The Crown Jewel of Linamon
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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.
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.
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.