Daranak Falls: A Guide to Exploring This Gem in Rizal for a Refreshing Weekend

Tourits swimming at Daranak Falls

Rizal Province is known for many things, one of which is the famed Daranak Falls nestled in the town of Tanay. 

Here at Daranak Falls, you will be welcomed by the sounds of water relentlessly falling down, birds chirping, leaves of the trees swaying to the breeze of air, all satisfying that any nature-lover wouldn’t miss for the world. 

In this blog, we will guide you through with all the information we have collated so that you will have an easy and fun trip when in Rizal.

Must-read: 10 Must-See Rizal Tourist Spots for an Amazing Adventure in 2021

About Daranak Falls

Standing at 46 feet, Daranak Falls is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Rizal Province. It has a wide catch basin and a very cool and relaxing pool for swimming. This falls in Rizal is complemented by forest trees, flowering wild plants, as well as cascading rivers and ponds that will make you come back for more.

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beautiful Daranak Falls

Photo source: Wikimedia Commons

Ang talon ng Daranak is so popular that it has often been used as a location for pictorials and commercial, TV, and film shoots. This Rizal falls is ideal for those who want to go picnicking on weekends. The only downside is that it can get pretty crowded especially on weekdays or holidays. You can also rent picnic cottages or even camp overnight.

If you can’t get enough of the taste of paradise in Tanay, Batlag Falls is just a steep 5 to 10-minute hike from Daranak Falls. It is smaller but equally stunning as the falls of Daranak. Batlag Falls sits peacefully in the middle of a dense forest with a couple of cottages. The setting is almost mystical especially when you get the falls all to yourself.

These beautiful falls in Rizal are truly must-visits.

Daranak Falls Location

Daranak Falls nestles calmly at the foot of the Tanay mountains, preserved with the natural vegetation, complemented with enchanting waterfalls, ponds, and rivers cascading through elaborate tropical trees and plants. This 14-meter high falls is truly a refreshing location.

How to get to Daranak Falls Location

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From Starmall (EDSA Shaw) in Mandaluyong, ride a van or jeepney going to Tanay. Alight at Tanay Public Market Transport Terminal and ride a tricycle going to Daranak Falls.

Things to do in Daranak Falls

beautiful Daranak Falls

Photo credits to Idawriter via Wikimedia Commons

  1. Swimming
  2. Picnicking
  3. Waterfalls-hopping
  4. Picture-taking
  5. Camping

Rates and other information

  • Daranak Falls Entrance Fee: P50 (Children below 3ft. are free of charge)
  • Picnic Shed: P300
  • Picnic Table: P200
  • Operation Hours: Monday to Sunday, 8AM to 5PM

Additional Reminder: In compliance with Municipal Ordinance #2 Series of 2005, PLASTIC and/or STYROPOR ARE NOT PERMISSIBLE in Daranak Falls. Further, ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES and PETS ARE NOT ALLOWED.

Daranak Falls Contact Number

  • 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

Other tourist spots in Tanay, Rizal

  1. Mt. Daraitan Tanay – A popular Rizal tourist spot perfect for hiking
  2. Tinipak River – A Rizal tourist spot perfect to get refreshed for pre or post-hiking
  3. Batlag Falls – Falls in Rizal just a few steps away from Daranak
  4. Treasure Mountain – A Tanay overlooking spot where you can see a sea of clouds
  5. Calinawan Cave – A cave near the Daranak falls in Tanay Rizal
  6. Regina Rica – A pilgrimage site with a 71 ft. high statue of the Queen of the Holy Rosary
  7. Kinabuan Falls – One of the offbeat but beautiful Tanay Rizal falls

Suggested article: 10 Incredible Tanay Rizal Tourist Spots Worth Putting on Your Bucket List

Tanay, Rizal Tourism Guidelines 2021 | COVID-19 Updates

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As of May 26, Tanay, Rizal is under General Community Quarantine (GCQ) until May 31. Only essential travel to and from NCR Plus areas. According to the Municipality of Tanay, Rizal, outdoor tourist attractions can operate at 30% capacity with minimum public health standards. Travelers can also enjoy indoor dining services and al-fresco dining in Tanay.

For more travel updates and requirements, visit Municipality of Tanay, Rizal.

Frequently Asked Questions About Daranak Falls

Q: How to get to Daranak Falls from Manila?
A: From Manila, ride an LRT-2 and alight at Santolan Station. From there, ride a van or jeep going to Tanay. Alight at Tanay Public Market Transport Terminal and ride a tricycle going to Daranak Falls.

From Starmall (EDSA Shaw) in Mandaluyong, ride a van or jeepney going to Tanay. Alight at Tanay Public Market Transport Terminal and ride a tricycle going to Daranak Falls.

Q: What are the falls in Tanay Rizal?
A: Here’s a list of the beautiful the falls in Tanay Rizal: 

Q: What is the Daranak Falls description?
A: The Daranak Falls description is “to flow”. Daranak originated from the word “danak,” the shortened form of “dadanak” which means to flow.

Q: How much is the Daranak Falls entrance fee?
A: The Daranak Falls entrance fee is P50.00 (Children below 3ft. are free of charge).

Q: Where is Batlag Falls located?
A: Batlag Falls is located in Tanay, Rizal. 

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