The Mountain Side of Rodriguez Rizal

Looking for a quick out of town trip? Or just want to unwind close to nature? Problems solve! Rodriguez, Rizal also known as Montalban is best known for its mountainous topography where its name has been derived. Approximately, it’s just around 45 minutes to 1 hour drive from Cubao to town proper. The best place of it to tour? Pick your choice here:

PAMITINAN CAVE and WAWA DAM

Pamitinan Cave is where Andres Bonifacio and 7 (seven) Katipuneros made their pilgrimage and covenant for freedom (the first cry of independence) during the April Holy Week in 1895, a year before the outbreak of the Philippine Revolution, the first revolution in Asia.
PERMITTED ACTIVITIES
Rock climbing, Hiking/ Mountain Climbing, Swimming and Photography
HOW TO GET THERE:
Pamitinan Protected Landscape is located at Brgy. Mascap and San Rafael, Rodriguez Rizal covering an area of approximately 608 hectares.It is approximately 4-Km. east of the town proper of Rodriguez. From Cubao terminal (just in-front of Farmers Plaza, take a UV express going to Rodriguez, Rizal (fare is P50.00) and drop to Puregold-San Rafael. From there take a tricycle or jeep (fare is P8.00) going to Wawa Dam

PAYARAN FALLS

Situated at Sitio Payaran of Barangay Mascap. It is a natural attraction consisting of seven (7) layered falls. To be able to be at the topmost falls , it will take you endurance by mountain wall climbing. After vigorous trekking and climbing, refreshing and cool waterfalls come your way.
HOW TO GET THERE:
From Cubao terminal (just in-front of Farmers Plaza, take a UV express going to Rodriguez, Rizal (fare is P50.00) and drop to Puregold-San Rafael. From there ride a tricycle to Mascap (Special trip P150.00).

PURAY FALLS

Puray is already in the Sierra Madre mountain ranges, several mountains away from the town center. It is one of the most isolated barangay of Rodriquez (Montalban) Rizal but basically it has a small community there ev despite of no electricity and running water. What makes it attractive is the beauty of its surroundings with the streams and rivers that is totally gorgeous.
HOW TO GET THERE:
There are two routes going to Puray – both of which will require that your vehicle can handle a bit of hardship. From barangay Mascap there is the river trail where have to cross the river 11 times. Definitely, it is not advisable during rainy season. There are jeepneys from Montalban that goes to Puray via this route but the schedule is not consistent. The other road (still from Mascap) takes you via the mountains. A 4×4 motorcycles will bring you to this route.

 

AVILON ZOO

It is a 7.5 hectare zoo located in the valley of Brgy. San Isidro, Rodriguez, Rizal. With large exhibits of more than 3000 specimens of exotic and indigenous animals represented by more than 500 species of birds, mammals, reptiles, fishes and invertebrates as well as close to 400 species of plants of which more than half are endemic to the Philippines, Avilon Zoo is the largest zoological park in the Philippines and one of the zoos in Southeast Asia having the most diverse representation of flora and fauna.
HOW TO GET THERE:From Cubao terminal (just in-front of Farmers Plaza, take a UV express going to Rodriguez, Rizal (fare is P50.00) and drop to Puregold-San Rafael. From there ride a tricycle to Avilon Zoo (Special trip P100.00).
ENTRANCE FEES:
Php700.00 Regular Entrance Fee
Php400.00 Below 3.5 feet in height
FREE 12months below
20% Discount on Senior Citizen Card Holders
Zoo Schedule: Opens daily from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

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