Living with the same routine of work, bringing kids to school, traffic, and doing the cooking and cleaning sometimes results in having no time for yourself. To visit a different place and do different things would surely make a difference. San Jose Del Monte can give you what you have been longing for; time for an amazing encounter in a placid getaway. Here are the best things to do in San Jose Del Monte to de-stress.
1. An invigorating and engaging getaway to Paradise Adventure Camp
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There is nothing more exciting than to explore and hurdle obstacles, more-so when we conquer it together with others. Sports and physical challenges are great to achieve relaxation and promote good rest. In the Philippines, most people used to engage themselves in physical activities with games like taguan (hide and seek), habulan (running and tagging people where the ones who are tagged become “it”), and more. But today’s generation is engrossed in playing video games and the so-called ‘interactive’ online games. An adventure in paradise could be the answer! Paradise Adventure Camp is designed to enhance camaraderie and teamwork, so it’s always best to go in groups. Families, schools, even corporate groups can enjoy this place. Their water activities are one of the most exciting experiences one can have, challenging you to think, control and gain balance. Areas are provided with aerial and land challenges also, and you can get in touch with nature here too!
Paradise Adventure Camp Resort
Address: San Jose del Monte, Bulacan
Website: Paradise Adventure Camp Resort
2. Find a place of zen at Kaytitinga Falls
While a lot of people would mostly think of “zen” as part of a religion, it is actually more of a way of life. Meditation and enlightenment should always be part of a relatively busy life. So at least once a day, try to get the chance to find a place to meditate and relax. Zen is always represented by stones, water, and greens. Kaytitinga Falls comprises all those things. It is a wondrous site of cascading waters from the rough and pointed edges of stones, from one of the sides of Mt. Balabag. It could be your wonderful place of zen during your vacation.
Address: 3024 San Jose del Monte, Bulacan
3. Break monotony on Mount Balagbag
Camp and get to explore above sea level! Most people during the warm season would always head to the beaches. You can get so much calmness and a sense of peace from the calming waters, but that does not mean you don’t get the same feelings in elevated areas. Put on your hiking or trekking gear, bring your tent and don’t forget the first aid kit. Mount Balagbag is 777 meters (2,549 feet) above sea level. It is high enough to create and paint a picture of Metro Manila from this point. You can actually take a bus to Tungkong Mangga from EDSA Cubao. From Tungkong, you can ride a jeepney to Licao-Licao, which is the boundary of Rizal and Bulacan. Then you can start the 30-40 minute walk to the Veterans, or you can take a tricycle. And from there, you can start your journey for about an hour and thirty minutes going to Helipad, which is known to be the highest peak.The cool breeze and the big vast land, with its irregular terrains that are covered with the luscious greenery, is a sight you cannot miss. So come see a part of the Sierra Madre Mountain Ranges and enjoy a different view!
Address: Rodriquez, Rizal
Opening Hours: 9am - 6pm. Closed on public holidays
Duration: around 3 hours required
Contact: Kagawad toto: +63 930235556, Pitoy: +63 9193265454, for assistance in securing a permit
Facebook: Mt. Balagbag
4. Break through the mysteries of the Shrine of the Lady of Good Voyage
Life is full of mysteries. Allow yourself to be mesmerized by the beautiful stories behind this place, as a landmark never makes a mark unless it has a significance. A visit to the Shrine of Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage Parish (Antipolo Church) may just bring you down a special memory lane. “Antipolo” was derived from the Tipolo tree, which is very rich in the area. After the governor, who brought the image to the area, died, it was believed that the image was always found in this kind of tree. And maybe a stop by the Lady, who went through eight voyages, might just give you that mystifying experience that can make a travel experience extra special. Travel and learn new things in San Jose for an exceptional experience.
National Shrine of Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage (Antipolo Church)
Address: P. Oliveros Street, Antipolo City, Rizal 1870
5. Keeping faith at the Grotto
Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes Basilica Church San Jose del Monte City, BulacanPosted by Leonard D. Herrera on Saturday, 12 April 2014
During any travel, we always see amazing things and hear great stories, all with their uniqueness. So even if we go to places that give us a familiar feeling, the experiences will never be the same. Mrs Anita Guanzon, the owner of this land, created the same setup of the grotto of the Lady of Lourdes in France, after she visited there and got healed of the big C. With a little twist, this place has a rosary hill and 14 stations of the cross. She wanted to bring back this place to her homeland and share the experience with those who cannot travel to France. In fact, one can see the abandoned crutches of those who were disabled, who regained back their normal abilities, hanging in the vicinity near the grotto, as proof that they had the same experience of healing. A visit to pay homage and to enrich your soul are just some of the reasons that you should see this area. If you believe in the quote, “faith is a knowledge within the heart, beyond the reach of proof”, then experience the awe-inspiring stories and the life-changing encounters in San Jose.
Grotto Vista Resort
Address: Grace Ville, San Jose del Monte City, Bulacan
Website: Grotto Vista Resort
Quite a journey
Life’s challenges are tough, but a worthwhile journey can achieve a positive mind set and leave you enriched. Rejuvenate your mind, body and soul in San Jose.
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