Pililla Wind Farm - Windmills in Rizal (Travel Guide + Tips)

Pililla Wind Farm – Windmills in Rizal (Travel Guide + Tips)

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PILILLA WIND FARM

A row of wind turbines in Pililla, Rizal as seen from the main road

With the rise of renewable energy, windmill or wind turbine farms are sprouting throughout the country, and one of them is located in Rizal called Pililla Wind Farm. Pililla Wind Farm was developed by Alternergy Philippine Holdings Corporation (APHC) in partnership with the local government of Rizal. The farm is composed of 27 wind turbines and each has a height of a 33-story building. Collectively, it produces 54MW of wind power per year.

Pililla Wind Farm is not just an energy source but also a source of tourism. An average of 130,000 visitors per week visit the site which gives livelihood and opportunities for the local people living there.

FINALLY SEEING THE PILILLA WINDMILLS

Aguilar Family taking a picture underneath the windmill

After our lunch at Tanay Highlands, we proceeded to the wind farm. It’s been years since I heard of the Pililla Windmills and wanted to visit it but I didn’t have the opportunity to visit it until now. The road going there can be challenging because of the slopes and curves but despite that the view was amazing. As we were nearing the site, one by one, the windmills started to show in front of us. Seeing these towering structures left me in awe.

Take a jump shot with the wind turbines

We arrived at the site and saw a lot of tourists. There is a business establishment called Altitude and Coolwinds where we parked our cars and used their restrooms. The entrance to the site is free but these establishments offer view decks, food & drinks, restrooms, and Kubo huts which will make your stay different and comfortable.

Kubo Huts for rent at Altitude and Coolwinds

The site makes you see and experience a windmill just a few meters away from you. It also offers you an amazing view of the neighboring provinces and Laguna de Bay. There is also a Visitor Center where you can learn more about renewable energy and future projects.

The visitor center and the wind turbines at Pililla Wind Farm

Information about Rizal at the Visitor Center in Pililla

Information about the wind turbines at the Visitor Center in Pililla

The view of Laguna de Bay from the Pililla Wind Farm

Pililla Wind Farm may be far from the metro but the journey going there is worth it. Seeing these structures and views makes you want to believe that there is hope for a cleaner and better future, not just for the Philippines but for the whole world.

ChaseJase and the wind turbines behind him at Pililla Wind Farm

 

IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR MORE DESTINATIONS IN TANAY, RIZAL, YOU CAN ALSO CHECK AND STAY IN BALAI TANAY OR CLIMB MT. KULIS.

TRAVEL GUIDE & TIPS

LOCATION:

HOW TO GET THERE:

a. BY PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION:

  • From Starmall EDSA-Shaw in Mandaluyong, take a van bound for Tanay Public Market in Barangay Sampaloc. (Travel Time: 1 Hour 20 Minutes; Fare: ₱70~)
  • At the Tanay Public Market, Charter a tricycle to Pililla Wind Farm. (Travel Time: 30 Minutes; Fare: ₱300 per way, negotiate)

b. BY PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION:

  • From Metro Manila, travel to Ortigas Avenue Extension then you can take either E. Rodriguez Avenue -> National Road or the Manila East Road.
  • Then turn left to the junction showing signs going to Pililla Wind Farm.

c. BY PRIVATE CAR RENTALS:

THINGS TO DO:

  • Picture Taking
  • View Appreciation
  • Take Home a Souvenir
  • Dine & Relax

RATES:

  • Entrance Fee: FREE

Altitude & Coolwinds:

  • Entrance + Viewdeck: ₱10.00/head
  • Parking + Kubo: ₱150.00
  • Parking + Pavillion Table: ₱150.00
  • Parking + Garden Set: ₱100.00

NEARBY ACCOMMODATIONS:

POWER PACK:

CHECK OUT THESE DISCOUNTED/PROMO RATES FROM KLOOK:

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CONNECT:

  • Website (Alternergy Philippine Holdings Corporation): https://www.alternergy.com/pililia-wind-farm
  • Facebook Page (Altitude & CoolWinds): https://www.facebook.com/altitudecoolwinds
  • Contact Number (Mobile – Altitude & CoolWinds): 0917 896 1717

NOTES:

  • OFFICE HOURS: 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. (Mondays – Fridays); 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. (Saturdays)
  • FACILITIES: Souvenir Store, Restrooms, View Deck
  • There are nearby business establishments that offer parking spaces, events places, comfort rooms, view decks, and picnic huts.
  • Do not litter, keep your trash with you. Let’s make this place clean.
  • Refrain from going near the cliff.
  • Smoking is not allowed.

©CHASEJASE

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