I always wanted to see this place as I’ve heard that this is a must visit place… So I did. I invited my two friends to go with me on a weekend, to at least roam the most talked about museum in Antipolo, Rizal.
The white-washed walls are complimented by brown staircase and other minimalist details.
The most used area of the Pinto Art Museum is the picturesque roof deck.
This museum becomes a favorite hang out place of millennials because of its picturesque place and it has a different kinds of art from photography, paintings, to contemporary arts, sculptures and art installations by various local artists.
HOW TO GET THERE?
Pinto Art Museum is located at 1 Sierra Madre St., Grand Heights, Antipolo, Rizal. Our option is to ride an FX bound for Antipolo then ask the driver to drop you off at Ynares Sports Arena. From there, you can hire a tricycle to get you to museum. BTW, It is open from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM from Tuesday to Sunday.
Once you’ve arrive at the museum, you first have to register, log your name and pay Php 200.00 as entrance fee. Students and senior citizens have discounts provided that they have their ID’s with them. Upon entering the museum, you have to leave your backpacks at the package counter near the entrance, then after that, you can now enjoy roaming around the museum. Take note, no food and pets are allowed inside the Art sanctuary.
For those who seek a day out of the bustling noise in the city, there’s place in Rizal, specifically in Antipolo, where you can appreciate both nature and art.
Here’s a glimpse of Pinto Art Museum:
Pinto Art Gallery
Pinto Museum Art Collection
There are different collections of Bulul comes from different sizes.
After feeding our eyes with all the artsy stuff, it’s time to satisfy our hungry stomach at the Pinto Art Museum’s Cafe Rizal.
The ambiance of the restaurant is superb.
And lastly thank you to my friends for joining me in this day tour! Love you guys big time!
I would like to take this moment to write this blog and share the memories that happened during the vacation of my family here in the Philippines.
It has been 5 years since the last time I saw them, they all migrated in different countries; Australia, UAE and Italy. The last time they were here is when I was in my sophomore year. So, yeah. I won’t go in details and be emotional in this blog. Continue browsing this post and look what we made during our short stay in Boracay–only four days – but we loved the Island
There’s no need to describe the place (Boracay Island), because the whole world knows that it’s a beautiful haven of fun here in the Philippines.
Here’s what we had August 8-12.
WELCOME to Alta Vista De Boracay…
Well, my wish came true and we finally went! We were so happy to stay in Alta Vista de Boracay —– it was such a memorable, fun trip. I seriously didn’t want it to end. We were pampered and relaxed, and yes, we slept and ate so well, we all had the best time together, which made us doubly happy. Bora is such a magical place for us, we’ve created more happy memories that will last a lifetime.
First day in the morning… Some were still napping and others were prepping up for the day’s adventure.
The Majestic infinity pool!
It is pretty hard to top a beach like Boracay, but I have to say, this infinity pool at the Alta Vista De Boracay may prove to be competition. The pool is just gorgeous, and with a view like that you really can’t go wrong. This is a great alternative if you get tired of swimming in the ocean.
The awe-mazing sunset!
This has to be my favorite reason as Boracay has the most beautiful sunset ever! I can never get enough of it, and I really made time to watch it every single day.
Purple skies sunset on Boracay
A warm and golden sunset.
Here are some of the best things to do in Boracay Island with family that we experienced on our short visit.
BORACAY ISLAND HOPPING TOUR:
Crocodile Island, Crystal Cove Island, Puka Beach, Ilig Iligan Beach, Punta Bunga Beach
Here’s the video before we started the island tour: CLICK ME!!!
Enjoying the calm-crystal water at Puka Beach.
Take a rest for a moment and enjoy the sounds of the wave of the ocean.
Seas the day by looking up the beautiful island.
Take a walk at the island’s powdery white sand and clear blue waters.
It was a fantastic way to spend the day. We loved visiting some of the other beaches and enjoying pretty decent snorkeling spot.
Fresh buko in the middle of the sea.
Photos courtesy to Tita Anna Marie Tamayo-Transfiguracion
Adrian, Yoo Kii, Eros, Ashley
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You may also watch the Banana Boat Nae Nae dance edition HERE: CLICK ME!!!
