Tanay: Double the Fun at Daranak and Batlag Falls

Daranak Falls, Batlag Falls, Tanay, Rizal, Eco-adventure, Eco-tourism, Near Metro, Summer Getaway

These two waterfalls are popular summer getaway in Tanay, Rizal, not only for the locals but also for the foreign tourist. You cannot resist frolicking in its cool waters and awe at the natural beauty it offers.

The falls are located at the bottom of the Tanay mountains surrounded by natural vegetation, rivers, and ponds.

Daranak Falls, Batlag Falls, Tanay, Rizal, Eco-adventure, Eco-tourism, Near Metro, Summer Getaway

Crowded Daranak Falls

DARANAK FALLS
This wonderful waterfalls has turquoise waters and surrounded by lush forest trees complimenting the environment, making it a famous shooting location for TV shows and commercials.

Its name derives from the word “dadanak”, meaning “to flow” (you often hear it in contemporary Tagalog like “dadanak ang dugo” [blood will flow]), which in turn rooted from the word “danak” (flow), describing to the flowing water at the falls.

Daranak Falls, Batlag Falls, Tanay, Rizal, Eco-adventure, Eco-tourism, Near Metro, Summer Getaway

Daranak Falls minus the crowd

It is fourteen meters tall and has a deep catch basin, but rentable lifesavers are available. There are several points where you can do cliff jumping, provided you are under supervision by a lifeguard for your safety.

Daranak Falls, Batlag Falls, Tanay, Rizal, Eco-adventure, Eco-tourism, Near Metro, Summer Getaway

You can appreciate more its wonders if visiting on weekdays when it is not crowded. You can truly relax here especially when you’re solo. The flowing waters are very refreshing, and its clean, cool waters are so inviting for swimming.

Daranak Falls, Batlag Falls, Tanay, Rizal, Eco-adventure, Eco-tourism, Near Metro, Summer Getaway

Another thing is, you don’t have to trek: after paying the entrance fee you can immediately see the falls only a couple of meters away. There are also several food stalls if you’re hungry. Cottages for rent are also available, and so are bathrooms if wanting to take shower.

BATLAG FALLS
At the top of Daranak is its sister falls, the Batlag falls. Also surrounded by dense forest, the water flows among the unique rock formation. There are two falls, each having a shallow catch basin that can be bathed, but be extra careful on the rocks at the flooring.

Daranak Falls, Batlag Falls, Tanay, Rizal, Eco-adventure, Eco-tourism, Near Metro, Summer Getaway

Ethereal Batlag Falls

Its quiet environment adds to the enchantment of the atmosphere. No wonder it is a favorite shooting location, especially for the fantasy genre.

To gain access, you have to pay for a separate entrance fee near the Daranak falls. Toilets and cottages for rent are also available.

Daranak Falls, Batlag Falls, Tanay, Rizal, Eco-adventure, Eco-tourism, Near Metro, Summer Getaway

Daranak Falls, Batlag Falls, Tanay, Rizal, Eco-adventure, Eco-tourism, Near Metro, Summer Getaway

If you see Daranak falls too crowded, Batlag falls can be an alternative to make your getaway more worthwhile.

Daranak Falls, Batlag Falls, Tanay, Rizal, Eco-adventure, Eco-tourism, Near Metro, Summer Getaway

Daranak Falls, Batlag Falls, Tanay, Rizal, Eco-adventure, Eco-tourism, Near Metro, Summer Getaway


ADMISSION

  • Entrance: P50 (each falls)
    (Children below 3ft. are free of charge)
  • Picnic Shed: P300
  • Picnic Table: P200
  • Cottage: P300
  • Overnight: P150 (Batlag Falls only)
    Operation Hours: Monday to Sunday, 8 AM to 5 PM

Daranak Falls, Batlag Falls, Tanay, Rizal, Eco-adventure, Eco-tourism, Near Metro, Summer Getaway


TIPS AND QUIPS

  • It is advisable to go early, the place can get crowded by noontime
  • Plastic and/or Styrofoam are not permissible in Daranak Falls
  • Alcoholic beverages and pets are not allowed
  • Avoid going during weekends or holidays as it will be surely crowded. Aside from being messy, you may not be able to relax
  • Avoid going during rainy days or after a typhoon, when the waters here become murky with mud
  • No overnight at the Daranak Falls
  • Cellphone signals are weak
  • Cottages have no electricity

Daranak Falls, Batlag Falls, Tanay, Rizal, Eco-adventure, Eco-tourism, Near Metro, Summer Getaway

Daranak Falls, Batlag Falls, Tanay, Rizal, Eco-adventure, Eco-tourism, Near Metro, Summer Getaway


CONTACT DETAILS

  • Landline: (02) 736-1059 / (02) 655-2195 loc 212 or 213
  • Mobile: +63998-988-1590
  • Email: tanaytourism11@gmail.com / jeffpino@gmail.com
  • Facebook: Daranak Falls and Resort

Daranak Falls, Batlag Falls, Tanay, Rizal, Eco-adventure, Eco-tourism, Near Metro, Summer Getaway


DIRECTIONS
Public Transport

  1. From Starmall (Edsa Shaw)
    Tanay (FX) for P70 or Tanay (Jeep) for P53. Terminal is near MRT Shaw/in front of Starmall EDSA.
  2. From EDSA Central/Crossing United
    Tanay (FX) for P70 or Tanay (Jeep) for P53. Terminal is near Unilever/Mandaluyong Police Station
  3. From EDSA Central/Parklea
    Tanay (Jeep) for P53. Terminal is near Starmall EDSA.
  4. From Santolan/Marikina
    Tanay (FX) for P70. Terminal is near LRT Santolan Station.
  5. 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).
  6. 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.
  7. From Antipolo
    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).

Daranak Falls, Batlag Falls, Tanay, Rizal, Eco-adventure, Eco-tourism, Near Metro, Summer Getaway


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Comments


  1. Aris Mogol says:

    paano po yung food sa baltag falls? pwede po bang magluto o magbabaon po? salamat po

  2. Tupang Gala says:

    Pwede pong magdala ng pagkain, bawal lang po magluto

  3. Daniella says:

    wow ang gand naman jan

  1. March 2, 2019

    […] After reaching the bottom of the rock formation, we started our return to the starting point. We were offered to go to the peak of Mt. Masungki, but because we left our baon at the parking lot and our stomachs screaming of hunger, perhaps we could do it another time. The trail we took on our approach is the same path that we made on our return. On our way, we met with other groups just starting to hike even though being near noontime. After more than an hour, we finally made to our starting point to take lunch. It is a perfect moment, for, after a long hike, the cool waters of Daranak Falls is waiting for us. […]

  2. April 5, 2019

    […] Tanay: Daranak Falls […]

  3. June 15, 2019

    […] Its quiet environment adds to the enchantment of the atmosphere. No wonder it is a favorite shooting location, especially for the fantasy genre.  To gain access, you have to pay for a separate entrance fee near the Daranak falls. Toilets and cottages for rent are also available.    Read More:  http://www.tupanggala.com/daranak-and-batlag-falls/ […]

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