Travel Guide to Batlag Falls, Rizal (What To Do, How To Go + Budget) - The Filipino Rambler


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Thursday, March 28, 2019

Travel Guide to Batlag Falls, Rizal (What To Do, How To Go + Budget)

It is officially dry season. If you're on a budget and wanting to have a quick escape from the bustling city of Metro Manila- look no further because Batlag Falls, found in Tanay, had you covered.

This sanctuary is just 2-3 hours away from Manila. It's cascade, the view of the foamy water falling over the rocks and the natural greens is sure to rejuvenate and make you feel relaxed.

Who will not fall in love with this beauty?

Batlag Falls is just a 10 minute trek from Daranak Falls. It is less crowded than Daranak- probably because one has to exert an effort climbing it or maybe it's because of the additional entrance fee. The short trek is a good cardio- I found myself catching breath when we reached the top.

It was a Friday when we went there. There were only 3 groups that time and we had the whole place for ourselves! It's usually crowded during weekend, so best to go there on weekdays. 


1. Spend overnight and sleep in a tent.

2. Sip morning coffee with the sound of the birds chirping and the gushing waters at the background.

3. Unleash the 'Master Chef' in you.

4. Take a plunge.

5. Mag- 'moments of love'.

6. Use the floater and go boating.

7. Celebrate ' San Juan Fiesta' and make 'basaan'. Ahihihi

8. Relive 'scout' days and roast mallows over bonfire.

9. Visit the recently opened lagoon. (Photos from Batlag Official FB Page)


  • From Starmall Shaw, ride a van going to Tanay, Rizal (fare is at P70).
  • Alight at Jollibee Market.
  • Ride a tricycle to Batlag Falls.

Private Car:
  • Take the Abenida Epifanio de los Santos C-4 to Ortigas Ave Ortigas Ave Ext in Taytay
  • Continue to Ortigas Ave Ortigas Ave Ext Take the E. Rodriguez Avenue and National Rd to Manila E Rd R-5 in Morong
  • Turn left towards Manila E Rd R-5
  • Drive to Batlag Trail

Transpo (Van/ 2 way Starmall to Tanay Poblacion)- P140
Trike (350 2 way/ 5pax)- P70
Food and grocery- P200/ pax
Entrance fee (Daranak)- P50
Entrance fee (Batlag overnight)- P200
Tent- free (we brought our own)

Total: P790

  • There's a comfort room but it is not well maintained. 
  • Bring flashlight or rechargeable lamp as it is pitch dark during the night.
  • No phone signals in most of the area.
  • No electricity in the falls area.
  • No reservations/ booking
  • Best to visit the area on a week day if you prefer less crowd.
  • Batlag Falls is located on top of Daranak Falls. You will have to pay P50 to enter Daranak Falls as this is the same entrance to Batlag.
  • You can bring your own food. Bring your own grills kung mag-iihaw. :)
  • Plastic or styro cups and plates aren't alowed. So are plastic bags.
  • Be responsible travelers. Don't pick plants. Don't write on the rocks. Dispose your trash properly.
Your next out-of-town trip need not be expensive. Batlag Falls is a must-visit for that well-deserved rest, relaxation and recreation.

What's your favorite place in Rizal? Comment them down below. 

This article was originally published last April 2015 and updated March 28, 2019.

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