San Mateo, Rizal Philippines

San Mateo, officially the Municipality of San Mateo, (Tagalog: Bayan ng San Mateo), is a 1st class municipality in the province of Rizal, Philippines.

According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 579,925. Bordered by Quezon City to the west, cities of Marikina and Antipolo to the south, and to the north by the municipality of Rodriguez.

San Mateo is approximately 24 kilometres (15 mi) east of Manila and 11 kilometres (6.8 mi) north of Pasig, the former provincial capital of Rizal.

The town lies in the Marikina Valley. The Marikina River runs through the western portion of the municipality, while Nangka River runs through the south, bounded by Marikina City. San Mateo has lush trees in other high areas.

Barangays in San Mateo, Rizal Philippines
Barangays in San Mateo, Rizal Philippines | Taken from Wikipedia (,_Rizal)

The municipality has many spacious parks, tree-lined streets and roads, and industrial zones. Most of the municipality is composed of residential areas, whereas the eastern side is composed of high plateaus and foothills of the Sierra Madre Mountains.

We travel from Rodriguez, passing San Mateo going to Marikina City. Took less than an hour between 2:20 to 3:00Pm.  No traffic because it is not rush hour. So watch this.