Daranak Falls in Tanay Rizal

Posted by raredog in A.U.T.S., Bike, Moto... | 03.18.2009 - 10:45 am




Daranak FallsOne of the cool destinations to go this summer is to Daranak Falls – located in Tanay, Rizal, around 45kms coming from Sta Lucia East Grand Mall in Marcos Hiway via Antipolo – Teresa – Morong. You won’t miss the big sign that says “Welcome to Daranak Falls” that serve as its landmark. From there you still have to travel 2.5km to reach the place. Some rough section though, so just take it slow. Along the way you’ll see private farms, ranchette that utilize horse supplements, and the beautiful and serene forest of Tanay. Parking is P5 for motorcycles and P10 or P20 for other vehicles. Then there’s a P20 entrance fee at Daranak Falls and an additional P50 if you plan to go to Batlag Falls. (a steep walk for 5-8 minutes would bring you there)

I was able to go there unexpectedly as I became a ‘guest rider’ by a group called North Bay Riders. I first met Philip aka Menacespeed at the Shell Marcos Hiway waiting for other members of the group. I asked him if I can join their ride since the ride I was supposed to have with my neighbor didn’t push through. “Sure you can sir, we’ll be going for a fun ride (swim/picnic/anything goes) to Daranak Falls” said Philip. Minutes later his group arrived. He introduced me to their club president Andrew aka Drowth, then after a short chit-chat with some of them, we started our motorbikes and hit the road.

North Bay Riders

We have two stopovers. One is at the view deck of Garden Cotteges, and another is at Sampaloc,Tanay where we all ate the famous Bulalo Soup. That’s the time I’ve also met their member Peter aka GMSI. My idea was to tag along with them only until Marilaque since I was not ready for the swimming thang. However, since I haven’t been to Daranak yet, I guess I would join them and check-out the place.

One funny thing about this ride is that it somehow made me feel Holy Week is just around the corner. Why you might say? Because I feel like I’m riding with the Apostles. First there’s Philip, then Andrew, then Peter. Coincidence? Furthermore,Β  they are 12 riders, all in all whoa! Β That makes me the 13th rider or Judas haha. I have to leave them early, or I might think of hanging myself on one of those grand Balete trees there lol.

They actually invited me to stay a bit longer for a dip and some nip. Even so, I declined since I have other plans to do that day. As a result, I rode solo all the way home.

It was fun, thrilling, and delightful joining the North Bay Riders even for just one ride, they indeed foster camaraderie and friendship. Thanks and c’yah next ride guys!


26 responses on "Daranak Falls in Tanay Rizal" »

Hi! the falls is really lovely, my husband is a rider too and we always go to tanay by scooter…I have been posting about tanay and my hubby’s ride in my blog too.im was excited when I read that you’re also a rider.

Insights’s last blog post..Jampack Daranak

Hi Insights, hope to ride with both of you someday. Tapos sabay nating i-blog hehe.

geri a.k.a. raredog’s last blog post..Dodgeball Game

Heyo! Yup natuwa nga ako nun nakita ko yun pics e.Rider din.

Insights’s last blog post..Sierra Madre Tanay – Day 3

Heyo! Yup natuwa nga ako nun nakita ko yun pics e.Rider din. Sana nga someday..Nice mtg u in the blogsphere.. =)

Insights’s last blog post..Sierra Madre Tanay – Day 3

many
Posted on September 15, 2009

way back on 2005,i also go there in tanay daranak.but it`s not a pleasent tirp when we saw the place. it is under rehabilition.i was upset because of the long and far away trip ended in nothing.we also use honda 125. but after the blog i read in this site .i was thinking of going there again.but question is.are they operating now?

post september 15,2009

@many – as far as I know they are open to public when I got there last summer. I suggest going there around December to January, when there’s no big crowd and the spring is clear.

geri a.k.a. raredog’s last blog post..Sign of an Accident Prone Area

many
Posted on September 15, 2009

to geri a.k.a

thank`s for the information.dec to jan is a coldest season,the water i think is too cold for us to swimm.
thank`s again

jaymie
Posted on February 23, 2010

We have been to daranak and batlag falls but the last time we went there batlag falls was close for some reason. do you have any contact number of the place? I don’t want to disappoint my kids again by going there and not being able to see the batlag falls. thank you and godbless.

@jaymie – sad to say but I don’t have contact numbers of whoever is in charge at Batlag Falls. I guess if its still close again when you get there, Daranak Falls would be your fallback hehe. Or if you wanna go a little further down south, there’s Majayjay Falls.

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jasmin tolentino
Posted on April 26, 2010

open ba daranak sa may 1 baka kc pag pnta nmin don close un.sayang ung pagod nmin.manila p kami mang gagaling…..

@jasmin – goodluck and happy trip πŸ˜€

kaye
Posted on May 20, 2010

do you have any contact number of daranak or batlag? thanks

My “Superfriends” are planning to celebrate my cousins birthday in the falls this July 11, that’s sunday. Is the falls open on that? We come from the different places (metro/mega manila) and I guess Tanay will be few far to travel πŸ™‚
Everybody in the group will be first timers to visit the place. That’s why we want to make sure that our first time will be full of fun and wonderful memories, and our safety of course will be secured since we are from the province of Southern Leyte, everything there in Tanay is all new.

Happy Trip to you and your Superfriends! Im sure you would have lots of wonderful experience at Daranak Falls. Don’t forget the camera’s hehe.

Vicky
Posted on February 27, 2012

I love your humor… I live here in Rizal but I haven’t been in Daranak. We might try there this coming weekend.

@vicky – thanks po. agahan nyo yung punta nyo para makakuha kayo ng magandang pwesto. I’m sure dami po na naman tao jan lalo na ngayon at mejo umiinit na weather πŸ˜€

Ronie
Posted on April 1, 2012

Hello po… open po ba ang daranak falls this Holy wednesday? April 4, 2012… Thanks po… and Godbless…

geri
Posted on April 2, 2012

@Ronie – sori sir no info rin, but since its a tourist destination sa palagay ko bukas naman siguro sya. Unless na me shooting ng pelikula dun tsaka lang sya nasasarhan

mayan
Posted on April 25, 2012

how much na po kya ngayon entrence fee sa daranak falls?

@mayan – mura lang dun, cguro mga P20 or P25 lang

ekie
Posted on April 27, 2012

open po ba batlag falls tomorrow april 28

@ekie – palaging open naman yun, wag lang me aarkila or me shooting ng pelikula kse malamang nde magpapasok

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