The Masungi Georeserve: A Place Like No Other

Friday, September 02, 2016

The Filipino people are known for their creativity and resourcefulness. One example of this is how they are able to use deformed bars in the Philippines and incorporate them in their construction projects.

Filipinos are also into sports and activities wherein they are able to remain fit and active. In fact, more and more people are discovering their love for hiking and mountaineering. If you check your social media feed, you will see at least one post from a friend about his or her hiking adventure.

If you are thinking of starting your own adventure and try hiking for the first time or if you are looking for another place to start hiking again, perhaps you should consider going to the Masungi Georeserve to discover something new and out of this world.

Different Natural Attractions

The georeserve’s name, Masungi, comes originally from the term “masungki” which means jagged. The name has been inspired by the jagged rocks that you will be able to see in the landscape. 

Tatay and Nanay (Father and Mother) are the highest peaks in Masungi. Tatay is composed of different rocks that seemed to pile on top of each other. Nanay, on the other hand, is a rock formation made up of limestone. Both of them had been formed naturally.

Aside from these peaks, the site also features a cave called Yungib ni Ruben. This cave formation is a section of a karst landscape. Hikers would be able to rest in the cave as it offers them a cool shelter away from the sun. 

Sapot (web) is perhaps the most famous attraction in Masungi. It is a platform that is made of metal and wooden steps that mimics a spider web. It is actually suspended above one of the rock formations in the georeserve, allowing hikers a view of both the Sierra Madre Mountains and Laguna de Bay.

Rope Courses

The georeserve offers more than hiking to those people who are seeking an adventure. It also provides them other activities such as wall climbing. In fact, rope courses have been set up all over Masungi.

Lambat (fish net) is the first of the rope courses hikers will encounter in the conservation. It encourages visitors to climb a rock wall by using the rope net to get to the rest of the georeserve

Duyan is another one of the rope course that can be seen in Masungi. This one is fashioned after a rope hammock which stretches onto a few hundred feet. This course does not only offer hikers an extra challenge in their trekking but also photo opportunities that they can share in their own social media accounts.

Relaxation Points

A good hike should not only be consists of activities which is why Masungi Georeserve made sure to offer hikers areas where they can simply breathe and enjoy what nature can offer.

Patak is one of these areas; it is located atop the treetops in the conservation and is designed to look like a cable car with the function of a tree house. Hikers are sure to find solace in this spot.

Liwasan is one more area where hikers can relax. It is a valley-like area where reflection ponds can be seen. The view would surely help visitors to wind down as they start their final ascent in the georeserve

Masungi Georeserve is located in the Garden Cottages in Rizal, Philippines. You actually need at least 1 month prior to the said schedule when it comes to booking and making a reservation. The Masungi Georeserve is truly a place like no other. Look it up and make sure you inquire, include it in your bucket list travelers!
About the author: 

Katrina is your average gal living in the metro who has a passion for writing, travel and photography. She admires nature at its finest and always wanted to become one of them. Dreaming to have the Cinderella life one day, humming with the birds, dancing with the clouds.

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