If you find yourself traveling to the Philippines, the culturally rich (yet infamous) archipelago of 7,107 islands in Southeast Asia, make sure to stay in the beautiful yet underrated province of Rizal. This is considered to be one of the first-class provinces of the Philippines. As the country is known for its impressive and unparalleled beaches, La Union or Batangas’ beaches definitely are places to be. Truth be told, Rizal might not be the top-of-mind, to-go staycation for most, but you may want to think twice before ruling this province out of your choices. Rizal takes pride in their cultural sights, mountains, and their destinations that are worth your stay. If you’re looking for a place to stay, here are a few options that are made to be on your Instagram. Read on for the top staycation spots in Rizal, the Philippines.
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The luxurious and breathtaking Thunderbird Resorts is part of Rizal’s pride. The resort is built on the highest peaks of Sierra Madre Mountain Range, the perfect place to be to capture stunning pictures of Manila Skyline and Laguna de Bay. The hotel provides guests with access to an infinity pool, a casino, a golf course, spa, area for volleyball or cycling, and other recreational facilities. Each room is provided with spacious quarters equipped with flat-screen cable TV, a seating area, and a private bathroom. Access to free WiFi is also made available in the entire resort. The resort also prides in their Koi Restaurant which serves various popular Asian dishes. In-room dining is only a room service call away. The location is no more than a 10-minute walk from Angono Petrodlyphs and a 20-minute drive from SM Taytay. Cardona Rock Garden is a 40-minute drive away.
Altaroca Mountain Resort and Events Place is located in Antipolo, Rizal. They provide guests with a shared outdoor swimming pool, barbecue facilities, and a garden. Each room is furnished with a flat-screen TV and has a private bathroom and terrace. Free WiFi is made accessible in the entire resort. The in-house restaurant specializes in both Chinese and local cuisines. Tourist destinations like the Pinto Art Museum is 2.2 km (1.4 miles) away, and the Casa Santa Museum is 1.4 km (0.9 miles) from the property. The nearest airport, Manila Ninoy Aquino International Airport, is approximately 28 km (17 miles) from the property.
Altaroca Mountain Resort and Events Place
Address: Taktak Road, Bankers Village, Barangay Sta. Cruz, Rizal
Price: from 144 USD
Darts Outdoor pool (all year) Bridal suite Family rooms Massage Fire extinguishers Meeting/banquet facilities Shared lounge/TV area
Timberland Sports & Nature Club is located in San Mateo, Rizal. It is a 21-km (13-mile) drive from the heart of Manila. The Leaf is situated in a different building, no more than a minute’s ride away . The rooms are air-conditioned with flat-screen cable TV. Some units are furnished with a dining area and/or balcony. Each unit has a private bathroom with bathrobes and slippers made available. The Leaf has an on-site restaurant where guests can enjoy meals, recreational space for tennis and billiards is available for guests’ leisure. The area itself is also popular for cycling and hiking.
The Leaf at Timberland Heights
Address: Barangay Malanday, Timberland Heights, Rizal
The CityWalk Suites Apartment is located in Antipolo, Rizal. The property provides guests with access to free WiFi, a garden, a terrace, and a 24-hour front desk. Each room includes air-conditioning, a private bathroom, and is furnished with a refrigerator and kettle. This accommodation is around 2.7 km (1.7 miles) from Pinto Art Museum and 2.8 km (1.7 miles) from Casa Santa Museum.
This resort features a shared outdoor swimming pool, a restaurant that specializes in Italian cuisine, and a gym. They also have a library and facilities you can rent to have a barbecue. Date & Dine Resort also provides guests with free WiFi access throughout the whole resort and parking spaces for their guests’ convenience. All units are air-conditioned and are well-equipped with flat-screen satellite TV, a closet, and a private bathroom with a shower and complimentary toiletries. The resort is 18 km (11 miles) away from Manila Ninoy Aquino International Airport.
Date & Dine Resort
Address: 7th Avenue, Verbena and Begonia Drive, Beverly Hills Subdivision, Rizal
Price: from 49 USD
Airport shuttle (additional charge) Non-smoking rooms Swimming pool Fitness centre Private parking Non-smoking throughout Library BBQ facilities
Loreland Farm Resort provides guests with various shared outdoor pools. A playground is available for kids’ use. Loreland also provides guests with spa facilities, so they can take a break and get a massage or relax in the sauna. Local and international cuisines are served at Verde Restaurant. Barbecue facilities are also available. Every unit is air-conditioned and furnished with flat-screen cable TV and a private bathroom with hot and cold shower. Guests can also play billiards. This accommodation is only a 7-minute drive to Hinulugang Taktak, an aesthetic waterfall in the province of Rizal on Luzon Island, and a 15-minute drive to Antipolo Church.
