From Antipolo to Real Quezon (One day adventure)

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Another way for Antipoleños to spend summer is visiting Real Quezon Beaches. Antipolo City to Real Quezon is only about 100 kilometers or nearly two hours travel. You can choose among hundreds of cottages for rent along the shores of Pacific Ocean in Real where you may find comfortable.

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Mountain views on our way to Real Quezon

From Antipolo City, you will pass several towns of Rizal along the Manila East Road like Baras, Tanay and Pililia. Through this road, you will also pass some towns of Laguna until you reach the junction in Nanguma  then go straight through this National road until Batuhan, Famy, Laguna then take the left route and travel through the winding Siniloan-Famy-Real-Infanta Road. You will not notice your two hour travel because of the beauty of the places you may pass by.

Early Family Outing for Summer Season — March 2, 2014

We had an early family outing wanting to see the fresh beaches. We reached Real at around 6:00 am but we went first to the market and bought some fresh fishes and shells to be grilled before we actually search the best place for us. I would recommend you to be here earlier in the morning to be able to buy freshly catched fishes of different varieties.

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We had chosen La Juliana Beach Resort because of their cottages roofed with cogon grass — cooler choice to cover us from the heat of the sun. The rental is only 300 pesos during this date but may increase a little during mid-summer.  Air-conditioned rooms are also available.

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Our children were too excited so they rushed into the water when we arrived at the place. The water is wavy. “You are much too early for summer season.”, said by one of the resort caretaker. “The water may be calm by the third week of march.”, he added.

Luckily, we were able to bring styropor boards so our children enjoyed the waves. At first, we were afraid because the waves were big. On my estimate the highest could even reach at almost two meters and may pull our kids back into the water after splashing into the shore.

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I was worried, but as our kids played into the water, they learned how to deal with the waves by going with it before reaching the shore. They also learned to jump over the waves so they will not be taken through the shore. I enjoyed watching them as they are pushed by big waves on their styropor boards through the shore.

I enjoyed our foods. Grilled bangus filled with onions and tomatoes, grilled clams “halaan” dipped in vinegar with siling labuyo, grilled marinated pork belly, grilled chicken legs, grilled hotdog for the kids and etc. All grilled except for the rice.

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We packed up at around 4:00 pm and headed home. We reached Antipolo before 6:00 pm.