Tourist destination of Real Quezon - The Park Pacific Recreation Park, Balagbag Falls and Nonok Falls
Renante MinaMonday, September 7, 2015 22 comments

     It was August 28, 2015 when we first visited Real Quezon which is a long weekend for all of us as we celebrate Ninoy Aquino Day, thanks to him!  We already packed our stuff before weekend but with a little hesitation because of the weather. The typhoon Ineng brought heavy rains, strong gust of winds and hit the northern part of Luzon a week before our most awaited vacation.

     Fortunately the last weekend of August (29 & 30) was good to us; me and my partner had the chance to explore the area. Each adventure and travel is more memorable when we meet new friends and be with some old friends for a quality time. As the saying goes "the more, the merrier". Sad to say, it's just the two of us and no one was able to join us because they had prior commitment. But it’s okay because I’m with her and we got all the time together and consider this trip as our post monthsary celebration. Ayeeeee so sweet! Haha


     Saturday morning August 26th, I fetched her from their office since she's working in a night shift. We rode a bus via Raymond Transportation bus company located at Legarda and we arrived just in time to catch the first trip 4:00AM going to Infanta. Fare going to The Park Pacific Recreation Park costs P195.00 each. At the ticket booth we only said that we will get off at Real Quezon and didn’t mention the exact name of the place so we were charged with much higher fare. The conductor said that from Legarda to Tignoan Real Quezon, the fare only costs P175.00. It's a lesson learned for a tipid travellers like us. At least now we know... next time. Hehe.

     It was almost 4-hours of travel because of heavy traffic caused by the road construction. When we arrived at The Park, a very accommodating man and owner of The Park Mr. Teody Villaflor greeted us and discussed to us everything about the places to go and different activities for the guests. Being a first timer in that place, you can already feel the calmness: no videoke at all even at night or daytime! All you can hear is the splash of the waves, which is our main reason for this weekend escape. The Park had a vast space where you can set your hammock and tents.

Setting up our tent and hammock while waiting kuya Danny our guide

     We rest for a while, pitched our tent and set our hammock. Unfortunately we can’t contact Kuya Danny, our contact tricycle driver and guide for that day. So we just hired other driver going to Balagbag and Nonok Falls. 

Balagbag falls

     We're so lucky when in we are at Balagbag falls, no other tourists for that day aside from us and it’s a bliss! Nothing you can hear but just the water falls. 

     If you are a good swimmer, got no fear of heights and you want more adventure; you can try to jump at the cliff down to the catching basin but need extra effort to climb a little higher to reach the second level of the waterfall which is another amazing view. But before you do that, you'll witness first the huge rock formations and waterfalls. 

     We can't wait that long that we pampered our tired body rightaway for a free massage from that natural cold water of Balagbag Falls. 

Art takes nature as its model. - Aristotle

Going to Nonok falls

     After an hour of stay at Balagbag Falls, we decided to leave and moved to a neighboring waterfall of Balagbag; the Nonok Falls - it is smaller and has clearer water than Balagbag Falls that has a perfect picture scenery and where you can relax with your family and friends. I can say that this waterfalls is somehow looks like Gabaldon Falls in Nueva Ecija.

Nonok falls

     Balagbag and Noknok falls have P20.00 entrance fee each and P200.00 for the cottage. Its almost 2PM when we went back to The Park Pacific Recreation Park and time to visit the Tignoan beach which is the surfing destination of south, near Metro Manila. Both Real Quezon and Infanta Quezon is the gateway to Pacific, so you will expect big waves suitable for the surfers.

Because the landscape has always been an integral part of my life, I have developed a deep sense of belonging to nature rather than feeling apart from it or above it. - Clyde Aspevig

Rest time after our water falling adventure

     I cooked tuna pasta for our early dinner, thank God my partner loved it! Ehem as she said "pwede ng mag asawa", hindi niya alam strict ang parents ko. Haha. And so we savour the night with some shots of gin bulag and spent our quality time, the "us" time. Talking about anything under the sun, or moon rather.

     Early morning the next day, I prepared breakfast for her while she's sleeping. When done preparing all, I woke her up as if there's fire outside our tent and somehow she was shocked because she was deeply sleeping but suddenly she realized that I was just kidding. Thankfully she got surprised, almost crying but painted a big smile all over her face when she saw a mini cake with a simple message how much I love her. Dagdag pogi points na naman. Hehehe.

     After our breakfast a guy approached me, kayo ba kaibigan ni Yam? Ako si Danny yung tricycle driver, he explained why we can’t contact his mobile number because there’s no signal in his place and he felt sorry to us. He is nice and very accommodating to us, he offer his service without any charge. As he said "Hindi ako naghahangad ng malaking bayad, ang sa akin ay masaya ang mga bisita ko at tuloy-tuloy lang ang aking serbisyo."


