Palo Alto Falls of Baras, Rizal

Palo Alto Falls

Who would have thought that the low profile town of Baras is home to one of Rizal Province’s best kept secrets?

Only an hour away from Metropolitan Manila is Palo Alto Falls, one of the numerous waterfalls that dot the province of Rizal.

Palo Alto Falls
Palo Alto Falls, one of Rizal’s best kept secrets!

Situated inside the 200-hectare Palo Alto Leisure and Residential Estates in Barangay Pinugay, Baras, Palo Alto Falls is one of, if not, the lesser known waterfalls in the Province of Rizal. In fact, it was off limits to public for quite some time due to development of the area, making it a secret destination for most. But late last year, the private developer opened the site to public and the news of its opening quickly spread like a bushfire to waterfalls chaser and nature lovers. Now, it is fast becoming a hotspot.

Palo Alto Falls
The waters go to a rocky stream before going to Laguna Lake

Palo Alto Falls lies at the foot of Sierra Madre Mountain Range, with the cold water cascading from the height of 60 feet into a wide concreted pool and all the way to a rocky stream that drains to Laguna Lake.

Although the road to Palo Alto Leisure and Residential Estates and to the waterfall’s compound is in excellent condition, reaching the waterfalls itself isn’t a walk in the park as it involves a 30-meter trek on an established trail beside the stream which includes 249 stone steps. It is relatively an easy feat with its well paved trail and handrails, a short five to ten minutes trek that guarantees a worthy scenery.

Palo Alto Falls
Cottages and picnic tables are available for rent

The area is beautifully developed by Sta. Lucia Land Inc., with cottages, picnic tables, grilling areas, concreted walkway, platforms and beautiful landscaping, to make it accessible, comfortable and convenient to general public. It is open everyday from 8AM to 5PM, including holidays. Entrance fee is P100 per person for those who will swim but free for those who are dropping by only for viewing. Cottages are available for rent at P700 while picnic table and chairs can be rented at P300.

Palo Alto Falls
Beautifully developed and now ready for the influx of waterfalls lovers out there!

Palo Alto Leisure and Residential Estates is located along Marcos Highway near Baras-Tanay boundary. There are public jeepneys from Antipolo City/Masinag and Cogeo going to Palo Alto and Tanay that pass by the gate of the prime subdivision. For more information, check out Kara Santos’ post on Palo Alto Falls.

All photos on this post are taken using Lenovo Vibe Z


  1. chel

    open ba ang palo alto falls pag weekdays..


  2. vina cabasan

    hi good evening po, ask ko lang din papaano pumunta jan sa baras falls kung galing kang makati city? magkano po entrance per head pati na din ung cottage? maraming salamat po 😀vina

  3. hi may i know ehats ur contact no.??

  4. melody

    What your contact number?

  5. yonex

    may i know how to get there and what the rates if were going to Palo Alto Falls for leisure? I and my friends want to go there on Nov. 19, please reply, Thanks!

  6. Hi everyone! pwede pubang mag dala ng sariling Picnic table sa Paolo Alto falls? sa ibang falls kasi na napuntahan namin pinayagan kaming dalhin namin ung Picnic table namin. Bumili po kasi ung pinsan ko sa ng picnic table para may maayos kaming makakainan pag dating dun. Salamat po!

  7. albert

    gud pm po ask ko lng po contact number nyo po kc papa reserve po kmi this comming saturday thnx po

  8. To get there….you can bike preferable mountain bike. You can commute…ride a jeepney bound for Baras…don’t know if there is really a jeepney from there that routes all the way to Palo Alto…seen some private bus going there…your best bet…rent a van or jeepney..since there is a steep dowhill at the entrance of Palo Alto.
    You can also drive your car or motorcyle in going there….look for this roadside eatery…the famous Mang Vic’s Bulalo…that is your landmark…meaning in one hour or less you will be there in Palo, Alto…if you see that the road is between a hill or mountain that’s it…you can’t miss Palo Alto since there is this tower like structure just outside of the resort. Hope this helps.

  9. yen wahe

    how to get to baras rizal? i mean via public utility vehicles? from robinson’s metro east or sta.lucia mall? thank you!

  10. Jeankie

    How to go there in Baras Falls .? May i know the full details .? Thankyou and Godbless po .

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