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30+ BEST THINGS TO DO IN ANTIPOLO & RIZAL: Tourist Spots, Itinerary and Travel Guide Blog 2021

ANTIPOLO TOURIST SPOTS ITINERARY THINGS TO DO IN RIZAL PLACES TO VISIT

Traveling to Antipolo and Rizal Province soon? Let me help you plan your trip with this list of top things to do, tourist spots, and best places to visit in Antipolo and Rizal that should be included in your itinerary!


Rizal, officially called the Province of Rizal, is a province located in the CALABARZON Region near Metro Manila. Its capital is the City of Antipolo, a 1st class component city and the center of trade and commerce in the province. It is also best-known as the "Pilgrimage City of the Philippines", becuase of the many devotees and pilgrims visiting the Church in Antipolo especially during the Pilgrimage Season.

If you're looking for a quick weekend or day trip that is just 1-2 hours away from Metro Manila, a trip to Antipolo and Rizal Province is a good idea. There are many Rizal tourist spots and things to do in Antipolo that you could satisfy your wanderlust cravings. You could enjoy nature, arts, museums, historical and religious sites, mountains, waterfalls, lovely hotels and resorts, thrilling adventure activities, and so much more! Whether you're the "chill" type traveler or an adventure-seeker, you will definitely have an exciting and memorable time in Antipolo and Rizal Province!

In this Antipolo and Rizal Travel Guide Blog 2021, I will share to you the top things to do in Antipolo & Rizal tourist spots, best places to visit for couples, families and group of friends; where to stay stay, sample itinerary that you could follow, and many more!


Antipolo & Rizal Tourist Spots and Top Things to Do + Sample Itinerary



WHAT'S COVERED IN THIS ANTIPOLO & RIZAL TRAVEL GUIDE BLOG 2021?

  1. Antipolo Cathedral Church
  2. Hinulugang Taktak
  3. Luljetta's Hanging Gardens Spa
  4. ATV Adventure in Antipolo Rizal
  5. Paintball Battle Ground Experience
  6. Treasure Mountain
  7. Pinto Art Museum in Antipolo City
  8. Kubs Mountain Resort Day Tour
  9. Tanay Church
  10. Mt. Daraitan
  11. Tinipak River
  12. Daranak Falls
  13. Batlag Falls
  14. Masungi Georeserve Day Tour
  15. Tanay, Rizal Day Tour from Manila
  16. Mt. Pugad + The Peak Campsite Tour
  17. Experience Higantes Festival in Angono
  18. Balaw Balaw Specialty Restaurant and Folk Art Museum
  19. Mt. Tagapo Hike on Talim Island
  20. Casa Santa Museum
  21. Mt. Hapunang Banoi
  22. Nagpatong Rock Day Hike
  23. Rizal 4x4 Adventure by Mountain Quest PH
  24. Laiban Circuit Day Hike
  25. Outdoor Extreme Archery Experience
  26. Pililla Wind Farm
  27. Angono-Binangonan Petroglyphs
  28. Palo Alto Falls
  29. Mount Purro Nature Reserve
  30. Regina Rica
  31. Mt. Binacayan Day Hike
  32. Fresno Agro Forestry and Eco Tourist Campsite
  33. Overnight Camping at Mt. Kulis
  34. Antipolo City Cafés and Restaurants with Overlooking Views
  35. Bring home some Suman, Mangoes and Kasuy


Traveling to Antipolo and Rizal is one of the best out-of-town destinations that you could enjoy without sacrificing too much time and effort, and will not break your wallet. It offers a lot to see and do and is easily accessible from Metropolitan Manila. Whether you're craving for exciting outdoor activities or just wanting a peaceful quiet time with nature, Antipolo and Rizal Province will surely have something for you!


1. Antipolo Cathedral Church


I believe, the very first time I went to Rizal Province is on a trip to Antipolo Church. A popular pilgrimage site, it is a National Shrine dedicated to Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage or Nuestra Señora de la Paz y Buen Viaje. A large number of catholic devotees and pilgrims visit the Antipolo Church every year, especially during holy week. Also the month of May is when most of the pilgrims visit this church which is considered as the Pilgrimage Season. It commences with the Alay Lakad from Quiapo Church from April 30 until the end of the month of May.

