The Crown Jewel of Linamon

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Bird's Eye View of Tinago Falls.

I checked out early at Hotel Guillermo in Pagadian because Llena texted me that she was only 20 minutes away from Pagadian Bus Terminal.  Just like me, she came  from organizing a workshop in Grand Sibugay Hotel  Ipil, Zambo Sibugay.  It was only 6 in the  morning when we left Pagadia City. Lanie, my other officemate was already in the bus  from Dipolog City bound for Iligan.  We agreed to meet in Barangay Linamon at around 11 AM  and spent our afternoon in Tinago Falls.

For lunch, we bought a kilo of roasted pig (lechon), sweet potatoes, rice  and coke. 

Tinago Falls was located in Barangy Linamon, Iligan City.

Negotiating through the 300+ stairs
  From the National Highway, we hired a Habal-Habal motorcycle  for P 60.00 (local mode of transportation) to conduct us to the vicinity of the falls.  We traversed the rugged and winding road towards the entrance.  We paid the driver and told him to came back for us at around 4 in the afternoon.

It was my 2nd time to visit this place.  The first time was in 1998. I was still a college junior that time.  I’ve noticed several changes of the place.  I saw the remnants of the abandoned buildings of the once beautiful Tinago Resort Hotel. The Hotel was closed a few years back. 

After paying the entrance fee of P10.00, we started to negotiate the 300 steps leading to the foot of the falls.  The ordeal was a feat for me since I was not used to have this kind of exercise.

A time to catch my breath!
   We really need to catch our breaths from time to time.  Our 15 minutes decent seemed forever, however, it was nothing compared to the beauty of the falls that met our eyes. 

At around 50 feet in height, the falls wonderfully cascaded like a rhythm that flows with the signals of the orchestra.  The area was filled with mists while rainbows were formed as the light reflected the waters.  Several people (both locals and tourists) were enjoying the beauty of the nature’s wonders. 

Clad with our life jackets, we swam and dived in the very deep blue green waters of the basin at the foot of the falls.  Others rode the bamboo makeshift or balsa that transported them towards the wall where the waters fell.

That was one of the most pleasant afternoon I had in 2007.  If I had the opportunity to visit Iligan City again, I would  definitely include a side Trip to Tinago Falls, truly a crown jewel of Lanao del Norte.

ryanroyaranas says:
Iligan City has one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Philippines, it is also the power generating source of the city.
Posted on: Oct 06, 2011
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Birds Eye View of Tinago Falls.
Bird's Eye View of Tinago Falls.
Negotiating through the 300+ stairs
Negotiating through the 300+ stairs
A time to catch my breath!
A time to catch my breath!
A glimpse of the falls, 100 steps …
A glimpse of the falls, 100 steps…
The final Steps.... Nalipong na ju…
The final Steps.... Nalipong na j…
Mawala ang kakapoy ni Llena...
Mawala ang kakapoy ni Llena...
Tarannnn...
Tarannnn...
Peeking through the Plants..
Peeking through the Plants..
Dramatology kaayo
Dramatology kaayo
Kina-bongnawan ang tubig... pero o…
Kina-bongnawan ang tubig... pero …
Gusto mo mosakay sa raft.
Gusto mo mosakay sa raft.
Superly deep blue waters!  wala ka…
Superly deep blue waters! wala k…
Ang dili mag life jacket, yatap!
Ang dili mag life jacket, yatap!
Isnt it Beautiful?
Isn't it Beautiful?
Mas kapoy ang balik pasaka....
Mas kapoy ang balik pasaka....
Katulogon ko.  Maigo ba kaha ko an…
Katulogon ko. Maigo ba kaha ko a…
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