Reese and I haven’t been to Hinulugang Taktak and so on a sunny Saturday morning Mark took us to a quick road trip to Antipolo.
Hinulugang Taktak is known for its waterfalls and has always been one of Antipolo’s iconic destination. However, as a result of the urbanization and population growth, the water streams of Hinulugang Taktak has been severely polluted with trash. The area had to be closed off in the early 90s to give way to a year long rehabilitation effort. Through the combined efforts of the government and NGOs, residents and tourists are able to visit the Hinulugang Taktak.
What to Expect When You Visit
We paid P 60 for our entrance fee since kids under 7 can come in for free. and P 40 for the parking. We didn’t use any of the facilities because we only intended to view the waterfalls and roam around the area.
The park is filled with tall luscious trees giving its guesst shade as they walk around it. When you visit, be ready to walk down several flights of stairs and climb up as you go home.
If you do not like to take the stairs, there is an elevator that takes people from the highest level to the viewing deck. The elevator gives priority to PWDs, Elders, Pregnant women and those with children.
We took the stairs and towards the last flight of stairs lie a large viewing deck of the famous Hinulugang Taktak.
The park itself is clean however I can still smell a hint of “stink” coming from the waterfalls when you go near the waterfalls. I guess there is still remnants of the pollution that almost destroyed this landmark.
When we visited, there are still on going improvements on the park. I think they might be building tree houses but that is just a guess.
So here are some pictures of the other facilities or “picture spots” in the park.
Large Area for Events
Swimming Pool with Kiddie Slide
Overall, I think it was a good experience for us to visit the falls. For P 100 pesos, we were able to show Reese a real waterfalls and have a quick walking exercise too. I hope that the administration and park goers continue to maintain the cleanliness of the park
Have you been to Hinulugang Taktak too? Did you like the improvements?
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