Destinations Road Trip

Thunderbird Resort & Casino – Rizal: A weekend road trip destination east of metro

If you are residing in Metro Manila and thinking where to go for a road trip on a weekend, think no further. Just an hour or so drive east of Metropolitan Manila is a 4 hectares resort called, Thunderbird Resort and Casino. Situated in Binangonan, Rizal, this luxury resort is conveniently perched on a valley about 210 ft above sea level that overlooks Sierra Madre mountain range and surrounded by lush greenery and panoramas of the Manila skyline and Laguna de Bay. Normally, metro dwellers think only of South or North when planning for a road trip. Try to go east of the metro this weekend (please check first the travel restriction or community quarantine status in the area), opposite the flow of traffic, and discover a place where you can stretch, unwind, and be at ease.

Garden of Tulips

Discover & Experience

A visit at Thunderbird Resorts and Casinos – Rizal will allow guests to experience a serene mountain retreat while marveling at the Spanish colonial-inspired architecture of the entire resort. Set about 210 feet above sea level is a complex of Spanish Colonial and Italy’s Tuscan architecture, embraced by verdant foliage and spectacular views.

Outdoor pool

There are several things to discover in Thunderbird, but one thing you should not miss is their Garden of Tulips that lights up by the time night falls. By day, the Garden of Tulips is an enchanting meadow of red and yellow synthetic foliage. As soon as dusk settles in, the place is transformed into a magical backdrop of red and yellow tulips perfect for proposals and photo shoots.

Premiere Suite Room


Thunderbird Resorts and Casinos boasts of its stylish rooms with air-conditioning, LED TV with cable channels, a mini-bar, and Wi-Fi Internet access. Select lodgings have separate living and dining areas, as well as a kitchenette. More importantly, each room is spaciously designed with a seating area as well as a private bathroom. But the main highlight of the resort is the scenery that you can enjoy from the room — of Laguna de Bay in the morning and the Manila skyline at night.  

Agora Event Center

Dine & Celebrate

If you are looking for a culinary experience, you will not be disappointed at Thunderbird Resort and Casino – Rizal. This Province of Rizal’s pride has two restaurants/bars for you to dine with.

You will surely discover a delightful dining experience and indulge in a mouthwatering culinary creation at this luxury resort. An array of food and beverage options are waiting to satisfy one’s cravings. Plus, you will be treated to a scenic view of the surroundings for these restaurants are tucked in the mountains.

Celebrate life! Whether it’s a baptism, birthday or debut, wedding, or any occasion, the resort offers an array of choices of in-house events places. You have the options to hold your event outdoor or indoor. The resort has 4 function halls for the indoor event and 2 venues for the outdoor events. These top-notch facilities and service guarantee that your stay or celebration will be forever etched in memory.

Play, Relax, & Rejuvenate

If your concern is playing golf, no worry. The resort can assist or reserve you at Eastridge Golf Club, located very close to resort and complete with built-in golfing facilities. Golf services are provided to the guests, including golf carts, golf club rentals, and caddy assistance. For more adrenaline rush, you can play basketball, volleyball or ride a mountain bike. The resort’s 10-km bike trail poses a challenge to any intruder.

But for those who preferred indoor activities, no need to worry. The archery range, billiard tables, and other indoor games are readily available. For those musically inclined, they can relax at KTV Room, the resort’s karaoke box which can accommodate up to 25 pax.

And at the end of the day, if you feel you overdid yourself  and experienced muscle pain, the Zaphira Spa is just waiting for you. This spa offers a multitude of rejuvenating treatments and indulgences to refresh and revitalize the mind and body. The spa also accommodates in-house massage services.

For more information or reservation, you can visit the resort’s website at:

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