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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 apartment in AntipoloRizal, Calabarzon, Philippines
Top guest reviewsOverall, very well stocked, especially in the bathroom.Very comfy beds.There was no bath but a shower with cold water.I love the style and cleanliness!Super neat and clean!The apartment was really clean when we arrived.
Host:We'll definitely stay here again.Thank you, Jackie.Ma'am Leonora was also very accommodating.Read more reviewsDefinitely a place to stay.We really enjoyed staying in your place.It is a good place to be.
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 reviewsand that was difficult for meThe place was rustic but with modern touch and amenitiesThe difficult part was getting to and from the place Because of the rainsThe place is very relaxing with the trees surrounding itThere is only one balconyThe yard was kept very clean and was really beautifulThe place is very beautiful and peaceful Also very clean and the caretakers areThe House is clean and I love how the caretakers make everything convenient=) Love the place Very clean and relaxing Thank you very muchlinens and towels were provided for each guest
Host:I love how the caretakers help us buy suppliesMichael was a very gracious hostThey even helped us grill our chickenThey even offered us fresh bukoThey have very good helpers thereRead more reviewseverything seemed natural nd inheir place in going thereThe place is also relaxing since the location is far from the cityThe plants in his property are beautifulA perfect getaway from the busy cityPlace is very secluded but serene
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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