Saturday, September 29, 2007

Batlag Falls

BATLAG FALLS
Tanay, Rizal
Height: 10 meters
Jump off point: Brgy. Plaza Aldea, Municipality of Tanay
Trail length: 10 minutes
Entrance fee: P20.00

Further up from Daranak Falls is its sister upstream, Batlag Falls. Set in a dense forest, with nearby tables and cottages, this waterfall is set on a unique rock formation, with the water following its unpredictable contours. This departure from the conventional picture of a waterfall, coupled with its more serene setting, makes Batlag Falls a sight to behold.

To reach it: There is a sign that says “Batlag Falls” near the Daranak Falls pool. Take the cemented foothpath which will ascend into a makeshift gate, where another P20 will have to be paid. A forest will ensue, and two waterfalls, each with a catchbasin. The smaller one, on the left, has a veil-like cascade whereas the larger one, as mentioned, has an unusual configuration. You may swim in both pools although you have to be careful as the floor of the pool is likewise unusually shaped, with sharp rocks abruptly jutting out.

You can go even further up to the origin of Batlag Falls. Here the stream is clearer. Locals tell of waterfalls deeper in the mountains of Tanay and outlying towns.

Part 1: The waterfalls of Rizal
Part 2: Hinulugang Taktak
Part 3: Daranak Falls

Related articles
Hinulugang Taktak, Daranak and Batlag Falls

38 comments:

chie alvarez said...

hi there gideon and ivan. im chie from tanay, rizal. thanks for featuring batlag falls and daranak. you are right, the places get crowded on weekends that's why it's best to go on weekdays. more power to Pinoy Mountaineer!qd

gideon said...

chie, thanks for your comment. indeed, daranak and batlag falls has a potential to be a great ecotourism location!

Jeffrey Mazaredo said...

Nagpunta ako sa daranak and batlag falls last August 2008 maganda dito and enjoy mga bata since mababa lang yung basin. di ko lang inaasahan na may mga man made structures pala within the vicinity of the two falls....

Anonymous said...

Hi to all Pinoy Mountaineers, thank you for featuring and advertise our place, Batlag Falls, in your web site, it's our pleasure and we are flattered to hear some word from you, Thanks alot.
Toto and Maricel
Caretakers of
Batlag Falls

Anonymous said...

Is january a good time to visit daranak falls? Will the water be too cold to swim in? Is it ok to go on a weekend? Marami bang taong nagpupunta talaga? Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Good day to pinoy mountaineers!

I would just like to know the contact details of Toto and Maricel, the caretakers of the falls. We are interested to do a feature and for that I would just like to know some details.

Thanks,
Karl Anthony Camila
982-7777 local 3025

JQ said...

YES Great potential, entrance fee to batlag is now P50(Mar 29,2009)thats okay. But for starter, the area needs crowd control, i.e, "what you bring in- you bring out" garbage! More so in the daranak area.
Cooking and eating area must be at designated area ONLY.To avoid cooking and eating along the pathways..Good luck!

Anonymous said...

yes iv been there s daranak mganda tlga dun and i heard s batlag n pwdi n mag over nyt kya this tym gus2 q i ask kung my cotage nb dun pra s mga overnyt staying? need ur help kc where planning n pumunta dun bukas 4 overnyt stying tnx hope u can help me

Anonymous said...

My family had been to Batlag Falls several times. I encourage everyone to visit the place and enjoy the beauty of nature.

Please send me the contact number of Maricel and Toto, the caretakers of Batlag. We are planning to go this weekend and I need to coordinate with them.

Thank you.....
ann marie 09209503954

Anonymous said...

hi! just want to ask if they are open on sundays? and what tym?? tnx!!

edge said...

hi! just want to ask if they are open on sundays? and what tym?? tnx!!<--- This place is a tourist destination already, so possible it is open in weekends since everyone has the availability of it. Just be ready for a crowded environment,

hope to follow "leave no trace" policy also.

enjoy^_^

Tristan said...

