20 Awesome Antipolo Tourist Spots And Things to in Antipolo (Travel Guide)

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We will write our favorite Antipolo tourist spots and things to do in Antipolo. From Antipolo places in the nature like caves and waterfalls to historical and religious sites in our Antipolo travel guide.

Antipolo is located in Rizal province in the Philippines specifically located in Region IV-A (Calabarzon) Luzon.

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Antipolo Travel Guide

How to get from Manila to Antipolo

FROM CUBAO BY FX VAN AND JEEPNEY

If you want to get from Manila to Antipolo by van and jeepney is the most convenient from Cubao. You can take the jeepney or FX from Cubao to Antipolo and it will take 30-40 minutes depending on the traffic. Prices are around 40-70 PHP.

FROM AYALA BY FX VAN AND JEEPNEY

From Ayala (Shaw Boulevard) to Antipolo by FX or jeepney can take from 1 hour to 1 hour and 30 minutes depending on the traffic. FX will provide air condition and the jeepney a local ride to enjoy from Manila to Antipolo.

MANILA TO ANTIPOLO BY CAR

If you want to get by car or taxi will be the most comfortable way. It will take 30-40 minutes depending on the traffic and your location in Manila.

Best time to visit Antipolo

If you don’t know, Philippines has only 2 seasons- wet and dry season. You should be prepared with the weather in Antipolo because it is hot and humid during the months of March to May, and can extend up to June!

However, wet season starts from June to November. But due to climate change (which affects Philippines the most), rainy season can start as early as May.

We recommend that the best time to visit Antipolo is during the month of January, as the weather is expected to be the coldest of the year plus you won’t compete with the locals during December’s holiday rush (traffic and all).

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DAILY BUDGET TRAVEL IN ANTIPOLO

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There are many affordable places to eat and stay near Manila and Antipolo. The cost of living in the country itself is quite low compared to other countries. You can expect to find cheap meals at local eateries for less than 100 PHP while a hearty, three-course meal for two in a mid-range restaurant costs around 700 PHP, which is only $14 USD.

Beer costs around 40-70 PHP a bottle. Street food is abundant all over the Philippines and can be afforded for as low as 20 PHP for a rich assortment of food.

Prices in accommodations vary from city to city, with around 850 PHP on average for hostels and budget hotels. AirBnB is also available all over the country. Click here to get a discount on your first booking! Camping is also a great way to save on accommodations and is very common especially in the island destinations near Manila.

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Antipolo Tourist Spots And Things to do in Antipolo

National Parks And Nature in Antipolo

1. HINULUGANG TAKTAK NATIONAL PARK

Rizal Tourist Spots -  Hinulugang Taktak National Park
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Hinulugang Taktak was once a beautiful waterfall in Antipolo. But now, as of the moment it is completely otherwise. Until renovation and the clean-up of this place is not finished, it’s better not to go. I hope the beauty of this place gets restored soon!

2. PAMITIAN CAVE

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Near Wawa Dam in Rizal, Pamitinan Cave is a limestone cave in the foothills of the Sierra Madre. This is also where Bonifacio, a Filipino hero, initiated new members into the Katipunan.

And scribbled the words Viva la Independencia Filipinas on the cave walls using a piece of charcoal. Fortunately, you could still see it up to today.

3. MYSTICAL CAVE

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The cave has mixed reaction from tourists in Antipolo. Some thought of it as what the cave is intended for, mystical experience, but some thought of the experience scary. If you’re near Puting Bato then this experience might be for you to try for only 150 PHP.

4. MASUNGI GEORESERVE

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Masungi Georeserve is an award winning reserve. It offers a “so good but it’s true” experience you will really enjoy. The nature around the trails are just outstandingly perfect. The trekking and viewing experience are worth your energy. Bring your friends, and eat something before trying this.

5. Mt. Maarat

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Mt Maarat will be one of the best things to do in Antipolo if you like hiking or riding a mountain bike. It’s located in San Mateo in Rizal but the route starts coming from Antipolo.

6. MOUNT PURRO NATURE RESERVE

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Mount Purro Nature Reserve is so relaxing , and the owner had maintained the rustic environment’s facilities and overall ambient atmosphere. The place is great for families, friends and couples.

7. PACEM Eco Park

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PACEM Eco Park is located near the entrance of Assumption College. If you like to enjoy the nature and animals is an ideal place especially if you are traveling with kids. PACEM Eco Park entrance fee is 85 PHP and it’s opened from Monday to Saturdays.