HOW TO GET TO ANTIPOLO CHURCH?

From EDSA-Shaw or Araneta City in Cubao, take a jeepney, UV Express Van or FX to Antipolo City and alight at Antipolo Church. If you're bringing a private car, just use Waze or Google Map for the directions.


2. Hinulugang Taktak

"Tayo na sa Antipolo...
At doo'y maligo tayo...
Sa batis na kung tawagin...
Ay hi- hi- Hinulugang Taktak-tak! tak! tak!"
Do you remember this song? Whenever I hear this song, you automatically think of Hinulugang Taktak Falls. Designated as a national park by virtue of Republic Act No. 6964 in 1990, this very popular waterfalls is one of the Antipolo tourist spots frequented by tourists and can found in Brgy. Dela Paz Antipolo City. Also called Hinulugang Taktak Nature and Adventure Park , this 70-ft waterfalls is definitely one of the iconic landmarks of Antipolo.

Within the park, there are also picnic tables and cottages for visitors to stay at while enjoying the waterfalls. Many recreational activities were also set up in the Hinulugang Taktak complex such as the Spider Web, Hanging Bridges, Wall Climbing, Swimming Pool, Basketball Court, and many more.

HINULUGANG TAKTAK OPENING HOURS & ENTRANCE FEES

Entrance fee is 30 pesos for adults, 15 pesos for students, 100 pesos for foreigners, and free for senior citizens, PWDs and children below 7 years old. Opening hours is from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday to Sunday.

HOW TO GET TO HINULUGANG TAKTAK?

Antipolo City is accessible by public transportation from EDSA-Shaw or Araneta City in Cubao. Take a jeepney, UV Express Van or FX to Antipolo City. From there, just take a tricycle to Hinulugang Taktak.


3. Luljetta's Hanging Gardens Spa


Take a trip to beautiful Antipolo for a relaxing spa getaway at Luljetta's Hanging Gardens Spa! Located in Antipolo City, Luljetta's is the first and only hanging gardens and spa in the Philippines. It is a charming resort known for its spa treatments, relaxing facilities and infinity pool overlooking the lush surroundings and Laguna de Bay. If you buy a Luljetta's Hanging Gardens Spa Day Pass from Klook, you'll get access to the spa's facilities which includes locker, sauna, heated jacuzzi, hydro-massage pool, infinity pools, Dr. Fish Spa and meditation lounges. It also comes with free use of slippers, traditional bathrobe and towel. Plus, you get to have a taste of Antipolo's best suman. Spending a day at Luljetta's Hanging Gardens should be included in your Antipolo Itinerary.

RESERVE LULJETTA'S SPA DAY PASS HERE!


LULJETTA'S HANGING GARDENS SPA OPENING HOURS & ADDRESS

Luljetta's Hanging Gardens Spa is open daily from 09:00 am to 05:00 pm. It is located inside Loreland Farm Resort in Sitio Loreland, Brgy. San Roque, Antipolo City.

HOW TO GET TO LULJETTA'S HANGING GARDENS SPA

From EDSA-Shaw or Cubao, take an Antipolo-bound jeepney, UV Express van or FX. Get off at Antipolo Church and take a tricycle to Luljetta's Hanging Gardens Spa. Just tell the driver to take you to Loreland Resort. The spa is situated above the Loreland Farm Resort. If you're looking for a resort near Luljetta's Hanging Gardens Spa, book a room at Loreland Farm Resort!


4. ATV Adventure in Antipolo Rizal


Nothing beats the idea of exploring the natural wonders of rural Philippines. Take a refreshing break from the hustle and bustle of Metro Manila and join an ATV adventure in Rizal! Embrace mother nature and welcome a new experience by discovering the forest, rivers, and a waterfall. Tucked in the middle of the Sierra Madre mountains, the jump off point is an ideal spot to kick off your adventure.

This activity is offered by ATV Adventures Rizal. They offer 5 exciting and scenic routes that are perfect for beginners, amateur and expert drivers.

CHECK RATES & RESERVE HERE!



5. Paintball Battle Ground Experience


Also offered by ATV Adventures Rizal, this Paintball Battle Ground Experience will let you enjoy an exciting and thrilling paintball activity with your family, friends or co-workers. This is an ideal team-building activity that is near Metro Manila.

