Your Ultimate Travel Guide For That Dream Staycation in Antipolo

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Because of its proximity to Manila, Antipolo has become a favorite destination for weekend travelers. Whether for a road trip or an overnight getaway, this city helps you escape the busy city life, especially if you only have a limited time for a getaway. And if you’re looking for amazing places for your staycation in Antipolo, you’ve come to the right place.

Things to Know to Have the Best Staycation in Antipolo

Ready yourself and your weekender bag because just an hour or two from Manila, you’ll have the quick getaway you’ve been wanting for so long. We’ve listed some of the most popular and amazing resorts in Antipolo for your quick getaway.

Places to Visit in Antipolo

  1. Hinulugang Taktak
  2. Pinto Art Museum
  3. PACEM Eco Park
  4. Boso-boso Church

Things to Do in Antipolo

  1. Enjoy recreational activities at Cloud 9
  2. Experience Christmas all-year-round at Casa Santa Museum
  3. Attend a mass at the Antipolo Cathedral
  4. Food tripping
  5. Swimming at Loreland Farm Resort

Where to Eat in Antipolo 

  1. Yellow Bird Cafe x Kitchen
  2. Burrow Cafe
  3. Eggs for Breakfast

Best hotels for Staycation in Antipolo

  1. Luljetta’s Hanging Gardens & Spa
  2. LeBlanc Hotel and Resort
  3. Cristina Villas Mountain Resort

Whether you’re planning a staycation in Antipolo for family or friends, this blog is your guide to help you pick the best place.

Places to Visit in Antipolo

1. Hinulugang Taktak

Hinulugang Taktak Antipolo

The 68 feet waterfall was closed for rehabilitation in the early 2010s, and was reopened to the public in 2015. Now, the renovated park features new sports facilities for the adventurous traveler who will enjoy the spider web platform, hanging bridges, and wall-climbing facility. While for those seeking a chill getaway, there are cottages which you can rent for P500 a day, and a swimming pool where you can take a dip for P50. This tourist spot will definitely give you the tranquility and fun you need for your affordable staycation in Antipolo.

Entrance Fee: Free

Operation hours: 8am – 5pm daily

2. Pinto Art Museum

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facade of pinto art museum

Another great place to visit for your staycation in Antipolo is the Pinto Art Museum. This museum is known for its several galleries all separated by doorways—hence the name. When you enter Pinto Art Museum, it’ll make you think if you’re still in the Philippines because of its colonial Spanish architecture with touches of Mediterranean. Pinto Art Museum is popular not only for its Instagram-worthy interiors but also for its artworks collected by the owner, Dr. Joven Cuanang, beginning in 1986. The museum was founded on the principle that art plays a diplomatic role in bridging distinctive nationalities, worldviews, and communities. 

Entrance Fee: P200 per person; P180 for senior citizens/PWD; P100 for students

Operation hours: 9am – 6pm (Tuesday to Sunday)

3. PACEM Eco Park

pacem eco park staycation in antipolo

Photo credits to Arthur Nielsen / Flickr

If you’re looking for some peace and quiet, make sure to visit PACEM Eco Park, short for Peace And Care For Earth Ministry. This eco-park has a mini forest, wild-life sanctuary, butterfly collection, aviary, organic garden, and so much more that everyone will enjoy, especially the kids. This tourist spot is definitely perfect for families especially for a cheap staycation in Antipolo.

Entrance Fee: P85 per person

Operation hours: 8am – 3:30pm (Monday to Friday), 8:30am to 12pm (Saturday)

4. Boso-boso Church

facade of boso-boso church

Photo source: Wikipedia

Also known as The Nuestra Señora de la Annunciata Parish, Boso-boso Church is a 16th-century structure built by priests during the Spanish era. The church has stood the test of time as it survived wars, fires, earthquakes and even abandonment throughout the centuries of its existence. Though it went under reconstruction, Boso-boso church still maintains its original architectural design.

Entrance Fee: Free


Things to Do in Antipolo

1. Enjoy recreational activities at Cloud 9

tourists walking at the hanging bridge at cloud 9 antipolo

Add some fun to your staycation in Antipolo by trying different recreational activities at Cloud 9 Antipolo. This place gives its visitors a panoramic view of the busy metro. It’s very popular among the young ones especially to couples because of its romantic ambiance. Cloud 9 Antipolo is also perfect for friends and families looking for a quick getaway. Anyone can enjoy the recreational activities in the area with the whole metro as your backdrop.

Entrance Fee: P70 per person

Operation hours: 7am-2am daily

2. Experience Christmas all-year-round at Casa Santa Museum

facade of casa santa museum

Photo source: Wikimedia Commons

What could be more fun than spending Christmas season in the Philippines? Because the moment that Ber months start (yes as early as September), holiday vibes begin in the country. But if you think that’s too much already, wait until you see Casa Santa Museum where Christmas is celebrated all year long boasting its collection of over 3,700 Santa Claus and Christmas-themed items. No wonder, it has been recognized internationally! 