Bosay Resort is only 2.7 km (1.7 miles) from Pinto Art Museum and 2.8 km (1.7 miles) from Casa Santa Museum. This 3-star resort offers a shared swimming pool and children’s activities. Free high-speed WiFi is made available in the entire resort. Each unit is air-conditioned and furnished with a refrigerator and a complimentary mini-bar. Free parking is available for the guests’ convenience.
Address: Marigman Road Extension, Barangay San Roque, Rizal
Price: from 78 USD
This cozy apartment has two bedrooms which are perfect for up to four guests. This property is only a single ride away to many tourist attractions. It is also close to the market area and malls. The house has a single bathroom, a furnished kitchen–perfect for cooking up simple meals–and a roofdeck with a mini garden. The guests have complete access to WiFi for their convenience.
Cozy Industrial Chic Apt,Netflix+Balcony,AntipoloRizal, Calabarzon, Philippines
Top guest reviewswhat we loved the most - the kitchen amenities and overall combined function+ aestheticsit was indeed cozy with a view and very wonderful interiorsvery accessible and stylish :) it's essentially complete with the kitchen and full set of kitchen waresnice & cozy place to chilljust a suggestion the bathroom would be fantastic if there's a bidetplace is clean and stylishit was clean and well organisedthe apartment was really clean when we arrivedjackie’s place is very clean and cozyclean relaxing and unique yung style ng house
Host:jackie is a super hostvery accommodating host kudosthe caretaker was very helpfulleonora the on site host is very obliging and charmingjackie was very friendly and accommodatingRead more reviewsit’s also close to the centre of cogeo which is another positivelovely space near the metroa relaxing neat and well organized apartment in a surprisingly calm neighborhood near busy cogeothe place is so relaxing and so near in the marketjackie's place is ideal if you want to relax and don't want to go that far
This bed-and-breakfast is situated amidst a one-hectare farm and surrounded by nature. The property offers full-board meals and yoga classes, from Vinyasa, Rocket, and Gentle Flow Yoga varieties. There is a fully-furnished kitchen with utensils and drinking water, two air-conditioned bedrooms which can accommodate up to six guests; while a fan-cooled loft can accommodate 14 more individuals. An a la carte breakfast is included. Boodle-fight type meals are available as requested; buffet meals are also available for 950 PHP (around 18 USD) per guest for three meals. Access to WiFi is available, but due to the remote location, connection speed and cellular reception are limited. The place is located close to Daraitan river, Daranak falls, Tinipak river & Masungi Georeserve. This area is perfect for hiking, mountain biking, and even off-roading, or when you simply need a breather from city life.
BALAI TANAY - Bed & Breakfast in Tanay, RizalTanay, Calabarzon, Philippines
Top guest reviewsi wish that- the water heater were both workingbeds are comfortable and sleeps ~18 very comfortablyit would have been perfect if there was a poolvery clean and relaxingthey clean the place automaticallythe yard was kept very clean and was really beautifulhouse is clean and the outside is peacefulthe listing is beautiful and clean
Host:the host was easy to talk tovery easy to communicate with the owner and he accommodated even our last minute requests :)bonus points for a very responsive host as well as caretakersmichael the owner was very responsive and provided all info i neededthe caretaker was also very helpfulRead more reviewsthe location was amazingit is also near some places of interest in tanayit was nice being so close to tinipak and daranakthe place is also relaxing since the location is far from the cityplace was nice and very ideal for our planning session
This studio-type condotel can accommodate up to two guests. The budget-friendly space comes complete with complimentary essentials, access to WiFi, and TV. The area is accessible for commuters and is only a ride away to the mall and chain restaurants. Free parking is also available for the guests’ convenience.
Cheap but clean Condotel near to all!!!Cainta, Metro Manila, Philippines
Top guest reviewsthe wifi is free and the ac is in good conditionthe place was nice it was clean and some basic amenities where provided like towels shampoo’s and showergelRead more reviews
Host:we both had our motorbikes secured since there was a covered parking lot for the owners and guests
In the province of Rizal
Learn to be fearless as you trek the hammocks of the Masungi Georeserve. Be adventurous as you swim in the Daraitan River or the Daranak falls. Explore nature and the culture of life. Relax from the stresses and demands of city life as you engage with activities like hiking, mountain biking, swimming, and more. Have a staycation at the perfect spot in this humble province that’s definitely worth a place in your bucket list.
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