Antipolo City, Overlooking Manila

Antipolo Cathedral by LMP 2001

Antipolo City a component city is the provincial capital of Rizal province and as it has a higher elevation is known for its magnificent view overlooking Metro Manila, as well as its rich cultural heritage and natural attractions. A key destination in the city is the Antipolo Cathedral, a major pilgrimage site, especially during the pilgrimage season in May.

With a 2020 census population of 887,399 people, it is the most populated city in the CALABARZON Region and the seventh-most in the country. It has a land area of 306.10 square kilometers or 118.19 square miles.

Hinulugang Taktak is a waterfall located in Rizal, Philippines. T by Arius1998

The city’s geography features the Hinulugang Taktak waterfalls, a popular spot for both locals and tourists, the area, initially 0.8 hectares, was expanded to 3.2 hectares upon its designation as a national park.

Antipolo is also famous for its local delicacies, such as suman (rice cakes), cashew nuts, and mangoes. The cool climate and lush surroundings make it a perfect getaway for those seeking a peaceful retreat from the bustling city life.

When traveling you may need to purchase a few items before you come like a new camera or laptop. It is always a good Idea to be prepared. Also read my blog on What Should You Buy Before Travelling? – Philippine Tourism and Statistics (


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