Surfboards for rent


Stockroom with graffiti design

Skate park


Tignoan beach

Surfer in Tignoan beach

     We enjoyed the rest of our day by watching the surfers playing with the big waves. We felt so envious that we don’t have the guts to try mainly because we don’t know how to swim. So sad....

Enjoying the beach with her favorite shirt Bob Marley

Ehem my loving partner MaryangLaagan

     Quezon is very blessed. They have pristine beaches, waterfalls, mountains and historical sites and the good thing is, it is near Metro Manila which is one of the go-to place whenever we want to escape away from the metro.

Fees in the Park Pacific Recreation Kamp

Owner of The Park
Teody Villaflor
Mobile no. 09209246102

Foam or fiber glass - P200/hr / P500 half day / P1,000 whole day
Paddle board - P300/hour
Body board - P50/hour
Instructor - P300/hour

How to get there: Antipolo Route best route if you are from Manila

Ride either the van or Raymond bus going to Real Tignoan, Quezon at  246, Legarda Street, Sampaloc, Manila City, 1015, Metro Manila. Tel:(02) 733 9380

Fare in Raymond bus is P175.00 while the fare for the van is P220.00 Travel time using the bus is 4-5 hours while for the van is 3-4 hours only. inform the driver/konduktor you will drop you in The Park Tignoan Quezon.

I will recommend kuya Danny as your guide and trike driver in exploring waterfalls in Real Quezon, he is  very accommodating and very nice to his guests.
Contact Number: 09103326793


Francis Balgos said...

Pwede mag surf? woohoo!
Sakto to, bakasyon. camp style pa

Renante Mina said...

yes sir eto yun panoorin mo.

naks said...

manong renan, congratz with your travel...
talagang sinusundan ko every post mo...
ganda talaga ng 'Pinas!

Renante Mina said...

sir naks fren na ba kita sa fb? add mo ako pls salamat sa pagsubaybay sa mga adventures ko ha... wag magsasawa sa kwento ko :)

Jon Espina said...

Ayyeee waterfalls with gf hehe

Sir, ilalagay ko rin to listahan ng mga waterfalls na balak ko puntahan, or namin din ni gf.. ayeee! LOL!

More travels and stories sir. galing!

Renante Mina said...

salamat sir punthan niyo yan mura na at malapit pa sa metro :) kumpleto na ang adventure niyo jan hehehe

jillian borja said...

Malalim po ba yung dagat? :) Hindi rin ako marunong mag swim pero nag ssurf ako :D Try nyo poo!

Renante Mina said...

opo ma'am pero depende sa panahon at malakas yung current kaya mag ingat po :)

jillian borja said...

Oooh! Thank you! Ano sinakyan nyo pauwi ng manila? :)

Renante Mina said...

hi, van po na dumadaan dahil may guide kami siya na ang nagtxt doon na sunduin kami sa the Park. 220 pamasahe

IV-Z1 VMHS main 1999 said...

pag antipolo po ang daan saan po ang terminal / saan ako sasakay mas gusto ko po kasi ang van...

Renante Mina said...

doon din po sa may Legarda katabi lang din ata ng Raymond bus station...

Unknown said...

Magkano renta sa surf board yung may shark fins?

Unknown said...

Sir ask ko lang po may reservation pa po ba to o pwede walk in

Niel paz said...

Mag kano po nagastos nyo overall?

Niel paz said...

Sir kung from antipolo ka san maganda sumakay? And mag kano po nagastos nyo overall o mag kano po estimate nyo para sa mga budget traveller. Thanks.

Richard Ramirez said...


Tanong ko lang po if gano kalayo ang mga places na pinuntahan mo from The Park? like yng mga falls and beach.


Renante Mina said...

@Richard Ramirez yung the Park tapat niya ay dagat, then from the Park kailangan mo sumakay ng Trike na maigigng guide mo narin sa pagpunta sa waterfalls. siguro mga 5-10mins na ride from the Park sa waterfalls Noknok at Balagbag falls medyo magkatabi lang yan magkasunod.. pero every falls ay may registration fee po.. maraming salamt ingat

nenelwaschillin said...

sir ask ko lang kung may kuryente and signal sa place? thanks since tent kasi kaya iniisip ko kung may kuryente

Renante Mina said...

yes meron po kuryente yung signal may part na wala sir pero sa mismong The PArk meron

Cresalyn Bitos said...

Hi sir ask ko lang if may parking po b dun sa the park? Thanks

Renante Mina said...

Yes meron po parking doon.