Travelog: Daranak and Batlag FallsWednesday, August 01, 2012
If you wanted to escape on a busy metro to unwind or even to have a “me-time” but not making your wallet crying out loud because of the costly getaway, then Daranak and Batlag Falls could be your perfect destination to unleashed your stress and have some time for yourself, family and even friends. Daranak and Batlag Falls are located in Brgy. Sampaloc, Tanay, Rizal, a 2-hour drive from Metro Manila, a relaxing weekend spree at a very affordable price.
See the beauty of nature on this government-owned park, which is also a part of the Laguna watershed. For only P20 Entrance Fee and P350+ rental fee of the cottages you will enjoy the tranquility of the place. By the way, you have to bring your own food for you to nosh-up since there will be no available comfort food within the area. Overnight is prohibited.
Ohhh-some! Serene. Beautiful. Breath-taking. Daranak Falls has a picturesque view that will definitely wash-away all the negative mantra that you have throughout your life.
Daranak Falls is most likely of the “pang-masa” area, well, because of the super-duper cheap entrance fee most of the people are staying here, crowded/peak hours starts at 10am onwards.
But if you wanted a little more private vicinity, on the top of Daranak Falls, Batlag Falls is situated. But then, additional charges are applied. You may refer on the photo above for the additional fees.
Yeah, what you read/seen is right, there’s another entrance fee for you to enter the Batlag Falls.
But if you see the scenic view of the Batlag Falls you would totally forget the P50 you’ve paid for.
The place is soooo clean and the water is hmmm… cold! Batlag Falls is cleaner and cozier than the first one though Daranak Falls is much bigger than the latter one. At Batlag Falls you can have an overnight stay.
I super love this place! Clean. Serene. Fresh. Big. A very beautiful gift from Mother Earth!
Oh boy, this place is also remarkable to me because this was the place where my first-ever photo-shoot with a professional model took place. Of course, a big thanks to Ailes and friends for having me on this awesome place. A great place with a very great people is indeed a great moments to be remembered!
How to get there?
By Private Vehicle
Just follow the road going to Laguna from Antipolo. At the Daranak-Tanay Junction, turn left and head straight uphill. If you see the sign “To Daranak Falls” at the left side of the road, turn left. Go straight, passing by several farms (which are noticeable thru its smell). At the end of this road you will reach the parking area of Daranak Falls.
By Public Vehicle
From EDSA, Starmall.
There are GT Express vans terminal near Starmall going to Tanay, Rizal. Fare is more or less P70.
When you reached Tanay, you’ll ride to Tricycle going to Daranak. Fare is more or less P150.
Daranak Falls opens Everyday from 8am – 5pm; Overnight is prohibited.
Adult – P20
Children – P15
Picnic Table/Shed – P100
Batlag Falls opens Everyday from 8am-5pm; Overnight is allowed.
Adult – P50
Children – P25
Cottage – P250
Table – P200
Overnight – P150
Table – P200
Overnight – P150
That’s all folks!
Happy August! Ohh… time really flies so fast!
Still, wind blows crazily, keep safe dearies! Xoxo.