Provinces

Rizal Province

Written by Patrick

ABOUT

Rizal, officially known as the Province of Rizal, is a province in the Philippines located in the CALABARZON Region, 16 kilometres east of Manila. Its capital is Pasig. The province is named after José Rizal, one of the main national heroes of the Philippines. Rizal Province has long been known for its many spectacular attractions that have offered its visitors moments of adventure and leisure they won’t soon forget.

LOCATION

Rizal

Coordinates: 14°40′N 121°15′E

FAST FACTS

The following are a few useful and interesting details about this province.

Province:
Rizal
Location:
14°40′N 121°15′E | View Map
Year Founded:
1901
Capital:
Pasig
Area:
1,191.94 km2 (460.21 sq mi)
Population:
3,330,200
Density:
2,400/km2 (6,300/sq mi)
Division:
Region:
Cities & Towns:
1 Component city, 13 Towns (Municipalities)
Demonym(s):
Rizaleño
Elevation:
(Mount Irid) 1,448 m (4,751 ft)
Time Zone:
PST (UTC+8)
Zip Code:
1850–1990
Area code:
+63 -(02)-XXX-XXXX
Electricity:
Standard voltage is 220V.
Plug commonly used is Type A but Types B and C are used as well.
Bring A to B adapter(s).
Currency:
Philippine Peso (PHP)
Exchange Rate:
Approximately 1 USD = 50 PHP | click for exact exchange rate
Income Class:
Fourth Class
Religion(s):
80% Roman Catholic
Language(s):
Tagalog, English
Known For:
Art galleries and colonial houses
Major Industries:
Trade and commerce, Tourism, Agriculture (rice, manog, citrus, coffee, cacao, and cashew), Production
Climate:
Tropical
Best Time to Visit:
Dry Months
Clothing:
Casual light clothing: shorts, t-shirt, sandals. Light jacket and pants at night, at higher elevations, and boating.
Seaport(s):
None
Bus Terminal(s):
COMING SOON

CLIMATE

The climate in this province is tropical. There is significant rainfall throughout the year in Rizal. Even the driest month still has a lot of rainfall. The average annual temperature in Rizal is 27.4 °C. The rainfall here averages 2383 mm.

The best time to go and check Rizal is during the drier months and during the summer months, however, rainy season is the best time to check out the waterfalls as there should be more water and the waterfalls will be lovelier.

The most appropriate clothing for this province is casual light clothing: shorts, t-shirt, sandals. Light jacket and pants at night, at higher elevations, and boating.

READ MORE: Climate & Weather in the Philippines

CITIES & TOWNS

Rizal Province Map

The Rizal provinceis divided into 13 Municipalities and 1 Component City:

  • Angono
  • Antipolo
  • Baras
  • Binangonan
  • Cainta
  • Cardona
  • Jalajala
  • Morong
  • Pililla
  • Rodriguez
  • San Mateo
  • Tanay
  • Taytay
  • Teresa
 

ISLANDS

There are 4 outlying islands surrounding the mainland of Rizal which are under the jurisdiction of the province.

  • Bonga Island
  • Malaki Island
  • Pihan Island
  • Talim Island
 

POINTS OF INTEREST

The following is a list of points of interest relating to the Rizal province:

  • Avilon Zoo
  • Batlag Falls
  • Calinawan Cave
  • Casa Santa Museum
  • Daranak Falls
  • Hinulugang Taktak
  • Masungi Georeserve
  • Montalban Gorge
  • Mount Daraitan & Tinipak River
  • Mount Pamitinan
  • Mount Purro Nature Reserve
  • Mount Sembrano
  • Mt. Balagbag
  • Mt. Binacayan
  • Mt. Hapunang Banoi
  • Mt. Mapalad
  • Mt. Maynoba
  • Mt. Pamitinan
  • Nagpatong Rock Formation
  • Our Lady of Antipolo Shrine
  • Parish Of The Immaculate Heart Of Mary
  • Pinto Art Museum
  • Regina Rosarii Institute for Contemplation in Asia
  • Saint Monica Church
  • Treasure Mountain
  • Wawa Dam
  • Windmill Farm
 

FESTIVALS

The following is a list of festivals celebrated in Rizal throughout the year:

  • Rodeo Festival (Tanay) – 3rd week of January
  • Ang Hatol or The Way of the Cross (Cainta) – Good Friday
  • Giwang-giwang (Binangonan) – Good Friday
  • The Subok (Tanay and Taytay) – Good Friday
  • Salubong Festival (Angono) – Black Saturday
  • Binalayan Festival (Binangonan) – Marso 29
  • Tayo na sa Antipolo Festival (Antipolo City) – April 30
  • Maytime Festival (Antipolo City) – May
  • Hane Festival (Tanay) – November 12
  • Higantes Festival (Angono) – 4th week of November
  • Sumbingtik Festival (Cainta) – December 1
  • Kaluskos Festival (Cardona) – 1st week of December
  • Pamitinan Festival (Rodriguez) – December 17-23

FAQs

The following are the most frequently asked questions about the Rizal province.

Where in the Philippines is Rizal located?
Rizal occupies the northern-central section of Calabarzon in Luzon.

Is Rizal a city or province?
Rizal is a province.

What is the Capital of Rizal?
The capital of Rizal is Pasig.

What is Rizal famous or known for?
Rizal is famous or known for art galleries and colonial houses.

How do I get to Rizal?
There are several ways to get to Rizal, the most common being from Manila:

  • Bus | 3 hours | $3-$5
  • Taxi | 1.5 hours | $28-$36
  • Drive | 1.5 hours | $8-$12

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How many islands are in Rizal?
There are 4 islands in Rizal province.

What does Rizal mean?
Rizal is named after Jose Rizal, the country’s national hero.

How Safe is Traveling in Rizal?
Rizal is generally safe for locals and tourists.

Is the climate in Rizal the same as the rest of the Philippines?
The climate in Rizal province is considered tropical with significant rainfall throughout the year.

To learn more about the various climate types in the Philippines, and for a Climate Map, click the link below…

READ MORE: Climate & Weather of the Philippines

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About the Author

Patrick

Patrick is an entrepreneur, digital nomad, explorer, and photographer. Patrick is always in search of fun and adventure. He is well travelled throughout the world, and although location independent, his home base is Phoenix, Arizona in the USA. Patrick loves island lifestyle which is no wonder why he is so interested in spending time in the Philippines with it’s over 7,000 islands. Patrick created this site to share his knowledge of and experiences in the Philippines with Filipinos as well as other foreigners.

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