6 Must-visit Rivers in Bulacan


What are the lists of Bulacan river tourist spots that you can include in your holiday trips for your family or for your solitude retreats? With approximately an hour of travel from Manila, choosing Bulacan as your next destination is a great choice with its significant landmarks, historical heritage, and landscape. This province is definitely going to be your outdoor haven tour. Bulacan serves as the cultural capital of the Philippines and the land of our National Heroes. Bulacan extravagantly showcases its diversity by giving its travelers and visitors their different finest tourist attractions.

Just recently our dear President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. issued Proclamation No. 90, declaring the regular holidays and special non-working days for 2023. This amends Proclamation No. 42 which was issued in August, and this gives you the opportunity to book those bucket lists of yours, time to relax, engage in the outside world, and have that quality time spent with yourself, your family, and your loved ones.

Let’s find out what are Bulacan River Tourist spots that complement your tastes, and leisure, and something that mesmerizes your soul. Here are the lists of Bulacan river tourist spots for your next travel:

1. Biak-na-Bato

A 2,117 hectare park that is historically significant for our country as it became the hideout of our beloved Filipino revolutionaries from the time of the Spanish era invasion. It is considered the most popular refreshing tourist destination for your family in Bulacan, and one of the Bulacan river tourist spots with its beautiful natural river flows. This national park is centered by the mountain Gorge that is sliced by the Balaong River in Sierra Madre Mountain Range. To start, you may explore the Balaong River’s beautiful rock formation and swim in the cool, clear water and enjoy its serene view.  You can go on Hiking Trails and explore the following places: Mt. Manalmon, Mt. Gola, Mt. Susong Dalaga, and Mt. Silid. You may explore the beautiful serenity of Tilandong Falls and the cave network of the national park, the Aguinaldo Cave, Bat Cave, Nido Birds, and some animals homed in the park. A P30.00 entrance fee is needed in Biak-na-Bato national park, P300.00 for a guide fee that is equal to ten (10) people, and a cave entrance of P150.00 per cave.  You may also check the nearest hotel or vacation rental accommodations for your getaway adventure that suits your budget and your lifestyle.

2. San Rafael River Adventure

One of the Bulacan river tourist spots that accommodate family bonding and team building, San Rafael offers a wide range of activities you may choose from for their water and land activities you may try their jetski, banana boat, paddle, and ATV for their land activity. They also have a river cruise that offers fresh air and a perfect view, enjoying the cruise while eating, and you may also do some karaoke too! For their accommodations, you may choose what suits your family or team’s needs by visiting their website. You may click the virtual tour per cabin before booking your package accommodations. You may check on their website and Facebook page for their overall offered activities and to answer all your inquiries. Here is their website: http://www.sanrafaelriveradventure.com/ and Facebook Page: San Rafael River Adventure | Facebook.

3. Maramo River

One of the Bulacan river tourist spots considered “The Palawan of Bulacan” located at the Norzagaray Bulacan, this tourist spot accommodates you with two kinds of tours: a day tour from 6 am to 4 pm and an overnight tour from 4 pm to 10 am. There is also a 20 to 30 minutes trek and an optional 4×4 ride to reach the place. For your inquiries and all the details of their tour, you may visit their Facebook page and just send an inquiry and they will send you all the details you need like the fees, activities you may do and all the inclusions of the package.  You may inquire at Maramo River | Facebook.

4. Bitbit River

Located in Norzagaray Bulacan, this cold, clean, and clear water brings you a nice place to stay and relax. This one of the Bulacan river tourist spots is also a destination for bikers, trekkers, and riders. A parking fee amounting to forty pesos (P40.00) and the cottage fee is three hundred pesos (P300.00). Bitbit River is best to visit during summer for the nice snap scenic view, the big rock formation, and swimming activities. 

5. Bakas River

One more pride of the Bulacan river tourist spot from Norzagaray is Bakas river, historically its name is based on the belief that some of the marks of rocks are believed to be the footprints of Bernardo Carpio, a legendary hero. This river tourist spot marks its popularity as perfect for swimming getaways because of its clean and clear water. As travelers, you may rent huts along its river banks and enjoy its breeze, rock formation, and scenic view.

6. Ipo Dam View Deck

If you want an instagrammable photo and scenery, drop by the magnificent view of Ipo Dam located at Norzagaray Bulacan this majestic tourist spot gives you an extravagant view of the Sierra Madre Mountain Range, take refuge and rest with the man-made nest, and give way yourself the best retreat in the swing, Kubo for your rest and delicious food around the area.

Considering Bulacan as one of your tourist spot destinations will give you a complete package of what you deserve from its beautiful landscape, historical landmarks, marvelous caves, brilliant rivers, breathtaking waterfalls, and spectacular mountains, truly Bulacan is a one-stop place for your family’s time out, new experiences and a new chapter of fun.

From its river destination to different cultural tourism Bulacan is also one of Bria Homes’ ideal communities. Bria Homes offers an affordable house, lot, and condominium that bring you a complete place of serenity, peace, and proximity to landmarks that suit all your needs. The combined package of Bulacan’s scenery tourist spot and Bria Homes finest built homes gives you complete living needs that complement you and your families.  

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Written by Rowena Lansang