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Daranak falls is located in Brgy. Sampaloc, Tanay, Rizal, a few minutes from Tanay market.
It is a government-owned park and part of the laguna watershed. If you are going by private vehicle, just follow the road going to Laguna from Antipolo. At the Daranak-Tanay junction (see waypoint), turn left and head straight uphill. You will see a sign "To Daranak Falls" at the left side of the road. You have to turn left here. It's hard to miss since there are several fruit stands on both sides of the road which sell fruits in season. Once you have turned left, just go straight, passing by several farms (poultry and hog) which you will notice by the smell =). Check you brakes as you will pass by rocky steep roads. You will arrive at the parking area of Daranak at the end of this road. You have to pay for parking (i forgot the price), entrance fee (about P20/person) and cottages (about P350 for a small one). Overnight stay is not accommodated.If you are going by public transportation, you can ride a jeep or FX to Tanay in Araneta center (Cubao) or in front of StarMall (Edsa cor shaw blvd). Get off at Tanay market and take a tricycle (or jeep if you are a large group). You will normally get the tricycle for P150/trip (max 3 passengers). You can bargain for the return trip as there are no tricycle waiting near the falls. You will have to take a hike to the main road to get a ride back to the market.
Batlag falls is situated near the top of the falls. You will have to pay a separate entrance fee though.
Waypoint narrative by: Rafi_Delica 2006
By: Abegail_Bundac 2011
How to get there
From EDSA,starmall: There are vans (GT-express) that are lined up near starmall. The fare is around 70 pesos..We departed at around 9am and we reached Antipolo City Hall 11am,..you'll pass Morong, their
memorial park and lastly the station near Tanay Market. There a SaveMore store near the bus/van station . We reached Tanay around 11:30 am, so that is 2.5 hrs.
After that, you need to ride (open) trycycle to get you to Daranak. Since I travelled alone, they are offering P250 for the ride..which is a big no-no for me. I've just make tawad up to P100...Luckily, there's one manong offered a ride plus kwento about the 2 falls! How sweet!
We reached Daranak in 15 minutes..so if you're planning walk/hike..you'd better have your nose covered...since the road is too dusty.
Daranak Falls is open from 8am-5pm..7 days a week..no overnights
Picnic Table/Shed -100
while Batlag falls is offering overnights
Daranak vs Batlag
What so funny at this place is that Daranak cottages & comfort rooms are better than that at Batlag but Batlag is much more cozier than the first one.
There are many vendors inside the falls, but watch out for their price
Daranak falls are kinda bigger but the water at Batlag are cleaner..(since it is located higher) The water at the comfort rooms are non-stop (since it comes from the falls) so you'd changing your clothes in a 'dirty' bihisan