Get Front-Row Seats to a Sea of Clouds Near Metro Manila for Only P120

Tara sa Gulod
PHOTO BY Facebook/Tara sa Gulod

( The Philippines is not only famous for its beaches, but also for its mountains and hills that give travelers the best view of sunrise and sunsets—and, sometimes, a sea of clouds. The best ones, of course, are seen from our highest peaks and hiking destinations, such as Mt. Pulag. If you're looking for a quick drive, the slopes in Rizal Province are also good options. Tara sa Gulod, for one, is a camping spot that's also open for daytrippers hoping to bask in such a majestic view. Day tour is from 5 a.m. to 6 p.m. for a fee of P120 per person.

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PHOTO BY Facebook/Tara sa Gulod

Tanay Tourist Spot Overlooking a Sea of Clouds

Knowing how much Filipinos love taking photos, Tara sa Gulod has Instagram-worthy backdrops and set-ups in its view decks. There's one with a rattan hammock, another with a square-shaped deck that juts out of the slopes, and another with a heart-shaped arch for couples.

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PHOTO BY Facebook/Tara sa Gulod

You can go up there as early as 5 a.m. to give you enough time to wait for the beautiful sunrise and possibly a sea of clouds, if the weather permits. Early in the evening, you can also witness the sky changing its colors as the sun sets.

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Majestic Mountain House can accommodate up to 15 people.
PHOTO BY Facebook/Tara sa Gulod
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tara sa gulod campsite
PHOTO BY Facebook/Tara sa Gulod

Tara sa Gulod is also open for overnight stays, which requires reservations. Entrance for overnight, from 2 p.m. to 12 p.m. the next day, is P250. If you're pitching a tent, you have to pay an additional P100; while cottages are at P500. They also have rooms ranging from P2,000 to P5,500.

Also read:
10 Exciting Things to Do in Rizal
10 Scenic Places in Rizal for Picture-Perfect Views

tara sa gulod entrance
PHOTO BY Facebook/Tara sa Gulod

How to Get There

If you're coming from Cubao, you can ride an FX (P40) or jeepney (P36) bound for Cogeo and get off at Cogeo Gate 2 Jollibee. From the jeepney terminal beside the wet market, hop on a jeep (P70) bound for Sampaloc Tanay and get off at Martessem. Enter Mayagay 1 and you can get on a habal-habal from there. Habal-habal ranges from P150/pax to P700 for four.

Also read:
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Tara sa Gulod is along Forest Drive, Barangay Laiban, Tanay, Rizal. Entrance fee is P120. For more information, follow Tara sa Gulod on Facebook.

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