Tanay is becoming one of the best destinations near Manila for weekend trips. Hikers and nature lovers as well as casual visitors flock here to see its mesmerizing mountain landscapes, natural attractions such as falls, and sea of clouds. Here we’ve compiled the best resorts in Tanay, Rizal.
1. Ten Cents to Heaven Leisure Camp
Ten Cents to Heaven Leisure Camp is one of the old favorites in Tanay. Some people visit here to commune and meditate, others to relax in the pools, and the rest to enjoy team-building activities.
The resort is located across the Sierra Madre Mountain Range, so you can see amazing views during your stay. It features two swimming pools and various outdoor facilities, such as wall climbing tower and zipline, hanging bridge, and fish spa. For those who prefer to relax, you can always find a quiet spot where you can sit, read an ebook, or just hang out and chill.
For overnight stays, there are available full houses for big groups and cabanas for individuals. There are also tents available for those who prefer camping outdoors.
Ten Cents to Heaven Leisure Camp offers a little bit for everyone. It’s a good place for casual get-togethers, as well as team-buildings and other events.
2. Bakasyunan Resort
Bakasyunan is another beloved resort in Tanay. Similar to above, it’s a good place for casual outings and team-buildings. Recently, it has also become popular among millennials for its Bali-inspired additions such as the bird’s nest and giant swing.
The resort features a swimming pool, along with a donut pool float. There are also other activites you can do, including: mudslide, rappelling, wall climbing, zipline, and hanging bridge. For people interested to explore the resort on a vehicle, there’s an ATV, horse ride, and carabao ride. Bakasyunan also has its own 3D wall graphics that’s sure to be a hit among families.
People who’d like to stay for a weekend can choose from a variety of room options, from casual dorms to family rooms.
3. Martessem Mountain Resort
If you’re planning a trip to Tanay, don’t forget to check out Martessem Mountain Resort. Sitting atop a mountain 2000 feet above sea level, this resort is a popular spot for viewing sunrise and the occasional sea of clouds in the morning.
Martessem Mountain Resort is often visited on a day trip, but the resort also offers rooms for checked-in guests. It has a swimming pool with kiddie section, in-house restaurant, and a function hall for events.
Martessem Mountain Resort is ideal for casual tourists and families who are looking for a staycation with one-of-a-kind mountainscape views. It’s also a good place for gatherings and events.
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4. Momarco Forest Cove Resort and Hotel
Momarco Forest Cove Resort and Hotel is one of the best resorts in Tanay, Rizal. It prides itself to be the only resort and hotel to receive accreditation from DOT Region IV-A in Tanay.
The resort features a gigantic pool and an artificial lagoon with waterfall. Aside from this, the whole family can also enjoy the mini-zoo, aviary, and bike park. Other facilities include a sports and recreation center and teambuilding.
The resort has various options for overnight stays, including a 3-storey hotel that offers comfortable rooms and several lodging houses for big groups. It also has its an in-house café and a restaurant.
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5. Palaya Natural Farm
Palaya Natural Farm is ideal for people who want a farm life experience. It’s located on a 66-hectare farm land in Tanay dedicated to the production of dragon fruit, as well as other fruits and vegetables.
There are interesting things you can do on the farm. You can take a tour, participate in tree planting, and even buy fresh produce and enjoy buffet lunch during Market Day, which is held every Saturday. Although there is no pool, there is a natural river with shallow banks perfect for children. From there, you can go on a one-hour hike that leads to a nice spot overlooking the farm. Aside from these, horse and bike rides are also available.
The farm only offers simple cottages with mattresses. Outdoor tents are also available.
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Did we miss anything? If you have other recommendations, let us know in the comment section below!
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Katherine Cortes is a 30-something freelance writer/editor. She likes beaches, snorkeling trips, and relaxing staycations (preferably with bath tubs!).