Mount Kinabalu Open Climb...March 27 - March 31 OR March 31 - April 4


Mark 0917.5783875

richie said...

Went here yesterday with a group of about 30 mountain bikers. Awesome place that worth visiting again! Next target, Sta. Ines / Kinabuan Falls, also located in Tanay, Rizal.

Anonymous said...

OK sya!

Anonymous said...

my friends are planning to visit the place nxt week,. question, di b malalim ung basin?? --jano

Anonymous said...

hi...this is the place my teammate talked about. may i please ask for the contact info of its caretakers because we are planning to go there this weekend.

Thank you.

Cor
09277475702/09306686733

Anonymous said...

hi,:)we are planning to visit Batlag falls next week, may i request for the contact details of Toto and Maricel too? thanks.;) - aishematumusic@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Me and my friends will be going to BATLAG and DARANAK falls next week, June 3. And we'd like to know if there is a place where we can overnight. I heard there is an overnight accommodation in BATLAG falls, how much are we going to pay for it for aroud 5-7, pax.

We're really excited for this trip and we've planning for this a long time and i hope this time we may be able to go, with your help of course.

Thanks
Vanessa

Anonymous said...

Hi there! galing na ako sa batlag and im looking for the guy na taga paranaque na nakausap ko sa falls and he asked me kung tga san ako, and i ask him too. kaso un lang yung napagusapan namin kasi nahiya ako sa mga kasama niyang bikers kc pinagtitinginan na kami. help me find him. please eto po YM ko rhymemecry@yahoo.com thanks so much

Anonymous said...

^^^ @ rhymemecry - parang eksena lang sa korean movies. hehehe. destiny ba ito?

suggestion:
1. punta ka sa http://pinoymtnr.proboards.com and check mo baka andun yung biker at nagpost at hinahanap yung nameet nya sa batlag falls.

2. gawa ka ng account sa multiply, add mo si http://upmencom.multiply.com (sorry fredd), cia lang yung alam kong super daming contacts. punta ka sa settings mo, iset mo to view yung updates ng friends of friends. tapos magantay ka ng picture post about batlag falls.

3. punta ka sa facebook at itry mo manawagan dun.

4. igoogle mo ang mga biker sites, baka me picture lead kang makita dun.

yun lang... hope it helps.

BPS

Anonymous said...

hello pwede po b malaman kung allowed ang overnight dito so that nde naman masayang ang pagpunta ng mga niece ko dahil naghahanap sila ng pwede mag overnight..thanks
0933.172.2910 look for cydney

dru said...

My girlfriend and I wanted to go here last weekend but we were told by the parking attendant that we'd have to pay another 3000Php so we stayed at Daranak Falls. Any info on this?

Anonymous said...

hi! we were here last weekend (041011).okay sana dito sa batlag, ganda ng falls kaya lang mukhang may isang babae dun sa gate na hindi yata naturuan ng tamang pagharap sa mga bisita. bawal ang dslr dito pero digicam daw puwede.nung tinanong namin kung bakit bawal, ndi naman kami agad sinagot. tapos biniro siya nung isang kasamahan ko, sbi "bawal ang dslr? sayang naman ang exposure ninyo kung bawal dslr sa loob". aba! biglang sabi ba naman ng babae.."hindi na namin kailangan ng exposure..lagi dito ang abs-cbn at gma network, dito sila nagte-taping!"(at talagang ang lakas ng boses ni ate ha.gusto nilang ipaiwan ang dslr nang wala man lang pipirmahang document or waiver na magpapatunay na iniwan nga sa knila yung camera. when finally, napagkasunduan na na yung battery na lang ang iiwan at hindi yung dslr mismo. kinuha namin ang resibo pero imbes na resibo ang ibinigay sa amin ay isang punit na papel ng intermediate pad..yun daw tlga ang resibo nila..ang tanong lang namin, akala ko ba marami nang networks na nag-feature sa lugar na ito? eh bakit mukhang ndi yata nagbabayad ng tax ang admin ng falls na ito at papel lamang na pinunit ang kanilang resibo????saka teh, paalala lang..mga local (at foreign) tourists ang nakakasalamuha mo..sana naman po ayus-ayusin ang pagsasabi na ndi pwede ang dslr sa loob..wag naman pong sumigaw at ipagmalaki na nai-feature ng kung sino-sino ang falls tapos punit na papel pa rin ang OR..

