DRT Bulacan Guide: Best Things To Do In Doña Remedios Trinidad

DRT Bulacan Guide

The kids are finally on vacation. The adults are in dire need of a weekend getaway. There is no better way to fight off boredom and fatigue than by going to DRT, Bulacan.

Tucked in the mountainous areas of Central Luzon, just at the western part of Sierra Madre, is Dona Remedios Trinidad, a town in Bulacan visited often by locals and tourists alike.

Founded in the late 1970s, DRT is the youngest municipality in Bulacan with a population of 35,000 in 2022. DRT was created after there were clamors about how the previous barangays they were in have not been able to tend to their residents’ needs as they were residing in mountainous areas. Since then, DRT has been garnering attention from local folk and tourists because of its glorious nature spots.

Don’t worry about looking for things to do as there are loads of activities you can do in the area. In fact, there are more than 100 tourist attractions in the humble town of DRT you can visit. So, whether you’re a nature lover or just an adventurous soul, you will surely enjoy every corner of Dona Remedios Trinidad, Bulacan.

Things To Do in DRT Bulacan

The best part of planning a trip is actually planning the places you’ll visit and the activities you’ll do when you actually get to your destination. In DRT, you won’t run out of things to do. You can swim in the falls or the springs in Brgy. Camachile, camp in the most beautiful glamping spots in town, hike in the different mountains around the municipality, and explore nature in the best way possible!

Swim

Talon Pare Falls
Photo from @kamponijuancabin

Looking for a way to beat the heat? DRT has several springs and falls you can swim in; just make sure to ask the tour guides first if it’s safe to take a dip in. There are about 11 falls (not including the miniature ones!) and springs around town you can visit if you want to take a swim.

If you’re to ask me, one of the best spots to visit in DRT would be Adarna, previously known as the 13 falls. This spot is a cascade of 13 small waterfalls, which are close to each other. If you’re wondering if you’d get to see all the falls, yes you will! Although, you’d have to hike trails, swim through rivers, and cross some boulders to get to each one of them. The experience, however, will make it all worth it!

Camp

DRT Camping
Photo from fb/Kampo ni Juan

Another great way to maximize your DRT experience is to go camping in town. If you’re not one for nature, you can also go glamping (which, basically is camping with better facilities and amenities). Either way, DRT is a good place to disconnect from your stressful life even just for a little while.

Some camping sites also have areas for bonfires, ATV riding, and other activities, so don’t forget to include that in your itinerary as well!

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Hike

Tila Pilon Hills DRT
Photo from fb/Tila Pilon Hills

Get your hiking boots on and head to one of the hiking trails in town! DRT has a mountainous terrain with a majestic view in its summits, making it one of the best places in the province to hike. If you’re planning to hike on your visit, you might want to check out Adarna, Mt. Lumot, Talon Pari Falls, and Zamora Falls! These are the best hiking spots, according to locals and tourists.

When hiking, make sure to bring enough supplies and have a local or tour guide help you navigate the area. Don’t forget to also wear the proper clothing to keep you safe your entire hike!

Bike

Biking is another way to experience the natural beauty of Doña Remedios Trinidad in Bulacan. The municipality is home to a network of scenic biking routes that wind through forests, past rivers, and lakes, and up into the mountains. Whether you’re a seasoned cyclist or a casual rider, there’s a route that will suit your abilities. And with stunning views around every turn, you’re sure to have an unforgettable experience. So dust off your bike and explore Doña Remedios Trinidad on two wheels. You won’t be disappointed.

Ride

There’s something about a breakfast ride that just feels like the start of a great adventure. Maybe it’s the fresh morning air or the sound of the motorcycle engine rumbling to life. Whatever the reason, there’s something special about setting out on a bike ride with nothing but the open road ahead.

And if you’re looking for a great breakfast ride destination, you can’t go beat the morning rush hour traffic and head out for a leisurely breakfast ride to DRT Bulacan. The roads may be rough and muddy during the rainy season, but it’s all part of the adventure. Experience beautiful countryside views as you wind your way through rural roads, and stop for a break at one of the many roadside cafes and refuel with a hearty meal before heading back home.

