7 challenging things to do at Phillip's Sanctuary

Are you bored and tired of the usual team building activities you do, and places you go when it's time to wire that corporate teamwork? Are you guys up for something new and want to challenge the group's capability to become better at things you never did before? Well, we got something good for you.

Rope course at Phillip's Sanctuary
One of the rope courses

A few years back, we needed a fresh place to jump-start our church group's spirit and roll it over the year. A number of venues were suggested by friends and families, but one stood out, and as we checked their facilities over the internet and did an ocular visit, it was definitely what we needed. We booked and scheduled our team building for the year here as the excitement builds up inside the church group. From time to time, I post intriguing pictures of the venue in our group chat (like the one above) to thrill them on the upcoming game day. But seriously, who wouldn't be challenged if you see this photo and you know you have to go through this soon.. Man, I suddenly remember the chilling excitement and nervousness at the same time again.

So the place is called Phillip's Sanctuary at Antipolo, yes, Phillip with the double "L". They are actually a multi-events place that caters almost every event you might think of.

Green  relaxing views
Green  relaxing views

They are open for retreats, seminars, workshops, parties, on-location shoots, field trips, etc. The great thing here is that you have a lot of options to do like fishing, camping, swimming, kayaking, rafting, and many more. But they are popularly known for is their wicked facilities for team buildings that include various obstacles and rope courses with a zip line.

Actually, it does not stop there, they still have spaces for bike trails and tree planting activities perfect for that eco-friendly tours which companies, schools, and other private sectors can look into. Did I still miss anything? Haha! So for this blog post, we will tackle the 7 challenging things you and your group can do here that will rock your lazy butts up and get that body movin'.

First, are the rope challenges on land. In here you have to traverse a lot of rope obstacle courses with different guidelines per area. There are ropes that you have to step on, climb on, and hang on to finish. The best time wins. You can also accumulate the time per activity at the end before announcing the overall champs.

Rope challenges on land
Rope challenges on land

Second, are the rope courses above water. This was something new for the group as everyone was doing their best not to fall off the obstacle. Various challenges are present such as a log to rope and rope to ropeways of passing thru. Some take their time going thru with the challenges doing the slowly but surely a way of coping with the situation, but there are a few that crossed it with impressive times.

Rope courses above water
Rope courses above water

After that rope course above water, waiting at the end of it is the zip line ride. Nothing much really (lol!), you are just going to zip your way through the obstacle course by sliding on a piece of rope, and yes, still above the water. Well, this picture below, it can say it all really.

Zip line ride challenge
Zip line ride

The next you have to cross is the rope to rope obstacle in the water. The group really had a lot of fun here as per our experience, the competition was neck to neck here. As group A was leading ahead of the other, Group B leveled up their game and manages to finish it with a close time VS Group A. Now we have a fight! Haha!.


Rope to rope obstacle in water
Rope to rope obstacle in water

Well, this one challenges me the most. The "cross that log" hustle. You have to cross the log from one side to another just by freely balancing your way through. Now it's getting serious. The catch here is that one of the logs in here is not stable so it's important that you choose the correct log. I still remember that when I crossed this log, there was a moment that I already said to myself that "this is it!, I will fall!" But thank God I managed to regain balance in time and crossed it without getting wet. Yes! We can already call it a day guys. Haha!


Cross the log hustle
Cross the log hustle

If you are not yet tired, you can also do the water raft relay/racing activity. Well, for us, we let the girls on each team compete on this while the boys do the next and the last part of the obstacle.


Water raft relay/racing
Water raft relay/racing

The last obstacle we had is the mud obstacle relay. So after carefully traversing all of those hurdles without getting dirty, no you cannot finish without getting it. Man, I felt betrayed for this like a coup haha! My personal mission was to get home with the same clean clothes I was wearing but because of this.. I got so dirty enough to make others dirtier. Can you just imagine all that dirt!? (lol!) Fun and great times though.

Mud obstacle relay
Mud obstacle relay

I cannot stop going back to this photo as the mud in there was like 2 to 3-feet deep. Some of us did not believe that and they went there unexpectedly swimming - head below it! Oohhh lala! It was soo funny but at the same time made all of us think it over if we would really do it. Haha!

By the way, we also did the super loooong slide. We had so much fun doing it that no one took a single photo/video of us doing it. Haha! It was that good!

Wet but had fun
Wet but had fun

Overall, it was a great day for us to enjoy the place and appreciate the view there. The sanctuary is heavily surrounded by trees and the area is quite spacious so you'll feel relaxed. They even had a wonderful pool there which was very tempting to dip into. The place is just easy to love as it embraces nature with plans to sustain everything with it until it can. And to prove that, they even have actual farms behind the sanctuary that produces crops. So grateful to know.
  

