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 a place called Ten Cents to Heaven (not literally heaven). But the way I was feeling --subconsciously awake but blank on the inside-- you might mistake me for someone who looked like a zombie 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. Accompanied by an energetic (bumabawi) buddy and some laid back music, our trip to Ten Cents to Heaven was definitely worth-while. We were rewarded by wonderful scenery along the way and were embraced by a naturally frigid weather upon arrival.
|fooling around the play area|
Tucked in the picturesque town of Tanay, Ten Cents to Heaven is a huge leisure camp and resort cradled atop the breathtaking mountains and verdant hills of Rizal. Offering a scenic view of the Sierra Madre mountain range and Laguna de Bay, Ten Cents is definitely perfect for group activities and romantic escapes. It offers different recreational activities such as ziplining, wall climbing, swimming, hanging bridge crossing etc --perfect for team building activities--. 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, especially on how the whole camp was designed. Though I find the Sierra Madre Hotel & Resort a lot better, -- a place which serves the best breakfast in Tanay (just a few meters away from Ten Cents)-- I must say that Ten Cents is still a good place for retreat and recreation. Waking up in this kind of place is without a doubt, a very relaxing experience, an opportunity to re-charge the energy drained from the bustling city life.
Ten Cents to Heaven
Sitio Mayagay II, Cayambay