Iligan City is one of the progressive cities in Mindanao in fact it is a highly urbanized city. Filipinos that are living here are mostly Cebuanos. Are you familiar with Maria Cristina Falls? Written in many books and shown in most TV shows since I was a kid, Maria Cristina Falls is the pride of Iligan.
There are around 23 waterfalls in Iligan which became famous by the name “City of Majestic Waterfalls.” If you happen to visit Iligan City especially this summer and you are not yet sure about your travel list, let me help you by listing here the best tourist spots in Iligan City.
Top 10 Tourist Spots in Iligan City
1. Maria Cristina Falls
Maria Cristina Falls is the landmark of Iligan City. This is one of the major sources of power in the city and they gave it quite awesome names like “Mother of Industry” and “Fountainhead of Progress.” Visitors are only allowed to enter during Saturdays and Sundays at 11:00 AM since it has been developed as the source of industrial power.
Maria Cristina Falls is located in Barangay Maria Cristina, Iligan City.
2. Anahaw Open Ampi-Theater
This is a big ampi theater which major street dancing competitions like “Kasadya” are held. You can visit this site when there are big events, or if you want to visit here just for some sightseeing feel free to visit there.
Anahaw Open Ampi-Theater is situated Buhangin Hills near City Hall 2.3 kilometers away from the City proper of Iligan.
3. Hindang Caves
If you love spelunking and exploring the underworld, this is a beautiful spot for you. It has big chambers and entrance so it won’t be that creepy. There are around 8 cave clusters.
Hindang Caves are located in Barangay Hindang, Iligan City.
4. Limunsudan Falls
Just a quick trivia, Limunsudan Falls is the highest waterfalls in the Philippines! Water drops at 870 feet. If you are adventurous enough, this is a beautiful attraction you should visit. Though, reaching it is not easy, you have to trek for approximately 2 DAYS to reach the falls.
Start your trek at Kalamalamahan, Barangay Rogongon, Iligan City.
5. Maze Park and Resort
This park is really attractive. They have swimming pools with many shapes and sizes, restaurants, and mini zoo. This is really great for hanging out with family and friends.
Maze Parks and Resort is located 11 kilometers away from the city proper of Iligan.
6. NPC’s Nature Park
NPC’s Nature Park is a beautiful attraction in Iligan City just kilometers away from the city proper. This is where you can find birds, crocs and more animals mostly donated by the private individuals. There are also growing flora and fauna there. What makes it more awesome is the Ultimate Zipline a Treetop Adventure!
NPC’s Nature Park is located inside Agus 6 and 7 Hydroelectric Power Plant Complex.
7. Tay-Tay Swimming Pool
Tay-Tay Swimming Pool has 2 swimming pools for adult and children also with cottages. The water is supplied with free-flowing spring water which is clean.
Tay Tay Swimming Pool is situated also in Barangay Ditucalan, Iligan City.
8. Tinago Falls
There are really many waterfalls in Iligan and one of this is Tinago Falls. Tinago means Hidden, from the name itself, a hidden treasure of Iligan City. Water dropping into a natural pool is clean and cool water that is refreshing. The aura of the place itself draws you really closer to nature. Rafting is an exciting way to enjoy the falls.
Tinago Falls is located in Barangay Ditucalan, Iligan City.
9. Timoga Swimming Pool
Why do we love swimming? I guess we humans by nature love swimming even though some don’t know how to swim. Well you may have noticed Iligan City has many water formations and swimming pools, one of them is Timoga Swimming Pool. The water flows in different swimming pools which is natural crystal clear water.
Timoga Swimming Pool is located in Sitio Timoga, Barangay Baru-un, Iligan City.
10. Public Plaza of Iligan City
Of course, Public Plaza is one of the destinations in almost all cities. It is where teenagers and people in the city gather specially during the night to have fun and mingle with each other.You can visit Public Plaza in Iligan and meet up some friends there.