You can get a discount paintball experience package via Klook. The package includes 3 hours use of battlefield, 50 bullets and Paintball Gear (Vest, Mask and Paintball Gun). Check out all the paintball tips, strategies and most advanced paintball buying guides here.

CHECK RATES & RESERVE HERE!



6. Treasure Mountain


Looking for sea of clouds near Metro Manila? Visit Treasure Mountain!

Located just less than two hours away from Metro Manila, Treasure Mountain is located in Sitio Maysawa Brgy. Cuyambay, Tanay, Rizal. This place is popular among campers, hikers and day trippers for the sea of clouds and superb view of Sierra Madre mountain ranges.

TREASURE MOUNTAIN OPERATING HOURS & ENTRANCE FEES

For day trippers, entrance fee is 150 pesos per person, from 04:00 am to 03:00 pm. Overnight stay entrance fee is 200 pesos per person. Check-in time is between 4:00 pm until 10:00 pm only and guests can stay until 01:00 pm the following day.

HOW TO GET TO TREASURE MOUNTAIN?

Commuting from Cubao, take a jeepney to Cogeo 2 or Gate 2 (Padilla). From there, take a jeepney to bound to Sampaloc, Tanay and get off at Sitio Maysawa. From there, you may walk or hire a tricycle to Treasure Mountain.

JOIN A TREASURE MOUNTAIN DAY TOUR HERE!


PINTO ART MUSEUM DAY TRIPS FROM MANILA TOURS NEAR METRO MANILA
Photo from Klook

7. Pinto Art Museum in Antipolo City


Pinto Art Museum (pintô means door in Filipino), is one of Rizal Province's most regarded museums you shouldn’t miss when visiting Antipolo City. Located at #1 Sierra Madre Street, Grand Heights Subdivision in Barangay San Roque in Antipolo, it showcases huge and well-curated collections of modern paintings, sculptures and art installations. Founded in 2010, it is an "art haven" in the mountains of Antipolo. The museum was founded on the principle that art plays a diplomatic role in bridging distinctive nationalities, worldviews, and communities. It is owned by a neurologist and art collector, Dr. Joven Cuanang and is currently run by Silingan Foundation of Arts, Culture, and Ecology.

OPENING HOURS & ENTRANCE FEE:

The museum is open from 10:00 am to 05:00 pm, Tuesday to Sunday. Entrance fee is 250 pesos for adults, 200 pesos for senior citizens and PWDs, and 125 pesos for students.

HOW TO GET TO PINTO ART MUSEUM?

From EDSA-Shaw or Araneta City, take a jeepney, UV Express Van or FX to Antipolo City and alight at Antipolo Church. From there, take a tricycle to Pinto Art Museum or just tell the driver you're going to Grand Heights Subdivision. From here, just walk to Pinto Art Museum which is near the gate of the subdivision.

8. Kubs Mountain Resort Day Tour


  • Perfect for a quick summer breather, this day trip to Kubs Mountain Resort will surely give you the relaxation you need!
  • Be one with nature while you enjoy the cold mountain breeze and overlooking views of Sierra Madre

Go on a day tour to Kubs Mountain Resort with a tour package offered by Klook! Package includes transportation, environmental fees, entrance fees and cottage rental.

RESERVE A KUBS MOUNTAIN RESORT DAY PASS HERE



9. Tanay Church


Saint Ildefonsus of Toledo Parish Church commonly known as the Tanay Church, is a Roman Catholic church located in the town of Tanay, Rizal Province. This old church's construction started in 1773 and was completed after ten years in 1783. Located in the heart of the town proper, this church is one of Jubilee Churches in the Philippines. It was declared as one of the country's National Cultural Treasures by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts of the Philippines.

DAY TRIPS FROM MANILA TOURS NEAR METRO MANILA

10. Mt. Daraitan


Daraitan is an ecotourism destination in Tanay and is one of my favorites in the province of Rizal. Mt. Daraitan is an ideal destination for nature-lovers and frequented by both seasoned and budding adventurers. Exploring Mt. Daraitan, you'll also get to visit the Tinapak River, one of the country's cleanest, free-flowing rivers surrounded by large marble rocks. You could also enjoy camping, river crossing and be one with nature!

