Wawa Dam, a man-made dike, turned into a tourist attraction due to its remarkable design and structure built by the Americans in 1909, purposely to provide water supply in Manila until its eventual closure in 1962 due to deterioration of the area and lack of water supply. On September 10, 1985, the Marikina Watershed, the area of the two white mountains, and Wawa Dam were declared by the National Committee on Geological Sciences as a government reservation area. Included in its reservation are the natural habitats and geophysical structures of the area.
Wawa Dam is located at the picturesque foothills of the Sierra Madre Mountains. It has a beautiful gorge which lies between two limestone mountains. Four caves are said to have been inhabited by the Japanese soldiers during the Second World War. Wawa Dam is a key eco-tourism site in the Southern Tagalog region.
Brgy. Wawa, Rodriguez, Rizal.
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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, various 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.
- In touring around the town or from one city to another city, jeepneys and tricycles are available as a mode of transportation.