If you’re tired of the usual weekend destinations (i.e. Baguio and Tagaytay), then you should probably take a look at what Antipolo has to offer. Just like your weekend favorites, Antipolo is easy to get to. It’s just an hour away from Metro Manila. You can carpool with your friends or ride an FX from SM Megamall.
Antipolo is a laid back city filled with places that will indulge the artist in you. It has an impressive collection of design hubs, museums, and artsy cafes. A day trip to Antipolo is simply a must if you want to be inspired. Here are some of the cool spots you should definitely check out when you visit this gem in the Rizal province.
Pinto Art Museum
Sierra Madre St., Grand Heights Rd, Antipolo, Rizal
Any art aficionado must visit the Pinto Art Museum, a favorite spot in Antipolo. Pinto Art Museum is home to many amazing contemporary local art. Works included in this one-hectare art sanctuary are from Dr. Joven Cuanang, the owner, and in-house artists Jim Orencio and Antonio Leano.
Crescent Moon Cafe
1 Sumulong Memorial Circle, Sitio Parugan, Dalig, Antipolo, 1870 Rizal
Crescent Moon Cafe is perfect for those early morning writings and quick doodles. With its calming view and artsy interior matched with great coffee, Crescent Moon Cafe is the place to be when you just want to sit down and be one with art and nature.
Dela Paz St, Antipolo, 1870 Rizal
Also known as the National Shrine of Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage, this chic cathedral is a must visit for every Filipino Catholic. Enjoy the peace, serenity and gorgeous architecture of this Antipolo landmark.
Padi’s Point, Sumulong Highway
Sumulong Hwy, Antipolo, 1870 Rizal
Cap off a great day by driving up to the Padi’s Point branch in Sumulong Highway. You can enjoy the grand view of Antipolo at night while enjoying a bottle of beer and a plate of sisig.