The trend in Ecotourism in the Philippines has become in-demand in the recent years, with all the mountain-climbing and trekking activities in some of the eco-tourist spots in the country. With that, Masungi Georeserve takes the spotlight as one of the best spots to visit when in the Philippines.
MASUNGI GEORSERVE. A breathtaking place filled with awe-inspiring limestone formations. Photo grabbed from Masungi Georeserve’s Facebook page
Just a few hours away from Manila, a beautiful conservation area called Masungi Georeserve is found in Tanay, Rizal. This spot is known for its main attraction being the 10-km spine of pristine limestone formations.
SAPOT. A web-like platform that will give you a magnificent view of the Laguna de Bay.
As you walk through the cemented trail, various natural creations will mesmerize you with their beauty. It’s the place for those who love to see the great outdoors for a great adventure. In the area, you will be able to go through hanging bridges and cave, and you’d also get the chance to experience the giant hammock (Duyan) and see the picturesque view through the viewing deck.
TATAY AT NANAY. Two of the towering peaks to see in the place.
While in the area, you will also be able to see towering peaks such as the “Tatay,” one of the tallest rock peaks and “Nanay,” which are five limestone peaks interconnected through bridges. The whole activity is full of hiking (about3-4 hours) and climbing so it’s best to wear comfortable clothes during your trip. You will also learn a lot from this with all the wildlife and plant species you will encounter which is why it’s one of the best ecotourism spots in the Philippines.
To go here, you can take two routes for private transport via Marcos Highway or via Sampaloc in Tanay. For public transportation, you can go in routes via Cogeo and Tanay.
7 to 10 people are the min-max number of people to hike. You need to place reservations in advance through their website, as a lot of people come to visit the place. The conversation fee is P1000 per person (February to March 2016) and P1400 per person (on April onwards). The best time to visit is during December to April so be sure to book early before the peak season comes.
As you go for an adventure in the place, you will learn a lot about environmental conservation and you will also help sustain the ecotourism in the place. See Masungi Georeserve and have a unique and inspiring travel outdoors!
Photos courtesy of: Masungi Georeserve’s official website