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Written by Alexander "Tuts" Calinawan   

Just a short trek upwards from Daranak Falls, another natural beauty welcomes you - Batlag Falls, a privately owned resort, which offers everything Daranak has, same rates, complete with the same amenities except for an overnight stay for a small additional extra fee which Daranak does not offer. So, if you really do want to get really close to nature by spending a night, Batlag might be best suited for you.

Batlag Falls is more quieter and more solemn, maybe it’s the trek up that minimizes its patrons or maybe its just paying another fee. For whatever reason, Batlag just seems more laidback, a different kind of grace.

Batlag is a much smaller place, so its waterfall is much smaller also, it couldn’t have been more than thirty feet in height, it was almost fountain-like, even the water came down gracefully. Besides the lush greenery you would also noticed there was much more younger vegetation still growing, these small tree sprouts are scattered all throughout which also surrounds the main pool where water from the waterfall first settles. Also there are much more multi-leveled pools of water formed by rocks surrounding the falls, which you can always turn into your own personal Jacuzzi if you choose to do so.

Almost labyrinth-like are its natural formations; you wouldn’t see what’s going on from end to end, albeit smaller in square meters. It seemed like a playground. You can easily pick a spot and you can claim it for yourself, well at least for a day or overnight.

We took our time there, my guide and myself, drinking water and mostly resting from the trek, I again picked a spot where I felt I could get the most out of the place and wrote down notes. We found a tiny island in the middle of the main pool, hopped across and stayed there for a while. But for some strange reason I couldn’t write nor could I think of any ideas, I just kept on looking at everything, I didn’t even feel like writing, I just wanted to sit there and take everything in, to shut my eyes, listen to all the sounds and relax. I couldn’t fight off the overwhelming calming effect the place has nor did I want to fight it off for that matter. I surrendered to it and just put my notebook back in my bag, sat back and took a deep breath. It just felt surreal, almost like a scene from a movie.

I later learned that it was a favorite spot for TV and movie producers to shoot their films or shows at and that I probably was feeling like it was a scene from a movie because I probably have seen it on screen. That really made me laugh inside, for a moment there I was truly lost in what I thought was a place so magical that I couldn’t even find the words to describe it.

Nonetheless, I am sure that the main reason it got picked as a favorite for the small and big screens is its serenity and calm. In my opinion, Batlag falls’ true charm.

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hi there, just wanna know the rates for overnight stay in batlag. needed a room for 2 with own bathroom / travel date:5/17. we will be coming from boni heights taguig. cheers!
red sunish , May 13, 2014
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we used to go there with my family when I was teenager. Now, my friends and I are planning to go to batlag falls tihs may 1, open na ba s'ya at magkani ang entrance? are we going to pay entrance to daranak and another entrance fee to batlag? please send me details asap...thank you.
alma garcia , April 28, 2012
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Hi! I want to spend an over night stay on Batlag Falls. can u pls e-mail me the rates and how to get there? I'm from concepcion, Marikina. Thanks so much!
God bless Tanay !!!smilies/grin.gif
Lynne , April 28, 2012
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askq lng f bukas ang batlag s april 30 & may 1??ska kailngan pbng mgbayad ng entrance s daranak f s batlag nman pu2nta?

gelo , April 21, 2012
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you mentioned that batlag falls is closed, when is it going to open again? ty.
jona de leon , April 21, 2012
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Starting tomorrow, April 13, 2012, Batlag Falls is closed.
Batlag Management , April 12, 2012
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I've been there in the early 80"s, during our college in TCMC. Hope to visit here one day
Myrna M. , May 21, 2011
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were planning to go to batlag falls..
sana di kami madissappointed... smilies/smiley.gif
SHOOTING STAR! , April 23, 2011
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maganda sa batlag falls..2times na q nakapunta d2..mababait ang mga katiwala..sana makabalik ulitb aq d2..plage rn kmi d2 nag-oovernyt..
yajra , April 18, 2011
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saan po ang batlag falls?
:D , September 11, 2010
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ilove to see that place once again
ice , April 04, 2010
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ilove to see that place once again
ice , April 04, 2010
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Allan Mendez
OK NA SANA KAYA LANG MAY BAYAD PA RIN KAHIT TAGA TANAY KA DAPAT WALA NA
October 29, 2009
... : MAN , December 14, 2009
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Allan Mendez
I hope they do good job in maintaining both the daranak & batlag falls.
July 02, 2009
... : bambi tubles , December 14, 2009
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Allan Mendez
Tanay is one of the place you can go.. come and enjoy the scenery and culture of TANAY RIZAL.
June 13, 2009
... : Jose C. Cardenas Jr. , December 14, 2009
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Allan Mendez
Im proud to say that i am from TANAY RIZAL. Viva Tanay!!!!! Im from Mamuyao.....

June 13, 2009
... : Jose C. Cardenas Jr. , December 14, 2009
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Allan Mendez
email me the rates too and the way to go there from marikina This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
April 04, 2009
... : liz , December 14, 2009
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Allan Mendez
paano po pumunta d2 from katipunan?
February 22, 2009
... : jhay , December 14, 2009
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Allan Mendez
From Tanay proper, it will take you about an hour or less.
November 30, 2008
... : Dexter , December 14, 2009
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Allan Mendez
im planning to go there for a while these weekend and stay for a while. how many hours to go there from tanay proper?
i wish i could stay there for a night!!!!!!

November 30, 2008
... : dadimak26 , December 14, 2009
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Allan Mendez
Hi! Could you please send me the details of this place? I'd like to know how to contact them.. Do you think it's possible to rent the whole place even for a day lang? thanks! I'd really really really appreciate your response!
July 20, 2008
... : lil angel , December 14, 2009
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Allan Mendez
sarap maligu jan, di halata pag umiihi pag nasa tubig, jk lang heheheh
July 09, 2008
... : tigaDaraeitan , December 14, 2009
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Allan Mendez
hi pls email me on the rates or how to contact the people on batlag falls thank you hoping for your reply soon!
June 05, 2008
... : nica , December 14, 2009
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Im Proud to Taniers!
March 26, 2008
... : Taga Tanay , December 14, 2009
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NICE SITE TO SHOWCASE THE BEAUTIFUL AND RELAXING SCENERY OF OUR TOWN TANAY....
December 13, 2007
... : IAN IMBANG , December 14, 2009

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