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.
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.
Upon visiting the park, a ₱30 entrance per person will be asked and visitors must hire a tour guide for ₱200.
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.
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.
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.
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.
To get to Biak na Bato by commute:
Ride a bus from Cubao heading to San Miguel. Alight at St. Paul College San Miguel. (P120)
From there, ride a tricycle going to Biak na Bato. 4-5 people can ride a single tricycle trip. (Approx. P200)
There are small restaurants in front of St. Paul College where you can buy meals if ever you don’t have any packed lunch.