Jerald said...

pwede po b overnight sa batlag?

Anonymous said...

how much po ang rate..entrance and cottage??same pa rin po bng P20?

jho said...

how much po ang rate ng entrance and cottage/picnic table??same pa rin po bang P20? Malinis po ba ang tubig sa Daranak at Batlag Falls??

Anonymous said...

tama napaka bastosng receptionist nila..ka bad3p...... walang modo... update lng po entrance is 50 pesos na po.....

Vanessa said...

Hi mountaineer! I'd like to know if maganda pa rin ang Daranak or Batlag falls because we're planning to have our prenup pictorial there. Bawal ba tlga magdala ng DLSR at is there any charge if ngphotoshoot nga kmi don? Pls also send the contact numbers of the caretakers. Thanks alot for your help.

Anonymous said...

gud day po! my friends and i were planning for an overnight visit on batlag falls tomorrow saturday. ask ko lang po kung may contact # po ba kyong alam ng pweding maging guide dun!? kaso mga 10pm po ang arrival time namin dun. baka matulongan nyo po sana kami kasi mga 1st timer kaming lahat? tnx po ng marami and God bless po sa inyo..

Anonymous said...

For the meantime, Hindi muna nagpapaovernight sa Batlag Falls, starting this March, 2012.Im sorry for some of you who wants to 'have an overnight in Batlag Falls.

Anonymous said...

=> update naman po kung magakno ang transportation fee from junction (in cainta) to daranak falls.. were planning to go their this coming sunday w/my friends.. tnx 4 the answer

Anonymous said...

+> how much the entrance fee in daranak falls., and the cottage?., tnx 4 the answer

Redhterorista said...

"update naman po kung magakno ang transportation fee from junction (in cainta) to daranak falls.. were planning to go their this coming sunday w/my friends.. tnx 4 the answer"

---> P60 po ang pamasahe from Junction to Tanay Market tas from Tanay Market bahala na kayo makipag-arrange either sa Tricycle or Jeep hanggang Daranak Falls/Batlag Falls, kame nun nakipag-arrange sa Tricycle P70 bayad per pax, max of 6 persons ata sa Tricycle nun. Pwede mo rin icontact yung driver para sunduin kayo.

Anonymous said...

bakit po hindi muna pwde mag overnyt sa batlag? sayang yun pa naman plano namen..pero bakit daw po? so from what till what time po sila open? and magkano po rates sa entrance ang cottages? tnx

Rubie said...

Hi Sir Gideon, would you know po if the place is open on the Holy Thursday ad Good Friday>

Anonymous said...

Hi! is Batlag Resort open for an overnight stay? if so, may I know your rates? thanks!

Anonymous said...

Hi... I read other blogs about Batlag falls, is it true that Batlag Falls had been closed? Please respond.tnx :(

Anonymous said...

Hi sir gid.. Bka mka tulong to. Galing kami ng batlag falls last feb 16 2013 bukas n ulit ang batlag falls for overnight stay..pwede n rin mgdala ng slr..pero nagbago ang bayad s overnight stay pati s entrance fee ng batlag fallls..200/head overnight..100/head entrance fee...tpos ndi pwede mgdala ng alak pati s daranak bwal po..thank sana makatulong to thanks...more power s pinoy mountaineer nd sir gid..:).


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