Manila-based folks are definitely blessed to have Antipolo– a place for a quick break from the hustle and bustle of the city. And while it is a famed hodgepodge of tourist destinations like the Hinulugang Taktak, Antipolo Cathedral, Pinto Art Museum, and more, there are also places where you can stay for the night and spend an eventful day without even leaving the premises.
So whether it is for personal leisure or corporate activities, these five spots in Antipolo are sure worth checking out for your next Antipolo getaway!
Just the jump-off point of Antipolo from Manila is already a beautiful place to behold. Boso Boso Highlands is a resort and hotel in the sky, as it is overlooking the majestic Sierra Madre mountain range. Within the lobby is Cafe Cristina where you can have a hearty meal while enjoying the breeze and the view of the lush mountains.
The place is also packed with swimming pools: 2 kiddie pools, an olympic-size pool, a wave pool, and a layered pool. There is a 500-meter zipline, as well as an adventure camp for families and team building activities. With so many things to offer, Boso Boso Highlands Resort and Hotel is more of a jump-off point for travelers. It is also a tourist attraction itself. Hotel rates are from P2,500 to P4,000.
Boso Boso Highlands Resort and Hotel is located at Sitio Cabading, Brgy. San Jose, Antipolo City. For more information, you can contact them through these numbers: 401 7535; 703 5048; 703 5020; 0998 8619461; 0917 8046628; or email them through firstname.lastname@example.org.
It is always a good idea to disconnect and give yourself some peace of mind. Let nature be your treatment by staying at the Mt. Purro Nature Reserve located in the foothills of the Sierra Madre mountain range. They have cottages and cabins that will immerse you to the simple provincial life, without compromising comfort and safety.
In the day, you can enjoy activities like trekking to the waterfalls; hiking; Dumagat tribe interactions; and tree-planting, which is the heart of their operation. They also have a game room, swimming pool, nature playscape, rope courses, and a tent area. You can also have a hearty meal with a buffet of Filipino dishes at Loli’s Kitchen located within the eco-park. The rates of their cottages go from P900 to P7,500 per night, while packages start from P1,200 per person for adults and P750 for children.
Mt. Purro Nature Reserve is located at Purok 5, Barangay Calawis, Antipolo City. For more information, you can contact them through these numbers: 542-3005; 0908-881-2701; 0949-398-1799 (for reservations); and email them through GNP@mountpurronaturereserve.com.
Imagine dipping in an infinity pool and the view is a mountainous horizon under the beguiling blue sky. This, and so much more await you at Luljetta’s Garden Suites and Luljetta’s Hanging Gardens Spa. Named after Lolita, which means “flower of life,” Luljetta’s is a place of respite that is sure to remind you to take it slow in your life and appreciate the small things.
Luljetta’s is a more private space located within the vicinity of Loreland Farm Resort. While the resort is a place of fun and leisure, the garden spa and suites are all about the guests’ relaxation and peace. They have large and comfortable guest rooms, lap pools, infinity pools, spa and massage, hydro-massage facilities, jacuzzis and sauna, fish spas, lounges (movie lounge, cabin lounge, zen lounge, and Buddha’s lounge), and function halls for events. Take your time and give yourself a break from all that work you’ve left in the city! Room rates range from P4,000 to P14,000.
Luljetta’s Garden Suites and Luljetta’s Hanging Gardens Spa are located in Sitio Loreland, Brgy. San Roque, Antipolo City. For more information, you can contact them through email: email@example.com and these numbers: 5702532; 6951965; 0917 5444432; 0928 6278897.
Committed in producing champions, the First Pacific Leadership Academy is the country's first corporate academy with the vision of becoming Asia's gateway to the future of business and innovation. The ten-hectare campus also offers guest rooms, suites, and dormitories for the business community; as well as accommodations for trainings, conferences, meetings, conventions, events, team building activities and more, all in a posh and stress-free environment.
The Tipulo Restaurant within the vicinity is also a place for a sumptuous feast of modern Filipino cuisine. Here, they serve Pinoy favorites like Oxtail Kare-kare, Crispy Pata Tim, Crispy Hito with Burong Mangga and more!
The First Pacific Leadership Academy is located at Km.27, Sumulong Highway, Antipolo City. For more information, you can email them through firstname.lastname@example.org or contact them through these numbers: 696 3051 or 0999 226 7081.
The Eugenio Lopez Center provides the business community a more productive environment with its accommodations for seminars, meetings, and corporate parties. There are 38 guestrooms for your nights' stay as well as amenities like their fitness center, tennis court, massage and spa facilities, bar and lounge, and a swimming pool that has the panoramic view of Antipolo City. Rates range from P4,400 to P8,500.
Fine dining awaits you and your colleagues at Oscar's, where you could feast on a rich lineup of Filipino, American, and Continental dishes. Help yourself with their revamped takes on Pinoy dishes like the Sinigang na Pork Liempo sa Pakwan, Bicol Express Lechon Kawali, and an interesting twist to the adobo, Kinarmang Baboy. They also offer a Sunday Brunch Buffet from 8AM to 2PM for only P588.
The Eugenio Lopez Center is located at Sumulong Highway, Antipolo City. For more information, you can email them through email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also call them through these numbers: (+632) 2543068; 6608451; and (+63) 917 515 6225.
If you'd also want to spend your day touring around Antipolo and the other famed landmarks of the Rizal province, you can browse the packages available at www.bienvenidotours.com. Starting from a price of P2,100, you can already enjoy their Tayo Na Sa Antipolo Tour inclusive of a roundtrip between Manila and Antipolo.