Sunday, October 20, 2019

5 Best Places to visit in Antipolo for First Time Tourists


Sitting right outside manila, Antipolo is an underrated destination with something to enjoy and relax for everyone. Since living in manila is dangerous not only in terms of crime but also pollution and traffic, many Filipinos prefer to live in the more serene Antipolo where there is fresh air and enough room to breathe. The city offers many activities to do and places to visit. But for someone who is visiting Rizal for the first time, we have handpicked these 5 best places to visit in Antipolo.

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Pinto Art Museum

Who doesn’t like art? Located in the heart of the city, the Pinto Art Museum is the place where you can immerse yourself in the wonder of art. This contemporary museum features the private art collection of Dr. Joven Cuanang, a neurologist and a patron of art. It was founded to exhibit the art collection for the public with hopes of bringing various nationalities and communities together like only art can do. It is one of the most Instagram worthy places to visit in Antipolo and a must for all art enthusiasts and lovers.

Hinulugang Taktak

Hinulugang Taktak is a beautiful waterfall park which is also the second most visited national park in the Philippines and an iconic place for Antipolo. This natural beauty was once spoiled by the tourists who polluted it but it was revived by the cleaning efforts of the locals who brought it back to its former glory. The park is a protected area with precautions in place to not let it get polluted again. Swimming in these waterfalls is prohibited for obvious reasons but you can book a stay in its cottages and enjoy swimming where it is allowed.

Mount Pamitinan

Mount Pamitinan is only a two to three-hour drive away from Manila and is a popular tourist destination is known as beautiful hiking trails and scenic views. It is located in Rodriguez Town which is known for its rich and fantastic hiking destinations. At an elevation of 426 meters above sea level, these karst mountains challenge hikers with tricky trails comprising of sharp rocks and boulders. As one of the best places to visit in Antipolo, Mt. Pamitinan offers the best scenic view of the sunset which is colored vibrantly like a painting.

Mystical Cave

According to the local legends, a little girl dreamed named Inday Nelly Deles discovered this cave when she went looking for a cave she saw in her dreams. After exploring several caves around the Philippines, she finally came across the Mystical Cave which is exactly the same one that she saw in her dream. This cave is full of holy stalagmites and stalactites which resemble various Christian figures. The water found inside the cave is believed to process supernatural healing powers that can heal every disease in the world. However, these claims are unverified and unsubstantiated.

Angono Petroglyphs

Sacred among the people of Tagalog, the petroglyphs of Angono which are carved into rocks are the oldest known artworks found in the Philippines. The rock art at Angono is over 4000 years old and belong to the Neolithic period earlier than 2000 BCE. It was declared as UNESCO World Heritage Site for its ancient rock art. There are 127 human and animal pictures carved into the world with many stylized figures involving frogs and lizards. Much of the art was destroyed due to erosions making them difficult to read and reliably understand.

Book cheap flight tickets to Antipolo at iEagle and travel to one of the top tourist destinations in the Philippines to have a wonderful vacation. When you’re in the city, make sure you don’t miss any of these 5 best places to visit in Antipolo.

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