Daranak Falls

casaveneracion.com the bridge at the park's entrance

The WOW Philippines website will tell you that Daranak Falls is located in Bgy. Tandang Kutyo at the foot of the Tanay mountains and is a favorite shooting location for local and international movies.

This foot bridge is the entrance to the Daranak Falls Park.

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The WOW Philippines website also says “Daranak Falls nestles quietly at the foot of the Tanay mountains, preserved with the natural vegetation, complemented with beautiful waterfalls, ponds, and rivers cascading through elaborate tropical trees and plants.”

It was beautiful–if you look at the waterfalls and nothing else.

casaveneracion.com bathers at the daranak falls

What the WOW Philippines website does not say is that the government-run park and resort is filthy. It was crowded when we went there and there weren’t enough garbage bins. It was either that or there weren’t enough signs, or personnel to go around and remind visitors, to please dispose of their trash properly.