Miss Camping? Reconnect with Nature at This Cool and Refreshing Campsite in Antipolo

You'll only have to shell out P400 per person.
by | November 18, 2020

Since we’re slowly trying to stretch our limbs and begin spending more weekends outside our homes, how about a lovely overnight stay at a campsite in Antipolo? Rizal is a mere two-hour drive from Metro Manila and has always been the city-dwellers’ go-to for a quick weekend getaway. It’s got the best of everything, from food and cozy stays to great spots where you can reconnect with nature.


The campsite

Singalong Nature Campsite Hill is located in Teresa, Rizal, a short 15-minute drive from the heart of Antipolo City. Once you get to the jump-off point, there’s a 30-minute beginner- and kid-friendly trek to get to the campsite itself. Marvel at the beauty of the Sierra Madre Mountain Range, especially in the early morning when the mountaintops are blanketed in fog. Life gets crazy and busy but at Singalong Campsite, you get to leave your worries at the foot of the mountain and simply enjoy the view.


What do you need to bring?

Campers are allowed to bring their own food and cook it since there are no stores at the campsite. You are also encouraged to bring your own mineral water. If you need to cook your food, the staff can let you borrow wooden cookware for free but you have to purchase a bag of charcoal for P25.

It’s camping so you shouldn’t expect a luxurious experience although it isn’t exactly barebones. There are two common comfort rooms that run on buckets and tabos and a bath area you can ask the staff to point you towards.


What are the fees and inclusions?

Your group’s guide will meet you at the jump-off point from 12 nn to 2 pm. Check out time is at 12 nn the next day so you get plenty of time to reconnect with nature, take great photos, and enjoy the peace.

Kids aged 3-5 years old can stay at Singalong Nature Campsite Hill for free while ages 6-10 years old will have a P200 fee. Those older are considered adults and will have to pay the full fee of P400 per head (or P350 if campers bring their own tents).

The fee includes a tent that can fit 2-3 people. It also comes with foam, bed covers, sheets, blankets, and pillows.

Campers can try out the famous Kawa Bath (P100) or request to have their own bonfire (P100) during the evening.

Those bringing their own vehicles will be glad to know that there’s gated parking space with a designated guard. Parking for cars, motors, and bicycles are P150, P60, and P40 respectively.


How to book a visit

If you’re planning on visiting Singalong Nature Campsite Hill, you have to make a reservation in advance — they will not accept walk-ins. To reserve, send their Facebook page a message or text 0995 211 8952. Include names of those planning to visit and a photo of your valid ID. Payments should be made immediately and can be sent via PayMaya, GCash, BDO, or BPI.


How to get there


For private car owners, pin “Singalong Nature Campsite Hill” on your map. Otherwise, it’s quite easy to commute. You can take the bus from Cubao to Robinsons Antipolo. From there, rent a trike to Brgy. May Iba Alfamart and then rent a trike once again to Singalong. You can also book a Grab ride and pin it to Antipolo Shopwise. From there, ride a trike to May Iba Alfamart, Teresa, Rizal and then rent a trike again to Singalong.


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