Entrance Fee: P250 per person

Operation hours: 8:30am – 4pm (Weekdays); 2pm – 4pm (Weekends)

3. Attend a mass at the Antipolo Cathedral

inside the antipolo cathedral

Also known as the National Shrine of Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage, Antipolo Cathedral is one of the major pilgrimage churches in the Philippines. While this is a usual destination for Holy Week, Antipolo Cathedral is popular all-year round.

Entrance Fee: Free

Mass schedule: 

Weekdays – 6am to 6pm

Saturday – 6am to 7pm

Sunday – 5am to 8pm

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4. Food tripping

a vendor in antipolo cathedral selling delicacies

What’s an affordable staycation in Antipolo without food tripping? Just outside the Antipolo Cathedral, there are many stalls that sell Rizal province’s delicacies such as cashew nuts, suman na may latik (rice cake with coconut jam), and other colorful rice cakes at cheapest prices!

5. Swimming at Loreland Farm Resort

pool at loreland resort

Photo credits to Loreland Farm Resort

Aside from nature spots, Antipolo is also a famous summer getaway destination near Manila. There are many resorts where you and your family can enjoy, especially if you’re looking for a staycation in Antipolo with pool.


Where to Eat in Antipolo 

1. Yellow Bird Cafe x Kitchen

Photo credits to Yellow Bird Cafe x Kitchen

After a tiring but fruitful drive to see the best Antipolo tourist spots, head over to Yellow Bird Cafe x Kitchen for a cozy lunch or afternoon snack. Treat yourself to their fork-tender Grade 6 Wagyu Flat Iron Steak, which comes with potato gratin and French beans. If you just want a light snack, try their Coconut x Mocha flavored latte best paired with a scrumptious White Chocolate Sans Rival. 

Budget: P200 – P500 per person

Operation hours: 9am – 7pm daily

2. Burrow Cafe

interior of burrow cafe

Photo credits to Burrow Café at Antipolo Beehouse

It’s not hard to see why Burrow Cafe is a favorite and popular place to visit in Antipolo. With its rustic vacation house and garden theme, the place makes up a good IG-worthy place for the ‘gram! Burrow Cafe is hidden underneath the garden of events place The Bee House, with only a narrow, rabbit hole-like staircase to lead the way. There are also hammocks, outdoor garden chairs, and greenery all over the place. Aside from the beautiful space, their all-breakfast menu is a showstopper. You must try their signature Tender Beef Tapa, black pancit, pizzas, and Burrow signature cheesecake for dessert. So if you’re booking a staycation in Antipolo for couples, make sure to drop by at this romantic resto!

Budget: P100 – P500 per person

Operation hours: 8am – 4pm (Wednesday to Friday); 8am – 5pm (Saturday and Sunday)

3. Eggs for Breakfast

eggs for breakfast

Photos credit to Eggs for Breakfast

If you’re craving for all things breakfast, consider visiting Eggs for Breakfast. They serve all-day breakfast from comfort food to full meals for those with big appetites. You must try their eggs benedict, beef tapa, and vigan longganisa!

Budget: P100 – P300 per person

Operation hours: 7am – 5pm


Best hotels for Staycation in Antipolo

1. Luljetta’s Hanging Gardens & Spa

Address: Sitio Loreland, San Roque, Antipolo

Rates from P2,000/person

2. LeBlanc Hotel and Resort

Address: 3 Taktak Road, Antipolo

Rates from PHP 4,000

3. Cristina Villas Mountain Resort

Address: Taktak Road, Antipolo

Rates from PHP 3,500

Frequently Asked Questions About Staycation in Antipolo

Q: Is Antipolo still part of Rizal?

A: Yes, Antipolo is still part of Rizal Province. On June 19, 2020, President Rodrigo Duterte signed the Republic Act No. 11475 that transfers the capital and seat of Rizal provincial government from Pasig City to Antipolo City.

Q: Where can I go in Rizal overnight?

A: There are many places in Rizal that you can go overnight or have a staycation in Antipolo. Check out Luljetta’s Hanging Gardens Spa, Cloud 9, and Sierra Madre.

Q: How do I commute to Antipolo City Hall?

A: From EDSA-Starmall in Crossing, ride a van or jeep going to Antipolo. End point of these are in Antipolo Cathedral. From there, you can just walk to Antipolo City Hall. travel time usually takes about one to two hours depending on the traffic.

Q: What is Rizal province famous for?

A: Rizal province is famous for its bountiful harvest of fruits and the rich bounty of freshwater catch from Laguna de Bay. This province is also popular for the rice cakes and nuts. Some of these are suman with latik, sapin-sapin, bibingka, biko, and cashew nuts.

Q: What is the festival in Rizal?

A: There are several festivals in Rizal:

  1. Maytime Sumakah Festival in Antipolo
  2. Higantes Festival in Angono
  3. Hane Festival in Tanay
  4. Sanrok Festival in Morong

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