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Tinago Falls

Address: Iligan, Mindanao, Philippines
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Ranked #1 of 18 Attractions in Iligan
Type: Waterfalls, Nature & Parks
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Type: Waterfalls, Nature & Parks
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Melbourne, Australia
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1,216 reviews 1,216 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

We hired a taxi at a cost of P800 to visit both Tinago and Maria Cristina Falls. The trip from Plaza Alamenia Hotel took 34 minutes, the walk and descent to the falls 25 minutes. From the car park with its sari sari store the walk is 800 metres to the start of the steps into the valley. That one... More 

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63 reviews 63 reviews
13 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We had a blast when we visited Tinago Falls. The weather wasn't perfect: it was cold and raining, but we didn't miss the opportunity for a swim. Apparently, quite a number of people didn't mind the bad weather because the place was packed with visitors. I appreciated that the guides were mindful of the visitors' safety by asking swimmers to... More 

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Iligan, Philippines
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Scaling up and down the falls is a test to your physical endurance. About 500 winding steps make you drop or stop. Careful. Others were known to have had troubled breathing spells; worse, have fainted by the sheer exhaustion. But the reward is great-a lovely cathedral Falls-very inviting for raft ride or skinny dip. Test your endurance and fitness-take this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This place is just one out of the 18 majestic waterfalls in Iligan City. I visited the place a lot but I still find it amazing. You need to go down around two hundred breathtaking steps and release all your stress with the soothing aura of the place. A must see place! 👍

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Mandaluyong City
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Our visit to "Tinago" falls was actually unplanned. What we had in our itinerary that day was the Maria Cristina Falls and the Macapagal Ancestral House, but when we tried Maria Cristina Falls at 7 A.M., we were told by the security guards that the place will still be open to public only at 9 A.M. Not to waste precious... More 

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Gove, Australia
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19 attraction reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Tinago Falls is a 20min ride out of town, you take a dirt road through a village to the carpark, and then have a very steep trek down 400 odd stairs to get to the bottom of the falls but it is well worth the effort. The falls themselves are around 50m high and flow into a large pool that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

The falls were gorgeous, cold blue water, great rock formations, clean environment, it was breathtaking.

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Cebu City, Philippines
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

This is my all time favorite! Worth the hard work in trekking down the steps. I love this place and this is where I will retire. There are fee's lately which unfortunately I cannot provide the details. I go there for free by virtue of being local and where I spend half of my life.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

This is located in deep ravine that is why it is called "Tinago" falls or hidden. You have to take 500 spiraling steps to see the beautiful falls. The cold water lagoon changes in blue and green color. Going there in a weekdays is the best so you can own the paradise. Most of the people came to see and... More 

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Decatur, GA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

When my mother-in-law made plans for us to visit, I told my wife I had a certain expectation on visiting the Philippines. I wasn't necessarily prepared for much of what I saw, but during our visit to Tinago I encountered the closest distillation of what I pictured in my mind. Tinago represents the lush natural beauty combined with the power... More 

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