Pose

When all is said and done, the only thing left to do is pose for the perfect addition to your Instagram feed! Whether you’re a nature junkie or an architecture enthusiast, you’ll surely be left with something to show your friends and followers on social media! Just don’t forget to learn about the places too after you snap your best photos!

How to get to DRT Bulacan

Not sure how you’re going to DRT? No worries! Here are some of the ways you can get in town.

Via Public Transport

The best and cheapest way to get to DRT is through buses. Buses bound for Bulacan usually have terminals in Cubao. Fare may range from Php 200.00 to Php 300.00, depending on where you’re going to alight.

One of the most preferred routes would be alighting at San Miguel, Bulacan and riding a tricycle to DRT. The fare to DRT, however, can be costly, so make sure to add that to your budget plan!

Via Private Transportation. 

This one is rarely heard of, but if you have a budget and you’re looking for comfort, you can try to hire private transportation to get to Bulacan. Taxi fare from TriNoma to Norzagaray, Bulacan (a town near DRT) cost about Php 700.00. Grab fare may differ from the previous one.

Via Private Vehicle 

Another great way to get to DRT is through a private vehicle. DRT has a mountainous terrain and not all places can be reached via public transportation. The drive from Manila to DRT, Bulacan lasts about 2 hours.

Where to stay in DRT Bulacan

If you plan on staying in DRT for the weekend, and we definitely recommend that you do, you’d have to find a comfortable accommodation for you and your family. Glamping areas are very common in DRT, so you can bring your own tents and pitch it for the night for a minimal fee. If you’re not one for camping, however, most resorts offer overnight lodging. There are no big hotels and accommodations in the area, so don’t forget to make your reservations at an earlier date.

Still don’t have a place to stay for the night? Here’s our article about the best accommodations around DRT, Bulacan.

Where to eat in DRT Bulacan

Exploring DRT is surely going to leave you famished and thirsty. If you’re looking for a place to eat in, there are loads of restaurants and diners to choose from. Fair warning, though! Diners aren’t exactly close to each other and some may be a little expensive. Most serve Filipino breakfast meals and other dishes, while others serve snacks and coffee. There are almost no fast food restaurants in the area, so if you’re craving for fast food, it’s best to get them from Norzagaray or San Miguel before heading to DRT.

Possible Expenses

Most tourist places have entrance and/or environmental fees visitors have to pay before they can enjoy the vicinity. These fees usually range from Php 10.00 to Php 30.00 per person. Children below the age of 10 usually aren’t charged fees.

If you plan on going on a guided tour, you might have to pay for transportation, the tour guide themselves, and other fees. Tour guides may charge Php 300.00 per day, while all-in tour packages (although these packages are uncommon in DRT) may cost around Php 1,500.00 per person.

Tips and Tricks

Block off the entire weekend, and the Monday after too.

DRT has tons of activities you and your friends should try! So, if you ever find yourself in town, it better not only be for a day as you will surely miss out on a lot of things! A three-day trip would be ideal if you really want to maximize your DRT experience! If you need more time, feel free to file a vacation leave for the Monday after, as well!

Try to go for a guided tour, especially when hiking.

Making your own itinerary is all fun and games until you need to go somewhere only a local can navigate well. If you plan on hiking and seeing caves and falls, it’s best to get on a guided tour as they will ensure your safety while having fun.

Check beforehand what activities are good for kids.

If you plan to spend the weekend in DRT with the family, make sure to check beforehand which activities are good for kids and what are not. If you plan on going hiking and swimming, make sure to check if the routes or the place is safe enough for children. If you’re looking for activities that are great for kids, you might want to try ATV riding, camping, and going on picnics, for starters.

Enjoy Your Weekend at DRT Bulacan

The best way to relax, rejuvenate, and recalibrate is to spend a weekend away with nature, and there is no place better than DRT, Bulacan to do exactly that! The humble municipality of DRT has hiking trails, natural swimming areas, and camping areas that will definitely rouse the adventurous spirit in you! Grab you friends and family and head to DRT for a weekend you’ll never forget!

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