Iligan City’s Maria Cristina Falls is now reopened to the public

Good news! The majestic Maria Cristina Falls, one of the major tourist attractions in Iligan City, Mindanao, is now reopened to the public…and it now even has a Nature’s Park!

Known as the Philippines’ second highest waterfalls, the Maria Cristina Falls plays a very vital role in generating power for Mindanao.

Maria Cristina Falls powers the National Power Corporation’s Agus VI Hydroelectric Plant which is capable of generating as much as 200 MW. A lot of areas around Mindanao depend on the Agus VI.

maria cristina falls in iligan city mindanao

*photo credit: Iligan City

What’s also exciting about the reopening of the Maria Cristina Falls is that it now also has a nature’s park.

There’s now a mini zoo, butterfly farm and even a zipline!

I was able to visit the Maria Cristina Falls a couple of years back. I was part of the local media then and was president of the Media for Clean and Safe Power Lines (our group, during my term, was even declared a regional nominee for the Ten Accomplished Youth Organizations Awards or TAYO Awards 🙂 ) and we had the once-in-a-lifetime chance to see the waterfalls in all its glory…meaning our friends from the Transmission Corporation and the National Power Corporation allowed us to watch in all of five amazing minutes just how strong and mighty Maria Cristina Falls is. The water gates were opened for five minutes and would you believe — even though we were hundreds of feet away from the waterfalls, we can feel the mist on our faces! It was an absolutely incredible feeling and needless to say, my colleagues in the media and I were overwhelmed!

I can’t wait to be back and see the majestic Maria Cristina Falls again 🙂

So for all of you who have plans of visiting Iligan City soon, you might want to visit the Maria Cristina Falls and the newly opened nature’s park, too! And don’t forget to come back and tell me all about your trip, aiight? 🙂

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Mindanaoan Irene

Mindanaoan is a multi-awarded blogger, social media strategist, publicist, Google Business Group - Women lead organizer, avid traveler and a proud relief operations volunteer. She is also a regular resource person for social media and blogging related conferences/workshops here and abroad. In 2012, Mindanaoan also completed a US Gov't. Department of State-sponsored International Visitor Leadership Program for emerging global leaders. She toured the U.S. for about a month for her IVLP experience. She is the founder of a bloggers group and social media club. She is also an active member of several online media, bloggers and social media enthusiasts groups all over the world. Mindanaoan is available for work and travel. Contact Mindanaoan at

1 Response

  1. tet says:

    Hi! at the time i lived in CDO the falls were not yet open for the public. Do you have instructions as to how I may be able to go there via public transport or private vehicle?

    Thank you!

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