It was a long weekend in the Philippines due to a religious holiday this year extending from August 9 to 11. Together with a group of blogger friends, we ventured into nearby Antipolo‘s mountainside resort – Loreland Farm Resort.
How to Get There
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As for the actual trip, me and my wife took a bus to Cubao then an LRT2 train ride to the Santolan station where we took an FX taxi (P40) to Antipolo dropping us at the Antipolo Church. Alternatively, you can take a cheaper jeepney to the same place. From there, the 8-hectare Loreland Resort is a tricycle ride away.
There are also other convenient routes if you are coming from Katipunan in Quezon City or even SM Megamall in Pasig.
Upon arrival, we had a light snack at the Verde Restaurante where we immediately tried one of Antipolo’s famous delicacy – Suman. Verde restaurant made it more special by turning it into a Fried Suman with smothered with chocolate syrup. It was gone in a minute.
Loreland Farm Resort Tour
We checked-in at the accommodations afterwards and had a tour around the property. Highlights of the tour included a lot of swimming pools with a total of 7 pools spread across different phases and some of which with slides. Cottages for rent also abound nearby the pool areas.
Accommodation types available include standard, standard twin, standard triple, superior, and family rooms; even hilltop cottages with a private pool. I surmise the main target market are family, barkada, and company outings.
Another attraction that I think have great potential is the
Camp Tipolo Adventurland. It’s a venue fit for company team building through varied activities being offered by the area. Some examples of team building facilities are trekking, campsite-related activities, the balancing log, tight rope, Tarzan jump, mud crawl, mud slide, and even low and high ropes courses. Camptipolo would challenege your physical prowess starting with a 300 staircase-steps trekking.
Other attractions nearby the resort include Boso-Boso-Church, Pinto Art Museum, Crescent Moon Cafe and Pottery Studio, Vieux Chalet Restaurant, Secret Garden of Doris, and PACEM Eco Park Assumption Antipolo. For more information on Rizal Province, you can visit www.BienvenidoTours.com.
However, there’s one more thing I haven’t mentioned in this article about Loreland Farm Resort – my favorite spot.
It’s found at the inner section of the resort, in fact a mountain-side sanctuary overlooking different cities of Metro Manila. It’s Luljetta’s Hanging Gardens and Spa. The experience is a very good one from the Hanging Gardens Restaurant, the hydraulic swimming pools and a one hour signature body massage at the same night. It deserves a separate article altogether so stay tuned with Let’s Go Sago.
Loreland Farm Resort
Sitio Loreland, Barangay San Roque, Antipolo City, Rizal Province, Philippines
Telephone Numbers: +632.696.0101 to 03
Mobile Numbers: +63.917.835.2000 / +63.908.873.4220 / +63.932.885.7351
Email: [email protected] / [email protected]
Facebook: /Loreland Farm Resort
SOAR (Specialized Outdoor Activity & Recreation)
Telephone Numbers: +632.696.0101 to 03
Mobile Numbers: +63.917.867.6205 / +63.908.873.4220 / +63.932.885.7351
Email: [email protected]
* All photos were taken with a Samsung Galaxy Mega smartphone and filtered with Instagram
Going to Tagaytay again this weekend? There’s more to enjoy in other places nearby the metro such as Loreland Farm Resort in Antipolo. Check their website for entrance prices, day tours, and packages. It can very well be your favorite place for a quick weekend getaway. Only an hour drive, the family or your barkada will surely enjoy the resort.
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