As I check the statistics of surfers in this site, there was a noticeable number of accidental visits, or those who don‚Äôt really type in the URL. Some searched about barangay ordinances, sangguniang bayan, or anything that has to do with the local government. I assume that they know nothing about our town. Let me give some information on how to go to Baras, Rizal.
Using public transportation, you could easily find a jeepney bound to Tanay in Edsa Central (also known as Crossing) in Mandaluyong City. There are many jeepneys lined up in Crossing, so make sure that you‚Äôll be riding in the right jeep. Fare as of this writing is P 43. Travel time will ultimately depend on the traffic situation but most of time, it will take one and a half to two hours. The jeep will traverse the Ortigas Avenue which is up to Antipolo City, then Teresa, plus a portion of Morong.
A more comfortable means of transportation is taking an FX taxi. Technically, it isn‚Äôt a taxi but more of a car pool. Ten to 14 passengers pay a flat fare of P 60. During rush hour in the evening, drivers avoid the Ortigas Avenue so they either take Floodway in Pasig/Taytay or C5 Road in Quezon City and will pass through Felix Avenue in Cainta.
If you will come from Quezon City, say, from the City Hall, you could take a jeep going to Cubao. You could find jeepneys going to Antipolo or Taytay/Cainta. You may ask the driver to drop you off in Junction in Cainta, where jeepneys bound to Tanay line up. There are jeepneys bound to Antipolo via Sumulong Highway. Once you reach the terminal, take a tricycle bound to the Licos Park. Just wait for a jeepney bound to Tanay to pass by.
Once you reach the zigzag of Antipolo, you could feast your eyes to the vast farm lands and trees in Teresa. If, however, you will take the Angono/Binangonan road, you will see the Laguna Lake.
Don‚Äôt worry about the road. All national roads are properly maintained. They are either asphalted or cemented. Almost every year, the provincial public works does some asphalting.
How would you know that you‚Äôve reached Baras? Just like in other towns in the country, you will see a big, metal arch welcoming you to Baras. First thing you‚Äôll notice is the mountain. Once you look at the left side of the road, you will see the new municipal hall and the gymnasium. You might also notice the Well‚Äôs Resort which is on top of the hill, and Punta de Fabian.