Since I am obsess with the layback lifestyle in the province and my (travel) hubby also misses the countryside, we wanted to settle in a comparable place. Good thing my parents bought a house and lot in Rizal, particularly in Antipolo where we now (temporarily and hoping to acquire a lot of our own) resides. Aside from it’s a break away from nerve-cracking and brain-draining life in the metro, the proximity of where I work (Ortigas) and where my family dwells (Quezon City) is really an advantage.
Our home is a bungalow type of house in the center of the lot surrounded by plants, trees and grasses. There are trees that were planted more than 10 years ago like guyabano, indian mango and avocado which are now bearing fruits. Other fruits and veggies were planted by my husband like okra, tomatoes, lemon, eggplant and papaya; supplementary food for our consumption. He also sowed flowers, orchids and blue grass in the rest of the grounds. At the back of the house, there’s a stream which I believe comes from hinulugang taktak. And we added pet dogs and birds completing my piece of heaven here on earth.
Rizal is the nearest Province from Manila aside from Bulacan in the North and Laguna and Quezon in the South. It is a refuge for nature and history lover, the mountainous area is good for hiking and climbing, the century old churches that have been preserve, nature-wonder falls and man-made resorts where people can enjoy the water especially during summer. Here is where you can see the breathtaking view of Manila skyline especially at night. Many people owe this place as their sweet escape since it is just a step away from the metropolis.
Several Tourist Spots
Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage
Image of Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage
How to get
For public vehicle
From Araneta Center EDSA Cubao, there are Jeepneys and FX going to Antipolo, Montalban, Angono and other parts of Rizal Provinces. There are also Jeepneys and FX coming from Makati and Ortigas.
For private vehicle
Rizal is accessible by land via Sumulong Highway and Ortigas Ave.extension from Metro Manila. For Rodriguez Rizal, you can take Montalban-Commonwealth Ave.going to Batasan-San Mateo Road.