Friday, April 12, 2013

Tinago Falls- Iligan

My Tinago Falls adventure was part of my Cagayan de Oro trip last September 2012. I cant recall why this was stock on my draft like forever and Im thinking of just deleting. But you know, I cant afford not to share my first time falls adventure. So here it is.

Before leaving CdO, we had our late lunch at Mykarelli's Grill. This place was worth mentioning the second time around. I cant and will never forget the yummiest chicken inasal I've ever tasted.


It was already seven in the evening when we arrived in Iligan. We contained ourselves from an exhausting but a delightful day at the Famous Pension House.

We have settled to leave the pension house as early as 7am so that we can have all our time to see the two most famous falls in Iligan. But our driver slash tour guide who had a convention at the same area got himself drunk the night before. I had already detailed this story on my bacon series post so lets move on.


Unfortunately with all the delay that happened we didnt get to see Maria Cristina Falls but I promised to myself that I will, one of these days.

Iligan is known to its majestic waterfalls which, of course includes Tinago. We almost got lost before we finally reached the mystifying trudge to the falls.

When we climbed out of the car, we're immediately approached by two local in their teen age, who claimed themselves as tour guides. They said they're gonna help us carry our things and guide our trek down to the falls. Since its our first time and we have yet to be familiar, so we agreed.

Beside the signage was the registration area. We paid 50 pesos for the entrace including the life vest.





On our trek, we passed by this unfinished structure. According to our teenager guides, it was supposed to be a hotel but before it was done the owner faced bankruptcy and now it was on the government's trusteeship. It looks creepy. Even when its done I wouldnt want to stay here.



Our guide led us to the 400+ stair steps down but they mention that there's another route which has more than 500 steps.


My legs were wobbling while descending.

The falls was literally hidden.

I really cant hide the excitement running through me as I hear the rushing sound of falling water growing loud as we get closer.


When I saw that view, I wanted to dive straight to the water as if I know how to swim.


I was stunned the moment Im standing in front of this strong falling water. The sound of him was like music to my ears and thats the only thing Im hearing. It was like I fell in-love again for the first time. And Im not amplifying, that was really how I felt when I saw this marvelous falls.

We took photos endlessly and filled our hearts and eyes with the view.



We rode a balsa that took us beneath the falls. Some locals were kind enough to assist us and helped us explore the falls. Though it was not compulsory, we gave them monetary tips after.



Locals told us to climb the rocks. They said the view was more striking up there. No one dared but me! I felt so overwhelmed by the strong sound of falling water so I accepted the challenge. The rocks were slippery plus the water falling through my face was destructing my eyes. It was really formidable but Im fearless!

That boy was telling me to enter the small cave he was pointing  at. I was hesitant because the cave was so small and was very dark inside but I thought andun na rin naman ako why not try. 

I found my love team here. I forgot his name but he was very kind assisting me all through out my falls exploration.

on another part of the falls

Dyosa ng Tinago Falls


Afternoon came and we have to fix ourselves cause we have a flight to catch (which unfortunately we didnt). While we were climbing back we came across people going down the falls. I can say that it is best to go there by morning when it's not yet crowded.

There's a shower room near the registration area where we rinsed ourselves. We paid 20 pesos each for the clean water.

This was another great adventure I would never forget.


59 comments:

  1. galing nyo naman. akala ko tinago yung falls, pano nyo nahanap? haha.

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    1. hahahaha. natawa ako dito ser olivr. :P

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    2. lahat naman ng nakatago nahahanap eh..kung gugustuhin mo lang at matyaga kang maghanap.. patola me haha! :p

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    3. can't agree more. sana mahanap ko na yung hinahanap ko. XD

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  2. 22 waterfalls! grabe!

    saka ang ganda ng Tinago! kaya lang, sigurado akong malamig yang tubig diyan. hahaha. kaya magpapass ako kung sakaling may gala sa ganyan :P

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    1. actually it was not that cold! sakto lang.. sarap maligo lalo na sa ganitong panahon na sobrang mainit :)

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  3. i super love waterfalls, i hope i can get here soon :)

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    1. pareho tau..super love ko din ang water falls ;)

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  4. I gald you shared this Pink Line. napakaganda naman dyan:)Worth visiting!

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    1. korek mommy Joy..sarap balik balikan :)

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  5. gusto ko man yung ganyang nature tripping kineme miss A!!!

    *inggit mutsh*

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    1. di ko nagets yung kineme..sorry naman slow hehe...

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  6. Nag CDO ka pala last year, bat hindi tayo nagkita?

    Ang ganda ganda naman diyan, parang gusto ko na tuloy maligo dito sa opis. Now na! :))

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    1. ay ganun? baka may biglang humarang nung magkikita na tayo.. haha..kontra destiny ang peg :)

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  7. Ang ganda ng tinago falls! Buti ka pa nakapunta na dyan!

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    1. hay naku empi kayang kaya mo rin pumunta jan.. ikaw pa! ;)

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  8. Kaya pala your hair looks different kasi this adventure happened last year pa.
    Iligan is really a on top of the line if you're after falls. I can say na ang ganda ganda ng tubig . By the way? anu nakita mo sa loob ng kweba? Di mo nakwento eh..

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    1. kelangan talaga magkasunod kau ni empi ng comment hmmmm...haha! di ko nakwento kasi wala naman akong nakita..madilim nga eh diba :p

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    2. Bakit? Ano meron pag magkasunod? Hahaha!

