A highly urbanized city with two legislative districts, Antipolo is located east of Marikina City
of the National Capital Region and the town of Cainta. The towns of San Mateo
and Rodriquez borders the city on the north while the towns
of Tanay, Teresa, Angono, and Taytay
are found on its southern border. The city shares its eastern border with Quezon Province.
The city is around 29 kilometers east of Manila. It has a land area of 306 square kilometers. Most of the eastern part of the city consists of high mountains of the Sierra Madre
Range and are sparsely populated. The western part consists of a plateau where the city proper is located and some rolling hills
and river valleys.
Antipolo City Hall.
The only city of Rizal province, Antipolo can be accessed via Marcos Highway, Sumulong Highway
or Ortigas Extension from Pasig City, Metro Manila. A road leading to the southeastern towns
of Rizal such as Teresa, Morong, Baras, and Tanay and further south to Laguna Province provides a breathtaking view of Laguna Lake and the Sierra Madre Mountains.
The city is an ideal place to build resorts, retirement subdivisions, and mass housing. Commercial complexes are needed considering the
large population and the influx of tourists. The eastern mountainous areas can be developed
as upland demonstration farms for bamboo, fruit and vegetable plantations.
Places of Interest/ Tourist spots in Antipolo City
- Basilica of our Lady of Peace and good Voyage - a pilgrimage site especially during the month of May
- Hinulugang Taktak Falls
- Pacem Eco-park - home to different species of birds and butterflies
- Old BosoBoso Church
- Via Dolorosa
- Forrest Hills Golf and Country Club
Our Lady of Peace and good voyage Church.
The interior of Our Lady of Peace and good voyage
Hinulugang Taktak Falls
Hinulugang Taktak National Park
Downtown Antipolo City
Ynares Multi-purpose Center