Rizal Travel Guide and Itinerary

Rizal Travel Guide and Itinerary – Rizal, officially the Province of Rizal (Tagalog: Lalawigan ng Rizal), is a landlocked province in the Philippines located in the Calabarzon region in Luzon. Its capital is the city of Antipolo. It is about 16 kilometres (9.9 mi) east of Manila. The province is named after José Rizal, one of the main national heroes of the Philippines. Rizal is bordered by Metro Manila to the west, Bulacan to the north, Quezon to the east and Laguna to the southeast. The province also lies on the northern shores of Laguna de Bay, the largest lake in the country. Rizal is a mountainous province perched on the western slopes of the southern portion of the Sierra Madre mountain range.

Rizal covers a total area of 1,191.94 square kilometres (460.21 sq mi) occupying the northern-central section of the Calabarzon in Luzon. The province is bordered on the north by Bulacan, east by Quezon, southeast by Laguna, south by the Laguna de Bay, and west by Metro Manila.
Located 20 kilometres (12 mi) east of Manila, commuters take approximately an hour to reach the provincial seat which is in Antipolo. Generally hilly and mountainous in terrain, most of the province’s southern towns lie in the shores of Laguna de Bay, the country’s largest inland body of water.  Rizal Travel Guide and Itinerary. Rizal Travel Guide and Itinerary

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1. The Masungi Georeserve in Rizal, Philippines:
It is a conservation area in the Philippines situated in the southern Sierra Madre range in Baras, Rizal, 47 kilometres (28 mi) east of Manila. It centers on the geological formations of Masungi Rock, at an elevation of 640 metres (2,100 ft). In 1993, the Masungit Rock and its vicinity was proposed to be declared as a Strict Nature Reserve and Wildlife Sanctuary by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources.

It has been a popular destination for hikes and day trips from Manila since it opened in 2015 and started development towards Geopark status.
A popular attraction in the park is the Sapot (“Cobweb”), a metallic platform with wooden steps which allows visitors to walk on suspended netting above the karst and get a 360-degree view of the Sierra Madre and the Laguna de Bay.

2. Palo Alto in Rizal, Philippines:
It is a breathtaking man made falls an hour drive from the town in Marcos Highway,Baras Rizal. It is also the home of the Philippines’ native martial arts’, Sikaran.

This ancient martial arts was popular among the Farmers in the Village of Baras in the province of Rizal in the Philippines even before the Spanish Conquest of the Philippine Archipelago on March 16, 1521, when the Islands was discovered by Ferdinand Magellan.

Hari Osias Banaag, originator of the Global Sikaran Federation and diplomat for the Traditional game.

He recently attended and was warmly received at the UNESCO Collective Consultation Meeting on the Preservation and the Promotion of Traditional Sports and Game (TSG).

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