The Mango Farm of Antipolo City, Rizal

The Mango FarmAre you planning for a wedding event and looking for a venue around Rizal province? Check this events venue located at Antipolo Rizal, The Mango Farm.

Well I guess this one’s a unique venue for special occasion like wedding, adult parties and corporate events. The Mango Farm has over 200 fruit trees dominated by mangoes, oh such a lovely place!

There are several venues to choose from inside this farm. It will depend on your type of venue and number of guests. For weddings, there are churches that are just 15-40 minutes away from this farm. If you are also finding it hard to look for caterers, this farm offers catering packages and can suggest their accredited caterers.

If you are interested to book for an event at The Mango Farm, you can visit the site located at 22 Shield St., Kingsville Court Antipolo, Rizal. You can also contact them at +63 (2) 645-6993 or email them at info@themangofarm.com or simply visit their website http://www.themangofarm.com.

source and image: www.themangofarm.com

Regina Rica, Tanay Rizal

For those who are still looking for a place where they can spend time this Lenten season, there’s a sacred place in Tanay Rizal called Regina Rica.

This place features a 71-feet tall statue of Regina Rosarii (Queen of the Holy Rosary). It is called Our Lady on top of the hill by Dominican Sister’s of Regina Rosarii. The shade under the statue can seat about 70 people and there’s an adoration chapel inside the statue.

Regina Rica is open from 8:00am-5pm and it is close on Tuesdays. Taking pictures are allowed except inside the Regina Rosary Chapel. Regina Rica is located along Marcos Highway, Sitio Aguho, Sampaloc Tanay, Rizal. For more information, you can contact them at these numbers, 02 985-3878, 02 401-2036 or visit their website, www.reginarica.org

Regina Rica, Tanay, Rizal

Photo: www.pictourista.com

Have You Been to Kopi Kopi Café and Kitchen in Cainta?

I haven’t, if you were to ask me. But I’d love to go and try their pastries and the Ginger Garlic Squid with Panache that’s attracting me to scroll down to their blog’s home page.

Can’t seem to find tons of reviews and blogs about the place. Perhaps because it’s new? How new? So I browsed their site and found sumptuous photos that made me want to grab a bite if only they can be snatched for real straight from my laptop screen.

Kopi Kopi Cafe and Kitchen - Cainta, RizalKopi Kopi Café and Kitchen is my (and probably yours, too) kind of place where cravings and the satisfaction of such are considered done deals. Kopi Kopi offers (let me enumerate what’s on their blog pages) salad and appetizers, pasta and chicken, burgers and sandwiches, entrée dishes (yes, the Ginger Garlic Squid), and cakes and pastries! Sound tummy-filling? I bet so.

KOpi Kopi is located along Village East Avenue, Executive Homes, Cainta, Rizal and has a very long operating hours (read: 6:30am-12mn).

They claim it’s the “most exciting place to eat and meet in Rizal province”, maybe we can try it out soon? Contact them at (02) 240-5068.

Photo: Kopi Kopi Café and Kitchen Facebook Page

Travel Guide: Random Places You Should Visit in Binangonan

If we are to list down the places to visit in the entire province of Rizal, a day would be insufficient so might as well check what’s interesting in one town then the next.

When was the last time you visited Binangonan?

Thunderbird Resort - destinations to visit in Binangonan, RizalBinangonan has a variety of interesting places you can go to. There’s a place for relaxation and recreation, for outdoor camping and weekend adventure, and a destination that carries a creepy legend. Seriously.

If you’re heading to Binangonan for the first time, consider including these locations in your itinerary.

Thunderbird Resort – one of the chains of Thunderbird Resorts is located in Binangonan. Experience excellent service from the staff and have a posh relaxation in this premiere resort.

East Ridge Golf and Country Club – is one of the most popular golf courses in the country, located on the foot of the Sierra Madre Mountain Range.

Talim Island – such moniker was given to the island because it resembles the shape of a dagger, which in Tagalog is called talim. What you can find in this island? The mountain of Susong Dalaga and Dolores Hills; Pulong Ithan islet and The Three Islets – Bunga, Malahi and Pulong Gitna; and Ginoong Sanay, Tabon and Binitagan hot springs.

Mt. Tagapo - places to visit in Binangonan, RizalMt. Tagapo – learn more about Mt. Tagapo here.

Sta. Ursula Parish Church – this two-century old religious site is one of the most frequented destinations in Binangonan.

Kalbaryo – a 100-step trail towards a cross which is a popular destination during Holy Week. Upon reaching the cross, you will see the vast Laguna de Bay and Binangonan town proper.

Puente del Diablo – a peninsular hill in barrio Pilapila extending to a shallow part of the Laguna de Bay that earns itself a disturbing story that it was built by Satan and his demons. Creepy? But still it draws some curios tourists.

Photos: thegrandeurtraveler.com, galakbay.blogspot.com

Vista Barista: A Destination for Pastry and Gourmet Coffee Lovers

Vista Barista, Tanay, RizalJust when I thought I’ve discovered a lot of local cafés and restaurants in the province, here comes tumbling across Vista Barista on my random web browsing. And I say this is a must-visit!

Vista Barista is like the sweet extension of Halamanan Restaurant (which is just beside the café) because it is where customers can delight on their heaven-sent pastries and gourmet coffee.

The café is run by Jasmine Vista-Catolos. Their family owns Halamanan Restaurant. It was because of her passion for baking and her love for gourmet coffee that Vista Barista came to life.

cafes and restaurants in Tanay, Rizal - where to dineAside from the selection of pastries available in the shop, Jasmine also attracts more and more people to her business because of the custom cakes she does. Check Vista Barista’s Facebook page and the cakes all look adorable! I’m not a fan of eating fondant cakes though. But I would contact her to make me a Smurfs Christmas cake! 😀

Vista Barista is not all about coffee blends and pastries, they also have sandwiches, pastas, and salads. I just can’t wait to drop by to this café soon.

Vista Barista is located at 1980 Manila East Road (near corner Sampaloc Road), Tanay, Rizal. Telephone number: (02) 213.3964
E-Mail: vistabarista_cakes@yahoo.com.

Photo: Vista Barista Facebook page, Tanay Tourism, Culture and the Arts page