If there's a place near the metropolis that is comparable to Baguio and Tagaytay's mountainous backdrop and frigid weather, it would definitely be Rizal's underrated municipality of Tanay.
Since our supposed Surigao trip was cancelled due to a series of unfortunate events, we've decided to just spend a weekend to one of the newest camps in Tanay, the Ten Cents to Heaven Leisure Camp and Resort.
It was a sunny Sunday morning and I seemed a little groggy when we were on our way up to Tanay, Rizal. We're off to Ten Cents to Heaven (not literally heaven). But the way I was feeling --subconsciously awake but blank on the inside, like a zombie-- you might have me mistaken for someone who's ready to go to heaven any moment that time (that's a little exaggerated). But honestly, I wasn't feeling very well that day. I was exhausted, I just came from a long hour bus ride from the North and I wasn't really ready for another daunting long drive.
Although I was tired as hell, our road trip to Tanay was surprisingly short and relaxing. It was just an hour drive from Marikina City. Accompanied by an energetic (bumabawi) buddy and some laid back music, the trip to Ten Cents to Heaven was definitely worthwhile. We were rewarded by wonderful scenery along the way and were embraced by a naturally cool weather upon arrival.
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Tucked in the picturesque town of Tanay, Ten Cents to Heaven is a huge leisure camp cradled atop the mountains and verdant hills of Rizal. Offering a scenic view of the Sierra Madre mountain range and Laguna de Bay, Ten Cents is perfect for group activities as well as romantic escapes. It offers different recreational activities such as ziplining, wall climbing, swimming, hanging bridge crossing etc (perfect for team building). Just make sure to coordinate with them ahead of time as they seem to be a bit unorganized (maybe because it's off peak season). The people manning the resort were courteous but seem understaffed. They could have done better, service wise.
Nevertheless, I still love the place. Waking up with this kind of ambiance is without a doubt, a very relaxing experience, a pamper filled escape from the bustling city life. Though I find the Sierra Madre Hotel & Resort a lot better, (a place that serves the best breakfast in Tanay --just a few meters away from Ten Cents) I must say that Ten Cents is a good place for retreat and recreation.
Ten Cents to Heaven
Sitio Mayagay II, Cayambay