Mindanao Travel

Pounding Waters

5†months ago, I was in Lanao del Norte, a place where everything is so peaceful. Which is not? Salute to the Fallen SAF 44. I can’t help being stuck in my room. That day, I decided to do a quick visit on must-see places in Lanao del Norte.

Maria Cristina Falls


First stop, part of Iligan City and located at the boundary between two barangays. Barangay Ditucalan and Barangay Buru-un. It is sometimes called the “twin falls” as the flow is separated by a rock at the brink of the waterfall. If you remember your elementary or high school days and your topic was body of water, Maria Cristina Falls is one of the example in your†common textbook, The “Sibika at Kultura”.


Maria Cristina Falls powers the Agus VI Hydroelectric Plant, one of the several hydroelectric plants that harness Agus River. Before you reach the main attraction, which is the Falls, you would pass by the Botanical and Zoological Garden.

Entrance fee†to the park is Php 25.00 and multi-cab tour ride costs Php. 10.00 round trip.

Tinago Falls


Next is Tinago Falls or Linamon Falls. Located†in both the towns of Linamon and Iligan City, it is the most photographed waterfalls in Lanao.

How to get there? From Iligan City, take the bus to Ozamis and†tell the conductor to drop you off at Linamon. Look for a Habal-Habal which will take you to the main entrance for the Price of Php. 20.00 – 50.00 per ride.†I paid the entrance fee for Php 120.00 and made a 15-minute trek down to the main site.

Sadly, what’s happening in Mindanao, really stays in Mindanao.

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  • Wish I could be there, seems like amazing place. Nice shots.

  • I am just curious, is there any spot in Mari Cristina Falls in which a visitor can swim?

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      At the end of the river. There’s a Public Beach.

  • Wow. The Maria Cristina Falls is worth a visit I can see it is a huge falls. Is it the tallest falls in the Philippines?

  • Your photos are amazing especially the Maria Cristina falls. It makes me want to visit this town too.

  • I want to visit those falls on your photo but I just can’t really managed my time.

  • I really regret not seeing Maria Cristina Falls and Tinago Falls when I was in Iligan before since I opted to spend my weekend in Cagayan.

  • Lovely photos and there is a lot of gems in the philippines, i want to travel the Ph. but now i am very far away however i managed to visit few places like Anawangin, Batangas, Tagaytay, and Boracay. Its still not enough! The philippines have so many hidden paradise to visit <3

  • I would love to go back. maria cristina falls is the most beautiful ive seen in the phil

  • I’ve been here before and it’s a nice place to go to!