Tinago Waterfall of Iligan City

Tinago Falls makes its name as a primary tourist attraction in Iligan City, coined as a City of Majestic Waterfalls were Ma. Christina is also located. Tinago means hidden, Gitago in Bisaya or Tinago in Tagalog, which the waterfalls name came from. Aside from that,  the waterfalls owning 500 steps downhill before it can be reached its feet.




This breathtaking waterfall is located between the town of Linamon and Iligan City in the “Waterfalls Capital of the South “, Lanao Del Norte Province. There are 27 waterfalls in the City but one of the most picturesque and breathtaking amongst  Waterfalls is the Tinago Falls.


Tinago Falls water flowing from the Lanao Lake entrance in the town of Baloi towards the Agus River, passing through two channels; one goes to the famous Ma. Christina Falls, and; the other one’s flowing through Tinago Falls. The fresh waterfall from a 240-foot cliff falling into the deep blue-green natural basin-like lagoon that tourist can enjoy for swimming.   Appreciate the refreshingly cold water and will ensure you that your effort spent in taking down in every stair after the long trek will be replaced by satisfaction.



HOW TO GET THERE
The closest Airport to reach Iligan City is Laguindingan International Airport (CDO). Directs flights are available from Cebu, Manila, Clark Davao City and Zamboanga City.   At the Airport, catch up a minibus or Van bound for Iligan City, then; get off to the Iligan City Bus terminal. Then, follow the route below;  

From Cagayan De Oro; each Bulua Integrated Bus Terminal via Taxi or jeep. Then, catch up a bus heading to Iligan City.  Reaching Tinago Falls takes  two kinds of route choices;

Buruun Route (Iligan City) 
Take a jeepney ride bound for Buruun, then; ask your driver to drop you off to crossing going to Tinago Falls.  Hire a motorcycle (habal-habal) going to Tinago falls jump off area. The fare will charge you from  P50 -  P100 pesos per ride. Then, walk for more or less ten (10) minutes to reach the falls entrance. From the entrance, get on and walk down to the main point for 15-30 minutes walk. Extra care is necessary since the steps are quite slippery. 

 Linamon Route
Take a jeepney ride bound for Buruun, then; ask your driver to drop you off to Linamon-Buruan boundary where Tinago Falls can be reached. Then, a short walk to pass by a small Market (talipapa). Hire a Motorcycle (habal-habal) to take to Tinago Falls. The ranging P50 - P100 pesos for a single ride depends on how you bargain. Ask your driver to bring you off to Jump off point in Linamon, just 15 takes minutes travel time. From the resort, follow the steps going to the main falls. 

NOTES 
Entrance fee – PHP 10.00
Parking Fee ; Motorcycle – P10. Pesos; Car – P20 pesos ; Bus - P50 pesos
Cottages – PHP 100-300
Life Jackets – PHP 20.00/ person (subject to negotiation)
Foods are allowed inside

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