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Where to Go in Antipolo: 10 Must-Visit Tourist Spots

The cityscape at night and the stunning sunset overlooking, beauty in Antipolo is everywhere! Antipolo City is stuffed with so many worthwhile experiences. Visitors will find thriving culinary scenes, outstanding museums,  and countless family attractions! Sigh, there are always things to do here. 

How could I even begin to sum up a place that is just so impossible to define? Antipolo offers ENDLESS options for memorable experiences for visitors and locals alike!

Since we’ve already talked about our top 13 favorite resorts in Antipolo, it only seems proper to give you a list of where to go in Antipolo- the landmarks, the attractions, and breathtaking views to see! 

Experience the Hinulugang Taktak Falls

Location: Brgy. Dela Paz Antipolo City

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When it came to the overall waterfalling experience, it was hard to beat the famous Hinulugang Taktak Falls. This famous Falls is known for its dramatic splendor of nature and serene and relaxing atmosphere. 

Unfortunately, it was replaced with pollution and trash everywhere back in 2010 but thanks to the continuous efforts of the local government it was reopened recently in 2015 back to its former glory. 

The Hinulugang Taktak Falls is, plainly put, absolutely massive and beautiful. It’s surely impressive enough to wow even the hardest to please! Today, many enjoy the renovated park sports facilities like the spider web platform, the hanging bridges, and the wall climbing facility. There are also cottages you can rent for P500 a day and a pool to take a dip in, for P50.00. 

Rejuvenate and Relax at the Luljetta’s Hanging Garden Spa

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When to go? Book a visit during weekdays and lean season to avoid the crowd and have the jacuzzi by yourself! 

Location: Sitio Loreland, Barangay San Roque Antipolo

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While most luxury hotels in Manila have a spa on-site, a few go far beyond. If you are searching for a destination spa boasting stunning landscapes, then Luljetta’s Hanging Garden Spa is the perfect spa for you. You’ll have a stunning peak of the Sierra Madre Mountain range and the Metro Manila Skyline at the Luljetta Garden Spa.

Here you’ll find revitalizing treatments that include comforting massage, hydrotherapy water program, fish spa, jacuzzi, and sauna. It is the perfect setting for a serene getaway! 

Enjoy the all-terrain fun at the ATV Adventure Rizal!

When to go? This trail system is open year-round, so dig in—rain, snow, or shine.

Location: Sapinit Rd Purok 1, Antipolo, Rizal

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Rizal is a great place to ride! ATV Adventure Rizal has popular trails for ATV enthusiasts, and even for beginners! It is an hour away from Metro Manila and is located near the major highway leading up to Tanay, Rizal.

Prepare to zoom up and down the rugged land, go deep into the forest, or drive deep into the Marikina River for an experiential bond with the locals! It is a must adventure for adventure seekers! You can also hike and bike if you want. There is just no shortage of INCREDIBLE things to do here!

Casa Santa Museum

Casa Santa Museum

When to go? Well, Christmas is the best time to visit the Casa but then again, to avoid the crowd especially during this Pandemic, it’s best to visit during its lean seasons- Summer and Rainy Seasons.

Location: Jardin de Miramar Events Venue at 276 San Jose Ext., San Isidro Antipolo City

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Ready for the jolliest spectacle of the holidays? Explore a collection of 3,700 Santa Claus and Christmas themed items and feel the warmth of Christmas at the Casa Santa Museum! Guests are invited to enjoy dozens of holiday customs like the Balay de Belen, Grinch’s room, and Santa Toy’s Factory!

The Casa Santa Museum is inside.  Casa Santa Museum from 10 AM to 4 PM on weekdays and 2 PM to 4 PM on weekends. Its daily capacity is limited due to the new normal protocols. Reservations are encouraged but walk-in guests are also accommodated. Admission ticket is 325 pesos per person. 

Can’t make it this Christmas? Don’t worry, Casa Santa Museum is open all year round! You can visit anytime you want.

Boso Boso Church

Location: Nuestra Señora de la Annunciata Parish Church, Antipolo Rizal

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Boso Boso Church is one of our 10 must-visit tourist spots in Antipolo. Built by missionary Jesuits in 1700, Boso Boso Church, also known as Nuestra Señora de la Annunciata Parish Church has endured decades of fires, reconstructions, and even earthquakes.  It is also a remnant of a centuries-old church damaged during the Second World War. 

You will surely love the simple and sparse architecture of the church with its exteriors and interiors made of stone and bricks. This church doesn’t only have a rich architecture, it also has a very rich history. This church is worth a future visit if you want to have an educational trip with your friends and family!

Visit the Boso Boso Church and discover a historical masterpiece!

