The province of Rizal has kept the spirit of art alive, and this same spirit goes on through the Uugong Arts and Cultural Park, a bastion for natural and man-made beauty.
During the early '60s to early '80s, Uugong Park was known for its breathtaking view of the rice fields, different birds can be seen, and its majestic waterfalls. It is usually a summer spot for families. Uugong means echo, because of the strong current of the falls it makes a loud echo or sound. People from the town usually wash their clothes there, even water buffalos also take dips during the hot summer months. It is foubd in Brgy. Bumbongan, Morong Rizal
Uugong Park now has a resort made and owned by a local artist named Rafael Pacheco, who is known not only locally but internationally because of his paintings. His medium for his paintings are his fingers. The resort does not use the old falls anymore, instead two pools were made. Inside the resort you can view the now dead waterfalls and its river. Interesting in the new Uugong resort is the displayed collection of paintings and sculpture of Mr. Pacheco.
The park is also a perfect hideaway from the maddening crowd of the metropolis and as a nature sanctuary. One can enjoy a three-in-one view of the Morong town with its four-centuries-old bell tower.
Uugong Park is located in Brgy. Bombongan, Morong, Rizal.
Here is the list of hotels and resorts in the province.
- Loreland Farm Resort
Location: Sitio Loreland, Barangay San Roque, Antipolo City, Antipolo / Rizal, Manila, Philippines
- Seven Suites Hotel Observatory
Location: Hollywood Hills Sumulong Highway, Antipolo / Rizal, Manila, Philippines
- Thunderbird Resorts - Rizal
Location: Eastridge Avenue, Binangonan, Antipolo / Rizal, Manila, Philippines
- Villa Jhoana Resort
Location: Ibanez St., Angono, Rizal, Antipolo / Rizal, Manila, Philippines
How to get there
- The province of Rizal is 110 kilometers south of Manila. It is accessible by land transportation from Metro Manila and the neighboring provinces of Southern Tagalog and Central Luzon
- Buses, varied public utility vehicles and the metro rail system with stations at Crossing/EDSA in Mandaluyong City, Robinson’s Galleria in Ortigas Avenue, Quezon City and Farmer’s Market in Cubao, Quezon City ply the routes to Antipolo, Taytay, Cainta, Binangonan, Angono, Tanay and other towns in Rizal
- Touring around the town or from one city to another city, jeepneys and tricycles are available as a mode of transportation.