Treasure Mountain: Fun obstacle courses!

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Situated in the enchanting municipality of Tanay in Rizal province, Treasure Mountain offers an escape from the ordinary and a chance to immerse oneself in the natural beauty of the Philippines. The lush greenery, rolling hills, and panoramic views of the Sierra Madre mountains create a picturesque backdrop that is truly awe-inspiring. The tranquility of the surroundings provides a serene atmosphere, allowing visitors to disconnect from the hustle and bustle of city life and find solace in the embrace of nature. As an adventurous soul constantly seeking new experiences, I was delighted to embark on a journey to Treasure Mountain in Tanay, Philippines. Nestled amidst the breathtaking landscapes of Rizal province, this hidden gem promised not only a tranquil camping experience but also an adrenaline-pumping adventure with its exhilarating obstacle course. With my companions, we eagerly set out to explore this enchanting destination, ready to create unforgettable memories.

Upon arrival, we were greeted by the friendly staff and shown to our cozy campsite. The air was crisp, the surroundings serene, and the magnificent views of the Sierra Madre mountains immediately captivated us. Our tent, which we rented for Php 2,300 for four people (2 tents), provided ample space and comfortable bedding, ensuring a restful night’s sleep. Free breakfast for 4 comes with it as well. The peaceful ambiance of Treasure Mountain offered the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of city life, allowing us to reconnect with nature and each other. However, I wasn’t able to get a good night’s sleep, I guess camping isn’t for me. Aside from the kid crying from a nearby camp, the sounds of the air breeze kept me awake. It was still a memorable all-nighter to remember, nevertheless.

Free Silog Breakfast

As mentioned, our tent rental package included a complimentary breakfast for four people. We indulged in a scrumptious meal, savoring the delicious local flavors while enjoying the breathtaking vistas surrounding us. The combination of a satisfying breakfast and awe-inspiring views made for an idyllic start to the day, leaving us energized and ready for more adventures. We were happy to discover that the breakfast options were none other than the favorite Filipino “SiLog” dishes. We had a variety of mouthwatering choices, including Spamsilog, Cornsilog, and Daingsilog. As we enjoyed our SiLog breakfasts, we marveled at the stunning views surrounding us. The combination of delectable food and breathtaking vistas created a truly memorable dining experience. It was the perfect way to start our day, fueling our bodies and igniting our sense of adventure.

The Spamsilog, a delightful combination of crispy fried Spam, garlic fried rice, and a sunny-side-up egg, satisfied our cravings for a savory breakfast. The perfectly seasoned Spam added a delicious salty kick to each bite, while the garlic fried rice provided a comforting and fragrant accompaniment. For those looking for a unique twist, the Tapsilog was a delightful surprise. The combination of sweet-salty beef strips mixed with garlic fried rice and topped with a sunny-side-up egg created a harmonious blend of flavors. The sweetness of the beef balanced the savory elements, resulting in a delightful fusion of tastes. Last but certainly not least, the Daingsilog offered a taste of the Philippines’ traditional flavors. The marinated and fried boneless milkfish, known as “daing,” was accompanied by garlic fried rice and a sunny-side-up egg. The fish was tender and flavorful, making each bite a delightful experience.

Adrenaline rush at obstacle courses

Waking up feeling energized after breakfast, we were ready to take on the exhilarating obstacle course. Priced at Php 250 ($ 4.44) per person, the course included thrilling activities. As we approached the towering structures, a mix of excitement and nervousness filled the air. The High Ropes challenged our balance and strength as we maneuvered our way across suspended obstacles. I must admit, the High Ropes course pushed me to my limits. Next, the Spider Web required us to navigate through a complex web of ropes, testing our agility and problem-solving skills. You gotta know how to balance your way to the next step! Finally, the High Swing, with its stomach-churning drop, had us screaming with both fear and excitement. I almost killed the kuya that promised he’ll only give 5 pushes, but he counted more than that! He made my experience scary and fun at the same time.

As I teetered on a narrow rope, hundreds of feet above the ground, my heart raced, and my hands trembled. However, the sense of accomplishment I felt after completing each challenge was unparalleled. Overcoming my fears and pushing myself beyond what I thought possible left me with a newfound confidence that carried over into other areas of my life. Moroever, if you don’t feel like doing all the courses, you can pick any that you think you can handle at a smaller price. Don’t worry, the harnesses are sturdy, just make sure they are well-equipped. They are also open for family or group outings and office team buildings. Bring water and jackets too! We actually saw some coming for a day tour before we started our course. If you’re looking for similar activities, you should try Cloud 9 in Antipolo City: Experience the Hanging Bridge, 360 View Deck, and Food

How to get there?

Via Public Transportation

  • From Metro Manila, you can start your journey by taking a bus or a van bound for Tanay. Buses and vans going to Tanay are available at various terminals such as EDSA-Crossing in Mandaluyong City, Cubao in Quezon City, or Robinsons Galleria in Ortigas. Make sure to inquire about the specific route and drop-off point in Tanay.
  • Once you reach Tanay town proper, you have two options to reach Treasure Mountain. The first option is to hire a tricycle or a habal-habal (motorcycle) from the town proper. Negotiate the fare with the driver and inform them that you’re heading to Treasure Mountain in Cuyambay.
  • The second option is to take a jeepney bound for Sampaloc or Cuyambay. Jeepneys are a common mode of transportation in the area, and they usually pass by or near Treasure Mountain. Inform the driver or conductor that you’ll be alighting at the nearest drop-off point to Treasure Mountain.
  • As you near your destination, keep an eye out for signs or landmarks indicating the entrance to Treasure Mountain. The staff at the entrance will guide you to the parking area, where you can leave your vehicle or alight from the tricycle or jeepney.
  • From the parking area, follow the well-marked trails that lead to the camping grounds and the main facilities of Treasure Mountain. Enjoy the scenic views and take in the beauty of the surroundings as you make your way to your desired destination within the area.

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