Travel Guide: Minalungao National Park | General Tinio, Nueva Ecija

The protected area of Minalungao National Park is located in the municipality of General Tinio, Nueva Ecija in the Philippines.  It is one of the few remaining natural environments in Central Luzon, a region north of Manila.

Early morning at Minalungao

Established in 1967 by virtue of Republic Act No. 5100 by the governing body of Department of Environment and Natural Resources, the 2,013 hectares park is centered along the Peñaranda River bordered on both sides by up to 16-meter high limestone walls. It is being promoted as an eco-tourism destination which offers stunning scenery of green pristine river, unique rock formations and breath-taking view of the Sierra Madre Mountain Range. At present, amenities for picnics, swimming, fishing, raft riding, cliff diving and zip line adventure have been put up to attract more visitors.

Towering limestone walls on both sides of Peñaranda River
The hanging bridge
The 1,000 steps uphill  going to the cross
The cross at the national park
Breath-taking view of Sierra Madre Mountain Range

Minalungao National Park Rates

Entrance Fee:  Php 30.00

Zip line:  Php 50.00
Minulangao Cave:  Php 10.00
Cottage:  Php 300.00
Bamboo raft (small):  Php 250.00
Bambbo raft (big):  Php 800.00
Comfort room:  Php 10.00
Car parking fee:  Php 50.00

Tricycle parking fee:  Php 10.00

How to get to Minalungao National Park?

Via Public Transport: From Manila, ride a bus bound to Gapan/Cabanatuan. Estimated travel time to Gapain in Nueva Ecija is 2-3 hours. From Gapan, you can rent a tricycle to Minalungao Park and travel another 1.5 hour.

Via Private Vehicle: From Manila, take the North Luzon Expressway and get to Sta. Rita Exit. Proceed right and go along the Candaba – San Miguel Road. Continue driving until you reach Bucana, Gapan. Upon reaching Gapan, ask the locals the best route to Minalungao National Park since there are several roads heading to the park. Estimated travel time is 4-5 hours.

*Travel Tip: Best time to go to Minalungao National Park is during summer season where the river is pristine green and suitable for swimming activity.

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