Iligan City Travel Guide | Iligan Tourist Spots, Hotels in Iligan City
ILIGAN CITY TRAVEL GUIDE | TOURIST SPOTS, HOTELS
DISCOVERING ILIGAN CITY
The City of Iligan is situated in the Northern Mindanao is a highly urbanized city. With that being said, it is no wonder that the place has been continuously flourishing and developing in recent years. With its total population of around 324,618 people based on the 2015 census, the people here are very welcoming to all tourists. They make it assure that people will feel like they are home, a home away from home. Thus, the equally flourishing tourism aspect of the place is also something to be proud of.
The tropical vibe of the city makes it ideal for those who would like to experience some sunshine by going to beaches or by the different notable waterfalls. Aside from that, one would be assured of a safe stay in the city since it does not experience a lot of weather disturbances. The place is known for being called as the place of “majestic waterfalls.” This is for the reason that it holds a lot of famous and at the same time, scenic waterfalls. It is where Maria Cristina Falls could be found. In total, it has 24 waterfalls waiting to be discovered and explored.
Aside from the fact that you could relinquish the heat of the weather by going to these falls, other activities which you may also be interested in trying will be hiking, swimming, diving, trekking, and all other sorts of activities. If I must say, this place holds a lot of high-key to down to low-key experiences, making it perfect for the diverse type of tourists or visitors.
The place also holds a month-long celebration of the Diyandi Festival in September. Two of the best activities which you may witness are the street dancing parade along with the ritual dance which aims to give thanks to the patron saint, Saint Michael the Archangel. Aside from that, other provincial-based festivals such as Sinulog and Kasadya are also celebrated here. Because of this, one might feel interested in coinciding with a vacation trip here with the festivals to fully enjoy all the things that the place has to offer.
You might be thinking now that heading in this beautiful city will be a tough journey. Well, you’re mistaken! In going here, one may take a passenger cruise vessel leading to the port of Iligan. If you’re up to some plane ride, then you’ll choose to land at Laguindingan Airport. It is where planes coming from Bacolod, Caticlan, Cebu, Clark, Davao, Dumaguete, Iloilo, Manila, and Tagbilaran arrive and depart. As for city transportation, it is also pretty efficient. They have public transport such as jeepneys, pedicabs, and taxis. In short, going around the City of Iligan is something easy and convenient.
More than these, one of the reasons why the pace is frequently being visited by tourists is the hospitality and warm welcome given by the locals. Indeed, this city is your way away from home. Come here now and experience the beauty of Iligan.
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HOW TO GET TO ILIGAN CITY
Iligan City by Plane:
The nearest airport to Iligan City is that of Cagayan de Oro’s Laguindingan Airport. You can check from various local airlines their regular daily flight schedules from Manila City, Iloilo City, Cebu City, and Davao City.
The moment you reached Laguindingan Airport, you can take a taxi directly to Iligan, which is, of course, more costly, or get a taxi to drop you off at Laguindingan Bus Terminal located at Paculba Street, Laguindingan, Misamis Oriental. At Laguindingan Bus Terminal, take a bus plying to Iligan. Travel time from Laguindingan to Iligan is approximately one hour.
Iligan by Bus
From Cagayan de Oro City, take a bus at Buluan Bus Terminal with regular schedules to Iligan City with a 15 minutes interval. Fare is pegged from PHP 100 to PHP 140. Travel time may take 2 hours or more from Cagayan de Oro to Iligan City.
Iligan by Boat
From Manila, you can take a boat direct to Iligan City. Please refer to the various schedules of several shipping companies.
Route: Manila City to Iligan City
2Go Travel Boat Schedule to Iligan City from Manila [ Iligan City Travel Guide | Iligan Tourist Spots, Hotels in Iligan City ]
Route: Cebu City to Iligan City
2Go Travel Boat Schedule to Iligan City from Cebu [ Iligan City Travel Guide | Iligan Tourist Spots, Hotels in Iligan City ]
COKALIONG SHIPPING LINES
Route: Cebu City to Iligan City
Cokaliong Shipping Lines Boat Schedule to Iligan City from Cebu City [ Iligan City Travel Guide | Iligan Tourist Spots, Hotels in Iligan City ]
ILIGAN CITY TOURIST SPOTS
One of the most progressive cities in Mindanao is Iligan City as manifested by it is highly urbanized. Aside from that, the place is also known to the world as the “City of Majestic Waterfalls.” It holds a total of 23 beautiful waterfalls which I am sure you are very excited to know about. Let us explore this beautiful jewel of Mindanao by reading the list of tourist spots in the City of Iligan.
