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Last February 21, 2015 is my travel buddy’s birthday. So we decided to celebrate his special day in going to Rizal.
Rizal Province is located in CALABARZON Region, also known as the five provinces namely Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal and Quezon. CALABARZON is one of my target destinations written in my bucket list. I’ve been to CALABAR, so expect that my next stop would be ZON 😉 (wink)
What I like most in Rizal is the refreshing mountain ridges greeting you, especially the heroic Sierra Madre which helps in hedging storms and strong typhoons from entering the region. It is also known for it’s many prestige waterfalls, and that’s our goal in this adventure.
We first went to Palo Alto Falls located in Baras Rizal. It is not that so known to travelers which makes the place more serene and beautiful. The falls do not have that much water when we went because it is already nearing to summer but the view is still worth-it. This waterfall would be best shared with friends, families and love ones. Because of its privacy, groups will surely enjoy the place.
In going to this place, I suggest that you create your group and hire a van service, you can ask Enjoy Ka Dito Travels for van rentals and tours. They will be pleased to help you and get things more easier for you. Imagine, if this waterfall was taken via commute, it would be costly and the walk from the gate will take you an hour or more before reaching the entrance which may be taken 2-3 minutes via van. Remember, you still need to save your energy to trek up and down 240 stair steps from the entrance to Palo Alto Falls and vice versa. 🙂
Our next stop is the breath-taking Daranak Falls. When we arrived, there are a lot of tourists already on the site. No wonder why this is a favorite location for shooting of movies and advertising branded products. Daranak Falls doesn’t require long trekking to reach its glorious paradise, so for those who hate long trekking, this will fit you.
After that tiring but very blessed chasing waterfalls, we checked in at Bakasyunan Resort. The Resort was truly relaxing with it’s very accommodating amenities including that infinity pool that refreshes my mind because it faces at a line of mountains and a portion of the Laguna Bay. It’s as if we’re in Baguio and Baler combined as one. (except that Baguio has cooler temperature 😉 )
We also chased Wawa Dam in Montalban Rizal.
We are supposedly to chase four waterfalls in Rizal, but I’m positive that me and my travel buddy will catch in the future what we have slipped away in the mean time. More travels to come!
May you receive your blessings,