Activities to enjoy in Daraitan includes camping, river trekking, rock climbing, swimming, spelunking, among many others. Daraitan is a fascinating place that offers many things: river, mountains, caves, rock formations, and a lot more!

HOW TO GET TO DARAITAN?

Please read my post on how to get to Daraitan in Tanay, Rizal for the detailed instructions on how to get there by commuting.

Things to do in Rizal Tourist Spots and Places to Visit

11. Tinipak River


Boasts white marbled rocks and pristine water, Tinipak River is a must-visit when climbing Mt. Daraitan. A hidden gem but has now become one of the most popular places to visit in Tanay, Rizal. Be sure to enjoy swimming is the cool and clear waters of the river after an exhausting hike of Mt. Daraitan. Definitely, it is piece of heaven at the heart of Sierra Madre mountain range. A trip you will never forget!


12. Daranak Falls


Located in the municipality of Tanay, Daranak Falls is one of the most popular waterfalls in Rizal province. Nestled at the foot of the Tanay mountains, this 14-meter high waterfall with deep catch basin is a favorite destination among local tourists, especially during summer season. A nice place to visit for family or barkada outings, it has some picnic tables and sheds where you could lounge while enjoying your day at the falls.

DARANAK FALLS OPENING HOURS & ENTRANCE FEE

Daranak Falls is open from 08:00 am to 05:00 pm, Monday to Sunday. Entrance fee is 50 pesos per person and children below 3 feet are free of charge.

HOW TO GET TO DARANAK FALLS?

From Shaw Boulevard, ride a jeepney going to Tanay, Rizal. Alight at Tanay Public Market and take a tricycle to Daranak Falls.

IMPORTANT REMINDERS: Before traveling to Antipolo City or Rizal Province, be sure to check the latest Travel Requirements and Updated Entry Protocols. Have your confirmed hotel/resort booking ready and other documents such as negative RT-PCR or Rapid Antigen test (if needed) for your trip to Antipolo and Rizal.

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13. Batlag Falls


At the top of Daranak is its sister falls, the Batlag Falls. You need to trek for about 10-15 minutes from Daranak Falls to reach this majestic waterfalls set in a dense forest. It is less crowded than Daranak, probably because one has to exert effort climbing it before you could enjoy its beauty.

BATLAG FALLS OPENING HOURS & ENTRANCE FEES

Batlag Falls is open daily from 08:00 am to 08:00 pm. Entrans fees are 100 pesos for adults, 50 pesos for children, and 200 pesos for overnight campers.

HOW TO GET TO BATLAG FALLS?

From EDSA-Shaw Boulevard, ride a jeepney going to Tanay, Rizal. Alight at Tanay Public Market and take a tricycle to Daranak Falls. Batlag Falls is just about 10-15 minutes walk from Daranak Falls.


14. Masungi Georeserve Day Tour


Are you ready for a thrilling adventure? Enjoy a day tour at Masungi Georeserve located at the Southern Sierra Madre range in Baras, Rizal. Experience a memorable adventure with nature as you go through caves, stone trails, rope courses, and a hanging bridges 600 meter above sea level. For ease and convenience, you can avail a Masungi Georeserve Day Tour which includes round trip transfers between Makati and Masungi Georeserve, snacks, guide, and access to the facilities. That's hassle-free trip to Masungi Georeserve!

BOOK A MASUNGI GEORESERVE DAY TOUR HERE


15. Tanay, Rizal Day Tour from Manila


  • Just a few hours ride from Manila, discover what Rizal has to offer by joining this day tour on Klook!
  • Experience Bali in Tanay and enjoy a relaxing kawa bath while overlooking the breathtaking views of the mountains.
  • Expect a jam-packed schedule as you'll visit the following destinations: El Patio Razon, Sierra Madre, Daranak Falls, Calinawan Cave, Regina Rica Shrine, Windmill Farm, and Celossian Flower Farm.


JOIN A TANAY RIZAL DAY TOUR HERE


16. Mt. Pugad + The Peak Campsite Tour


  • Explore the best natural wonders of Tanay, Rizal when you join this tour!
  • Start your day with an early hike and catch the sunrise atop Mt. Pugad.
  • After lunch, you can opt to visit Batis sa Gubat for a quick refreshing dip or Ridges and Clouds for yet another scenic view of the mountains.
  • Enjoy stargazing during your camp at The Peak when you book their overnight package.


