This post is part 3 of 3 of our 3-waterfall, 1-day adventure in Iligan City.
- Part 1: Maria Crisitina Falls
- Part 2: Tinago Falls
- Part 3: Mimbalot Falls
- How much did I spend on that day?
4:50 PM – From Tinago Falls we decided to call it a day and not visit our supposed to be third waterfall for the day, Mimbalot Falls. But when the habal-habal was nearing the highway, a thought came to Lisa Marie‘s mind and she told our driver that we should head to Mimbalot Falls even if the sunlight was fading. When I asked her about it, she said that it would be a waste of time and money if we would go back and visit Mimbalot Falls on another day. I agreed with her.
The habal-habal driver made a cautious turn around on the highway and we were on our way to Mimbalot Falls.
We then passed by a line of jeepney facing back to Iligan City Proper which has the words Buru-un painted on their skin. From there we turned left to the intersection heading to the rough road to Mimbalot Falls.
5:12 PM – We finally arrived where the habal-habal driver could drop us off for our walk to Mimbalot Falls. We told him that he could leave us there as the jeepney bound for Iligan City Proper was just a 5 minute walk to the highway. But he insisted that he was going to wait for us since we were just going to visit the falls for a little while and be back. We thanked him for being kind and patient with us and we started our walk to Mimbalot Falls.
On the left side of the stream it was as I could remember on my last visit on 2009. But on the other side it was a different site, there were “developments”. One of my favorite rock formation there was also removed. I did not like it. I do not like when waterfalls are “developed”. Waterfalls are much better enjoyed with little to no developments.
After a few walks through the small culvert and some rock hopping we were able to see the face of Mimbalot Falls.
Good thing that they did not bother to add something to the face of Mimbalot Falls. With proper framing we could still remove the photobombing “developments” and get a good picture of the waterfalls.
Since there was not much to do we headed back to where we left our habal-habal driver.
5:33 PM – We asked our habal-habal driver a few questions about their rates and some details. Then we rode the habal-habal back to the intersection.
5:36 PM – We got down the intersection and we paid our habal-habal driver 350 Pesos and thanked him for bringing us around and for taking care of us. We then rode a jeep and waited for it to leave.
6:03 PM – We were now back at Iligan City Town Proper and can’t wait to go back to where I’m staying to take a bath and change clothes. Around 27 minutes travel time. Fare was 15 Pesos/person (one-way).
First you need to be in Iligan City Proper. You can do that by checking my post here.
From Iligan City Proper walk to the intersection of Araneta St. & Roxas Ave, check the map here. There are Buru-un bound jeeps that would be passing by there.
Ride a Buru-un bound jeepney and tell the driver that you are heading to Mimbalot Falls and to drop you off where you can start walking to the falls. Fare was around 15 Pesos/person (one-way). Travel Time was 30 minutes.
Then walk to Mimbalot Falls through rough road. Walking time is around 7 minutes.
Walk back to the the highway. 7 minutes walking time.
When you get to the highway, there are jeepney bound for Iligan City Proper queuing to wait for passengers. Ride the current waiting jeep and wait for more passengers to arrive. Then the jeep would leave.
Tell the driver that you are heading to Iligan City Proper. Fare was 15 Pesos/person. Travel time was 30 minutes.
Disclosure: My travel to Iligan City was not sponsored. I went there on my own decision and with my own money. Though I did have help on planning my visit there with Lisa Marie of PinayTravelista.com.
* Details may change without prior notice.
Follow my Iligan City Series
- My Top Things to do in Iligan City (Summary)
- 10 Things you should know when traveling to Iligan City (Travel Guide)
- Dodiongan Falls (Must see!)
- Maria Cristina Falls (Must see!)
- Tinago Falls (Must see!)
- Mimbalot Falls
- Pampam Falls and Kalubihon Falls (Must see!)
- Dalipuga Falls
- Centennial Park (Sunset)
- Timoga Cold Springs
- Macaraeg-Macapagal Ancestral House