Tinago Falls is a waterfall in Iligan City, Lanao del Norte in the southern Philippine island of Mindanao. It is one of the main tourist attractions in Iligan, a city known as the City of Majestic Waterfalls.
Tinago 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. – wikipedia.org
On the island Mindanao, there is, in my opinion, the most beautiful waterfalls in the whole Philippines, and that is close to Illigan. This waterfall is located in the middle of a forest, almost untouched by human hands. Above the falls, there are some small stores to buy some things; Above the falls there are some possibilities to eat and drink. There are also some small stores to buy some things. From the restaurant above with its terraces you have a beautiful view to the waterfalls and the pool. The way down is a real adventure with steps made of rocks and bars to hold onto which are somehow fixed on the rocks.
The water in the pool is clear and refreshing, you can swim there quite good. For noneswimmers there are life jackets to hire. If you are a good swimmer you could swim up to the area where the water falls down. It is not dangerous because the water is just carrying you back. On one side, there are daring Filipinos who climb up the rocks and jump down from about 10 meters high being paid of applause by the other visitors. Quite interesting for the Filipinos were it to see me climbing up and jumping down with an one and a half somersault. All were giving a great applause.
Around the pool, there are some tables and places where people can seat around to take there lunch. Some Filipinos are taking the chance of a free day or weekend to make a family trip to the Tinago Falls. – exphil.de
Tinago Falls is literally hidden in a deep ravine, the falls cascading beautifully into a basin-like pool, clean, and deep and icy cold. It has an elevation of approximately 420 feet. It is 13.8 kilometers away from the city proper.
How to get there:
♦ From the city proper, take a Buru-un route jeepney. Tell the jeepney driver to drop you at the Buruun Market
♦ From there, take a motorcycle and tell the driver to take you to Tinago Falls.
♦ You can also take a cap from the city proper