Governors Rapids

Maddela, Quirino

Governor's Rapids are part of a tributary of the Cagayan River, also known as the Rio Grande, which runs through the region of Cagayan Valley in the Philippines. The rapids lie in Barrio Bisangal, Divisoria Sur in the municipality of Maddela in the province of Quirino.

The area around the rapids is popular for fishing, swimming, and picnicking. Climbers can scale the perpendicular ...

walls of limestone cliffs that overlook the river, providing picnickers with shade. The picnic grounds on the riverbank offer an excellent view of the Sierra Madre Mountain Range as well as of the river itself.

Governors Rapids News

  • Discover Quaint Quirino On Two Wheels

    Discover Quaint Quirino On Two Wheels

    All roads led to the quaint province of Quirino for the fourth edition of the Quirino Motorismo, one of the countrys biggest motor tourism rallies from March 16 to 18.

    The three-day event kicked off with the Unity Camp and Ride at the Siitan River Park in Nagtipunan town, which gathered more than 1,500 enthusiasts for the Acoustic and Riders Night.

    Supported by Touratech, Ducati Philippines, Kawasaki and Valvoline, the event was open to motorcycles 130cc and above.

    Led by the Quirino Riders Federation, the Region 2 Riders Federation and other motorcycle cubs across the country, partic ...

  • Quirino River Rush At Governors Rapids In Maddela

    Quirino River Rush At Governors Rapids In Maddela

    We came with rain the last time we were in Maddela, Quirino. The waters at Governors Rapids were murky and flow erratic like the weather. The recent visit this year was a side-trip from Echague, Isabela, a neighboring municipality across the provincial border. It was a smooth over an hour drive on paved roads. Friends from Isabela tourism seems to be chummy with the people here in Maddela. They knew each other. This time the sun shown bright, the waters a healthy pale green and the rapids inviting. Finally we get to experience this river adventure.

  • Seven Things To Do At Governors Rapids

    Seven Things To Do At Governors Rapids

    This is a part of my March 25-26, 2016 Quirino Trip in the afternoon of the first day after we explored the mystical caves of Aglipay. Governor's Rapids is located in Barangay Divisoria Sur of the municipality of Maddela. So, just on the first day, we were able to set foot on five of the six municipalities of the province of Quirino. This tourist spot got its name from a Japanese general who drowned on it during the Second World War.

    Governor's Rapids is a tributary of the Rio Grande or Cagayan River and is home to the Dumagat Tribe who usually takes shelter under the spaces carved by the w ...

  • 8 Beautiful PH Destinations To Visit This 2016

    8 Beautiful PH Destinations To Visit This 2016

    A new year means new travel plans. Where to go this 2016? There are places whose beauty never gets old, while there are those whose beauty is yet to be discovered by many. Below are some destinations worth exploring.

    Surigao del Sur

    It is the other Surigao, Surigao del Norte, that is often well-visited, especially for its surfing spot Siargao, and later, for Bucas Grande, with its breathtaking lagoons and stingless jellyfish.

    Surigao del Sur, on the other hand, also has a beautiful, but not-so-well-known lagoon, with stingless jellyfish ??" the Blue Lagoon in the municipality of Canti ...

  • Adventure in Aglipay Caves Quirino

    Adventure in Aglipay Caves Quirino

    The jeepney's wheels spewed out chunks of mud as the driver floored the engine, determined to get the jeep out of the rut. We sat at a distance, drenched in the rain, our feet caked in mud, but still in high spirits. A little rain never hurt anybody.

    The agenda for the morning was boating in Governor's Rapids, a tributary of the Cagayan River in Quirino province. We were told that during summer months the water here was crystal clear. From the riverside, we were supposed to board a boat to enter a cave in the cliffs which contained a hidden waterfall. It sounded wonderful and we were all ex ...

  • Discover The Undiscovered at Quirino Province

    Discover The Undiscovered at Quirino Province

    What comes out of your mind when you hear someone says "Quirino"? Some would ask "Is Quirino and Quezon Province the same?" Some would say "Ito yung lugar na laging binabagyo." Some would even ask "Are you referring to the Quirino Grandstand?" And perhaps the least wanted response, but we do hear is - "Quirino? Where is that?"

    For some travelers, Quirino is at the bottom of their "List of Places to Visit". Maybe the reason is its very limited presence everywhere - online, prints, news on TV and on the radio. I must admit, before this adventure, I would say "There is nothing to see and exper ...