Finding the Hidden Gems of Iligan City

Our first destination forย our 2017 Mindanao tour was Iligan City. We wanted to know why the place is known as the “City of Majestic Waterfalls”. ย The locals said that there are 24 waterfalls in the city, but not all are open for tourism. The most famous of those falls wouldย be Maria Cristina Falls, it’s the primary source of electric power in the city. ย As much as we want to visitย at least half of the 24 waterfalls, our half day stay at the city only allowed us to see three — but those 3 waterfalls are enough to prove whyย Iligan is called asย “City of Majestic Waterfalls”.

First stop — Mimbalot Falls

The water is just so strong — considering it’s already summer!
Getting close to Mimbalot Falls
It would have been fun to eat in here.. unfortunately, we only spent few minutes here, just enough time for a few clicks ๐Ÿ“ท๐Ÿ“ท
A resort just below Mimbalot Falls
I think the guy thought we were actually taking a photo of him, he was waving the whole time ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚


Second stop – Tinago Falls

These kids guided us to Tinago Falls. We descended on 300-step staircase to reach the falls.
I got excited when I saw this!
And there you have it! The enchanting Tinago Falls.

A small rainbow showed up ๐Ÿ™‚


Last but definitely not the least — Maria Cristina Falls


Wow! That can definitely supply power to a whole city.

Unfortunately, they have to close the park when Davao bombing happened.

I still have 21 falls to see. Targeting to visit those falls next year. ๐Ÿ™‚



  1. “The City of Majestic Falls” is aptly titled. But it looks like the more fitting title is the “Tinago” Falls. ๐Ÿ˜€ A “hidden” gem. ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s a wow. I could stare at it the whole day.

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    1. Thanks for the feedback, Rommel! I always struggle when it comes to giving title to my posts. Most of the time I just gave the name of the place ๐Ÿ˜€


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