When you want to escape the hustle and bustle of the city, a quick road trip to beach sounds so inviting. But if you’ve only got the weekend to go on vacation, you want to spend more time relaxing at the resort than on the road. Luckily, there are a few places just an hour away that you can drive to for a quick weekend getaway. It’s time to pack and head to Rizal because we’re taking you on a virtual road trip to these potential staycation spots.
If you’re looking to relax with the breathtaking view of the mountains, book your spa weekend at Luljetta’s Hanging Gardens Spa. They have three pools, including a hydromassage pool. Plus, beautiful suites that range from P7,000 to P15,000 a night.
Sitio Loreland, Barangay San Roque Antipolo, Rizal 1870
+6325702532, +6326951965, +639175444432, +639286278897
The result of a reforestation project that turned into community building, Mount Purro Nature Reserve’s rich history is reason enough for you to book a stay here. The 36-hectare forest sanctuary is home to the Dumagat Tribe, the indigenous people of the Sierra Madre Mountain Range, and now, to the cozy accommodations that were inspired by the bahay kubo. You can book a casita for as low as P4,500 a night or for bigger groups, a cabin or cottage would range from P5,500 to P7,500 a night. If you’re going solo, opt for a bed at the Pavilion hostel for just P950 a night. There are lots of activities to keep you busy at the nature reserve like horseback riding, rope courses, hiking or trekking to waterfalls or lagoon, and even meeting the Dumagat Tribe.
Purok 5, Barangay Calawis, Antipolo City, Philippines
If you’re just looking for a simple staycation but don’t really want to book a hotel in the city, a 30-minute drive will bring you to Le Blanc Hotel and Resort. For as low as P4,000 a night, you can book a single deluxe room. There’s a hotel pool and restobar, which are both accessible to hotel guests. For bigger groups, you may book their exclusive resort which has 7 rooms and a pool and garden area. Rates for the pool and garden start at P35,000 for weekday reservations on peak season and P45,000 for weekend reservations.
3 Taktak Rd, Antipolo, 1870 Rizal
If you’re planning a getaway for your whole clan, a big barkada, or a really big group, this resort located in the East of Manila is a good option. Their rates range from a 8-hour daytime stay for P10,000 (additional costs incurred for airconditioned rooms, and anyone in excess of the 40 pax included in the package) to a 22-hour overnight stay for P23,000. The ground amenities include an infinity pool, half-court basketball, videoke, billiards, charcoal griller, living room, kitchen with refrigerator and stove, dining room, hot and cold water dispenser, outdoor covered hall, chairs and tables, and WiFi).
Leon Corner Manuel St. Melendres Subdivision Ortigas Extension, Taytay Rizal 1920
With lots of fun activities you can choose from, Thunderbird Resort in Rizal is another option for your weekend getaway. You can book a massage at the Zaphira Spa, have a go at the archery range a la Katniss Everdeen, or even go on a bike trail. There’s also a restaurant and a bar on the property so you won’t even need to leave the resort! For those who want to try their luck at the tables, there’s also a casino. Their deluxe bay view rooms start at P7,920 a night.
Eastridge Avenue, Binangonan, Rizal 1940