Summer isn’t over, and if you’re regretting you haven’t set your foot on the beach yet, don’t be! Beaches near Metro Manila especially during weekends could be massively crowded, and it is not good though. Well, if you’re just looking for a beach – like – experience just to quench the heat of summer, better find alternative ways to enjoy the season. The refreshingly cold, fresh and surging water of Daranak Falls will surely kill that tempting desire. The Daranak Falls has 14-meter high waterfalls cascading into a deep catch basin that serves as a natural pool which make a perfect summer or even a year - round getaway for everyone.
It is concealed on the mountainside of Sierra Madre Mountain Range in the town of Tandang Kutyo, Tanay, Rizal. Daranak Falls is now becoming popular to locals and tourists because of its accessibility from the metro
Everyone can enjoy the enticing azure cold water of the falls. Rubber tube is available for those non - swimmers who want to relax in the middle of the pool. Visitors find its pool as perfect for cliff diving, and interested divers will be attended by the local guide for safety.
The area is protected by local government and is responsible for maintaining the cleanliness and orderliness of the park. The facility has cottages, souvenir shops and restaurants. Parking lots are available outside the area.
Daranak Falls is open daily from 8:00AM – 5:00PM, entrance fee for adult is 20 pesos and 15 pesos for kids. Picnic shed is available for 300 pesos, whereas picnic table is for 150 pesos. Overnight camping is not allowed. All alcoholic beverages are not allowed.
Additional tip: If you're into adrenaline activities such trekking and river crossing, you can also do the Tinipak River in Daraitan, Tanay which is just an hour away from Daranak Falls. I highly recommend to go first to Tinipak River before here. Tanay, Rizal is a home to such marvelous natural attractions. Read my Tinipak River: Daraitan's Pride and Tanay's Hidden Paradise for travel guide.
2. At Tanay Public Market, hire a tricycle going to Daranak Falls for 100Php one way.