Marikina–Infanta Highway

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Marikina–Infanta Highway
Marcos Highway
Lansangang Marikina–Infanta
Lansangang Marcos
View of the eastbound Infanta Highway near Calumpang in Marikina
Route information
Length: 110.0 km (68.4 mi)
Component
highways:
from Quezon City-Marikina boundary to Masinag Junction
Major junctions
West end: Aurora Boulevard (near A. Bonifacio Avenue) in Quezon City-Marikina boundary
East end: Brgy. Poblacion 1, Infanta, Quezon
Highway system
Roads in the Philippines
Highways | Expressways (list)

The Marikina–Infanta Highway, also known as the Marcos Highway or MARILAQUE Highway (MARILAQUE stands for Manila-Rizal-Laguna-Quezon), is a scenic mountain 110-kilometer highway that connects Metro Manila with Infanta, Quezon in the Philippines.

The highway starts in Marikina near Katipunan Avenue, the Loyola Heights segment of Circumferential Road 5, in Quezon City. It traverses the Marikina Valley and passes through Antipolo, where it intersects the Sumulong Highway (at Masinag). After Masinag the road starts its ascent towards the Sierra Madre passing through Tanay, Rizal, Santa Maria, Laguna, finally to Infanta, Quezon.

Passing provinces, cities and towns[edit]

Intersections and junctions[edit]

The Manila LRT-2 under construction near the Masinag Junction in Antipolo
  • A. Bonifacio Avenue, Marikina
  • Amang Rodriguez Avenue (Ligaya junction), Pasig
  • Gil Fernando Avenue, Marikina; Imelda Avenue, Cainta, Rizal (Tropical junction)
  • Sumulong Highway (Masinag junction), Antipolo, Rizal
  • Olalia Road (Cogeo junction), Antipolo, Rizal
  • Tanay-Sampaloc Road, Tanay, Rizal
  • Famy-Real-Infanta Road, Real, Quezon

Sceneries[edit]

The highway is one of the most scenic routes in the Philippines, alongside the Halsema Highway in the Cordilleras, and the Pan-Philippine Highway (AH26) in Southern Luzon. Among the sights that the highway passes through are the Boso Boso Highlands Resort in Antipolo, the Sampaloc Highlands and Pranjetto Hills Resort, and the Garden Cottages Residences Look-Out Point in Tanay.

Upon reaching Barangay Sampaloc, the Sampaloc Highway intersects the highway. To the left of the intersection is the main campus of the University of Rizal System. To the right is the town proper of Tanay, leading to the Daranak Falls and the lakeshore route along Laguna de Bay leading to the easternmost municipalities of Laguna.[1]

Points of interest[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fullerton, Laurie (1995). Philippines Handbook. Moon Publications. 

Coordinates: 14°36′49″N 121°20′8″E / 14.61361°N 121.33556°E / 14.61361; 121.33556