Historical And Religious in Antipolo

8. Antipolo Cathedral

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Antipolo Cathedral is also called the National Shrine of Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage and the Immaculate Conception Parish. Antipolo Cathedral is a Roman Catholic style and attracts pilgrims during the Pilgrimage Season.

9. BosoBoso Church

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BosoBoso Church is also called Nuestra Señora de la Annunciata Parish Church. It is Roman Catholic located in Sitio Old Boso-Boso in the barangay San Jose in Antipolo City. BosoBoso Church was built in 1669 by the Franciscan missionaries as a mission church.

In 1880 an earthquake caused significant damage to the church and in 1930 the Americans starting to rebuilding the surrounding area and it was completed in 1995.

10. Via Dolorosa

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Via Dolorosa and also called the White Cross is a popular pilgrimage in Antipolo especially during the Holy Week. But it’s opened everyday and you can visit anytime.Avoiding religious events it will be quiet and peaceful.

11. CASA SANTA MUSEUM

Rizal Tourist Spots - Casa Santa Museum
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Do you like Santa and your inner child in you craves to see him? Then go here at Casa Santa Museum. The specialty museum specializes in, guess what? Santa!. Find fun Santa stuff here. Kids will surely love it.

12. PINTO ART MUSEUM

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Pinto Art Museum is where contemporary and native art meet. The place and its interior itself is also an art, and people like this museum because of that. You’ll have to have some energy to spend if you want to roam the place completely.

13. ANGONO MURAL STREET

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Seen in the streets of Dona Aurora, the murals are just one of the art pieces that the town of Angono prides itself in. If you’re an art lover you might want to try roaming around here.

14. NEMIRANDA ARTHOUSE AND GALLERY

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The Nemiranda Arthouse in Angono has Filipino mysticism art. If you’re not an art lover, then you might just become one after going here. They have interesting art pieces you might like.

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Farms And Parks in Antipolo

15. Secret Garden of Doris

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Secret Garden of Doris is a farm where you will be able to find fruit trees. You can buy species like oregano and tropical fruits coming from the farm. A great experience especially for visiting with kids.

16. HAMAKA PARK

Rizal Tourist Spots - Hamaka Park
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Hamaka Park is your ordinary park in Antipolo. If you’re in the area you might as well relax for a bit. A great place to walk around!

Spending Weekend in the Resort

17. CLOUD 9 SPORTS AND LEISURE CLUB

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Located at Bgy. Sta. Cruz, Sumulong Highway, Cloud 9 Sports and Leisure Club has a hanging bridge, museum and drinks. The views from atop is also amazing.

18. LULJETTA’S PLACE GARDEN SUITES

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Luljetta’s Place Garden Suites is located 2 kilometers far from Pinto Art Museum. All rooms come with a private bathroom with a bath or shower and free toiletries. All units will provide guests with a fridge. There is an in-house restaurant, which serves international cuisine. The nearest airport is Manila International Airport.

Room rates starts at 4000 PHP with breakfast included. A colorful resort in Antipolo.

Address: Sitio Loreland, Barangay San Roque, Rizal, San Roque, Antipolo, Philippines, 1870

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19. LORELAND FARM RESORT

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Loreland Farm Resort is located in the San Roque area of Antipolo 2.5 Kilometers far from city center. This resort in Antipolo is near popular attractions like Camp Tipolo Adventureland, Pinto Art Gallery, Antipolo Cathedral National Shrine.

The rooms have 24-hour room service, facilities for disabled guests, Wi-Fi in public areas, car park and room service. Room rates are starting at 3000 PHP.

Address: Sitio Loreland, San Roque, Antipolo, Philippines, 1870

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20. SINGALONG SALCEDA’S MOUNTAIN VIEW

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Singalong Salceda’s Mountain View Kawa Bath and Garden Camp Tent Adventure is located 2.1 miles from World Trade Center Metro Manila and 2.3 miles from Rizal. The luxury tent also comes with a bathroom. Spa and wellness facilities including a hot tub and a sauna are at guests’ disposal during their stay at the luxury tent. One of the best affordable resorts in Antipolo.

Room rates starts at 1200 PHP.

Address: SITIO Singalong Brgy San Jose Beside Upper Sitio Singalong Mini Catholic Chapel, San Jose, Antipolo, Philippines, 1870

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Happy travels!

Ruben Arribas is a Spanish traveler who has traveled more than 70+ countries around the world. Now based in the Philippines!

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