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Rizal Travel Guide

Itinerary, Things to do, How to get there and more

Named after the country’s national hero, Dr. Jose Rizal, Rizal is located in the CALABARZON region in Luzon. A mountainous province, Rizal has scenic views of Laguna de Bay, the largest lake in the country. It is also one of Metro Manila’s neighboring provinces. Founded in 1901, Rizal is 20 km east of Manila, with 13 municipalities and 1 city, Antipolo, its provincial seat. Famous for its artists’ communities and colorful festivals, the province earned its fitting title “Cradle of Philippine Art”.

Where to go in Rizal

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Camp Tipolo Adventureland

Sitio Loreland San Roque Antipolo, Rizal, CALABARZON, 1870, Philippines

How to Get Here

Getting Here
Located just a stone’s throw away from Metro Manila, Rizal province is easily accessible by a private or public transportation like jeepneys, FX’s, vans, or bus. These public utility vehicles have terminals in SM Megamall and Crossings in Mandaluyong City as well as in Cubao, Quezon City.

City buses like G-Liner, RRCG and EMBC also ply the Manila-Rizal route. Fare is less than Php 70.00.

Popular Food

Taktak Road, Antipolo City
A fine dining restaurant with a homey appeal, Vieux Chalet started in 1984 and has since grown into a well-loved romantic getaway near the city. Offering delectable Swiss cuisine, this hidden gem in Antipolo continuously receives good reviews from it guests all year round. Recommended dishes are spinach ravioli, raclette and filet mignon.
Budget per person: Php 300.00 – Php 500.00

A native rice cake synonymous with the province’s capital is the classic suman sa ibos. Made from steamed glutinous rice and coconut milk and wrapped in buri leaves, suman sa ibos is one of Filipinos’ favourite snacks. Usually dip in sugar or served with ripe mangoes, and paired with hot coffee or hot cocoa drink.

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A soup dish similar to nilaga but cooked differently in Taytay by adding some cinnamon bark or ‘sangkit’ while tenderizing the beef, making the dish tastier and more aromatic.

One of Angono’s pride, fried itik or fried duck is a must- try when visiting this town. Fried itik is actually cooked like adobo and then fried into golden brown perfection.

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Binangonan’s favourite snack, abnoy or bibingkang abnoy is like a native kakanin made from aborted duck eggs cooked in banana leaves and has a strong odor and taste a bit salty and tangy.

A visit to Antipolo is not complete without bringing home one of the capital’s staples – the good-tasting cashew nuts or kasoy.

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What to Do

Pay a visit to the province’s churches
Rizal is home to beautiful churches worthy of your visit. The province’s seven old churches have its own remarkable architecture and history to tell to its visitors.
Check out the museums of Angono
Put on your culture hat because art is everywhere in Angono! The municipality boasts of several numbers of museums that displays the stunning works of different local artists.

Estimated Costs

Estimated Cost per Person
Getting around
There are abundant tricycles in the province for short distance travel, minimum fare is Php 8.00. A tricycle ride to a certain destination usually costs around Php 200.00 and covers 3-4 persons. Destinations along the main roads are accessible by jeepneys.

Accommodation
Starts at Php 800.00 per night

Food
Php 80.00 – Php 170.00

Tourist attraction entrance fee
Starts at Php 50.00

Average price per day
Php 1,200.00 – Php 1,500.00

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