JOIN A MT. PUGAD + THE PEAK CAMPSITE TOUR HERE

Things to do in Rizal Tourist Spots

17. Experience Higantes Festival in Angono


The town of Angono is known as the Art Capital of the Philippines. Higantes Festival is Angono Rizal's annual joyous celebration in honor of San Clemente, the patron saint of fishermen. The parade of the colorful paper-mâché Higantes is part of a two-week long celebration of the Angono's Town Fiesta every November.

Things to do in Rizal Tourist Spots

18. Balaw Balaw Specialty Restaurant and Folk Art Museum in Angono


When you visit Angono, you shouldn't miss dining at Balaw Balaw Specialty Restaurant and Folk Art Museum. It is a popular restaurant in Angono because of its bizarre array of exotic dishes like ginataang uok, soup no. 5, rose petal tempura, nilasing na palaka, kamaru, bibingkang abnoy, bayawak and more.

LOCATION & OPENING HOURS:

It is located at 16 Doña Justa Subdivision, Phase I, Manila East Highway, Angono, Rizal. It is open daily from 08:00 am to 12:00 midnight. For inquiries, you may contact them at (02) 8651-0110.

HOW TO GET TO BALAW-BALAW RESTAURANT?

From EDSA-Shaw, take a jeepney, UV Express van or FX to Binangonan, Rizal. Tell the driver to drop you off at the corner of Doña Justa Subdivision. From there, it’s just walking distance to the restaurant.

Things to do in Rizal Tourist Spots

19. Mt. Tagapo Hike on Talim Island


Located on Talim Island in Binangonan, Rizal, Mt. Tagapo is an easy climb ideal for beginners and new hikers. Climbing its summit takes only around 1.5 to 2 hours. At the summit, there is a huge camping site where you could pitch your tent and enjoy overnight camping.

HOW TO GET TO MT. TAGAPO?

Please read my post on how to get to Mt. Tagapo on Talim Island for the detailed instructions on how to get there by commuting.

Christmas destinations near Metro Manila

20. Casa Santa Museum


Located east of Metro Manila or just 30 minutes away from Ortigas Pasig, Casa Santa Museum inside Jardin de Marimar is a museum of more than 3,700 items with Christmas and Santa Claus themes and motifs from different countries around the world. Casa Santa Museum is a great place to educate the kids about Christmas traditions and cultures. The Museum houses different sections such as the Toy Factory, Santa’s Bedroom, the Balay Belen and the Grinch’s room. It's an awesome Christmas destination near Metro Manila to visit with the whole family!

CASA SANTA ADDRESS, OPENING HOURS & ENTRANCE FEE

The museum is located inside the Jardin de Miramar Events Venue at 276 San Jose Ext., San Isidro Antipolo City. It is open on weekdays from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, and on weekends from 2:00pm to 4:00 pm. Admission is at Php 325 per person. Walk-ins are allowed but prior reservation is encouraged. You may contact them at 0917-891-2208 or (02) 8584-3199 or you may send an email to info@casasantamuseum.com.

21. Mt. Hapunang Banoi


Known for its beautiful limestone formation and picturesque views of Sierra Madre and Rizal province, Mt. Hapunang Banoi is a popular hiking destination in Rodriguez, Rizal. At a height of 517 masl, it neighbors with Mts. Pamitinan which you may also climb if you're looking for a more challenging climb.

Mt. Hapunang Banoi Day Hike
You may join a Mt. Hapunang Banoi Day Hike oferred by Klook. This tour includes registration fees, DENR fees, and other applicable entrance fees, services of adventure guides and local guide fees.

SEE DAY TOUR RATES & ITINERARY HERE

22. Nagpatong Rock Day Hike in Rizal


Nagpatong Rock in Rizal is known for its unique structure that looks like big rocks piled on top of one another, forming a tower. For ease and convenience, you could join a day tour to this beautiful rock formation where you could experience climbing it vertically—using a rope ladder—to get up to the most photographed spot.

JOIN THIS NAGPATONG ROCK DAY TOUR HERE!


