I got a short notice invitation from our new friends to join them as they visit Nueva Ecija and Tarlac. Since I haven’t really explored the tourist spots in these provinces, I said yes right away. The target destination is Minalungao National Park. The service picked us up in Makati around 7am and headed up North. Our first stop was Don’s house (IG:@iamdonfranco) to have lunch and pick up food for our baon.

Minalungao National Park is located in the municipality of General Tinio, Nueva Ecija. The park is considered as one of the few remaining natural environments in this region north of Manila. It is promoted by the local government as an ecotourism destination offering breath-taking scenery of green pristine river and unique rock formations. A system of unexplored subterranean caverns have also been identified as potential attractions. Facilities for picnics, swimming, fishing, raft riding and cliff diving have likewise been put up to draw more visitors. Source: 

Arrived around 2pm, since it is Saturday the place is really crowded. There’s an entrance fee of P50 per person.


Food, transportation and house are free. We only pay for entrance fee. You may also try zipline here and bridge walk to the other side of the river.