Travel Guide to Hinulugang Taktak
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Antipolo City, Philippines — The 70-ft Hinulugang Taktak is one of the iconic landmarks in Antipolo worthy of a visit – and the nearest waterfall in the bustling metro. It was included in the local song titled “Tayo Na Sa Antipolo” which can be mostly heard during May to make a pilgrimage at the shrine of Nuestra Señora de la Paz y Buenviaje (Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage). The fall’s name was derived from a large bell (taktak) which was thrown (hinulog) into the falls during the 15th century or the 16th century.
HOW TO GO THERE
It is located 1.7 kilometers (1.1 mi) away from the Antipolo Cathedral and can be reached through Taktak Road.
To go here, take the LRT 2 and alight at Santolan station where you can ride jeepneys going to Antipolo. There are also jeepneys in Cubao going to Antipolo where you alight on Taktak road then transfer to a tricycle or walk towards the falls.
WHAT TO DO
Visit Our Lady Of Peace And Good Voyage
As mentioned above, a lot of devotees offer prayers and pay homage to this church for safe travels and personal wishes. Afterwhich, they head over at Hinulugang Taktak for picnic and site seeing. It was established in 1578 and continues to invite more thousands, religious devotees, around the region.
Adventure seekers and well-rounded climbers would be thrilled to try rappelling at the Hinulugang Taktak Nature Park. It is said that the park personnel underwent a two-level sport climbing certification course to ensure the safe use of the new attractions. The training was led by licensed coaches from the Sport Climbing Association of the Philippines.
Visit the famous spider web
This attraction in Hinulugang Taktak is definitely not for the faint of heart. But for those who are into thrilling activities, you can enjoy this gigantic web that hangs above the 21-meter waterfalls.
Take a detour at Pinto Art Museum
An improved Pinto Art Museum is set to impress a lot of visitors as it opens in the newest wing last January 2020. Most notable exhibits and artworks to check out include the 11-foot “Ohlala Twin” by Reen Barrera, Nilo Ilarde’s installation of 22,425 die-cast cars, and more paintings from local artists. There’s also a coffee shop inside to cap off your museum tour.
WHERE TO EAT (NEARBY RESTAURANTS AND CAFÉ)
Here are nearby restaurants to check out after visiting Hinulugang Taktak in Antipolo.
Café Lupe Antipolo
Address: Lot 2-C & 2-B Sumulong Hwy, Antipolo, 1870 Rizal
For your next barkada food trip, make sure to drop by at Cafe Lupe Antipolo – famous for their Fil-Mex dining and KTV rooms! Must-tries include their brick over pizza, Shrimp Sigang, Paella ala Lupe, Buffalo Wings, Burritos, Fajitas, and Quesadilla.
Yellow Lantern Cafe
Address: 267 Sumulong Hwy, Antipolo, Rizal
Situated at Comodaville along Sumulong Highway is where Yellow Lantern Café lies. They’re famous for its brightly- colored interior and great food. It provides an unrestrained view of the Manila skyline and can also accommodate 100 guests at a time, with private function rooms for reservations.
Address: 456 Taktak Rd, Antipolo, 1870 Rizal
If you’re in search of a place to spend a special occasion with your loved ones, we recommend you drop by Vieux Chalet – known for their Swiss cuisine but with a dash of Filipino hospitality. Must-tries include Swiss Raclette for started, Cooked Lamb Shoulder for main, and Mango Flambee and Chocolate Cake for dessert.
Burrow Café at Antipolo Beehouse
Address: 113 Beverly Hills Ave., Beverly Hills Subdivision, Antipolo
A hidden gem in Antipolo to check out in Antipolo is Burrow Café known its quaint location and amazing food menu where most of the ingredients are sourced from the Antipolo market or grown on their grounds. You can also head over here for breakfast and try their classic breakfast option – the BSE or (Bacon, Sausage, and Egg). For dessert, try their Dayap Creme Brulee.
Yellow Bird Cafe x Kitchen
Address: Lot 3 Blk 2, Mission Hills Blvd., Mission Hills Subdivision, San Roque, Antipolo
For freshly brewed coffee, western, and Asian specialties, then the Yellow Bird Cafe x Kitchen is the perfect place to go. This garden-inspired cafe and restaurant is also known for the delicious breakfast food menu. Notable dishes are the Boneless Tinapa and Sinampalukang Manok.
If you want to experience a perfect getaway with a mix of serenity and adventure alone or with the whole family, then visit Hinulugang Taktak. It’s surrounded by great attractions from wall-climbing, crossing in hanging bridges, and visiting a nearby museum. Not only can you enjoy its newest attractions, but you can also have a detour at the Mystical Cave where religious and holy stalagmite and stalactite can be found. It surely makes up for the perfect immersion and visit!
Tayo Nang Muli Sa Antipolo!
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