sea of clouds in tanay

4 Places in Tanay You Can Visit for Effortless Sea of Clouds

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by | January 28, 2019

The Sierra Madre mountain range is the longest mountain range in the Philippines, spanning the regions of Cagayan province in the north and extending to the Quezon province in the south. It protects the regions from monsoons coming from the Pacific Ocean. The vastness of the Sierra Madre spans across 10 provinces, including Rizal.

A two-hour ride from Manila, Rizal has become a popular destination among the metro’s weekend adventurists. And with great reason: It’s populated with mountains, cool breeze, and fresh air – stuff you’d be hard pressed to find in the city.

If you’ve got time on your hands, a full tank, or just the desire for a quick getaway, we’ve listed places in Tanay where you can do just that.


Martessem Mountain Resort

Location: Sitio Mayagay, Marcos Hi-way, Cuyambay in Tanay, Rizal
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If you’re not a fan of overnights in tents or spending too much money, you’ll like Martessem Mountain Resort in Tanay. Here you can take unlimited photos and drink unlimited coffee—perfect for the morning stake out, waiting for the sea of clouds! Each guest has to pay PHP 50 for the view. It’s inclusive of coffee, but if you’re dining at the restaurant you won’t have to pay for viewing. But what’s the hurry? Don’t rush back to the city just yet, stay at the resort’s relaxing accommodation for convenience!

Getting there

via public transportation

From Starmall Mandaluyong, take a jeepney or FX going to Tanay, Rizal and get off at Tanay Public Market. From there, ride a jeepney going to Sampaloc, and then take a tricycle which can drop you off at Martessem Resort.

via private transportation

Simply type the location on Google Maps or Waze and follow the directions.


Café Katerina

Location: Sitio Mayagay1, Marcos Highway, Sampaloc, Tanay, Rizal
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Café Katerina might not grant you a close-up view of the sea of clouds while you’re perched on a rock formation, but the view is breathtaking nonetheless. Travelers (especially bikers) love to have stopovers here for Pinoy comfort food meals affordably priced at PHP 100 – 500.

The open-air gazebo is the best place to eat your meal as it overlooks the Sierra Madre mountain range and displays the occasional sea of clouds. But whether the sea of clouds is visible or not, the vastness of the terrain in front of your very eyes is sure to leave you in awe.


Treasure Mountain

Location: Sitio Maysawa, Brgy. Cuyambay, Tanay, Rizal
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For that much-needed relief from th daily grind, a visit to Treasure Mountain might just cure you of the blues. Beautifully located by the majestic Sierra Madre mountain range, you can opt for a day visit at Treasure Mountain or maximize the place for an overnight stay. The best part is, you don’t have to hike! Everything is senior citizen and kid-friendly.

Pitching a tent and taking in the view aren’t the only activities. They also offer an obstacle course suspended in mid-air that’s worth trying. The Spider’s Web is PHP 150 per head while the whole rope course is PHP 250.

Getting there

via public transportation

From Cubao or Marcos Highway, take a jeepney or UV bound for Cogeo Gate 2. At Cogeo, ride a jeepney to Sampaloc and tell the driver to drop you off at Maysawa Circuit Jump Off to Treasure Mountain. From here you can either walk for about 20 minutes or ride a habal habal to Treasure Mountain.

From Tanay, ride a jeepney bound for Tanay Public Market. From there, take a jeepney to Sampaloc and get off at the intersection. Take another jeepney going to Cogeo and get off at Sitio Maysawa.

via private transportation

Bringing a vehicle is easier as there are no terminals at Treasure Mountain making the commute back to the city a bit tricky. Simply type the location on Google Maps or Waze and follow the directions.


Ten Cents to Heaven Leisure Camp

Location: Sitio Mayagay II Cuyambay, Tanay, Rizal
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Aside from sightseeing and marveling at an unobstructed view of the sea of clouds from the vantage point at Ten Cents to Heaven, you can also try various outdoor activities such as ziplining, swimming, walking on a hanging bridge, and sightseeing. It’s a great place to spend time and bond with friends and family, but if you’re only there for the sea of clouds, your visit would be more rewarding if you extend it to a staycation and relax in one of their comfortable rooms! Check out their rates and packages here.

Getting there

via public transportation

From Cubao or Marcos Highway, ride a van or jeepney going to Cogeo Gate 2. Get off at Gate 2 and from there take a jeep bound for Sampaloc in Tanay and get off at Ten Cents to Heaven.

From Tanay, take a jeepney to Tanay Public Market, from there take a jeepney to Sampaloc, get off at the junction and take another jeep bound for Cogeo. Or you can hire a tricycle to take you to Ten Cents to Heaven.

via private transportation

Simply type the location on Google Maps or Waze and follow the directions.


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Kyzia spends most of her time capturing the world around her through photos, paragraphs, and playlists. She is constantly on the hunt for the perfect chocolate chip cookie, and a great paperback thriller to pair with it.


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