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There are lots of affordable hotels and resort in Antipolo but we decided to have our overnight stay at Loreland Farm Resort since we wanted to experience Luljetta’s Hanging Garden.
We chose option 1: Bed + Breakfast + Day Tour Access in Luljetta’s with meals for 2 pax. It’s a standard double room – air conditioned, toilet & bath and cable TV. Although located outside the main resort, it is only a 5 minute walk going to Luljetta’s Hanging Garden and Spa.
Welcome drink and snack of Antipolo’s Best Suman
Hanging Garden’s Getaway for 2 at Luljetta’s Hanging Gardens and Spa (6 hours). This includes the traditional bathrobe (batik) and towels for use. Access to Hanging Gardens Facilities (locker, sauna, heated Jacuzzi, hydro massage, infinity pools, dr. fish and meditation lounges).
Dr. Fish + Hydro Massage
to infinity and beyond
Infinity Pool + Jacuzzi
Four (4) course wellness menu served ala-carte.
This place is perfect not only for couples but also for people who wants to have some relaxation. I personally enjoy the sauna and Jacuzzi. We stayed there for more than an hour. After that, time to sleep now for us to recharge our energy for our next day adventure.
sauna + jacuzzi
Woke up early and had our free breakfast at Verde Restaurant. Our plan for the next day is to leave Loreland early so we will be in Tanay before lunchtime. But we explore the place and saw lots of swimming pool. So instead of leaving early, we changed to our swimming outfits and enjoy the pools.
walking around Loreland Farm Resort
time to swim
the famous Loreland swimming pool
oh hello yellow!
We left the resort after lunch. 🙂 Then off to Tanay Rizal for our next tour.
I’ve been seeing a lot of posts of Pinto Art Museum in Instagram so this one is definitely included in our Rizal trip itinerary. We arrived past 12 noon so we are very tired and hungry. After paying the entrance fee of Php 180/pax, we decided to eat lunch first before exploring the place. It’s good that they have a baggage counter where you can leave your bags.
After lunch, it’s time for photoshoot and see the beautiful artworks around the museum. This museum have six art galleries, sculpture gardens, chapel, pool (swimming not allowed) and café “Tan-Aw”.
strike a pose
It’s very hot at that time, so make sure to wear sunscreen haha!
This place is perfect for pictorials. I’m glad that I’m with my travel sissy Bim. He’s fun to be with, no dull moments and always on the go. Plus he’s a very good photographer! He knows where’s the best spot and angle to have my instagram worthy pics. This is why I always have beautiful photos every trip.
If you will visit Antipolo Rizal, make sure not to miss the Mystical Cave of Inday Nelly.
You can reach the cave by hiring a tricycle, make sure to let him wait for you. It’s hard to wait for a tricycle since this is not the usual path of public tricycle and jeepneys.
It was named Mystical Cave due to many religious and holy images inside the cave. It is also believed that the water drips inside the cave can heal people. It has 7 chambers but you can only visit until the 3rd chamber. Every Lenten Season or Holy week, many people visits this cave and put up some tents inside the cave. This place was also used by film makers for movies like Enkantadia, Pedro Penduko, Spirit Warriors, Dyesebel, Marina and Asian Treasures. Entrance Fee is Php 50.
During our visit last Oct 3, there’s no other visitor but us (Bim and I) due to the recent typhoon. We’re lucky since it’s not raining that time and the sun is out. We were greeted by our little guide. She told us to go up and see the Mystical Cross first before going inside the cave. She said that the view on top will show the whole Antipolo and nearby province.
The trail to the mystical Cross is a hard one for me since my shoes is not for hiking. Due to the typhoon, it’s a very muddy and rocky trail. I almost gave up and ask Bim to continue on his own. He went up and told me that we are almost at the top. So I decided to move on, take off my shoes and walk barefoot. I’m glad that Bim never give up and pushed me to complete the hike. We finally reached the cross and greeted by this magnificent view. It’s true that difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations.
After taking a lot of pictures, we went down to see what’s inside the Cave. But before that, I need to clean my muddy feet. This time, I’m wearing my hiking sandals now. Take a short rest and ready to explore the cave.
And we’re ready!
the wishing well, it’s too deep.
inside the mystical cave
trying to drink the holy water
spot the heart
We enjoyed our tour inside the cave, so many holy images. There’s a heart shape image where you can tell what your heart desires. We really enjoyed our tour inside the cave. It took us more than 2 hours to complete the hike and tour – and we’re off to our next destination Pinto Art Museum.
My travel sissy “Bim” and I are now addicted to Instagram. We always look for pictures from fellow travelers showing the beautiful views in our country. We saw a lots of posts about chasing waterfalls. So Bim and I decided … Continue reading →