Information about Tinago Falls Iligan
Located behind a deep ravine in Lanao Del Norte, this cascade is aptly named Tinago, which means "hidden" in Tagalog. Before reaching the beautiful falls, one will have to take 500 steps down a winding manmade staircase. The 240 feet high waterfall is a good spot for swimming and cliff diving. For a complete waterfall experience, bamboo rafts are made available for rent.
If you choose to rent one, a local guide will bring you near the foot of the falls, so you can feel the water falling on you or take a dip in the cool waters. There is also a small cave at the side of the falls, which may only be accessed through swimming. It is just a plain rock cave that serves as a resting point for swimmers and offers a different view of the surroundings of Tinago Falls.
There is no doubt that Tinago Falls contributes well to the tourism of Iligan City, but this breathtaking body of water also serves as a water resource for locals near the area. With this, the residents and the local government are doing their best to protect and preserve it. Agro-forestry projects have been implemented to help maintain the cleanliness of the water of Tinago Falls. New planting techniques are used to put up more trees to help stabilize the whole river, and fertilizers are placed every so often to maintain these trees.
Best time to visit
Since the waterfalls are an outdoor attraction, it's best to visit it in the summer months (March to May) when there are minimal chances of heavy rainfall.