Papaya River is one of the campsites and the ONLY WATERSOURCE in Tarak (Mt. Mariveles).
And to answer the FAQ – no, you would not see even a single papaya tree around.

Papaya River is multi-layered. Knowing that it is the only water source in Tarak, hikers take a dip in the lower parts of the river near the campsites and keep the uppermost part untouched where hikers fetch their water.

A hiker on his way to fetch some clean water

Papaya River is one popular sidetrip too…

Having fun at Papaya River

… as well as a perfect stopover for Photo Ops

 My not-so-little-brother, Mark 🙂

A refreshing dip after a long hike

IMPORTANT:
* If camping at the grassland, make sure to bring sufficient amount of water since Papaya River is about 2 and a half hour far.

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