The mountain resort city of Antipolo at the metro’s eastern doorstep has been reliving its old glory with its cool climate, rich culture, and diverse attractions.
|Antipolo Beehouse's Burrow Cafe.|
For an artsy ambiance, Burrow's Café at Antipolo Beehouse and Tahanan Bistro are offering gourmet dinner package for a memorable enchanting evening. Burrow’s Café has a six-course tasting menu at P6,000 couple, while Tahanan has a five-course treat, two glasses of wine, and a bouquet of flowers for P 3,695.
Be serenaded as sink you feast on fine food at Eugenio Lopez Center’s sit-down dinner and a 6-course menu, glass of wine, and souvenir at the Oscar’s Fine Dining. There’s also a buffet for two at P 2,499 or P 1,250/person at the Dining Hall, and a post-Valentine treat on Feb. 16 with the regular Sunday Brunch Specials at P 588/person.
|Eugenio Lopez Center.|
Luljetta’s Place Garden Suites has a complete Valentines Getaway Package at P 11,340 which includes an overnight stay with a romantic room setup, breakfast, access to Luljetta’s Garden Suites, Hanging Gardens Spa, and Loreland Farm Resort, Signature Massage, and a 4-course meal. There’s also an ala carte dinner at P 5,000 for 2 pax with acoustic musicians.
|Luljetta's Place Garden Suites.|
Be mesmerized by the white motif of Le Blanc Hotel and Resort and its a package of overnight stay, full-body massage, dinner, live acoustic music and breakfast buffet for P 7,000.
|Le Blance Hotel and Resort.|
Vieux Chalet, a pioneer fine dining resto, has the Hymne a l’amour (Ode to Love) a by-reservation only dinner on Feb. 14 and 15 with its Swiss menu of raclette, bunder gerstensuppe, rotkraustsalt, chateaubriand or prawns a la Flo, confectionery, and suitable pairings.
Take a bite of perfectly cooked salmon paired with a rich and creamy risotto, a main course dish from the 5 course meal of Tipulo Modern Filipino Cuisine at the First Pacific Leadership Academy Executive Residences.
Meanwhile, for a no-frills and casual date or get-together with friends, Chives Bistro and Market offers a contemporary twist to the Tagalog comfort food, and a market for crafts sourced from all over the country.
Pamper yourself at Callospa Resort, Antipolo's pioneer spa resort surrounded by flowers, mist and cascades to evoke complete wellness. Its claim to fame is its state-of-the-art equipment, trained therapists, and fusion treatments combined from the world’s best massage styles using natural herb and fruit extracts. It has an all-season Couples Spa Package of overnight accommodation with dinner and breakfast, 15 minutes of sauna and jacuzzi, signature massage and use of pool.
|The Grounds Resort.|
The Ground Resort, an Instagrammable exclusive The Lord of the Rings-themed getaway is offering a 10 percent discount on pictorials and venue rentals for the month of February.
Gaze at the galaxy at Seven Suites Hotel Observatory, the first and only of its kind, located at a hilltop vantage point. Peek through the 12-inch powerful Sky-Watcher with its resident astronomer assisting you in interpreting the constellations.
|Sun Valley Fairway Suites.|
Wake up among the greens and crisp mountain air at Sun Valley Fairway Suites, and play your best at the nearby Golf Estates. It also has an Adventure Park with ATVs and kayaks for recreation after a nice round of golf.
|Crescent Moon Cafe.|
The quaint Crescent Moon Cafe resto offers an early date and feast for the senses with its Southeast Asian specialty and remarkable pottery. The place is also the workshop and showroom of stoneware ceramics artist Lanelle Abueva Fernando.
|Pinto Art Museum.|
Pinto Art Museum has a wide array of contemporary art works in its white-washed, Mediterranean-style complex which are interesting conversation pieces and small talk, which you can cap with an a la carte international dinner at the artsy Café Rizal.
Make the most of your weekend, and come back anytime to try what you missed. These are just some of the many sights, and sounds of Antipolo, and this road trip gives it a dose of sweetness.