Iligan Waterfalls Escapade
12.27.2010 4 Comments
More than a year ago, my colleagues and I went to Iligan City, basically to explore its waterfalls! It took us about two hours more or less, to travel with our private vehicle If you want to ride via public transportation, buses are available at Westbound Terminal, Bulua, Cagayan de Oro City.
Along our way, I felt a bit drowsy at first. But as soon we reached El Salvador Misamis Oriental, we were excited to see the enormous statue of the Divine Mercy. We also enjoyed the view of the beaches since it was a sunny day. Finally, we arrived in Iligan, and our first stop was Maria Cristina Falls. Pacing along the hallway towards the falls, the picturesque view truly awed our faces!
Noon time came so fast that our stomachs were already whining to hurry our next and main destination, Tinago Falls. We had to travel for about 30 minutes to reach there. The falls was indeed “tinago” (Cebuano for hidden). We had to make loads of steps down to finally take a closer sight. Gazing the greenish and lucid waters drove us more excited than attending to our appetite.
Instantly, after we took pictures around, we hastily ate and got excited to swim. Unless you’re a professional swimmer, you need to wear a life vest. But before that, we took the pleasure in getting closer to the falls – slowly feeling the cold waters splattering on us until finally we felt the colder, bigger showers all over our bodies.
After some more photo-taking, swimming and chitchats, we had to get ready for our way back home. Now, I’d say that the hardest part in this escapade was climbing the steps, we felt like we needed to make stopovers once in awhile, sweating and panting. Finally, we made it reaching the top, though exhausted, it was indeed fun!
After quite a long ride, I felt kind of hungry and the thought of swimming back came into my mind. But then, I told myself, “Oh, the stairs!” Nonetheless, I’m encouraging you to visit Iligan City, especially Tinago Falls and their famous spring pools, which I still have to explore.