Roca Encantada
Roca Encantada
3.5
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Glace P
Tayabas City, Philippines54 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Friends
The sound of the waves, the cool breeze, the amazing view of the sea and quietness of the surroundings made my tensed muscles calm. It was a long journey to get here and I barely had any idea of what to expect. We were asked by the security guard to log in our names and pay for the 50 pesos entrance fee. I think it is overpriced since the house itself is closed and you can only go the balcony. Once you're up, you will be welcomed by the spectacular scenery of the sea. You can either sit at the chairs or you can go down to have a closer view of the ocean. Once you're done with sightseeing, there's nothing else to do. You wouldn't be spending more time here because there's no cafe or anything. I wish they can open the house to the public, maybe put some artifacts or paintings and start up a coffee shop. If not, the owners can just lessen the entrance fee. 😜
Written January 29, 2020
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ThenajAragones
Rizal Province, Philippines8 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Couples
An entrance fee which is 50.00 per head is not so practical to me, I suggest they should lower the rate , since people tend to visit the place for a few minutes just to tour the whole house for about 30 minutes.
Written May 21, 2018
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Joena J
Philippines275 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2017 • Friends
Did you know that this was Lopez's property? There was no one living there but it is properly take cared of. It was clean, and as i can see through the windows, the facilities and displays inside the house was clean. They visit that house in some occasions. Lucky e? Anyway, it has very beautiful view! Really perfect for prenup shoots i guess.
Written February 20, 2018
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Rein
Pasay, Philippines60 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017
The place was declared a Heritage House. The house design looks modern for me. We paid P50 for entrance fee. There's really nothing much to do here. You can only stay outside the house and then take photo of the houses exterior and that's it. And then maybe wonder that you are in your dream house by the beach. There are resorts nearby. The water is green it's probably a mixture of sea and freshwater because it rained before we went there.
Written August 21, 2017
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Les080253
Panay Island, Philippines225 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2017 • Friends
This the summer house of the Lopez Clan built atop a hill, also known as Roca Encantada or “Enchanted Rock”. The house was built in 1910 in honour of Dona Presentacion Hofilena Lopez. It is worthwhile for any visitor to look up the history of the Lopez clan from Iloilo as their story from sugar, to politics and exile during the Marcos dictatorship is a wonderful part of Philippine history. The visit is mainly for the view across to Panay and Negros, magnificent on a good day
Written February 9, 2017
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Bigozzi
427 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2017 • Friends
This is a heritage listed house since 2002 and belongs to the Lopez family
A large amount of history available which is very interesting
Our tour guide Krystine from Zempanks had some photos taken from when she visited Nelly garden in ilo ilo which is owned by the same family
A large amount of work has been done over the years and adding style and grace to an incredible house
You can go all around the house but inside is closed to the public
The large balcony is amazing for picture taking and looking back on ilo ilo while a great breeze keeps you cool
Definitely worth a visit when touring guimeras
Written January 23, 2017
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Jake2014jake
Pasig, Philippines605 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2016 • Friends
Most people are actually confused regarding what Roca Encantada really is. Upon entering, you will see a big house built high on the cliffs overlooking the sea with a grand staircase. Upon climbing the stairs, the inside of the house is locked but you can go to the terrace of the house overlooking the sea. There you will see the actual Roca Encantada which is a rock in the middle of the sea. The view of the rock itself, and the sea is great and most are content with just that. However, not to be ignored is the house itself, which has been granted the distinction of being a heritage house, as seen from the marker installed by the National Historical Institute (now the National Historical Commission of the Philippines).
Written January 22, 2017
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shengchi
Pangasinan Province, Philippines251 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016 • Friends
Roca Encantada was included in our Guimaras itinerary and our trisikad driver was raving about it. So we decided to have a look on this palatial house built in honor of Dona Presentacion Hofilena Lopez.

Entrance fee is Php 50/person.

Pros:
The grand balcony offers a picturesque view of the "La Islas de los Siete Pecados".

CONS:
You cannot enter the house.

Note:
The trisikad fee for the whole duration of the trip is Php 1500.

Written October 16, 2016
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Rocky C
Schertz, TX78 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016 • Couples
It's a house that someone recently built on the beach. For fifty pesos they let you walk up their steps and look out at the sea from their porch. This place takes 45 minutes to get to and takes about 10 minutes to see.
Written August 3, 2016
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Angelito P
Muntinlupa, Philippines516 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2016 • Friends
I saw Roca Encantada before, from a distance, and marveled at its stature. A big island on a rock.

On this visit, we entered the property and were charged a P50 entrance fee. I thought we could see the interiors of the house. It turned out it was only to access the veranda and the grounds.

It is beautiful, alright. But nothing that compares with other historical homes I have visited.
Written February 14, 2016
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