We had heard so many good things about Cloud 9 Antipolo, but, how much is truth and how much is hype? Is the Cloud 9 Antipolo 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.
Cloud 9 Antipolo
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.
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 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!
The Cloud 9 Antipolo 360 View
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 with every step especially when the bridge is starting to swing. It was quite unnerving because of the windy atmosphere. Cloud 9 Antipolo hanging bridge claims another victim…
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 tourists 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 calm 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!
One of the best times to be on the 360 View Deck is when the sun is rising or setting for the day, obviously. But, you never really appreciate the moment until you are there. Soft music in the background, good conversation, and a nice wine all go hand in hand with the amazing sunset seen from the restaurant balcony. Cloud 9 Antipolo is the perfect end to a brilliant day.
When everyone is done capturing the fabulous views on their camera, they will be led through the 7th Heaven exit. This area is full of fragrant flowers and beautiful plants in what seems to be a hanging garden.
There are many fantastic views throughout Antipolo City, but to really appreciate the area, everyone must see it from high above on the 360 View Deck at Cloud 9. The journey may be difficult for those who do not like heights, but the entire experience will allow them to fall in love with everything even more than the others who do not mind the distance of the deck from the ground.
Getting 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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- Address: Cloud 9 Sports and Leisure Club, Brgy. Sta. Cruz, Sumulong Highway, Antipolo
- Rates: Walk-in entrance for the hanging bridge: P60 per person.
- Kids below 5 years old are free. Note: Hotel guests and diners at the restaurant get free entrance to the hanging bridge, but they need to present their receipt or room key to the guard on duty.
- Parking for cars and motorcycles is free.
- 30 minutes viewing only