Travel Guide: Random Places You Should Visit in Binangonan

If we are to list down the places to visit in the entire province of Rizal, a day would be insufficient so might as well check what’s interesting in one town then the next.

When was the last time you visited Binangonan?

Thunderbird Resort - destinations to visit in Binangonan, RizalBinangonan has a variety of interesting places you can go to. There’s a place for relaxation and recreation, for outdoor camping and weekend adventure, and a destination that carries a creepy legend. Seriously.

If you’re heading to Binangonan for the first time, consider including these locations in your itinerary.

Thunderbird Resort – one of the chains of Thunderbird Resorts is located in Binangonan. Experience excellent service from the staff and have a posh relaxation in this premiere resort.

East Ridge Golf and Country Club – is one of the most popular golf courses in the country, located on the foot of the Sierra Madre Mountain Range.

Talim Island – such moniker was given to the island because it resembles the shape of a dagger, which in Tagalog is called talim. What you can find in this island? The mountain of Susong Dalaga and Dolores Hills; Pulong Ithan islet and The Three Islets – Bunga, Malahi and Pulong Gitna; and Ginoong Sanay, Tabon and Binitagan hot springs.

Mt. Tagapo - places to visit in Binangonan, RizalMt. Tagapo – learn more about Mt. Tagapo here.

Sta. Ursula Parish Church – this two-century old religious site is one of the most frequented destinations in Binangonan.

Kalbaryo – a 100-step trail towards a cross which is a popular destination during Holy Week. Upon reaching the cross, you will see the vast Laguna de Bay and Binangonan town proper.

Puente del Diablo – a peninsular hill in barrio Pilapila extending to a shallow part of the Laguna de Bay that earns itself a disturbing story that it was built by Satan and his demons. Creepy? But still it draws some curios tourists.

Photos: thegrandeurtraveler.com, galakbay.blogspot.com

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. 🙂

Image source: http://users.cjb.net/pasakat/tagapo.htm

Resorts in Binangonan, Rizal

Here is a list of Resorts located in Binangonan, Rizal:

Eastbay Resorts Inc.
Bgy. Bilibiran, Binangonan, Rizal

Lake Villa Resorts & Restaurant
Tayuman, Binangonan, Rizal

Gardenville Resort 1, 2 & 3
Tayuman, Binangonan, Rizal

Pumarada Resort
Mahabang Parang Binangonan, Rizal

ABRC Resort
Tagpos, Binangonan, Rizal

1489 Resort
Cable Way, Calumpang, Binangonan, Rizal

K.C. Resort
San Carlos Heights, Binangonan, Rizal

image from : tripadvisor.co.uk

Restaurants in Binangonan, Rizal

List below are the restaurants in Binangonan, Rizal where you can dine in and just enjoy different cuisines.


Chowking Binangonan
Bgy. Pag-asa Binangonan, Rizal

Vegas Buffet
East Bay Resort, Bgy. Bilibiran, Binangonan, Rizal

Nueva Laguna
East Bay Resort, Bgy. Bilibiran, Binangonan, Rizal

Jollibee Binangonan
Rizal Ave.cor.Quezon St. Libis, Binangonan, Rizal

Maysha Disco Bar & Restaurant
Manila East Rd.,Bgy.Pag-asa

Vin-Gelos Grill
707 JP. Rizal St. Libis, Binangonan, Rizal

Thuryokosaurus Cafe & Restaurant
Mla. East Rd. Bgy. Pag-asa, Binangonan, Rizal

images from:restaurantssenecasc.com

Giwang Giwang Festival of Binangonan Rizal

Giwang Giwang is a local word which means “to sway incessantly”.

A sepulkro or a sepulcher is the center of the festivity and devotees and tourists alike nab their way to the sepulcher to grab a hold of it in hope of blessings hence the swaying of the sepulcher.

Also, the festivity is also a reenactment of Jesus Christ’s funeral for the said festival is celebrated every Good Friday.

Thousands upon thousands of people throng to Binangonan Rizal to attend this very meaningful gathering every year.

image from:ohmybuhay.com