Quick Weekend Getaway: Daranak Falls in Tanay, Rizal

Daranak Falls Tanay Rizal (8)

The new year just started and school/work just resumed but many, if not all, are already dreaming of a vacation. The first work week just ended and you are possibly planning trips in and out of the country. Sadly though, 2016 isn’t participating as most of the holidays fall on a weekend. So, there are fewer long weekends this year.

Don’t sulk. You can still take a break. Just use your time wisely.

There are many places you can visit that will not demand a lot of your time for travel but still offer a relaxing getaway.

Daranak Falls Tanay Rizal (9)

Last weekend, my friends and I went on a two-hour road trip to Rizal. It’s nice to know that there are nearby spots like Daranak Falls that you can go on a day trip just to unwind for a moment.

Daranak Falls Tanay Rizal (7)

Daranak Falls is a 14-meter high falls, which is a famous destination in Tanay Rizal. Both locals and foreigners go to this place to take a quick dip and marvel at the beauty that nature has to offer.

The falls is situated at the foot of the Tanay mountains embellished with natural vegetation, and cascading rivers and ponds.

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Entrance fee at Daranak Falls is PhP 50 for adults, while children below 3-ft can enter free-of-charge. Picnic sheds are available around the falls with rate of PhP 300. There are also picnic tables for PhP 200 each.

However, take note that pets are not allowed in Daranak Falls. Alcoholic beverages are also prohibited.

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How To Go

If you’re commuting to Daranak Falls, there are many ways you can go:

From Starmall (Edsa Shaw)

  • Tanay (FX) for P70 or Tanay (Jeep) for P53. Terminal is near MRT Shaw/in front of Starmall EDSA.
  • Alight at Tanay Public Market Transport Terminal and proceed to Daranak Falls Tricycle Terminal (PATODA Riders). Fare is P200/trip maximum of 4 pax/tricycle)

From EDSA Central/Crossing United

  • Tanay (FX) for P70 or Tanay (Jeep) for P53. Terminal is near Unilever/Mandaluyong Police Station
  • Alight at Tanay Public Market Transport Terminal and proceed to Daranak Falls Tricycle Terminal (PATODA Riders). Fare is P200/trip maximum of 4 pax/tricycle).

From EDSA Central/Parklea

  • Tanay (Jeep) for P53. Terminal is near Starmall EDSA.
  • Alight at Tanay Public Market Transport Terminal and proceed to Daranak Falls Tricycle Terminal (PATODA Riders). Fare is P200/trip maximum of 4 pax/tricycle).

From Santolan/Marikina

  • Tanay (FX) for P70. Terminal is near LRT Santolan Station.
  • Alight at Tanay Public Market Transport Terminal and proceed to Daranak Falls Tricycle Terminal (PATODA Riders). Fare is P200/trip maximum of 4 pax/tricycle).

From Ortigas Center

  • Ride a bus or the MRT going to Shaw Blvd (EDSA Starmall), then take item 1, 2, or 3.
  • Ride a bus going to Taytay (G-Liner) from Robinson’s Galleria. Alight at Cainta Junction (Big R as landmark) then ride a jeepney going to Tanay (P40-45 fare).
  • Alight at Tanay Public Market Transport Terminal and proceed to Daranak Falls Tricycle Terminal (PATODA Riders). Fare is P200/trip maximum of 4 pax/tricycle).

From Araneta Center/Cubao

  • Ride a bus or the MRT going to Shaw Blvd (EDSA Starmall), then take item 1, 2, or 3.
  • Take the MRT going to Santolan Station and take item 4.
  • Ride a jeep going to Antipolo (P32-35 fare). Alight at Ynares Center and ride an Antipolo-Tanay jeepney (P28 fare).
  • Alight at Tanay Public Market Transport Terminal and proceed to Daranak Falls Tricycle Terminal (PATODA Riders). Fare is P200/trip maximum of 4 pax/tricycle).

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Travel Tips

  • Although there are stores around Daranak Falls, best to bring your own “baon”. You can grill food there if you want a mini barbecue party.
  • Bring bottled water.
  • Best time to go to Daranak Falls is in the morning. The place gets crowded towards the afternoon especially on weekends or holidays.
  • Bring mosquito repellent. Since there are plants and trees around, you can expect many insects to be present.
  • Highly recommended to bring a dry bag to avoid your valuables from getting wet.

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