Romantic Escape: 6 Best Dating Spots In Antipolo

Hunting for new date ideas near Manila? Look no further than Antipolo, a mountain destination in Rizal that’s only an hour or two away from the metro. Thankfully, there are a ton of romantic things to do in Antipolo, whether you’re on your first date, celebrating a special anniversary, or giving in to the loved-up vibes of Valentine’s Day. If you’re looking for something more special to do than a night on the couch watching Netflix, here are five of the best dating spots in Antipolo, including popular dining gems, artsy offerings, and many more.


Tahanan Bistro

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A casual fine dining restaurant, Tahanan Bistro is among the best restaurants in Antipolo that have helped make the city a thriving foodie destination. Housed in a beautifully built home made out of reclaimed wood, the restaurant serves sumptuous five-course set meals that are an innovative take on classic Filipino cuisine. Plus, the views are spectacular with Tahanan overlooking the dazzling Manila cityscape, Laguna Bay, and Antipolo’s verdant landscape. Reservations are a must—and since the bistro is only open for three days a week, it’s definitely best to book your table ahead of time.

Address: 22 Loresville Drive, Lores Farm Subdivision, Brgy. San Roque, Antipolo City
Service Hours: Friday to Sunday, 6 PM to 10 PM; Saturday to Sunday, 11 AM to 3 PM Website:, Facebook, Instagram



Vieux Chalet

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This one has been a favorite of couples and foodies for years and years, partly for the mouthwatering European cuisine and partly for the beautiful scenery that’s particularly romantic at night. This casual fine dining restaurant has been around since 1984, but it remains a beloved spot in Antipolo to this day. Vieux Chalet is popular, especially on special nights like Valentine’s Day, so reserve your spot early to ensure a table for you and your date.

Address: 456 Taktak Road, Antipolo City
Service Hours: Daily, 9 AM to 2 AM
Website: Facebook, Instagram



Pinto Art Museum

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Expect to fall in love with contemporary Filipino art at Pinto Art Museum, an artsy haven in Antipolo that draws in hordes of art-loving metro dwellers every weekend. It’s the perfect space to bask in beautiful art, architecture, and scenery. Open-air galleries feature local art pieces of all shapes, sizes, and media, while pocket gardens throughout the property offer guests pretty spots to rest and enjoy the fresh mountain breeze.

Address: 1 Sierra Madre Street, Grand Heights Subdivision, Brgy. San Roque, Antipolo City
Service Hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 10 AM to 6 PM
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Luljetta’s Hanging Gardens and Spa

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A day of pampering makes for a pretty romantic date, and Luljetta’s Hanging Gardens Spa is a dreamy spa destination worthy of a special occasion. The lush spa resort is the perfect hideaway for tired and stressed couples, with day tour packages offering treatments like massages and body scrubs. Amenities include a hot tub, sauna, lap pool, hydro pool, fish spa, steam room, theater room, and an infinity pool overlooking Laguna Bay and Manila’s skyline.

Address: Sitio Loreland, Brgy. San Roque, Antipolo City
Service Hours: Daily, 9 AM to 5 PM
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Phillip’s Sanctuary

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This might not be the ideal date for everyone, but nature lovers will swoon at the beauty of the outdoors at Phillip’s Sanctuary. The eco-park and farm is a spectacular playground that’s a favorite for family trips and team building events, but it’s just as ideal for active couples who enjoy obstacle courses, fishing, ziplining, biking, kayaking, and animal encounters. Stay overnight in the farm’s cottages or pitch a tent in the reserve’s sprawling garden for a romantic night of sleeping under the stars.

Address: Phillip’s Sanctuary, Sitio Panlilingan, Pestano Farm Road, Antipolo City
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Crescent Moon Café and Studio Pottery

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With food, art, and relaxing spaces for good conversation and relaxation, Crescent Moon Café and Pottery Studio features almost everything that visitors love about Antipolo. The serene garden restaurant serves delicious Southeast Asian dishes, while the pottery store and studio on-site is a great place to admire (or buy) the works of artist Lanelle Abueva-Fernando.

Address: Sapang Buho Road, Brgy. Dalig, Antipolo City
Service Hours: Wednesday to Sunday, 9 AM to 5 PM
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If you’re willing to go a bit further and spend a day on the open road with your partner, Tanay is another Rizal destination that’s a stunning nature escape. Mountains to waterfalls to rivers, Tanay has it all, and a camping trip here is a must-try date for adventurous couples.



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