Located in the highly urbanized municipality of Taytay, Rizal, this inland resort is ideal for anyone looking for a quick out-of-town get-away. For those who live in nearby Metro Manila cities like Pasig, Marikina, Manila, San Juan, Mandaluyong, or Taguig, traveling to and from the nearby provice of Rizal shouldn't take more than 1 or 2 hours.
So,15 minutes later, I found myself right in front of Club Manila East, in Taytay, Rizal.
For day-trip guests, the resort is open from 8am to 5pm. Entrance fee is P350.00/pax; free for kids below 3 ft.
For overnight accomodations, guests can stay at rooms/villas from 2pm to 11am for P3,300/2pax/free breakfast.Pay P700.00/extra pax. Maximum of 4 pax/room.
I find the 7-hectare resort complex well-maintained and generally clean. The ambiance is relaxing notwithstanding the urban surroundings outside.
CME's other amenities include: Boating area for kayaking;
For Day guests, Cabanas cost P1,500.00, Huts and BeachView Cabins cost P1,000.00.
There's nothing fancy or spectacular about CME's day guests accommodations , but, at least, they're clean and nice enough.
Here's the main reason why outside food and drinks are not allowed inside the resort. Now, aside from these fast-food kiosks, the resort also has an in-house restaurant.
How to get there
G-Liner, RRCG, and Green Rose Buses have regular routes going to Taytay Rizal from Quiapo/Lawton, Manila. Just take any bus that bears the "Taytay" signboard. These buses pass along the following locations (where they can also be boarded from): the Quiapo-Recto area, San Juan, Ortigas Center in Pasig, Rosario Pasig, the entire Ortigas Ave Extn , and Cainta Rizal. Tell the bus conductor to drop you off at Club Manila East in Taytay. From Manila, you can also ride the MRT from Recto station to Santolan station in Pasig, then take an Fx to Taytay. From Santolan MRT station, you can also take any Binangonan/Angono bound jeepney that bear the "Binangonan/Angono-Highway" signboard.
Taytay, Rizal is bounded by Cainta on the north, Pasig City and Taguig City on the west, Antipolo City in the East and Angono on the South. The easiest and most familiar route when driving is from Ortigas Ave straight through Ortigas Ave. Extension. Drive straight through the entire Ortigas Ave. Extension until you reach the Cainta-Antipolo-Taytay boundary, turn left to Taytay, continue driving staright, once you pass by SM Taytay, you're almost there. Keep an eye to your right. Immediately, after Taytay "bagong palengke" is the Club Manila East main gate. Enter. a few meters away to your left, you'll see CME's parking lot. Congratulations.
For altenate routes see the map below:
MAP SOURCE: http://www.clubmanilaeast.com/
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