Looking over the view over Mt. Bincayan in Rodriguez, Rizal can transport travelers back to when dinosaurs roamed the earth. It's about 40 kilometers from Metro Manila, but feels worlds away with a vast carpet of mountains stretching out with no other soul in sight. The mountain is also famous for the sea of clouds visible from the summit in early morning. The trek up and down the top of Mt. Binacayan can be challenging with jagged rocks and narrow trails, but it's manageable enough for a day hike.
Mt. Binacayan - in photos
How to get there
From Eastwood City, Libis, Quezon City take a tricycle going to the DENR office in Brgy. Wawa. This is the jump-off point for the climb where tourists can also register and get a guide. Standard rate for tour guides are P500 ($10) for five people.
Cover photo is a screengrab from @justinvawter on Instagram.
By Celia Nachura
Published November 2016