23. Rizal 4x4 Adventure by Mountain Quest PH


  • After a long week of work, enjoy an off-road adventure in Antipolo, Rizal riding on a 4x4!
  • Rejuvenate and awaken that youthful spirit of thrill as the tour takes you to scenic spots of Sierra Madre and hidden natural rivers and falls.
  • A tour guide/driver will personally drive for you for the adventure of your choice.
  • Package inclusions: English-speaking professional driver/guide, snacks and 4x4 ride using Suzuki Samurai 4WD.

CHECK RATES & RESERVE HERE!

TRAVEL TIP: Mountain Quest PH also offers a guided ATV tour in the mountains of Sierra Madre. If you want to experience a thrilling ATV Ride, you may also avail it here! See Rates and Reserve Here!

24. Laiban Circuit Day Hike in Rizal


  • Laiban Circuit is a minor hike experience that passes through scenic views of the Sierra Madre, marvelous lime stone formations and multiple cascading waterfalls!
  • The circuit consists of three peaks: Ngusong Kabayo, Tangwa, and Lubo - each offering its own unique view and feel.
  • Grab the chance to have refreshing dips onto the 4 amazing waterfalls that you’ll hike through during the descent.

CHECK RATES & RESERVE HERE!

25. Outdoor Extreme Archery Experience in Antipolo


Another activity in Antipolo that can be enjoyed by the whole family, group of friends or even with your collegues, is the Outdoor Extreme Archery Experience. This is also a good activity if you are looking for a quick team building activity near Metro Manila.

PACKAGE INCLUSIONS: 1 hour range rental, 25 arrows and target paper.

CHECK RATES & RESERVE HERE!



26. Pililla Wind Farm


Located in the small barangay of Halayhayin in Pililla, Rizal, the Pililia Wind Farm is the newest addition to the growing list of "Instagram-worthy tourist spots" in the province. It is composed of 27 wind turbine generators grouped into three clusters. Sitting on top of sloping hills, it offers overlooking views of the beautiful plains of Rizal and Laguna de Bay.

HOW TO GET TO PILILLA WIND FARM?

From Araneta City in Cubao or Starmall EDSA-Shaw, take a van or FX to Tanay Public Market. From there, take a tricycle to Pililla Wind Farm.


27. Angono-Binangonan Petroglyphs


Discovered in 1965, the Angono-Binangonan Petroglyphs are petroglyphs carved into a rock wall in the boundary of Angono and Binangonan, Rizal. It consists of 127 human and animal figures engraved on the rockwall and are believed to be "the oldest known artworks in the Philippines", - probably carved during the late Neolithic, or before 2000 BC. It was discovered in 1965 by National Artist, Carlos "Botong" Francisco during a field trip with a group of boy scouts. In 1973, the National Museum of the Philippines declared the Angono Petroglyphs a "National Cultural Treasure".

ANGONO PETROGLYPHS OPENING HOURS & ENTRANCE FEE

Angono-Binangonan Petroglyphs Museum is open from Monday to Sunday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm (Holidays by appointment). Admission is free!

HOW TO GET TO ANGONO PETROGLYPHS BY COMMUTE?

From EDSA-Shaw, take a UV Express Van or FX to Angono or Binangonan. Alight in Angono and hire a tricycle to the Angono-Binangonan Petroglyphs site.


28. Palo Alto Falls


Another favorite destination among picnickers and day trippers, Palo Alto Falls is located in Brgy. Pinugay, Baras, Rizal. Situated inside the 200-hectare Palo Alto Leisure and Residential Estates being developed by the Sta. Lucia Land Inc., it is a refreshing natural attraction where you could enjoy swimming on the water cascading from the height of 60 feet to the huge cemented pool. The beautifully landscaped waterfalls area also has cottages, picnic tables and grilling areas that visitors and guests could use while enjoying the waterfalls.

PALO ALTO FALLS OPENING HOURS & ENTRANCE FEE

Palo Alto Falls is open daily from 8:00 am to 05:00 pm, including holidays. Entrance fee is 100 pesos per person. Entrance is free if you're not swimming in the waterfalls.

HOW TO GET TO PALO ALTO FALLS?

