Antipolo Tourism

Antipolo, officially City of Antipolo (Tagalog: Lungsod ng Antipolo) and simply referred to as Antipolo City is a city in the province of Rizal, Philippines located about 25 kilometres (16 mi) east of Manila. It is the most-populous city in the CALABARZON region and the seventh most-populous city in the country with a population of 776,386 in 2015. Antipolo was converted from a municipality into a component city of Rizal Province on April 4, 1998, under Republic Act No. 8508. A new provincial capitol building was inaugurated in the city in March 2009 to replace the old capitol in Pasig which has long been outside the jurisdiction of Rizal Province; after Pasig was included in Metro Manila in 1975. With the transfer of the provincial government to Antipolo, it is highly favored to be officially designated as the new capital of the province. On March 14, 2011, Antipolo was declared a "highly-urbanized city" by President Benigno Aquino; such proclamation however still needs to be ratified in a plebiscite. The city is popular for being a pilgrimage site. It prides itself as the "Pilgrimage Capital of the Philippines." The Marian image of the Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage or the Virgin of Antipolo, which was brought in from Mexico in 1626, and enshrined in the Antipolo Cathedral has a continuous following among Filipino Catholics since the Spanish colonial era. A popular custom of pilgrims to the Virgin of Antipolo is the trek going to its shrine on the eves of Good Friday and May 1, from various locations in Rizal Province and Metro Manila. The most notable of these pilgrims would begin the trek from the Minor Basilica of the Black Nazarene (Quiapo Church), in Quiapo, Manila following the procession of the image. There is also an existing custom to have new cars blessed at the church in the belief that this will ensure the safety of the car and its passengers. Its higher elevation than that of Metro Manila affords it a scenic view of the metropolis, especially at night. Its locally grown mangoes and cashews are popular among tourists, as well as suman – a local delicacy made out of glutinous rice. The Hinulugang Taktak National Park, which was once a popular summer get-away is being restored to become again one of the city's primary attractions.

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This is a comprehensive travel guide for Antipolo in Philippines. From budgeting tips to finding the best spots, this travel guide has got all the insider information to explore Antipolo like a local. Antipolo is located at a short trip away from Manila a major city in Philippines. So, ideally any vacation planner would recommend you to visit Manila for its bountiful attractions like Intramuros, Taal Volcano, Ocean Park on your trip to Antipolo. Popular vacation packages of Antipolo are of 1-2 days.

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  • Know the pollution level of Antipolo before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 77.88 (High)
    • Water Pollution 77 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 67 (High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 75 (High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 51 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 75 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 75 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 63 (High)
  • How safe is Antipolo for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Antipolo.

    • Burglary and Theft 58.02 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 68.52 (High)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 65.28 (High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 81.6 (Very High)
    • Car Stealing 57.08 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 61.32 (High)
    • Attacks 57.41 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 66.36 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 57.41 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during night 33.8 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 46.76 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 22.17 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 68.52 (High)
  • Quality of Life Index of Antipolo is 71.27 (Moderate)

    • Safety Index 40.01 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 60.71 (High)
    • Pollution Index 84.91 (Very High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 55.78 (High)
    • Cost of Living Index 34.92 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 77.12 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 22.62 (Very High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 26.97 (Very Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Antipolo

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.14 USD
    • International Movie per seat 4.71 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 25.1 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 59.48 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 32.75 USD

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