractions, and all near available condo rentals. The city has two elevated light rail systems as well as jeepneys, taxis, buses and tricycles all easily accessible from your accommodations. There are lots of attractions in Quezon City from the Quezon Memorial Circle to the Fiesta Carnival Complex and the Goethe Institute Art Gallery. Shopping centers and a full range of restaurants and bars are located throughout the city, as are vacation rentals
That Quezon City has been dubbed as the “City of New Horizons” holds truth when it comes to culture and lifestyle – the experience is fresh and not quite what would be expected of the usual urban setting. Quezon City has its own tourist belt, found in the once quiet district of Kamuning. Tomas Morato and Timog Avenues and a portion of Quezon Avenue are now dotted with luxurious and exquisite restaurants, disco houses, night clubs, sauna clinics, and other shops all within an easy distance from your vacation rental accommodations. Several of the streets in the surrounding area were named in honor of the 22 Boy Scouts who died in a plane crash en route to joining the 11th World Scout Jamboree. A memorial stands in the center of a rotunda at the intersection of Timog and Tomas Morato avenues. Because of this, Timog area is also often called Scout Area
Fast becoming a famous landmark in the metropolis is the Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Nature Center
, an experience of nature within the city. Conveniently located at the heart of Quezon City, this area was developed to simulate a natural forest setting. Found here are about 38 species of trees and shrubs, which are represented by 2,443 trees commonly found in Philippine forests, and a grove,lagoon, rock garden, mini-zoo, craft village, and fishing village, among others.
Diliman in Quezon City is home to the University of the Philippines
, the country’s foremost institute of higher learning and considered the finest in the Far East.
Quezon City's very own zoological and botanical garden, situated near the Quezon Memorial Circle, is a haven for young and old nature lovers. The 80-hectare complex of wooden areas is replete with wildlife conducive for picnicking and promenading. The park is also equipped with a children's playground and a man-made lagoon for boating. Specimens of the country's various flora and fauna, including the famous monkey-eating eagle, are found here. Your condo rental lodging
will make an excellent base for trips to tour the area. It is only a half-hour drive to vacation rentals from the Ninoy Aquino International Airport, which is the main airport in the Philippines.