Chasing Waterfalls

Iligan City has the nickname of City of Majestic Waterfalls. With 23 waterfalls within its jurisdiction, there is definitely a probability that a least one of these are majestic.

Found in Ditucalan, Iligan, Tinago Falls is one of the main attractions of the city. Tinago is a Tagalog word for hidden. And hidden it is. To get to the falls, you have to go through 500 or more steps on the side of the mountain.


You’ll be rewarded little by little.


And once you arrive, you’ll be treated to a real majesty. Plus, a prize for your hard work to get there.


It’s nice to go to the middle of the lagoon and stay in a floating position. You’ll forget that you’re in Earth and you will just want to remain in the still and calmness of everything.

Also, water is really cold but it’s in opposition to Iligan’s humid weather.


You can join a bamboo raft expedition to go to the raging waters of the falls. It’s a great massage therapy session. I wonder why some people are complaining about the pressure of the water. It’s a waterfall, pressure is bound to be greater as soon as it hits you.

The bad thing about it though is that you’ll have to climb up the same set of steps you went down on.

The next on the list is Maria Cristina FallsĀ in Buru-un, Iligan City.

The Maria Cristian Falls flows from the Agus River, it is now being harvested for electrical energy by the Agus VI Hydroelectric Power Plant. It provides electricity to a lot of places in Mindanao and to the industries of Iligan City.


Supposedly, Maria Cristina Falls have two prongs of falling water. But since the supply of electricity is bigger than its consumption they are directing the water towards one of the “falls”.


There are a lot more waterfalls to visit in Iligan. However, since we didn’t have the luxury of time, we had to leave for Cagayan de Oro immediately.


5D4N CDO-Camiguin-Iligan Itinerary

In 15 days, my friends and I are going on another adventure. This time, we’re going to the Land of Promise, the island of Mindanao. We’ve been to Davao before so we’re exploring the north this time.

Day 1

4:25 AM – ETD of flight via Cebu Pacific

6:00 AM – Arrival in Laguindingan Airport


12:00 NN – White Water Rafting Adventure

5:00 PM – Tour of CDO

7:00 PM – Dinner

Day 2

5:00 AM – Bus to Balingoan Port

7:00 AM – Ferry to Camiguin Island

8:00 AM – Camiguin Day Tour

5:00 PM – Rest and Dinner

Day 3

8:00 AM – Enjoy the beach of Camiguin

1:00 PM – Ferry to Balingoan Port

2:00 PM – Bus to CDO

4:00 PM – Tour of CDO

7:00 PM – Dinner

Day 4

7:00 AM – Bus to Iligan City

9:00 AM – Tour of Iligan City’s Falls (Tinago Falls / Maria Cristina Falls)

5:00 PM – Bus to CDO

7:00 PM – Dinner

Day 5

9:00 AM – Bus to Laguindingan Airport

11:25 AM – Flight back to Manila via Cebu Pacific

We’re looking for a lot of rest and relaxation so there isn’t a lot of items packed into the trip. We talked about where we want to go and this is the result of that brainstorming.

Do you have suggestions for us?