FLYING FISH (Unfortunately, I haven’t got a photo of this activity. )
A visit to the beach is not complete if you miss seeing the Blessed Virgin Mary’s grotto and take a picture of the beautiful image on top of the Boracay Rock in Station 1.
Halowich: The best soft-served mango ice cream in Boracay…
Since day 1, we’ve been seeing a lot of people with this yellow stuff in a plastic cup and immediately got curious. Just pass through D’Mall, look for a line and surely one of them lines will lead to Halowich. Such a tasty and creamy treat!
Try King Corn Boracay…
Also we snacked on corn on a cob while at the beach.
The Island is well-known for its vibrant, seven days a week nightlife. There are many different nightlife venues to choose from – from wild parties, to bars, to lounges with live music…
So, before heading to a nightlife in the Island, we had a quick photo shoot with my cousins and my kapatid.
Photo credits to Tita Anna Marie Tamayo-Transfiguracion
Short story of what happened that night. Me and my Tita Annie were drunk AF! So much memories and a moment that will last for a lifetime. Watch the video HERE: CLICK ME!!!
Play Beach Volleyball with Locals…
As you walk along Boracay Beach, especially in Station 2 you will see people playing volleyball, most are local Filipinos who live on the island, however don’t be surprise if you are walikng down the beach and someone playing the volleyball ask you to join the this fun activity.
And this happened. Who do you think would win? The Expat or the Locals?
Jonah’s Fruit Shake & Snack Bar
At the moment: Chillin’ while looking at the picturesque island.
DELIGHTFUL SEAFOOD AT D’ TALIPAPA
Special thanks to the vendor of this who pushes us to have a photos with their fresh sea creatures.
And while waiting for our mouthwatering food, It seems this lil’ one is hungry for our dinner.
Literally a wet market, D’ Talipapa is a place where you can buy fresh seafood or meat and have it cooked in one of the market’s restaurants that offer the service.
Meet a lovely creature…
And probably you’ll meet a new friend… A cutie dog who lived in the island.
Boracay Sand Sculpture
Anyone who has been to Boracay would definitely have at least one snapshot in the the beach with the sand sculpture in the background.
It was our last day in Boracay and we were decided to make the most out of it! We still had time to swim until we were negra and negro and buy pasalubongs. There were no more scheduled activities. If not swimming, we were just lounging by the beach, eating and drinking.
The last day…
To sum up, our short-stay in island has been really a magical and unforgettable one. We can’t wait to be back here anytime soon!
At the airport…
Here are the photos before the take-off.
It’s not goodbye, it’s see you soon, Boracay! Thank you for the fun and amazing experience!
The Transfiguration Chapel of Caleruega, more known simply as Caleruega, a “house of prayer and renewal” located at Batulao in Nasugbu, Batangas. Run by the Dominican Order of Preachers, a religious group that operates schools and universities, Caleruega is more than the chapel and has facilities and amenities that can be used for retreats, recollections, seminars, workshops, and of course, weddings.
Two main features – the hut-shaped roof and the stained glass design beyond the main altar – all point to the Transfiguration of Jesus, from whence the chapel got its name. The rest of the structure is also abounding with symbols, from the steel doors designed with seven grapevines, symbolizing the 7 sacraments as well as the fact that Jesus is the vine and the people are the branches; to the carved tree trunk representing the “stem of Jesse” as described in the book of Isaiah; to the tabernacle that depicts the burning bush; and to birds carved on the communion table reminding all that God provides.
Beautiful European-inspired architecture, cobblestone or brick steps, cool breeze, set on a hilltop, with a fantastic view of Mt. Batulao as well as the hillocks of Tuy and Nasugbu – and the words “picturesque”, “solemn”, “quiet”, and “breathtaking” come to mind.
A solemn place to visit. I will definitely go back here! You will never feel the distance specially if you are walking with your friends or Family.
Caleruega is a two-hour drive from Metro Manila, accessible via Tagaytay City where one makes a right to Nasugbu, then, after the Nasugbu welcome arch, left to Evercrest Golf Club. Note, though, that the road is still a bit rough. The couple should also consider their guests’ transportation and lodging, as well as footwear for that walk from the parking lot to the chapel.