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Wawa Dam – Montalban, Rizal

Wawa Dam is a gravity dam constructed in 1909 in the municipality of Rodriguez (also known as Montalban), Rizal. It solely supplied the water needs of Metro Manila during the American colonial era until the Angat Dam was built and Wawa was abandoned.

The dam was situated in the 1,180 ft. high Wawa Gorge, a water gap in the Sierra Madre Mountains. Down the river are huge white rocks that add up to the beauty of the place.


Wawa Dam has become a famous tourist destination in Rodriguez, Rizal. Locals as well as residents from nearby towns go to the dam to do picnic, bamboo rafting, and swimming especially during summer.

The dam is open to mountaineers, spelunkers, and hikers. It is also home to the famous Pamitinan Cave which was declared as historic site.

  • No Entrance Fee
  • Parking fee is only Php 20.00 w/o time limit
  • You can rent a cottage for Php 150.00/day
  • Bringing of own food is recommended but there are stores nearby
  • Lifeguards are present to watch the swimmers

Note: Due to its rocky features, it is not advisable to dive in the river to avoid accidents.

For More Information:
Address: M. H. Del Pilar Street, Rodriguez, Rizal, Philippines

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