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A chill adventure to Daranak Falls

The weather was on our side. It's was a sunny day when we arrived in Tanay Rizal. Going to Daranak Falls was easy. There's no ascending trail and no rocky roads.  It was chill and smooth adventure.


Daranak Falls is a park facilitated by the local government in Tanay. It's 2.5- 3 hours away from Manila via land transportation. The falls is about 5-10 minutes away from the city proper. Jump off point is located at Brgy. Plaza Aldea.


The majestic waterfalls is 14-meter high waterfalls cascading into a deep catch basin that serves as its natural pool. Summer season is the best time to visit Daranak Falls. The color of the water turns to turquoise, which perfect background for selfie ad groupie. If its raining, expect the water turns to muddy color. 




Daranak Falls usually becomes crowded specially during weekends and holidays. Not only it's accessible, it's also a budget-friendly destination. For less than P500,  you would enjoy the beauty of nature. It's perfect venue to escape the pollution and traffic jam in the  Metro.


Daranak Falls open daily from 8AM to 5PM with entrance fee of P50. If you want to stay for long period of time, there are available picnic shed and picnic table. 

How to Go to Daranak Falls 
  • Take a jeep or van at Star Mall EDSA corner Shaw Boulevard. 
  • Get off at Tanay Market in Barangay Sampaloc 
  • Take a tricycle to take you to Daranak Falls.

Other route
  • Take a Cogeo bound jeep in Mercury Drug Aurora Boulevard Cubao 
  • From Cogeo Market and transfer to another jeepney going to Tanay Market in Barangay Sampaloc 
  • At Tanay Market, flag a tricycle to take you to Daranak Falls
Travel Expenses (DIY style)
  • Shaw to Tanay Rizal -P70
  • Tanay to Daranak Falls - P100/person
  • Daranak Falls Entrance Fee- P50
  • Picnic table- P150

Travel Guide / Tips

  • Travel time From Manila to Daranak Falls is around two to three hours.
  • It's advisable here to go here during summer season or sunny day
  • Visit Daranak Falls on early morning or during weekdays.
  • Bring enough water
  • Overnight and camping are not allowed here
  • Side trips include  Batlag falls, Calinawan Cave, Sierre Madre park, Tanay’s Parola, and San Ildefonso Parish Church 

If you already visited Daranak Falls or you have question, please leave your comment/ review below.

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