Top Tourist Spots in Lanao del Norte [And How To Get There]

Home to numerous waterfalls, the Province of Lanao del Norte should be on top of your bucket-list of you love chasing those majestic waterfalls. To help you out with your itinerary, here are the top tourist spots in Lanao Del Norte that you shouldn’t miss out.

Top Tourist Spots in Lanao del Norte
Top Tourist Spots in Lanao del Norte

Must-Visit Tourist Spots in Lanao del Norte, Philippines

Maria Cristina Falls

Maria Cristina Falls, apart from being one of the top tourist spots in Lanao Del Norte, is actually one of the most famous waterfalls in the Philippines. Remember your Sibika at Kultura and HEKASI book? Yes, this is the Maria Cristina we encountered in our elementary books. Some call this place “twin falls” because of the water flows that are separated by a big rock in between. It is inside the National Power Corporation Nature Park and without spending a hundred for the entrance fee, you will get a glimpse of the most visited falls in the country.

Maria Cristina Falls
Maria Cristina Falls

Tinago Falls

Tinago Falls, hidden falls if translated in a universal language, is one of the main attractions especially if you are in Iligan City and Linamon town. The falls is 420-ft tall flowing down the basin which is basically considered as a pool where tourists can swim. More and more tourists are visiting the place, thanks to public exposure through social media.

Tinago Falls
Tinago Falls

Sta. Cruz Falls

Located in Municipality of Kapatagan in Lanao Del Norte, visiting Sta. Cruz Falls will require your strong knees and brave heart. As you go on with your journey with nature, don’t forget to bring your adventurous spirit. The trek will surely bring you excitement. This is one of the falls in the province that remained untouched by humans. It’s so great to visit a destination that is maintained by Mother Nature.

Sta. Cruz Falls
Sta. Cruz Falls

Cathedral Falls

If you find trekking and hiking very challenging, you might want to try going here in one of the top tourist spots in Lanao Del Norte– the Cathedral Falls. Unlike any other falls in the province, you don’t need to tire yourself out because it’s just along the road. You can take a habalhabal from the town proper and you will be dropped at the actual location of the falls.

Cathedral Falls
Cathedral Falls

Timoga Cold Springs

Timoga Cold Springs are the natural sources of water of the Timoga Cold Springs Resorts in downtown Sitio Timoga in Buru-un. You will find different springs where you can get a back massage just by letting the strong water flow to your body. If you want a relaxing trip, don’t miss out your chance to visit the cold springs!

Timoga Cold Springs
Timoga Cold Springs

Mimbalot Falls

This is another falls situated in Iligan City. Although not as high as other falls in the province, this destination is quite unique because of the strong water that flows making it looks like as clear as glass. There huge rocks below the falls which allow the water to create mini falls. If you want to have a short break from stressful work, you need to visit this place!

Mimbalot Falls
Mimbalot Falls

Dodiongan Falls

Last but not least is the Dodiongan Falls in Bonbonon. This is a must-visit destination in Lanao Del Norte and is one of the falls that have no human developments and remains at its natural state.

Dodiongan Falls
Dodiongan Falls

How to get to Lanao del Norte

There is no commercial airport in the province of Lanao del Norte. The closest airport is in Laguindingan in Misamis Oriental. From Laguindingan Airport, you can take a van to the main road and from there you can take another bus to Iligan City. If you want to go straight to Kapatagan, you can take a Pagadian-bound bus and alight in Kapatagan.

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