- MARIA CHRISTINA FALLS
I grew up reading about this waterfalls on my elementary books. As one of the beaming pride of Iligan, the Maria Cristina Falls serves as a scenic spot in the city. Though it only accommodates visitors every Saturday and Sunday, that does not stop people from going on that schedule. It serves as the primary source of energy in the city, making it worthy of its local name as “Mother of Industry” as well as “Fountainhead Progress.”
Jojoy, the Traveling Mask at Maria Cristina Falls [ Iligan City Travel Guide | Iligan Tourist Spots, Hotels in Iligan City ]
- ANAHAW OPEN AMPHITHEATER
Situated at Huhangin Hills, this open amphitheater usually serves as a venue for shows and events during special occasions. In this place, it is as if you are seated in a green environment with the theater like the landscape of the chairs.
- HINDANG CAVES
It has a total of 8 cave clusters that offers you the adventure of a lifetime. Well, if you’re up to some spelunking as well as exploration down at the bottom of the cave, you may opt to go for this kind of attraction.
- LIMUNSUDAN FALLS
Another scenic and flourishing waterfalls in Iligan is the Limunsudan Falls. This is, in fact, the highest waterfalls in the entire archipelago with a total height of 870 feet. To head here, it will entail a couple of days of trekking. But the view and experience will undoubtedly be worth it.
- MAZE PARK AND RESORT
A tourist hub for families since they have a lot of areas and activities for kids. Aside from the pools, they also have a mini zoo as well as some eating stalls inside the resort. Your kids will surely love your summer getaway here.
- NPC NATURE PARK
A walk in a park that makes you reunite with nature that is what NPC Nature Park is all about. As an attraction, they were able to maintain a park with lots of species of birds, crocodiles, and a lot more! The flora and fauna in the area are also admirable. Plus, there is an additional zip line and treetop activity for the adventurous type of tourists.
- TAY-TAY SWIMMING POOL
What makes this swimming pool unique is that it is a natural, free-flowing one. So, you’ll be assured that the water is always clean since it is not the stagnant type of pool. The total of 2 swimming pools is suited for adults, and the other one is for children.
Tinago Falls [ Iligan City Travel Guide | Iligan Tourist Spots, Hotels in Iligan City ]
- TINAGO FALLS
Tinago Falls or also known as the hidden treasure of Iligan is one of the places which you have to visit. The cascading water hits the bottom part where you could freshly swim and relax. Also, rafting activities are available.
- TIMOGA SWIMMING POOL
The clear natural water in this pool is also a flowing one. So, cleanliness is also assured. This is perhaps one of the reasons why tourists would always go to different swimming pools in this area. They are after a refreshing and at the same time, safe relaxation.
- PUBLIC PLAZA
Ready for some making friends activity? A lot of visitors and tourists alike would stay here at night. They will sit or roam around and enjoy some chitchat with their friends. Would you like to be part of that circle of friends? Head here and introduce yourself to your preferred group of friends.
The author at Mimbalot Falls [ Iligan City Travel Guide | Iligan Tourist Spots, Hotels in Iligan City ]
- MIMBALOT FALLS
Situated in Barangay Buru-an, the Mimbalot Falls is a part of an eco-park that allows visitors, just like you, to join different activities such as riding a cable car, taking a walk on a hanging bridge, or riding a zip line! There are also cottages and picnic tables available for rental.
- LAWIS SPRING
A destination with no entrance fee, sounds exciting right? Head here, bring your attire with you and be ready to take a bath in the refreshing spring! Though the place is not that fancy since it is not that yet fully developed, you will appreciate the simplicity and natural vibe of the place.
- MIMAR’S SPRING WAY RESORT
The natural flowing water in the pools will be enough to make you feel refreshed and rejuvenated. Better to head here during the summer season to enjoy the freshness of the water.
- RIDING A KALESA/TARTANILYA
This horse-drawn carriage was introduced by the Spanish back in the 18th century, and it is still being operated up to this moment in this place. Roam around the city center through a kalesa and have that back in time experience.
- PADEO DE SANTIAGO
A food hub paired with entertainment is what makes Paseo de Santiago a hit in the city. If you want some food and at the same time enjoy some live music, the night is always young in this place.
With the numerous activities to take in Iligan City, one would think that the place is naturally gifted with natural resources. That is something that I couldn’t agree more. What are you waiting for? Come here and experience the hidden jewel of Mindanao, the Iligan City!
The author at Tinago Falls [ Iligan City Travel Guide | Iligan Tourist Spots, Hotels in Iligan City ]
LIST OF HOTELS IN ILIGAN CITY
You can directly book your Hotel Room in Iligan City on the links provided below. Just click the link and it will bring you to the booking site.
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