Let's say you've been to Antipolo, and had seen the Hinulugang Taktak Falls; has toured the Pinto Art Museum; hiked Mount Pamitinan; and paid a visit to Antipolo Cathedral. Well, you may have seen some of Antipolo's best, but it is still a small portion of what the rich town has to offer travelers.
So either you are planning to rediscover the place, or it is your first time to take a break on the capital city of Rizal, we have rounded up five things you could do in Antipolo that are sure worth a place in your itinerary!
Art & Cuisine at the Inday Cadapan Home Gallery and Cafe
The late Inday Cadapan is a 1970s social expressionist painter who depicted on canvas her opinions on poverty and unjust labor practices. Later she turned to the styles of Picasso and Matisse. Her works have been auctioned multiple times with realized prices ranging from $647 USD to $1,243 USD.
In Antipolo, you can take your time surrounded by her paintings and sculptures at the humble home gallery and cafe run by her only child, Magel Vee. At the Inday Cadapan Home Gallery, not only do you get to know more about the artist through Magel, you can also have a special meal at the Cafe Inday located within the premises. The cafe’s Chef Liz will only ask any restrictions in your diet and prepare a surprise meal you could enjoy when you get there.
The Inday Cadapan Home Gallery and the Cafe Inday are located at Gen. Luna St. Villa Carmen Subd. Antipolo City. You may contact them through this number: 0917 669 1900 or email them via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Creating Craft Beer at Santiago Brewery and Malthouse
Creating craft beer is an art of its own, and this is what you will discover at the Santiago Brewery and Malthouse. After learning the basic fundamentals of making beer, James Gatlabayan started his own brewery, producing his own malts and ingredients for that authentic grain-to-glass experience in every beer he has crafted.
Santiago Brewery and Malthouse is known for the unique taste of its signature drinks, namely, Amihan, Habagat, Ipo Ipo, and Buhawi, each taking a name from strong winds that level with the beer’s ‘kick’ per cup. Perfect for celebrations, James’ craft beers are also available at Antipolo restaurants like Luljetta’s Cafe, Crescent Moon Cafe, Burrow Cafe, and Oscar’s.
Santiago Brewery and Malthouse is located at 217 C. Lawis Ext. Gatsville Compound, Antipolo City. Be sure to contact them before visiting through these numbers: 964 5525, 0917 8256377 or email them through email@example.com.
Antipolo is also home to the unique line of apparel that combines the traditional and modern Filipino design in fashion: Obra ni Juan. After the influx of demand, the family-owned business has expanded and their products are now being distributed in department stores nationwide.
Obra ni Juan offers authentic collections of the best quality through special woven fabrics and exquisite craftsmanship. In their showroom, you get to appreciate their diverse collections and designs. From formal to casual wear, the Filipino brand has an obra to offer, each piece promising durability, comfort, and style.
The Obra ni Juan factory is located at Sitio Ligtasan, Brgy. San Roque, Antipolo City. You may contact them through this number: 697 6743 or email them through firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
For a full-blown recreational day-off, the Loreland Farm Resort is the ideal place to be! Established in 1996 by entrepreneurs Lolita and Renato Marinas, the resort has grown progressively through the years, maintaining its charm on guests that just want to enjoy a vacation with their family and friends.
The resort is packed with five swimming pools and a family fun park, five function rooms, restaurants, and 50 room accomodations. Tree houses, cottages, Nipa huts, umbrellas, shades, cabanas, and bahay kubos are also available for occupancy. Other amenities here include a billiard hall, basketball court, chapel, and playground.
The Loreland Farm Resort is located at Sitio Loreland, Brgy. San Roque, Antipolo City. You may reach them through these numbers: 6960101 to 03; 09178352000; or 09088734220. You may also email them through firstname.lastname@example.org.
Affordable and Secure Shopping Spree at the BAGPI Garment Center
On your way home from Antipolo, you can also stop by the "Garment Capital of the Philippines," Taytay, for some tiangge shopping spree! The BAGPI Garment Center is a haven of affordable clothes and other fabric products, made with imported materials that are sewn by local tailors.
Since 1954, RTW (ready to wear garments) from Taytay have been sold in Baclaran making it a popular stop for shoppers in Metro Manila. Today, the BAGPI Garment Center in Taytay houses 850 stalls and has CCTV cameras installed to protect both shoppers and sellers.
The BAGPI Garment Center, Taytay branch is located at Don Hilario Cruz, Club Manila East, Taytay, Rizal. It is open Mondays and Thursdays from 7AM to 10PM and on Saturdays from 7AM to 7PM.
Wondering where to stay in Antipolo? You can also check out these 5 places for an eventful stay in the town. For the best deals on your next travel to the Rizal province, you can also catch Bienvenido Tours as they participate in this year's Philippine Travel Mart happening on August 30 to September 1.
What are you waiting for? Add these destinations to your itinerary and make the most of your next Antipolo tour!
Homestream image from the Loreland Farm Resort website.