Tinipak River: Camping on the Great Outdoor

Tinipak River - Daraetan - Rizal ProvinceWhile some people want to spend their leisure time lounging around leather-covered seats of expensive coffee shops and diners in town, there are those who make the most out of their weekends by getting rugged in a little outdoor adventure.

If you are among the latter group, then you must have invested on some good outdoor gears which are always at hand if you’re scheduled for a camp out. Have you heard of the Tinipak River in Daraitan, Rizal?

Challenge yourself for a bit as you trek for about 30 to 45 minutes to reach the river. Although it’s becoming a popular destination among campers, what draws them to Tinipak River is lesser volume of people flocking the site.

Reminders: better go there when the weather’s dry as the rocks can be slippery, it’s scary to take risk; bring enough food to last for your stay, and your good ol’ tent, of course.

Here’s how to go to Tinipak River as shared on tipidtrip.blogspot.com.

Commute: From Starmall, take a jeepney ride going to Tanay. From the market which is the end point of the jeeps and FX, take another jeepney ride to Daraitan (or Daraetan). Note that there are only two scheduled trips going there daily – first trip is 1pm and next is 3pm.

If you don’t have patience to wait for these scheduled trips, take the craggy mode to reach there by first, taking a jeepney ride to Sampaloc, find ‘Gate 1’, then ride a tricycle to the habal-habal terminal going to Daraetan.

Private vehicle: Travel to Antipolo – Tanay road all the way to Sampaloc. Turn right to go to J-camp then turn left to reach Daraetan.

Photo: rizalprovince.gov.ph

Daranak and Batlag Falls of Tanay, Rizal

The cascading twin waterfalls, the Daranak and Batlag Falls are among of those favorite summer destination of both local and foreign tourists in Rizal province. With its natural landscape of wild plants and flowers, the falls became a favorite location of local and foreign movies, television ads and programs like fantasy series. Imagine how beautiful this place is.

Daranak Falls is open from 8am to 5pm only, while Batlag Falls offers overnight stay but with additional fee.

Its location is just an hour and a half drive from Manila, located in Brgy. Sampaloc, Tanay, Rizal, a few minutes from Tanay market.

Image from: juanderfulpinoy.com

Mount Masungi Rock Formations in Tanay, Rizal

If you stride Tanay, there’s a site within this town that will surely catch your attention. It is one of those natural attractions in Tanay, the Mount Masungi Rock Formations.

Lying along the Sierra Madre Mountain Range, Masungi Mountain is a colossal of rock formations comparable to the rock cliff formations in Palawan.

The site covers hundred of hectares with numerous rock formations, caves and springs.

This place is best suited for nature adventure and mountain climbing.

Calinawan Cave of Tanay, Rizal

Calinawan cave is located in Baragay Tandang, Kutyo, Tanay.

Calinawan Cave got its name from the word “linaw”, a Tagalog term for “clear”.

It is said that during the 15th to 18th centuries, opposing parties used to convene inside the cave to settle disputes.

This cave also served as a shelter and a hideaway from the Japanese during World War II.

It was also in this cave where Japanese soldier surrendered to the Liberation Forces.

image from: agirlsnotebook.page.ph

Mt. Tagapo and the Basic Information You Should Know

Mt. Tagapo in Talim Island, Binangonan, RizalOver the weekend, our resident mountaineer, Alva, will conquer another mountain in the CALABARZON area — Mt. Tagapo in Binangonan.

Mt. Tagapo got it’s name from the Tagalog word “taga” which means to chop. This is because of the abundance of bamboo in the area which contributes much in the locals’ everyday lives. They chop bamboos and transform them into usable stuffs.

Don’t get confused with the location of this mountain. It is situated in Talim Island, Laguna de Bay and the island is part of the municipality of Binangonan.

It will only take you a day to trek Mt. Tagapo and 2-3 hours to reach its peak. Mt. Tagapo’s elevation is 438 MASL (meters above sea level). Categorized with the following specs: minor climb with difficulty level of 2/9, trail class 1-2.

Watch out for more stories of Mt. Tagapo soon. 🙂

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