When it comes to world wonders, Philippines is one country that is hard to beat – from its folks to the beautiful formations both in land and water.
Mindanao, the second biggest island in the Philippines is a home to numerous virgin forests, pristine beaches and majestic waterfalls. If you opt to skip visiting white sand beaches this summer, then these top ten waterfalls in Mindanao are great places for you to visit:
Dubbed as the “Little Niagara Falls” of the Philippines, Tinuy-an Falls measures 95 meters wide and 55 meters high making it as the largest waterfalls in the country as well. The area is surrounded with century-old trees, ferns and vines which thrive near the falls. This mighty four-tiered waterfalls is situated in the forest areas of Borboanan, Bislig City in Surigao del Sur.
If you ask what city in Mindanao that has the most waterfalls, Iligan City is the unanimous answer among Mindanao folks. Tinago Falls is one of the most famous waterfalls in Iligan City which is found between Barangay Ditucalan and the Municipality of Linamon, Lanao del Norte. Tinago is called as such because it lies deep within a gorge and that you will have to trail more steps downward to reach it.
The Seven Falls in Lake Sebu is one of its main attractions. It has seven tiers of falls each with a specified name and T’boli name counterpart. Visitors can have the best view of these seven waterfalls through its breathtaking zipline trip.
Flowing down from 84-tiers, the Aliwagwag Falls is like your stairway to heaven and a gift from above. This majestic and wonderful waterfall is located in Barangay Aliwagwag, Cateel Davao Oriental – a 30 minute ride away from the town’s poblacion. The 84 tiers of this waterfall, present different rock formations of various heights which ranges from 6 to 110 feet. Sadly though, this mighty Aliwagwag Falls has been one of the areas struck by Typhoon Pablo.
Maria Cristina Falls
Still found within Iligan City, Maria Cristina Falls has been a common name even for younger children. Aside from being the main source electric power in the entire Mindanao region, it also served as an inspiration for many legend stories.
An NPC Nature’s Park has been constructed near the twin falls where visitors can see the mighty waterfalls from afar. The park also features animals, a kiosk and a zipline adventure.