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  9. waah ganda naman di pa ko nakakagala sa malayong lugar kaya
    gang tingin lang ako sa mga pics nu haha
    anyway no wonder bakit tinago ang name

    sarap ng chicken! at may atchara pa kakapanglaway

    sexy mo madam arlene

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    1. im sure makakagala ka rin at mapupuntahan mo rin yan ;)

      thank you naman sa compliment..maniniwala ako jan hehe...

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  10. Ang ganda naman, bakit hangtagal mong i'TINAGO' eto hahaha! Buti ka pa nakarating na diyan. Hmmm..mailista nga sa travel list ko hehehe!

    Magulat ka nalang kung magtatanong na ako ng mga significant details about this one time, meaning I'm on my way na papunta dun hehehe. Nice place and a perfect getaway to relax and have fun.

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    1. go daddy! maganda talaga jan! you'll love it there..

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  11. wow ang ganda, I just hope maka pag travel din ako ng madalas. i love falls .. kainggit

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  12. jusme 500 steps!!! di ko kaya yan! hahaha

    pero infairness ganda ng falls

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  13. i stayed in iligan for five years pero tatlo lang napuntahan kong falls. ang hirap kasi puntahan non iba. sayang noh since naiwan naman kau sa flight nyo nakapunta nalang sana kau ng maria christina. malapit lang din naman. mas malayo pa nga yung tinago pinkline.

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    1. yun nga rin naisip namen sis nung papunta na kami ng airport at nagpapanic na maiwan pero tinamad na lang kami bumalik..pero babalikan ko yung ibang falls ng Iligan pati ang Tinago...

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  14. Super ganda talaga sa sarili nating bayan ano...
    Ang ganda ng falls... namiss ko tuloy mag babad sa tubig... napakainit kasi ng panahon perfect na perfect itong puntahan

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    1. korek! kaya naalala ko na itong ipost dahil sa init ngaun eh hehe..

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  15. awesome falls!!
    kakaiba ang name niya, Tinago Falls. Buti at natagpuan nyo!
    so beautiful, perfect place for this season

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    1. buti talaga nahanap namen kasi literal talaga syang nakatago..

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  16. Huwaw nakarating ka na pala sa lugar ni Lalabelles :))

    Ganda nung Tinago Falls. Majestic ang beauty nung lugar.

    At kamusta naman ang Dyosa ng Talon?

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    1. asar nga yan feeyeel eh kasi nag aktib aktiban ako sa blog ulit ng nov ata or december tapos nov or oct si arline nagpunta d2 hahaha madaming magandang lugar dito tamad lang akong pumunta din hahaha

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    2. ok naman daw ang Dyosa ng Tinago chill lang..ganyan haha..

      teh lalabels skip read? nakalagay na nga sept 2012 eh :p

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  17. wooootttttt sis!! lalalala hahahaha ang lapit ko lang dyan isang oras lang pero helllerr hahaha never pa ako nagpunta dyan! haha sabi2x nila may mga nuno daw dyan eh hahaha siniraan talaga ang bitter ko lang!! hahaha pero ang payat mo dyan sis hahahaha kasi talaga ndi tau nagabot nong nagpunta ka dito asar! hahaha

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    1. baka ikaw yung nuno teh lala hehehe! di bale for sure naman babalik ako jan ;)

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  18. The falls looks gorgeous. Good thing you didn't shelve this post, it would have been a great waste if you didn't share it.

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    1. tama! i cant afford not to share this..super like ko talaga ng Tinago falls...

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  20. Oh. My. Goodness. Seryoso I breathed in and held it for a few seconds when you were building the suspense up to the beauty of the falls. Very breathtaking! I would love to visit that place! Love your love team... O di ba gentleman todo assist! heehhehe!

    -Steph
    http://traveliztera.com

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    1. breathtaking indeed..lalo na if you see it for yourself live haha.. sabi ni koyang ka love team i-add ko daw sya sa fb kaya lang i forgot his name hehe..

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  21. buti naman nahanap niyo. nakatago pala eh. haha. corny. ang ganda ng falls. pupunta rin ako sa mga ganyan kapag nagka-abs na ako. ahhahaha

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  22. buti di mo dinelete ang entry na to sa drafts mo sis, this was such a nice post. ang ganda nga falls grabe! akala ko basta basta lang, yun pala bongga :)

    ano pala ginagawa mo dun sa pic mo nakaupo sa falls? parang ang wiwiwi? hehe!

    amishu sis!

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  23. alam mo ba pink dyan kmi nagtotour nung high school days ko pa ... lapit kami dyan

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  24. Worth sharing sis, buti you decided not to delete this :)

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  25. It's too creepy going down but it's paradise when you see the falls finally!

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  26. Saktong pagvisit ko tubig kagad, summer na talaga! :)

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  27. this is worth sharing! Love the picture with the caption: Dyosa ng Tinago Falls! ang bongga lang!

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  28. Ang dami mong nasasakupan Dyosa. :) Sana ganyan mo din kami sinundo nung isang araw sa 5th ave station! :D

    Every year paganda ka ng paganda. Every month pala! :D

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  29. is there any way to go to Tinago falls skipping the 425 steps up and down? i want to go but i cant walk that steep.

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    1. unfortunately there wasnt any other way going down than the 400+ or 500+ steps...but im sure you can make it down.. it wasnt really that steep :)

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  30. If you're planning to visit Iligan, a stop to Tinago Falls is highly recommended. Majestic!

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