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Date > 2009 > March
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Tinago Falls of Iligan City Mar 16, 2009

Tinago Falls of Iligan City

Location Google Map: Tinago Falls, Iligan City, Philippines

Long Trip for a Waterfall
This is perhaps the longest day trip I ever made for a waterfall. From Camiguin, I took the ferry to the mainland, then bus to Cagayan de Oro, then another bus to Iligan City, then the habal-habal ride to Tinago Falls. I don't know how long it took me, but I was just glad to have made it.

Tinago Falls
Tinago Falls is spellbinding

City of Majestic Waterfalls
Yes, this is what they call Iligan City in Lanao del Norte. Iligan boasts of having ¯20 waterfalls including the tallest falls in the country, Maria Christina Falls. The name Iligan is originally a Higaonon word meaning fortress of defense as it protected its inhabitants from frequent raids by pirates and hostile Mindanao tribes.

Tinago Falls
Tinago is a Pilipino term meaning hidden. Not surprising. It takes about 300 steps down a steep ravine to get to the falls. Argued as more beautiful than the Maria Christina Falls, the water cascades 73 meters into a huge lagoon that goes down 30m deep. Yes, it's deep and cold...and actually scary to swim specially as you get closer to the drop zone where the water starts pounding on the plunge pool (no, I didn't get that close). The falls is surrounded by a stunningly beautiful natural landscape. It's certainly worth a visit if not for that reason alone.

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Reader Comments:

Helen
(Aug 14, 2009) i saw your pictures of tinago falls. so beautiful! which island is it on?

Fredd
(Jul 31, 2009) kauna-unahang falls na nakita ko....the best talaga to! may mini zoo pa ba sa taas?

Bernz
(Jul 30, 2009) Very, very pretty. I want to go here and swim in the lagoon :)


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Waterfalls of Iligan

Not all of Iligan's waterfalls are accessible to the public. Some are ancestral domains and outsiders are not welcome. Some are located into the interior of the forest where you risk pythons and brushy trails along the way. The 2 most popular are linked below.

  1. Maria Christina Falls - the country's tallest waterfall
  2. Mimbalot Falls
  3. Limunsudan Falls - at 870 feet, it's the country's 2nd highest waterfall
  4. Dodiongan Falls
  5. Tinagao Falls - the most beautiful I have seen so far in the Philippines
  6. Hindang Falls
  7. Kalubihon Falls
  8. Langilanon Falls
  9. Dalipuga Falls
Iligan City Map
Iligan >> Lazi, Siquijor by bus
  1. Iligan Port - Kho Shipping Lines will take you to Lazi Port, Siquijor. 6 hours, PHP 800

  2. Iligan to Lazi

  3. Lazi Port - you will arrive around 11 pm
Iligan >> CDO >> Davao City by bus
  1. Iligan Port - upon arrival, take Tambo/Hirona jeep just outside the port gate, to the Tambo Integrated Bus Terminal, 20 mins, PHP 15
  2. Tambo Integrated Bus Terminal - take the bus to CDO West Terminal (Bulua), 2 hours, PHP 200. In CDO there are 2 bus terminals.
  3. CDO West Terminal (Bulua) - take another jeep to East Terminal (Agora Terminal), 20 mins, PHP 20
  4. CDO East Terminal (Agora) - take bus going to Davao City, 8 hours, PHP 875. This terminal is open 24 hours and there is always a bus going to Davao - no need to pre-purchase tickets
  5. Davao Bus Terminal - you'll arrive at the Davao Bus Terminal, close to SM City. From there you can take a cab ride to your hotel. There are many jeeps that will also take you to the Poblacion town center, 15 mins, PHP 12

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