Rizal Long Weekend Road Trip

by Enzo Tacadao

It was a long weekend. Rizal called again, we had to answer.

Rose and I revisited some of our most favorite parts of Rizal Province, this time we tagged her office mates Kath and Jeff with us.

Our first stop was at the overlooking spot in Pililla, Rizal.


Too bad the weather did not cooperate, as we approached the Pililla Wind Farm, rain started to go amok.


Then, we went to Kainan sa Tabing Lawa in Tanay for some championship lunch. After finishing the pork sisig, crispy fried pla-pla, and sinigang na hipon, we strolled around Tanay’s cute parola (lighthouse).


Off we went to our favorite restaurant in Tanay: Cafe Katerina, for some sweets and coffee.


There’s something about Rizal that captivates us. Perhaps because it is relatively near to our house, perhaps because you don’t have to pay toll fees to get there, perhaps because all of our road trips there were memorable. Or perhaps, it is because of Rizal’s simple, uncrowded, unassuming, and green vibe. You want to relax without having to battle your way through the traffic jams of NLEX and SLEX? Drive to East. The roads there are awesome.


Our road trip cum food trip did not end in Cafe Katerina, after an hour and a half drive back to the Metro, we stopped at Cafe Lidia in Marikina City for some light dinner, and at Papa Diddi’s in Quezon City for ice cream. Calorie-overload.