We had heard so many good things about Cloud 9 Antipolo, but, how much is truth and how much is hype? Is the 360 view as good as they say? Let’s find out!
After visiting the Hinulugang Taktak Falls, we concluded our tour by heading to Cloud 9 Antipolo to see what all the hype was about. The walk from the bottom of the hill to the Cloud 9 Restaurant took us a leisurely 10 minutes to complete. this walk was long and arduous. Upon reaching the restaurant, we were welcomed by a display of antique statues.
As we had said in a previous blog post about Antipolo, Cloud 9 Antipolo and the Cloud 9 Restaurant is definitely a romantic spot for couples and a popular place for sight-seers. Previously called Café Nueve, it offers delectable and sumptuous dishes all made better with panoramic views as you dine in.
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The Cloud 9 Restaurant mostly serves Filipino dishes, made by its homegrown chef who has long perfected the art of cooking home-cooked meals such as pinakbet, kare-kare, crispy pata, and other native cuisines. This is also the reason why Cloud 9 is mostly visited by tourists and returning Filipinos who would like to have a peaceful and quiet visit in the Philippines.
TIPS: You can dine in here and have free access to the hanging bridge. However, I don’t like their menu at that time. Hmmm… A bit pricey but it can’t be an experience without trying. If your stomach is already full because you opted to eat in other restaurants, then you need to pay the entrance fee.
The Cloud 9 Antipolo 360 view
The entrance fee to climb the hanging bridge is just ₱50. If you are not afraid of heights, then you should definitely try crossing their hanging bridge and reach the 360 View Deck. But if you are, then it’s a challenge to conquer your fear of height.
Warning: Not for the acrophobic. This is not for faint-hearted people. The hanging bridge is literally moving and swaying as you go along it. You can hear some screams from other tourists who are also on the bridge. There’s another option for the less adventurous – Cloud 9 restaurant!
Since Gary and I like adventurous things like this, we were so excited to try. The guard allows the tourist to cross the bridge by batch. He only let another batch in once the previous batch is almost halfway through. Fair enough!
It was truly a nerve-wracking experience for us. Ahead of me are a group of teenagers, legs were shaking in every step especially when the bridge is starting to swing. It was quite thrilling because of the windy atmosphere.
And Gary was vexatious that time, he intentionally shakes the bridge, a few times. When other tourists saw that a foreigner did that, for some reason.. they enjoy it. Hmmm! It might be a terrifying experience for some tourist but they can’t deny the fact that the view is simply breathtaking
Crossing the hanging bridge and reaching the viewing deck allows you to get an amazing overlooking 360 view of Manila Skyline and Sierra Madre Mountains. I love the cold weather up there. I appreciate the breezy and calmness feeling as well. It can make you feel like you’re at the top of the world.
Get ready with your phone camera, DSLR or GoPro because there are plenty of beautiful things to take your best candid shot. Since we weren’t there before the sunset but still, the view was cloudy yet stunning.
Leaving the View Deck
We saw some tourists walk back down the hanging bridge from the viewing deck but when we try that, we were not allowed to do that and told that we should use the stairs then the bridge going back to the restaurant. Isn’t fair? Right!
How to Get To Cloud 9 Antipolo
From Cubao ⦁ From MRT Cubao Station, walk towards the Telus building in front of the farmers market then look for an FX or jeepney heading to Antipolo. ⦁ Jeepneys should be bound to Antipolo-Simbahan or Antipolo(Sumulong). ⦁ Ride a Trike and tell the driver to drop you at Cloud9.
From Shaw Boulevard ⦁ From MRT Shaw Station, walk towards the terminal across Shangri La Plaza then look for an FX or Jeepney heading to Antipolo ⦁ Jeepneys should be bound to Antipolo-Simbahan or Antipolo(Sumulong). ⦁ Ride a Trike and tell the driver to drop you at Cloud 9.
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