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This Unique Antipolo Eco-Stay Upholds Sustainable Tourism

by Danna Peña

Many establishments do their part in being eco-friendly, but Mount Purro Nature Reserve takes it to a whole ‘nother level.

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Nestled in the hills of the Sierra Mountain Range, Mount Purro Nature Reserve in Antipolo is a family-run eco-park that seamlessly blends in with nature. Just an hour or two away from Metro Manila, Mount Purro offers a mountain retreat sans the typical long and stressful commute.

Accessible via tricycle or private car, entering Mount Purro Nature Reserve’s wooden gates feels as if you are being transported deep into the jungle—engulfed in a sweeping expanse of elderly trees, the resort was carefully built with respect towards nature.

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Rather than suppressing its flora and fauna, Mount Purro Nature Reserve carefully works around these—guests will notice that the surroundings of their cabins, cottages, and casitas are all flourishing with lush greenery and teeming with wilderness.

Moreover, Mount Purro Nature Reserve works with MPNR Foundation to rehabilitate the Upper Marikina Watershed and empower its communities, especially the indigenous Dumagat tribe. Not only does it provide a bucolic and tranquil travel experience, but it also takes responsibility in giving back to its surrounding communities.

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Ever heard of the term, ‘disconnect to reconnect’? For those looking to get away from the bustling city life, this eco-stay is the place to be. Since there is no signal and no WiFi access here, you can leave all your worries and obligations behind. This forest sanctuary advocates “God, Nature, and People,” and surely, by spending your time here, you are encouraged to commune with the environment and to strengthen your relationships—may it be with yourself, with loved ones, or with God.

What’s impressive about Mount Purro Nature Reserve is how clean and pristine their accommodations are. Despite being surrounded by nature, the rooms are exceptionally spick and span, bug-free, and well-maintained. Guests can also choose to bring their own tents and sleeping bags to stay at the garden tent area. Perfect for outdoor lovers and backpackers, staying in their garden tent area also gives guests prime access to a blanket of stars at night.

Since Mount Purro Nature Reserve is located amidst the foothills of the Sierra Mountain Range and enveloped in rich woodlands, the typical climate is cool and temperate. Besides swimwear and trekking attire, it is also encouraged to bring a jacket to keep warm at night.

Whether you are looking for some alone time, a romantic getaway, bonding sessions with family or friends, or a peaceful team building, Mount Purro Nature Reserve is a prime choice. Fully equipped amenities and facilities are available for your use, such as their game room, spa area, infinity pool, conference areas, children’s playground, and pavilion. The vast private area is also home to open spaces and gazebos that are ideal for conversations, contemplation, and prayer sessions.

If you’re looking for an adventure, you can journey through their 4-kilometer hiking trail. During your short hike, you can marvel at the all the different species of flowers and plants along the way. For thrill-seekers, you can experience Mount Purro Nature Reserve’s Ropes Courses, where you can try your hand at rappelling and zip-lining.

All throughout the day, you can enjoy delicious food at Loli’s Kitchen, where you can satisfy yourself with home-cooked meals served buffet-style. They serve breakfast, lunch, afternoon snacks, and dinner inspired by Filipino home-style cooking. Plus, all the ingredients used are fresh and prepared from scratch daily. Truly comfort food that fills both the heart and the stomach!

A home away from home, Mount Purro Nature Reserve is what holistic traveling is all about. With peaceful surroundings, respect towards nature, well-maintained facilities, and hospitable service, it provides a travel experience that’s not only good for the self, but for its surrounding communities and environment as well.

Mount Purro Nature Reserve
For Inquiries & Reservations:
Joana Legayada
(0949) 398 1799

Front Desk Hotline:
(02) 542 3005

Office Hours:
Mondays to Fridays, 9AM - 5PM

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About Danna
Danna Peña's works can be seen on Rappler, CNN Philippines Life, Deal Grocer Traveler, PURVEYR, Young STAR's Zine, and Food Safety Trends PH Magazine. When she’s not working, she often finds herself exploring all kinds of destinations, may it be a vast sea, a bustling city, a foreign land, or most frequently, a book. View her creative spaces on and @dannapena on Instagram.

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