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2 National Parks to explore in Nueva Ecija

Nueva Ecija

Nueva Ecija is the largest landlocked province in Central Luzon, covering a total area of 5,751.33 square kilometers. It is the largest rice-producing province in the country.

Minalungao National Park
Minalungao National ParkGeneral Tinio, Nueva Ecija, Philippines

Minalungao National Park is a protected area and one of the few remaining natural environments in the region north of Metro Manila. Spanning over 2,000 hectares, it lures travelers with the picturesque sight of the emerald-colored Penaranda River that runs across most of the park and the towering limestone formations that border it. Adrenaline seekers also have a place in Minalungao as there are plenty of activities there that will give them their fix.

Mount Arayat National Park
Mount Arayat National ParkArayat, Pampanga, Philippines

Considered as one of the most accessible parks from Manila, the mystical mountain of Mt. Arayat lies within the municipalities of Arayat and Magalang in Pampanga. At the summit is a circular volcanic crater, and at its foot is the Pampanga River, the second-largest in Luzon, which traverses the provinces of Bulacan, Pampanga, and Nueva Ecija. Noted for its clear water cascading from its waterfalls and for its refreshing surroundings.

Map of National Parks to explore in Nueva Ecija