Sunday, August 12, 2007

Iligan -- City of Majestic Waterfalls


The first thing which comes to mind when someone mentions Iligan City in Lanao del Norte is the majestic Maria Cristina Falls which is one of the most replendent among the falls in the Philippines. It stands 320 feet high and is the veritable source of industrial power in the region. Trust me, there's more to Iligan than just the Maria Cristina Falls... There's also the two-tiered Limunsudan Falls which is the highest in the country that measures 870 feet and several other waterfalls which are all worthy of a visit.

Located at the northwestern coast of Mindanao, bounded on the south by the municipality of Linamon of Lanao del Norte; on the north by Lugait, Misamis Oriental; on the east by the territories of Lanao del Sur and Bukidnon; and on the west by Iligan Bay.

From Luzon or Visayas, the fastest and most convenient way to get to Iligan is by air to Cagayan de Oro (CDO). From CDO you can take a bus and travel 86 kilometers to Iligan.

Othere Points of Interest in Iligan:

Macapagal-Macaraeg Ancestral House - The ancestral house of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.

Anahaw Open Amphitheater - It is the biggest open amphitheater in Mindanao and it is the best site to view Iligan City.

Timoga Cold Spring - It has pristine, cool and crystal clear waters freely flowing towards several swimming pools

"Adlaw sa Iligan" festival commemorates the founding of the city every 16th of June and every 27th of September the city holds the "Kasadya Festival" (literally means merry making) features Iligan's best dances.

12 comments:

Lost Sputnik said...

wow this place looks awesome! should definitely visit this in the 2nd leg of my trip.

nice job!

Lost Sputnik said...

wow! the falls look magnificent! ill make sure to include this to the places ill go to in the 2nd leg of my trip!

kudos!

Ary said...

It looks like Iligan is really a nice place to visit..:p

kegler747 said...

@ lost sputnik & ary: It's really worth visiting. Promise!

J@n!ce said...

No chance to catch all this in my country. The only one I know of is man-made at our Bird Park... LOL :)

Nice picture of the waterfall !!

Thanks for sharing such a wonderful pic :)

travelphilippines said...

sarap nmn ng falls na yan....

Annie said...

I can almost hear the thundering roar of the falling water.

Yesterday I saw The Simpson's Movie and I'm still laughing.

Andrea said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. I clicked to check out your blog and the first thing I see is a waterfall. Oh how I love waterfalls. Beautiful picture.

Steve Buser said...

Waterfalls really capture my imagination -- I have a great picture I took several years back of a guy out on a rock under a water fall fishing.

I would love to explore these falls -- I bet they have hundreds of good picture opportunities.

--steve buser
New Orleans Daily Photo

dodongflores said...

Oh, my... I'd like to visit those places again. It was almost twenty years since I was there... I lost my photos then (which was shoot using film). Now, I'm planning to revisit those places I have shoot before in film and shot it now using digital.
thanx for this post...

kegler747 said...

I agree with you all, Iligan is really a picturesque place. Mother nature built it to be that beautiful.

Anne said...

hi carlo! tinago falls is worth mentioning as well :) - the best waterfalls i've been to and it's in Lanao