Bring out your dauntless spirit at the Camp Tipolo Adventureland!

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Location:Sitio Loreland, Barangay San Roque, Antipolo, Lalawigan ng Rizal

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From nature to whole day expeditions and challenges, explorers will surely find a full range of adventure in Camp Tipolo Adventureland! Camp Tipolo Adventureland is also popular among corporate retreats and family getaways!

Thrill-seekers will surely enjoy the tight-rope and balancing bridge on-site. Camp Tipolo also has a monkey bar and U-bridge that kids will certainly love! Let loose on a 35-meter mudslide and slide your way down to a muddy landing, and hang like a monkey on their Tarzan jump activity!

Explore the Nelly’s Mystical Cave

Location: Sitio Boso-Boso in Barangay San Jose, Antipolo City

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This cave was said to be owned by Inday Nelly in the 1970s. The Mystical Cave, accessible via a gravelly road called “Puting Bato”. Visitors will have to climb a flight of 200 steps to reach the entrance of the cave. It is an 8-floor deep cave and inside the cave are religious and holy stalagmite and stalactite formed by water. 

Many believe that the water and stone inside the cave are precious and powerful for it can heal sick people and can protect you from harm. Some of the rock formations inside the cave also resemble famous religious people.  

This has also been a popular spot for the pilgrims and those searching for healing. The cave doesn’t only attract religious people. It is also visited by cave-enthusiasts and students on educational trips. 

Surround yourself with nature at the Phillip’s Sanctuary

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Location: Pestaño Farm Trail, Antipolo, Rizal

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Explore the outdoors at the Phillip’s Sanctuary! Experience activities that will reconnect you with your friends and families. Whether you’re interested in hiking, kayaking, obstacle courses, rope courses, biking fishing, zipline, or rafting, you will discover a variety of adventures and challenges at Phillip’s Sanctuary! 

For sure, you will love the different kinds of butterflies and flowers at the campsite, the organic fruits at the farm, and their pond stocked with different kinds of fish like Tilapia and Pangasius.

Just like Camp Tipolo, Phillip’s Sanctuary is famous for its team-building activities. Philip’s sanctuary also has a space for spiritual retreats, a zoo-themed birthday party, or a seminar, all surrounded by the quiet nature. 

The Phillip’s Sanctuary is located at the Sitio Panlilingan, Pestano Farm Road, Antipolo. The entrance fee starts at 50 pesos and they operate from 8 am to 6 pm.

Find your inner peace at the Pacem Eco Park

Location: Center for Peace and Ecology Assumption Antipolo Sumulong Highway, Antipolo City

Ecotourism, wherever we choose to go, should be central to our travel plans. It is crucial that we as tourists must be aware of our environmental impacts, and measures we could take to reduce them. Add Pacem Eco-park to your travel bucket list when you go to Antipolo! 

PACEM Eco Park is located on the grounds of Assumption Antipolo. Be impressed by the park’s beautifully curated field-house museum that displays a collection of butterflies, insects, animals, and plant species. There are also curated seashells on display at the lower part of the field house which will truly amaze you! 

Prepare eco-bags ‘coz you might want to take home some organic produce from the organic garden! You can take pictures with the animals at their mini zoo, climb up the treehouse, cross the bridges and so much more! Pacem Eco Park is a top choice for families and friends. 

The entrance fee is 85.00 and it is open Mondays to Fridays from 8 am to 3:30 pm

Set your sight on some world-class arts at the Pinto Art Museum

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Location: 1 Sierra Madre St, Grand Heights Subdivision, Antipolo, 1870 Rizal

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Even if you’re not planning a trip entirely around art, chances are you’ll come across a museum or two in Rizal being rich in history, arts, and culture. This beautiful contemporary museum sits on a 1.2 hectare garden in the historic pilgrimage city of Antipolo, Rizal. 

The museum was founded in 2010 and its first exhibit was the art collection of a Filipino neurologist and patron of the arts, Dr. Joven Cuanang. Today, the Pintô Art Museum is home to rotating exhibitions of the foundation’s collections and different contemporary arts of Filipino artists.

The Pinto Art Museum is a work of art itself. Visitors to the Pinto Museum come as much to admire the thoughtfully designed museum by director and designer Antonio Leaño as they do to see the incredible collection housed inside it. Inside the museum, you will find massive yet well-curated art pieces of modern paintings and sculptures, and outside is a beautiful garden with sculptural installations all around!

No wonder Pinto Art Museum is popular among pre-nuptial sessions and pictorials because every turn you make is an Instagram corner! Prepare your cameras and OOTDs when you get there! It’s so picturesque, you guys!

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