Category: Rizal

Luljetta’s Place: A Superb Spa Getaway from Metro Manila

Posted on February 18, 2015

[Author’s Note: This blog review was originally posted in February 2015, and updated in July 2017] Located within the sprawling Loreland Farm Resort, 4 km from the city center of Antipolo, Luljetta’s Place Hanging Gardens & Garden Suites is situated along a mountainside with impressive views overlooking grassy hills and, in the distance, Laguna de Bay and the Metro Manila skyline.  Set in garden terraces filled with flowering plants and linked by a maze of stairs, their amenities include two small infinityRead More

Higantes Festival (Angono, Rizal)

Posted on April 12, 2009

Religious revelry and local fanfare characterize most festivals in the Philippine islands. One such festive celebration occurs a stone’s throw away from Metro Manila. Every November 23, the lakeside town of Angono in Rizal province wakes up to a big and bright celebration in honor of the town’s patron, St. Clement. The “higante” tradition of Angono began last century, when the town was a Spanish hacienda. The hacienda owners concerned about costs prohibited all celebrations except for one annual fiesta.Read More