Tanay Bucket List: 15 Best Places to Visit in Tanay, Rizal, Philippines
Looking for activities to add to your Tanay Itinerary? Tanay is one of Rizal province’s rising tourist spots. This city provides a good blend of mother nature’s blessings and modernization to better access the former. Tanay’s highlights are the lakes, mountains, resorts, local markets, and military camps. Also, expect to witness multiple commercial establishments during your getaway in this city.
New Normal: Tanay Rizal Travel and Tourism Guidelines 2021
Intrazonal and interzonal travel is now allowed in Tanay (18 to 65 years old). Always bring a copy of your vaccination card. Travelers are encouraged to use SPASS (https://s-pass.ph/) and Stay safe app (https://www.staysafe.ph/).
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How to get to Tanay
There are vans and jeepneys plying from Shaw Boulevard in Mandaluyong, or in Sta. Lucia in Cainta, also in Antipolo that goes through Tanay. Travel time is around 45 minutes and an hour (from Shaw Blvd.).
For those with private vehicles, the most convenient way is to get a road map of Rizal beforehand or download WAZE or Google Map apps. To go through the waterfalls of Tanay and other tourist areas, you may visit the Tanay Tourism Office (or call 7361059) for information and assistance.
- Starmall Edsa Shaw Mandaluyong – Tanay (FX) for P70. Terminal is near MRT Shaw/in front of Starmall EDSA. Tanay (Jeep) for P53. Terminal is near Starmall EDSA.
- EDSA Central Crossing – Tanay (FX) for P70. Terminal near Unilever/Mandaluyong Police Station. Tanay (Jeep) for P53. Terminal is near Unilever/Mandaluyong Police Station
- EDSA Central/Parklea – Tanay (Jeep) for P53. Terminal is near Starmall EDSA.
- Santolan (Marikina) – Tanay (FX) for P70. Terminal is near LRT Santolan Station.
- From Crossing/United/EDSA Central – Tanay (Jeep) for P53. Terminal near Unilever/Mandaluyong Police Station.
- From Araneta Center/Cubao Quezon City – You can ride a jeepney going to Antipolo). Alight at Ynares Center then ride another jeep going to Tanay (fare is P28 – Antipolo-Tanay). Or from Cubao, ride a jeepney going to Cogeo then Cogeo to Sampaloc.
- From Ortigas Center – You can ride a bus/MRT going to Shaw then take item 3/4 or ride a bus going to Taytay (G-Liner) from Robinson’s Galleria, alight at Cainta Junction (Big R as a landmark) then ride a jeepney going to Tanay (P40-45 fare).
- From Shaw Blvd. (Starrmall) – In Shaw Blvd, there is an RRCG bus going to Tanay (depends on the schedule).
Since Tanay has plenty to offer for its tourists, here are some of the activities worth experiencing:
Swim in Daranak Falls
Daranak Falls is considered one of Tanay’s trademark tourist spots. This spot is where local and foreign tourists go to for their summer getaways. What makes this a must-experience venue is its geographical location in the Tanay mountains. The venue consists of rivers, ponds, and waterfalls. This scenery is complemented with natural vegetation in the form of plants and trees.
Visit Regina Rica
Regina Rica provides a divine pilgrimage that Catholics look forward to whenever they seek serenity. The site measures up to 13.5 hectares provides a walk-in-the-park experience on the way to the statue of Our Lady of Holy Rosary.
The statue is located on the top of the mountain, where you will experience wind and peace. Some of the things you can also do are attend mass, give candle offerings, and donate for Regina Rica’s improvements.
Climb Treasure Mountain
Climbing Treasure Mountain is a rewarding experience for hikers. While the climb will be a strenuous one, the reward is worth waiting for once you reach the top. Treasure Mountain is known as a great vantage point to see a sea of clouds.
The scenery is complemented with green mountain views. Meanwhile, during the evening, you get to see and take photos of shining stars.
Climb Mt. Daraitan
Mt. Daraitan is one of the best hiking spots for people who enjoy simple adventures. The hiking trail measures up to 600-meters. While this might be tough for some, expect to have plenty of fun along the way as you are assisted by tourist guides.
You can take multiple pictures to commemorate your best moments. Along the way, you get to see the Tinipak River, where there are clear waters and white rocks.
Eat at Ricardo’s Vista del Cielo
Where to eat in Tanay? One of the best overlooking spots in Tanay, Ricardo’s Vista Del Cielo provides a great and relaxing dining experience. The restaurant offers Filipino and Spanish cuisines. Some of the must-try dishes are Caldo Gallego, Bulalo, Sisig, and Pinakbet.
What makes this an appealing venue is the sea of clouds, mountain views, and windy weather. If you love the environment that much, you can rent a room upon reservation.
Explore Calinawan Cave
Calinawan Cave is a historical and beautiful tourist spot. This cave was formerly used by Filipinos as a refuge during the past two world wars. This was also used as a place where the Americans and Japanese settled their disputes.
Hence, the cave’s name originated from the word “linaw.” Calinawan Cave is also known for having beautiful interiors and chambers.
Experience Ten Cents to Heaven
Ten Cents to Heaven an opportunity for tourists to feel young again. This was meant to be a team-building event facility. There are plenty of obstacle courses such as rock climbing, rappelling, soldier crawling, and bubble walking.
There are also available stay-in accommodations and an in-house restaurant that is filled with local and international dishes.
Relax at Bakasyunan Resort and Conference Center
Bakasyunan Resort is the best spot for tourists who are seeking relaxation. This resort allows tourists to be one with nature with the presence of a variety of flora and fauna. This resort’s forest appeal is complemented by Laguna Bay’s stunning views and the Sierra Madre Mountains.
Searching for the best hotels, resorts, and affordable flights in the nearby Cities? Check out our list of affordable Tanay hotels and resorts via Agoda, Booking, or you may also see available Airbnb properties in the city.