Iligan: The City of Majestic Waterfalls

The project is a web video feature about Iligan City that seeks to provide information about the interesting places and culture in Iligan, and show the importance of the province as a source of hydroelectric power for Mindanao. by Rosevin Jacob

This is part of the Camiguin Trip.

Iligan City is known as the City of Majestic Waterfalls, there are around 23 waterfalls in and around Iligan. Among them is the Maria Cristina Falls, home of Mindanao's primary hydroelectric power station.
We went to the most accessible waterfalls. All happened on the same day.

1. Maria Christina Falls. Home of Mindanao's primary hydroelectric power station.

2. Mimbalut Falls a medium-sized waterfall descending from the top at 90 feet high and 18 feet wide. It is frequented by locals and tourists because it is easily-accessible compared to other waterfall sites. Mimbalut Falls provides cool, refreshing water ideal for swimming. site
Roy, Rachel and Noel were happy to see this falls. Roy here was standing proud like he conquered the world. He made it. :)
Although it is possible to swim here, I told them to save their swimsuits for later.

3. Tinago FallsTinago is a Filipino term meaning "hidden", the falls being hidden in a deep ravine. Trekking to the falls requires approximately 500 descending steps called the winding staircase.

The falls is high, its very cold waters cascading beautifully into a deep and calm basin-like pool which appears like a blue-colored lagoon. Under the falls is a small cave where people can enter and listen to the rumbling waters.
500 steps. Noel was very excited when Tinago Falls was in sight. She kept saying emerald. And she asked how much it would cost to buy it. She wanted to build a house near it. It was paradise for her. Rachel and Roy were also excited and you could tell that they have forgotten the city life. 

We spent the whole afternoon in Tinago. And it was already getting dark when we left. 

4. Mimar's Springway Resort. One of the resorts in Timoga.
I took them to this resort as it is not the same as the other resorts. They have an undeveloped pools which makes it very suitable for nature lovers. 
I warned them that the water was very cold. But they just answered it wouldn't be cold for them because they have winter. I said to them, 'We keep our drinks in the water to keep it cold.'
Noel went in first and it was funny that she screamed. She said it was indeed cold. Roy went in then Rachel followed. I told them that during the hot months of Philippine summer, the place would be very crowded. 
The best thing about this resort is that you can enjoy the relaxing pressure of the water. We call it water massage. :)

We stayed until 10pm and went home tired but satisfied. Happy tired.


  1. welcome to the bloggers's world. I am also a novice travel blogger having launched my site on the remaining hours of December 31, 2011. A little more blog posts and your blog will hit the limelight. Good luck and more power.

  2. These are gorgeous photos! I adore waterfalls and try to find some wherever I go (some places are more successful than others, lol).

    I've never had the opportunity to swim IN a waterfall though - very jealous! :)

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  4. thanks Christy, but there seems to be a problem. I can't open CommentLuv's site.

  5. Oh the famous Ma. Christina Falls during our history classes! Planning to go there next year, a backpacking in Region X for a week maybe. Your shots are wonderful! Are you a Filipino or from Pakistan?