Commuting from Cubao, take a jeepney to Cogeo 2 or Gate 2 (Padilla). From there, ride a jeepney bound to Sampaloc, Tanay and just tell the driver to drop you at Palo Alto.

29. Mount Purro Nature Reserve


If you're looking for an amazing adventure with nature, why not visit Mount Purro Nature Reserve? Tucked in the foothills of Sierra Madre Mountain Range, it is your next sweet escape away from the busy city life. You can enjoy a day dour at Mount Purro for as low as ₱763 pesos per person! This includes lunch, full access to MPNR facilities (Hiking trails, swimming pool, nature playscape, open field, game room, cabanas and gazebos), and shower facilities. Mount Purro Nature Reserve is located in Purok 5, Barangay Calawis, Antipolo City.

BOOK A MT. PURRO DAY TOUR HERE



30. Regina Rica


Another popular pilgrimage site in the province of Rizal is Regina Rosarii Institute for Contemplation in Asia, or simply Regina Rica in Sampaloc, Tanay. It is a scenic 13.5 hectares pilgrim complex with a 71-foot tall image of our Lady, Queen of the Holy Rosary. The statue was constructed in 2009 and designed by the artist-sculptor Jose Barcena Jr. Many devotees and tourists visit Regina Rica to medidate and have some quiet time with God and nature. Daily Masses are held in the chapel under the huge statue of the Virgin Mary.

REGINA RICA OPENING HOURS & ENTRANCE FEE

Currently, Regina Rica is open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday only, from 08:00 am to 05:00 pm. Entrance is free.

HOW TO GET TO REGINA RICA?

Commuting from EDSA-Shaw, take a UV Express Van or FX to Tanay. Alight at the terminal of Tanay Sampaloc jeepneys, then take a jeepney to the market. When you reach Sampaloc, Tanay market, take a tricycle to Regina RICA in Sitio Aguho Street. It will bring you inside Regina RICA.

31. Mt. Binacayan Day Hike in Rizal


  • Mt. Binacayan is known for its stunning limestone formations with magnificent views of Sierra Madre and Rizal province from its peak.
  • Experience something new with its minor bouldering parts which makes this destination challenging for some beginners.
  • Catch the magnificent sea of clouds as the sun rises over the town in the morning.
  • Swim in the river that flows through and in between Mt. Binacayan and Mt. Pamitinan to end the day.

Go on a day hike to Mt. Binacayan with a tour package offered by Klook! Package includes registration fees, DENR fees, and other applicable entrance fees, services of adventure guides, local guide fees and other freebies.

RESERVE MT. BINACAYAN DAY HIKE HERE


32. Fresno Agro Forestry and Eco Tourist Campsite


Located at Sitio Maysawa Brgy. Laiban in Tanay, Rizal, Fresno Agro Forestry and Eco Tourist Campsite is also known as Mt. Kulis or "Bahay ni Cardo" in the TV series "FPJ's Ang Probinsyano" on ABS-CBN. Things to do here includes camping, stargazing, spider web adventure, hanging bridge, Noah's Ark, and the most popular is seeing the sea of clouds.

You can also climb the summit of Mt. Kulis (620 masl) and Mt. Sambong (629 masl) when you visit this place.

Fresno Agro Forestry and Eco Tourist Campsite Day Tour


For ease and convenience, you may avail Fresno Agro Forestry and Eco Tourist Campsite Experience tour package from Klook. This includes round-trip transfers, admission to attractions, Filipino-speaking guide, lunch and use of all facilities.

JOIN THE DAY TOUR HERE

33. Overnight Camping at Mt. Kulis


If overnight camping is your thing, go on an adventure trip to Mt. Kulis. Here you could enjoy the panoramic views of the mountains, sunset and sunrise viewing, stargazing and of course, the sea of clouds! This is best enjoyed with your partner, family or group of friends.

Overnight Camping at Mt. Kulis + Fresno Highlights


For ease and convenience, you may avail an Overnight Camping at Mt. Kulis + Fresno Highlights tour package from Klook. This includes round-trip transfers, admission to attractions, Filipino-speaking guide, use of all facilities and overnight tent accommodation.

