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Exploring Biak na Bato in San Miguel, Bulacan

The town of San Miguel in Bulacan is well known for its delicious delicacies such as the pastillas and chicharon; as well as its historical houses and places.

One of San Miguel’s most famous historical sites is the Biak na Bato National Park.

Biak na bato

One of Biak na bato’s hanging bridges

The park serves as a place where people can learn a lot about the Philippine history and at the same time, take a break from the city’s busy and smoky streets.

Clear waters

Upon visiting the park, a ₱30 entrance per person will be asked and visitors must hire a tour guide for ₱200.

Biak na bato hanging bridge

Trail leading to different sites around Biak na Bato

The locals act as tour guides and will share historical trivia to tourists. The shortest trail is about a kilometer long and would take you about 2 hours of walking, hiking, sight-seeing and picture taking.

One of the oldest bridges in Biak na Bato

Pahingahan Cave

Pahingahan Cave

Along the trail, you will encounter caves like the Bahay Paniki cave (Bat cave), and the Aguinaldo cave that served as a shelter for Filipino revolutionaries during the Spanish era. Different rock formations are also to be expected while hiking.

Inside the Bahay Paniki Cave (Bat Cave)

You can encounter large boulders along the trail.

You can encounter large boulders along the trail.

Below the bridge is where tourists can go for a swim, as the waters there are clean and clear. Even locals use it for their laundry.

A clean river just below the bridge

Women utilize the river by doing their laundry in it.

You can bring your own cooked food and have a picnic by the river, but there are also eateries available nearby that offer a wide variety of food.

The riverbanks can be a place where you and your friends can have a picnic together.

To get to Biak na Bato by commute:

  1. Ride a bus from Cubao heading to San Miguel. Alight at St. Paul College San Miguel. (P120)

  2. From there, ride a tricycle going to Biak na Bato. 4-5 people can ride a single tricycle trip. (Approx. P200)

Tip:

There are small restaurants in front of St. Paul College where you can buy meals if ever you don’t have any packed lunch.

Exploring Biak na Bato in San Miguel, Bulacan
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