|Silangang Nayon Park and Restaurant|
This popular destination and quiet retreat, located 6.5 kms. (a 25-min. drive from Lucena City) from the Maharlika Highway in Pagbilao, was opened in 2003 with just one seaside cottage.
Today, it has a cozy park with a main restaurant overlooking Tayabas Bay, Pagbilao Grande and Patayan Island; dining cottages nestled along the edge of cliffs on the mainland (another two, beside the main restaurant, are also connected to the bridge), function hall; a mini-zoo and a children's playground.
The amazing, boat-shaped restaurant is connected to the mainland by a long footbridge with a sturdy foundation of concrete stilts. Oysters, served as part of the menu, are grown along the stilts.
|The footbridge with the main restaurant on the right|
Its unique way of delivering cooked food from the main kitchen/grilling area to the restaurant is an attraction by itself. Instead of the waiters carrying the meals along the walkways and the bridge, food is delivered via a helicopter-shaped dumbwaiter running along a steel cable.
|The main restaurant's interior|
|Grilled oysters - a bestseller|
Each spacious, clean airconditioned cottage has a TV and a private bath with hot and cold shower.
The mini-zoo is home to deer, some pheasants, ostriches, chickens, a monkey. a hawk. a falcon, a very huge iguana and a horse. The resort also offers boat trips or kayaking to Patayan Island Puting Buhangin Beach and Kwebang Lampas.
Silangang Nayon Park and Restaurant: Brgy. Bantigue, Pagbilao 4302, Quezon. Tel: (042) 716-0077 and (042) 622-2173. Mobile no.: (0922) 886-7677, (0920) 813-2324 and (0919) 442-0042. Contact Person: Ms. Mary Ann Padilla. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.