Iligan: Mimbalot Falls, Another Wonder Falls
Although not as high and grand as the other waterfalls of Iligan, the Mimbalot Falls (or Mimbalut) also has its grandeur of its own that will allure the visitors. With the height of almost 90 feet, the water flow cascades along the rocks and appears as rivulets and mini-falls. Its cool, clear waters are fitting to those who just want to have a quick break from the busy urban lifestyle.
The falls is eleven kilometers from the city proper and is easily accessible either from public or private transport. This is probably the reason why the site never fails to attract visitors. You can also see the locals doing their laundry and taking a bath.
With an affordable P50 entrance fee, you can already enjoy the scenery and have a splash. You can stay in one of the cottages constructed around the falls. There are also picnic tables right on top of the waterways, where you can enjoy the picnic while dipping your feet into the waters. You can also take a bath right underneath the waterdrop and have your back massaged by the water flow.
The falls is just one of the natural attractions developed and maintained by the Iligan Paradise Resort and Eco-Park. And if you are feeling adventurous you can also try other activities like zipline, cable car, horseback riding or the kayak. Because the falls lack a natural basin, they constructed several man-made pools and lagoon for swimming enjoyment. Its waters are sourced from the natural streams and falls, making it fitting especially during summer months.
Entrance – P50
Cottage – P250-500
Corkage Fee – P10-25
From the City Proper, take a jeepney bound to Barangay Buru-un (Fare P15). Get off at the jeepney terminal in Buru-un (Linamon Market). From its corner, take the 700-meter walk to the resort.
From the City Proper, take the Iligan-Zamboanga Highway until reaching the Linamon Market. From here, turn left and take the Mimbalut Falls road. The site is 11 kilometers from town proper and has a large parking space.
- Bring your own food. There are no stalls at the site.
- There is a small corkage fee for the drinks.
- You can also take a habal-habal to go straight to this location as well as other scenic spots in Iligan.