We ended the activity with a group discussion and a prayer for safety on going back to the city. It was so nice seeing all of us enjoy the company of each other and laugh with all the things we did there. It was quite a memorable trip for the group. We hope to come back again and experience the other facilities they have. But I am quite sure that when that time comes, there will be more new things to enjoy there. We are all looking forward to that time.


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Address: Sitio Panlilingan, Pestano Farm Road, Antipolo
Operating hours: Monday to Sunday, 8:00AM to 6:00PM
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  2. This looks like the perfect place for team building! And so much fun too!

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  3. it's amazing it must be a wonderful experience

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  4. These sound like some amazing things to do when it comes to team building. I think it is always nice to be able to spend time getting to know other members of a work group.

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    1. Not everyone's favorite actually but always fun.

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  5. Looks like so much fun stuff to do! I love those types of activity places.

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  6. Great ideas for team building! Looks like so much fun!

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  7. This looks like a great idea for the weekend! I am so terrified of these kinds of activities though hahaha

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  8. That rope challenge looks so intense! Definitely an adventurous place!

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  9. Looks so much fun! I think your group will also enjoy Gratchi’s Resort in Tagaytay. You should check it out :)

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  10. Thanks for a great post!! I really want to go to Thailand. The teambuilding aspect looks like so much fun!

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  11. I enjoy this type of place. There are so many adventurous activities to carry out and having a group together is whole next level of fun.

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  12. Hi Michael! This is the kind of place I would really enjoy. If you're looking for a similar place that is located in Manila, I recommend The Selah Garden Hotel.

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  13. Team building is much needed to be a successful team, thanks for sharing this ideas. Just loved the place and ideas.

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  14. This looks so good for team building. It has so much fun and adventurous activities that really seems to be enjoyable.

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  15. I really want to visit this place, thanks for the informations.

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  16. Angles of the Philippines unknown to me, but very happy to discover! Wonderful!

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  17. Thanks for sharing this. It was such a wonderful place and the ideas are just so great.

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  18. Finally! Something I can relate to! I would really like to try the ropes as it looks kind of similar to the ones in Sentosa Singapore! Hoping to be able to visit soon!

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  19. Ohw I have seen this place - My cousin and her team went into a teambuilding activity. This is so much fun! Though you need to get ready to get wet and dirty hehe

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  20. This place looks so fun. And that wasn't that far to visit. I really love trying different ziplines,this activity really excites me.

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  21. It's fantastic that you are getting ideas from this article as well as from our discussion made at this place.

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  22. Woah! The water looks murky! Is is safe if you accidentally touched the water?

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    1. Touching it of course is safe but drinking it is a different thing.

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  23. Omg how fun! I so want to do the ropes challenge! I think that would be hilarious and exhilarating!

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  24. This place looks so fun! It's been a decade since I last joined a team building activity like this. :)

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  25. Thanks for sharing your fun moments. I would love to be there in person.

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  26. This is like so much fun! Team building courses like this always get a bad rap initially, but everyone always end up having a blast.

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  27. Oh how nice! What a fun place to go to and build up relationships with co-workers, friends or family. :)

    It's been such a really long time since I was in Antipolo but definitely going to check this place out when we find ourselves in the area. :)

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  28. Team building is the only thing I actually miss in office life: it is tons of fun! i loved such even with whole my heart. The place you share here looks superb!

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  29. I have never been there but I would love to be there. Such a lovely place. Seems you had a great time.

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  30. This looks like such a fun place for a team building trip. They have everything to make coworkers bond whilst having fun.

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  31. oh wow, yeah I would for sure say this is challenging! love these ideas

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  32. That looks like so much fun! I would have loved this as a teenager when I went to camp. Now I'll get to be a counselor the next time I go. It would be fun for friends and family.

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  33. The sanctuary looks lovely. It’s definitely a place to reconnect, spiritually but also have fun! Love it 😍

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  34. Trusting and getting out of ones comfort zone can be a challenge for me. This would be a great activity for me.

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  35. This looks like a blast! I would have a great time doing these for sure. I'm not that coordinated so I'd probably be in the water a lot.

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  36. this sounds like a lot of fun! we went to a place like this once and my kids did participate in these events - we encouraged them!

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  37. it has been ages since the last time I was there! would be lovely to see the Philippines again!

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  38. That looks like so much fun! Especially the zipline in water and all those obstacle courses.

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  39. It looks like a really exciting experience to visit such a place! I'd be a little bit scared of rope courses with a zip line, but I think I'd give it a try! :)

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  40. The activities look challenging, but fun! They're all excellent team building skills.

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  41. Ropes course and zipline would be my go to! I love getting muddy and resting my balance and the zipline...well...its ziplining lol

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  42. This looks like a really cool team-building activity! And it looks like a ton of fun, too :)

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  43. The mud challenge can definitely get messy, but sure looks fun! Would love to check it out sometime with the boys.

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  44. This is a great list for those looking to get more action out of your trip to the Philippines.

