Take A Breather At This Sanctuary Not Far From The City

Experience the wonders that the forests of Rizal have to offer.
by STAIL Team

For some, Holy Week means finding comfort or devoting oneself to the Lord, abstaining from the things that give us pleasure to remember the sacrifices Jesus made for us in His crucifixion.

For adventure seekers and those who are taking the time to find themselves, Masungi Georeserve might be the place for you!

In the 1990s, the forests of Rizal Province faced imminent threats.

Illegal logging was extensive, posing a high risk of the depletion of trees. Mining and quarrying increased the possibility of widespread damaging effects on the environment and the lives of its locals. Large-scale acquisition of land by various public and private entities loomed.

Hope for change came in the 2000s when organizations collaborated to restore and rehabilitate the forests.

Now, Masungi Georeserve boasts of richer landscapes and lush greens and has become not just a conservation area but even a place where visitors can relax and experience the beauty of nature. It is evident that in the almost 20 years that have passed, the commitment to protect and conserve the environment has become rooted in the hearts of the people directly involved in the reserve’s projects, as well as in those of its visitors.

Discovery Trail consists of rock formations and rope courses, including a hanging bridge that guests will have to cross.

Rope Courses at Masungi Georeserve

Rope Courses at Masungi Georeserve

Legacy Trail grants visitors the chance to become involved in the efforts being implemented to conserve the forests of Rizal. The activities include tree planting and tree nurturing, which will be overseen by a park ranger.

The Legacy Trail is an immersion in the greater Masungi Geopark Project

The Legacy Trail is an immersion in the greater Masungi Geopark Project

If you feel the need to rest and eat, drop by Silayan Dining Room, a restaurant that boasts of vibrant, seasonal menus containing an array of dishes inspired by the landscape of Masungi. While eating, guests can also enjoy breathtaking views of Laguna de Bay, the Susong Dalaga Mountains, and even the skyline of Metro Manila.

This angle of the Silayan Dining Room taken at night is a perfect view to cap off your hiking experience

This view of the Silayan Dining Room taken at night is the perfect way to cap off your hiking experience

Does this post inspire you to travel and visit Masungi Georeserve? Request to visit through its website at www.masungigeoreserve.com

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