Looking around, noticeable are tall trees that provide shade, the green tropical plants and the fragrant flowers with some sprouting from rocks. Truly, one sees an endless verdure, a gift from nature. Crossing a wooden bridge spanning two huge boulders, he sees bubbling waters moving past brown and gray rocks, persistent in reaching its destination.
Daranak Falls, indeed, is a gem. Nestled at the foot of the Sierra Madre, Daranak is one of Tanay's top tourist attractions. It is the pride of Rizal Province. From the national road at Tandang Kutyo, the traveler takes a concrete feeder road and, in about 10 minutes, he is at the main entrance of Daranak Falls. No need to hike several kilometers of hazardous paths, no need to make balancing acts in crossing streams or brooks. Daranak Falls is only a few meters away from the road.
But here's the rub. Because of Daranak's popularity and accessibility, hundreds, from near and far, motor to the place to unwind. It is overcrowded on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. Every available space is occupied. The next best thing to do is visit Daranak on an ordinary day, not on a weekend. Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday is suggested. You have the place all to yourselves and you can better appreciate the beauty of Daranak. See you there !!
|Entrance to Daranak Falls|
|The footbridge that connects the main road to Daranak Falls|
|It is green all over Daranak|
|Height of Daranak Falls is 14 meters.|
|There is calmness at Daranak on weekdays.|
|. Balikbayan Rene Reyes of Victoria, Australia is stunned by the beauty of Daranak.|
|My souvenir shot|
|A baby waterfall|
|A black pig roaming at the parking lot|
|A rugged municipal jeep on standby for any eventuality. Daranak is managed by the Municipal Government of Tanay under Mayor Lito Tanjuatco..|
|Pretty lass Rachel has this to say: "I have been to Daranak many times before. My advice is for you to visit the place, not on a Saturday or Sunday, but on an ordinary day. It is not overcrowded."|