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  45. This looks like such a fun (and messy) day of adventure! I would love to try something like this. 😀

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    1. For the messy one I need to condition myself haha!

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  46. That looks exciting and a fun group activity! Lol to the guy on the mud. Looks like it will take a while for him to have it all removed.

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    thanks ffor poting :D.

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  48. This place looks beautiful. Your team is very cooperative! Doing all of those rope activities? Some of those make me nervous LOL. But I probably would not have made it through the mud activity. I would be kicked off the team LOL

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    1. Haha! I agree with you regarding our team. They are really nice people.

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  49. So many things to love about this place! It's really fun out there. I would love to go when I visit the Philippines.

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  50. Such a fun place to take a wonderful vacation. It’s so really nice ambiance to spend with family and loved ones.

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  51. It definitely seems worth it to me! What a fun place it is! I’d love to visit someday in the future, perhaps when my children are a little older.

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  52. I would really want to visit this place. I am a huge fan of such interesting and outdoor activities. Seems you guys had loads of fun.

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  53. So many fun adventures! You must have had a blast!

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  55. This looks like an awesome place to visit. Perfect for team buildings and family trips. It is definitely a must try.

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  56. Looks like a great place for team building exercises! I like that the exercises are physical activities, versus sitting at a table brainstorming ideas!

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  57. That looks challenging but equally exciting too. I would gladly try this!

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  58. Wow this is an amazing place. I could really see all these challenges be a great way for a company to build team work.

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  59. That looks like so much fun! Great team building activities like the zipline.

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  60. Oh wow the phillipines has so much to offer! I never really considered a trip there but it looks beautiful!!

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  61. This seems like a great course for team building and team spirit!

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  62. Looks like such a fun place to visit with lots of things to do! You all must of had a great time

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  63. This place looks like so much fun! We don’t have anything like that here but we went for our team building yesterday too. A fabulous desert safari expensive with dune bashing, sandboarding, dune bike rides and dinner after.

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  64. I have gone zip lining before and it was one of the most freeing experiences of my life! Your trip seems like a great place to visit and you look like you had fun!

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  66. What an awesome place to visit, I love zip lining and all outdoor activities.

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  68. This looks adventurous place. I love this kind of places where you can spend some amazing moments with friends and family.

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  69. looks a like you had an amazing time there and also this challenge sounds fun and adventurous.
    Elizabeth O

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  71. What a fun place to enjoy the challenge of the outdoors. I've always wanted to do a zip line but haven't had an opportunity to yet.

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  72. I always thought these activities are amazing! And kept wondering whether I'd survive or not! :D

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  73. Wow this is pretty cool! They should have team building sessions like this in the states!

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  74. Looks like great fun! Good challenge and amazing adventure!

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  75. This has to be the coolest, and most challenging, team activity! I once did a similar course years ago, and I was sore for days haha.

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  76. This is definitely something I would take my family to do! We could all have a great time while learning to trust eachother and work as a team. Looks like you had such a great time. Thank you for sharing the experience!

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  77. oooo this looks like a lot of fun! I've never done a ropes course, but it something I think I would definitely enjoy as I generally love obstacle courses!

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  78. These activities look very interesting. I doubt I would be able to do any of them though. I am a scary cat.

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  79. These look so intense and so fun at the same time! So cool!

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  80. This looks really challenging, but also very, very rewarding!

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  81. That does look a great team building location. Lots of fun with a lot of laughs too I am sure.

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    1. Haha! There is one more video that is funny but I did not include it here lol

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  82. I've never visited this area before. However, I definitely have some things I can do there if I ever decide to go now!

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  83. You gave me an idea for my team's activity :D
    This is fun especially crawling in that mud.

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  84. I love activities like this. It really brings people together as a team and encourages friendships

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  85. Wow, that mud obstacle relay looks really intense. Another things to add to my list of things to do in the Philippines if I ever get there!

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  86. Phillip's Sanctuary at Antipolo sounds like the perfect place for team building and to get your hands dirty. Sounds thrilling and adventourous :)

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  87. I love resorts that provide team-building activities. They are a great way to know your team well and show team work in a fun way

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  88. Wow, that is a lot of fun rope activities in just one park! Cool!

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  89. Phillips Sanctuary seems like a great place for groups to go for fun activities or team building. They also look challenging as well. Great job.

    ~ xo Sheree

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  90. Looks like a lot of fun, never knew a lot of rope activities exist. :P

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  91. I have been reading a lot about Philippines and I would love to visit it one day. All of these activities look so much fun.

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  92. Oh gosh! That looks so fun and challenging! And what a fabulous way to build a team. I love it so much!!

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    1. Haha! Same reaaction when we were there lol

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  93. They look like they have some amazing things to do there. i can see why they would be great team building exercises. I love the zip line and the rope walking.

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  94. I have seen this place being featured on one of the local shoes. It would be great to bring the kids here when they are older. :D

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    me, keep up posting such articles or reviews.

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