Here's a Closer Look at Antipolo's Best Kept Secrets
It's time we explore the East!
(SPOT.ph) Need a quick escape from the bustling city life in the Metro? If you want to get away without having to drive too far, Antipolo is your best bet. On a good day, the East is less than an hour’s drive from the heart of Metro Manila—which isn’t too bad when you realize that the province of Rizal is actually a place full of hidden gems. Below, we list some of the places you have to visit when in Antipolo.
Luljetta’s Hanging Gardens and Spa
The Philippines’ first (and only) hanging gardens and spa can be found in Antipolo. Situated in Sitio Loreland, San Roque, Luljetta’s Hanging Gardens and Spa is a sanctuary that is perfect for some much-needed R&R. You can sweat it out in a sauna (imported from Finland), take a dip in the solar-heated jacuzzi, and enjoy the signature massage. Add to that a breathtaking view and you have yourself the perfect weekend escape.
Luljetta’s Hanging Gardens and Spa is located at Sitio Loreland, San Roque, Antipolo, Rizal.
Pinto Art Museum
Beautiful artwork, peaceful surroundings, and good food make Pinto Art Museum a must-visit spot in Antipolo. If you’re looking to upgrade your social media profile photo, this museum provides plenty of Instagram-worthy backgrounds such as luscious trees, plain walls, colorful rooms, and of course, the artwork. However, the highlight of this place is the diverse variety of art that it houses—from up-and-coming and established contemporary Filipino artists. And if you get hungry from walking around the galleries, grab a meal or a snack at the in-house restaurant, Café Rizal.
Pinto Art Museum is located at 1 Sierra Madre Street, Grand Heights Road, Antipolo, Rizal.
Here’s the perfect place where you and the squad can hang out! Padi’s Point in Antipolo offers a gorgeous view of the city. Here, you can catch the golden hour while sipping your favorite drink—and speaking of drinks, they’ve got a wide range of cocktails that you can choose from! It’s the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of the big cities.
Padi’s Point is at Alpadi Compound, Sumulong Highway, Antipolo City
Looking for the perfect place for a romantic date without having to drive too far away from the city? Vieux Chalet can give you just that. Here you can enjoy delicious European fare like homemade pasta, pizza, and delectable Swiss dishes like cheese fondues. This fine dining restaurant also offers guests a breathtaking view of the Manila skyline.
Vieux Chalet is at 456 Taktak Road, Antipolo City
If you want to get to these places without having to brave Metro Manila traffic every single time, then you might want to consider Eastland Heights, a 640-hectare residential development in Antipolo that can give you easy access to all of the city’s hidden gems and more.
Eastland Heights can even be considered a destination in itself: Residential lots will have views overlooking Metro Manila’s panoramic skyline or the stunning terrains of the Sierra Madre. Currently, it houses an iconic 36-hole golf course that occupies about 20% of the property. Who needs a quick escape when you live in the escape?
To know more about Eastland Heights, visit its website today.
The establishments featured in this article are not affiliated with Eastland Heights by Megaworld, and Megaworld Corporation.