August 29, 2016

Hinulugang Taktak in Antipolo

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  • Once Antipolo’s main attraction, Hinulugang Taktak is now in the process of rebirth. It was the place to be if you’re a local or a tourist looking to cool off in Antipolo yet not keen on spending too much for a dip.

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    GREETINGS! Welcome to Hinulugang Taktak!

     Hinulugang Taktak gained national attention after being mentioned in Gerry Brandy’s song “Tayo na sa Antipolo”. The cool waters of the 21.5-meter-high waterfall were perfect for people who visited Antipolo and wanted to cool off after a long day of walking around the city center.

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    THE ICONIC FALLS. It’s hard to miss, especially if you’ve heard the song Tayo na sa Antipolo.

     It was proclaimed as a national park in 1990, yet succumbed to a tourist boom. It suffered from having too much garbage and too little maintenance. It later reached a point where the smell was too much to bear.

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    Restoration of the park itself is done, but it may take a few more years before people could actually swim in the stream made by the waterfall. As of 2017, the Department of Environmental and Natural Resources (DENR) has imposed fees on visitors: Adults (Php 30); students (Php 15); Foreigners (Php 100); Senior Citizens, Persons with Disabilities, and children below 7 years old (FREE). The use of amenities (pool, cottage, basketball court) also has fees.  Make sure you have proper swimming attire, though, as they aim to turn it into a place that Antipolo can be proud of once more.

    You can find Hinulugang Taktak in Brgy. Dela Paz, Antipolo City, Rizal. It’s open during the day all week. Night swimming is not allowed. Day swimmers will not need to worry about leaving their items in the open as there are cottages available for the public.

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