AVAIL THIS OVERNIGHT CAMPING TOUR


Tourist Spots in Antipolo City Cafes with a View


34. Antipolo City Cafés and Restaurants with Overlooking Views


Antipolo is located at a higher elevation than Metro Manila, which affords a scenic view of the metropolis. There are many restaurants and cafés in Antipolo with beautiful overlooking views of nature and the city. Some of the most popular are Cafe Lupe, Kaulayaw Café, Cloud 9 Leisure Club and Restaurant, Tahanan Bistro, ArtSector Gallery and Chimney Cafe 360, and Burrow Cafe. So, for your next out-of-town food trip, or for just a day trip from Metro Manila, consider these restaurants and cafés in Antipolo where you could savor your food while enjoying the stunning views of the city, nature, and of course the sunset!

30+ BEST THINGS TO DO IN ANTIPOLO & RIZAL: Tourist Spots, Itinerary and Travel Guide Blog 2021

35. Bring home some Suman, Mangoes and Kasuy


Antipolo's suman, locally grown mangoes and cashews are popular pasalubong items among tourists visiting the city. You could find many places in the city selling these local delicacies. Most of these stores can be found at the sorrounding areas of Antipolo Cathedral. So, before going home, be sure to buy some of these delicious Antipolo pasalubong.

Antipolo has a festival called SUMAKAH Festival which is an acronym for Suman, Mangga, Kasuy and Hamaka. Celebrated every 1st of May, it depicts the major products of the city.

ANTIPOLO TOURIST SPOTS ITINERARY THINGS TO DO IN RIZAL PLACES TO VISIT

SAMPLE ANTIPOLO & RIZAL ITINERARY


Sample Overnight Antipolo Itinerary (2 Days & 1 Night)


This overnight itinerary covers the must-visit attractions, tourist spots and top things to do in Antipolo City. Feel free to adjust it depending on the things you want to do and experience.

DAY 1
  • Travel to Antipolo City
  • Visit Antipolo Cathedral
  • Visit Hinulugang Taktak
  • Explore Pinto Art Museum
  • Lunch
  • Check-in at Loreland Farm Resort Check Discounted Room Rates Here!
  • Enjoy an afternoon at Luljettas Hanging Gardens Reserve a day pass here!
  • Back at the resort
  • Dinner at Antipolo City Cafés and Restaurants with Overlooking Views
  • Sleep

DAY 2
  • Breakfast
  • Experience Paintbal Adventure Reserve here!
  • Enjoy an ATV Adventure Ride Reserve here!
  • Back at the resort
  • Resort check-out
  • Lunch
  • Pasalubong Shopping in Antipolo
  • Travel back to Manila


Sample Rizal Itinerary (3 Days & 2 Nights)


This sample 3 days and 2 nights Rizal itinerary covers Antipolo City, Angono, Tanay and Baras, Rizal. You may change any of the tourist spots, attractions and things to do depending on your preferences.

DAY 1 - ANTIPOLO & ANGONO
  • Travel to Antipolo City
  • Visit Antipolo Cathedral
  • Take a photo of Hinulugang Taktak
  • Explore Pinto Art Museum
  • Hotel check-in See Hotels & Resorts in Antipolo
  • Travel to Angono
  • Lunch at Balaw-balaw Restaurant
  • Explore Angono-Binangonan Petroglyphs
  • Travel back to Angono town proper
  • If you have more time, explore Angono and visit many art galleries and museums.
  • Dinner
  • Travel back to Antipolo
  • Back at the hotel/sleep


DAY 2 - TANAY & BARAS
DAY 3 - ANTIPOLO CITY
MORE HERE! For the young and more adventuruous, you may add other activities such as day hikes to Mt. Tagapo, Treasure Mountain, Mt Kulis, Mt. Daraitan and explore Tinipak River. If you visit during November, you may also experience Higantes Festival.

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HOTELS & RESORTS IN ANTIPOLO & RIZAL PROVINCE


Here are some of the best hotels and resorts in Antipolo City & Rizal with very good and excellent ratings and reviews from previous guests. This covers cheap and affordable hotels to mid-range and luxury hotels & resorts. Get as much as 50% discount if you book your stay online and in advance!


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I hope this list of top things to do in Antipolo and Rizal tourist spots and best places to visit this 2021 help you plan your trip! Enjoy, have fun and unforgettable Rizal Province getaway!


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