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10 AWESOME Nature Staycations in Rizal to Escape the City Life

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With beautiful mountainscapes, rivers, and sea of clouds, Tanay is becoming one of the most popular spots for nature staycations near Manila. This town in Rizal offers different accommodations to suit your needs, whether it be a cottage farm or a cabin up in the mountains with a view.

Here we’ve compiled our top picks for the best nature staycations in Tanay, Rizal.

1. El Patio Razon

El Patio Razon in Tanay, Rizal
(Photo by El Patio Razon)

El Patio Razon is a bed-and-breakfast famous for its scenic views of the Sierra Madre mountain range. It also has unique highlights such as the kawa hot bath and bird’s nests.

It offers accommodations for couples and small groups, including the Hobbit House, cottages, and cabins. There is also a camping ground where you can pitch tents. An on-site restaurant provides easy meals during your stay. Your can also bring your own food for an additional fee.

  • Capacity: Depends on room type
  • Contact: Facebook

2. Kamp Maysawa

Kamp Maysawa
(Photo by Kamp Maysawa)

For those who want to go off-grid for the weekend, check out Kamp Maysawa in Tanay, Rizal. This private cabin with pool is located on top of a hill, surrounded by the forest. It is the perfect place to relax, meditate, or perhaps if you’re feeling adventurous start off an adventure.

The cabin features 1 bedroom, a main attic that also serves as a sleeping area, and a fully equipped kitchen. Outside you can enjoy a humble pool which uses natural spring water or the outdoor tubs. There is also guitar, bongo drums, scrabble, chess, and cards.

The road to the cabin is challenging. You need to hike for 20-40 minutes or ride on a 4×4 vehicle, which can be requested in advance.

Kamp Maysawa also offers packages that include trips to nearby attractions in Tanay including Mount Pugad and Laiban Falls.

3. Balay Tanai

Balai Tanay
(Photo by Balai Tanay)

Stay in the middle of a forest in Tanay in this modern bed-and-breakfast with pool. Here you can enjoy a nice staycation, take a stroll around the grounds, or head to nearby attractions such as Daraitan River.

This 1-hectare property offers different types of accommodation. For families, there is a 2-bedroom main house that can accommodate up to 16 people. There is also a small cottage good for 4 people and a unique jeepney camper for 4 people, which is ideal for those who’d like to have a taste of the camper life.

  • Capacity: 16 people for the main house
  • Contact: Facebook

4. The Ellsworth Cabin

Ellsworth Cabin
(Photo by Ellsworth Cabin)

The Ellsworth Cabin is a riverside retreat perfect for couples and groups of up to 10 people. It features a cozy A-frame cabin, complete with a loft sleeping area, living and dining area, and kitchen. It also has huge glass windows and doors to let natural sunlight in.

You can spend your time in the lounge area enjoying the view of the surrounding mountains or river. Or do any of these fun-activities: archery, fishing, hiking, trekking, and horseback riding. There is also a chill boat so you can have a party in the waters!

For those who do not want the hassle of cooking, you can order meals from their menu in advance.

  • Capacity: 10 people (Up to 15 people with additional fee)
  • Contact: Facebook

5. Paninap Farms

Paninap Farms in Tanay, Rizal
(Photo by Paninap Farms)

Paninap Farms is a great choice for a family vacation. Within the 4-hectare property are a handful of lodges with comfortable beds, a huge farm where you can see produce and farm animals, and a river where you can take a refreshing dip in the afternoons.

Children will especially love seeing the deers, horses, and ducks. There is also a bee farm you can visit. A pick-and-pay farm is also open so you can harvest fresh produce yourself to take home. Outdoor activities such as horseback riding can be arranged upon request.

You can bring your own food or ask the caretakers to arrange meals for you. Enjoy local dishes outdoors or better yet have a riverside dining setup to upgrade your experience.

6. Sky Cabin

Sky Cabin nature staycation in Tanay Rizal
(Photo by Sky Cabin)

Wake up with a view in this cozy cabin built atop a hill in Tanay, Rizal. It has one bedroom with large windows that offer a nice view, a kitchenette with basic cooking items, and a veranda where you can enjoy the view with a drink in hand.

This place is ideal for couples who want to get away for a while. For those in groups, there are tents that can be pitched around the campsite.

  • Capacity: 2-3 people for the cabin
  • Contact: Book via Airbnb

7. Casa Catherina

Casa Catherina
(Photo by Casa Catherina)

Enjoy a staycation in comfort in this beautiful 3-bedroom villa located in the mountains in Tanay, Rizal. Here you can chill at the view deck, swim at the infinity pool which offers a lush view of the surrounding mountains, or enjoy smores at the bonfire at night.

The house features 3 rooms with en suite bathrooms, a living room, kitchen, courtyard, and even a jacuzzi.

Getting up the house requires a 148-step staircase, so make sure that everyone is fit before booking.

  • Capacity: 16 people
  • Contact: Book via Airbnb

8. Private Camp: Daraitan

Private Camp Daraitan
(Photo by Private Camp Daraitan)

This riverside campsite offers a unique experience: sleeping to the sounds of a natural river! Private Camp: Daraitan is a great place to get in touch with nature, bond with your family or friends, or engage in outdoor activities such as swimming, fishing, and even soft archery.

The campsite offers a 2-storey native cottage that can sleep up to 7 people and 3 tents that can accommodate up to 3 people each. There is also a rattan duyan and cloth duyan where you can relax with a view – or  let’s be honest, take pictures for your socials! A bonfire can be arranged at night.

You can also explore the area by signing up for a tour to Tinipak River and Mount Daraitan.

  • Capacity: 16 people
  • Contact: Book via Airbnb

9. Casa del Rio

Casa Rio in Daraitan, Rizal
(Photos by Casa Rio)

Casa del Rio is a riverside house that offers humble but comfortable accommodations for those who want a nature staycation.

The main house has an upper loft that can sleep up to 5-6 people and a lower sleeping area for 2 people. There are also teepee huts good for 3-4 people each and waterproof tents good for 3-4 people as well. Other facilities include an alfresco dining area, kitchen with basic items, and a viewing deck set up with fairy lights at night.

Enjoy the indoors, swim at the river, or go fishing at your leisure.

10. Cabin in the Clouds

Cabin in the Clouds nature staycation in Tanay, Rizal
(Photo by Cabin in the Clouds)

This comfortable bungalow will literally make you feel like you’re in the clouds. Located on top of a farm lot in Tanay, this house offers majestic views of the Sierra Madre mountain range and sea of clouds in the morning.

The house has one bedroom with 1 queen bed and 2 single beds. Additional floor mattresses can be set up in another room and the living area. It also has 3 bathrooms, a well-equipped kitchen, a veranda, a kubo with a hammock where you can relax in the afternoons, and a treehouse for the kid in you. There is also a bonfire pit so you can stay up late at night exchanging stories and roasting marshmallows.

Cabin in the Clouds is conveniently located close to restaurants, so you don’t have to worry about food.

  • Capacity: 12 people
  • Contact: Book via Airbnb

Has this list of nature staycations in Tanay, Rizal been helpful to you? If you have other suggestions, let us know in the comments section below!

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