If you are looking for a road trip near Metro Manila, then Rizal is the place to go. The province has endless attractions like hiking and waterfalls all throughout its vast landmass that can easily accommodate your lustful appetite for adventure, with never-ending adventures available at every turn!
Let’s begin our tour of Rizal’s Spectacular Waterfalls with a peek at their seven magnificent waterfalls.
1. Daranak Falls
Daranak Falls is one of Rizal’s most popular waterfall attractions. It can be found at the foot of the Tanay Mountains. It is a favorite summertime resort among locals, but I think you should go during the “ber months” when the falls are more powerful and the waters deeper! Also, go early in the morning to avoid the crowds. you will definitely enjoy all of this beauty.
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2. Batlag Falls
Batlag Falls is a beautiful sight to see, but I recommend you take the time to explore Batlag Falls as well. If you are looking for a more intimate experience than Daranak, this is the perfect place. The scenery here will make your heart sing and there’s even an adrenaline cliff leap option!
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3. Maranat Falls
Maranat Falls is a magical place. The twin waterfalls are unmatched in all of the worlds, and coming to see them proves that two can be better than one! It’s an adventure getting there – perfect for those who like their adventures exciting but also tough enough so it tests your mettle as well- which makes this destination only appeals more to experienced trekkers or adventurers alike. However, once you’re at Marana’t falls looking out over the Metro Manila skyline from above you’ll know the trek was worth it.
Maranat Falls Contact Details: DENR – PENRO: (044) 794-7090
4. Atburan Falls Daraitan
You don’t have to look far for a peaceful, meditative, and refreshing experience. The hike up to the falls, which are surrounded by Mt. Atburan, will provide you with serene sounds of nature that will become increasingly soothing as you got closer the falls.
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5. Kinabuan Falls
If you’re looking for an adrenaline pumping experience that will leave your heart racing, head to Kinabuan Falls in Tanay. The trek is challenging but the views are worth it! Bring plenty of food and snacks because there’s no way around getting swept up by this beautiful natural wonder.
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6. Laiban Falls
Take a well-earned break and travel to one of Rizal’s most tranquil waterfalls. Laiban Falls is a fantastic area to relax and unwind due to its understated nature. It’s also close to the summit, providing spectacular sunrise and sunset views of the Sierra Madre.
Take a 5-minute habal-habal ride from Barangay Maysawa to Laiban Falls. You may trek up to the falls from there!
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7. Hinulugang Taktak
Hinulugang Taktak is a breathtaking journey for mountain bikers and weekend warriors alike. The views are unmatched, even though you have to finish your trekking trip at the falls itself! To make sure that this experience will be worth it come with some food in tow so we may enjoy a picnic by the water.
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Rizal has so much more to offer than just waterfalls! Next on our list are some other famous Tourist Spots. If you’re interested in nature instead, we’ve got what you’re looking for too – whether it’s a beautiful scene or an interesting landmark that will make for great pictures and videos alike (we know how important those social media likes can be).
1. Masungi Georeserve
The Masungi Georeserve is a 600 million-year-old rainforest reserve in the Philippines that features some of Asia’s most spectacular natural beauties. There, tourists can enjoy an exciting natural playground with its unique limestone and karst rock formations as well as over 350 recognized species of flora or wildlife!
This Rizal hike takes 3 to 4 hours to complete and is led by a park ranger who will provide you with additional information about the area. You’ll pass through cave formations, limestone rock peaks, hanging bridges, and viewing platforms on your hike.
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2. Mt. Daraitan
Mount Daraitan is an ideal location for a variety of outdoor activities, such as hiking, spelunking, and camping. Trade in the city’s hustle and bustle for a serene and calming experience surrounded by nature. Mount Daraitan is an ideal spot for nature-lovers with the many accessible forest trails, caves, and rolling grasslands – all of which make you feel like you’re one with nature. Don’t forget to drop by Tinapak River, one of the country’s cleanest, free-flowing rivers surrounded by large marble rocks.
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3. El Patio Razon
After a long and exhausting walk up Treasure Mountain, you will be rewarded with an opportunity to relax at El Patio Razon – a public rest stop located across the street. guests can enjoy their Kawa Hot Bath or keep warm by the fireplace tonight as they take time out from all that walking around! This secluded location provides incredible views of stars too; one viewing isn’t enough because there’s always more than what meets your eye when it comes down right away.
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4. Avilon Zoo
Whether you’re looking for a thrilling experience or just want some fun in the outdoors, Avilon Zoo has something that will suit your interests. The Philippines’ largest zoological institution houses over 3 thousand exotic species specimens and offers visitors 500 kinds of birds – including many endangered ones! You can also find freshwater fish such as catfish (I think they’re cute!), crustaceans like crabs whose shells have been made into bracelets by local artisans when we weren’t watching; plus lots more surprises waiting around every corner at this incredible zoo.
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5. Pinto Art Museum
The Pinto Art Museum is a popular gallery in Antipolo with many unique art pieces that will make your jaw drop. Located on the outside of this quaint town, it’s hard not to take photos when you visit! The facade has so much character and makes great background material if you want those signature candid shots we all love (or even professionals).
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6. Cafe Rizal by Peppermill
This rustic Antipolo eatery is housed within the renowned Pinto Art Museum, which you may visit The menu of Cafe Rizal has a wide range of foods from many cuisines to satisfy any craving you may have. Pork Adobo, Dragon Sushi, Margherita Pizza, and Tribeca Pasta are just a few of our suggestions! You can get a complete menu via Facebook: Cafe Rizal by Peppermill
7. Burrow Cafe
The restaurant, which is surrounded by nature, provides a pleasant setting to complement the great dinner you’re going to enjoy. With a wide range of food options ranging from all-day Filipino breakfast to Italian cuisine, any hunger will be satisfied.
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8. Pililla Windmill Farm
If you’re looking for something similar to the iconic Ilocos windmills, then head over across the border into Rizal. You’ll find them right on this highway and they make a perfect stopping point if your travels take an unexpected turn, it’s a must-stop for any traveler who is looking to get blown away!
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9. Mount Mapalad Nature
On this immersive hiking excursion to Mount Mapalad, you can show your admiration for the environment and culture. Climb to the top of the mountain and stay on the view deck to see panoramic views of the Sierra Madre mountains. Meet the Dumagats, who will teach you about the natural trees that can be found along the trails and even show you how to cook with bamboo.
10. Mt. Tagapo, Talim Island
Mount Tagapo is a lovely hiking trail that is unique in that it is located on a lake island in the country’s largest lake, Laguna de Bay. It’s hard to believe that such a magnificent hiking trail exists in the Philippines, let alone so close to Manila! The hike provides infinite vistas of lush landscapes and sky, making it ideal for people who want to be completely immersed in nature.
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As you can see, there is much to explore in the Rizal province of the Philippines. With beautiful landscapes and plenty of activities to enjoy, it’s no wonder this region is such a popular tourist destination. Just be sure to heed our safety guidelines so that your trip is both enjoyable and safe. We wish you all the best on your next adventure in Rizal!