Chronicling waterfalls after reading the travels sites of other fellow bloggers, I have come to the point that revisiting Tinago Falls is a must in my itinerary. Journeys and Travels have visited Tinago Falls during his university days at MSU-Iligan Institute of Technology but that more than 15 years ago. Now, the urge to come back is stronger and much determined to absorb its gracious beauty as a travel blogger.
From the Cathedral Falls, I just briefly dropped by at Bacolod, Lanao del Norte to see the Fort Almonte, then afterwards took a Super 5 bus going to Linamon for Php 20.00. I have chosen Linamon as my drop-off area as locals told me it is much easier to go compared to the Buru-un, Iligan City route. I heed their suggestions and Linamon that is. I arrived there 11.30am and wanting to see Tinago falls right away, flagged a habal-habal (motorcycle) to ferry me there. I paid 19 year old Gilbert Php 100 for him to wait for me then send me off to my next destination in Iligan City.
Upon arriving there, I never was told that the Linamon route has 437 steps to climb down and of course, upon coming back, so a total of 874 steps has to be surpassed before one has to appreciate the beauty and the fabulous Tinago Falls. Recently, this is the same falls where KC Concepcion and Sam Milby has their movie “Forever and A Day” was taken.
Anyways, the majestic Tinago Falls is one that will truly make you appreciate the beauty of nature and how it gives inspiration. It is one that surpasses all falls save for those which is only good for photo-ops. I say so because it is one of those falls where you can take a swim and felt safe. Journeys and Travels have swum this falls in his university days. It’s one majestic waterfalls that has become a pride in its own.
Tinago Falls is literally called so since it is hidden under the cliff. You need to climb down to where it is and then appreciate its beauty. It is said that going to Tinago Falls is likened to a pregnant woman giving birth, it is painful and yet when you see the waterfalls, it opens to the best opportunity to absorb it and take in as much inspiration one can get just by mere looking at the waterfalls.
Indeed, waterfalls in Lanao del Norte is one that awaits discovery and appreciation. Many have been to Tinago Falls but still, it remains pristine, virginal and more so, clean.