Centennial Park was not on our itinerary on the day that we visited Dodiongan Falls, but since we were at the highway already at 3:23PM the group (Alex and Lisa Marie) decided that we should visit Centennial Park and wait for the sunset there.
3:26 PM – We rode a Dalipuga bound and told the driver that we were going down at the Centennial Park. We paid the fare of 11 Pesos/person.
3:43 PM – The jeepney dropped us off at the front of the Centennial Park. Â 17 minutes jeepney ride.
There were stores along the road so we decided to have a snack first before entering the park. This was also where I removed my wet shoes and changed to my slippers.
After buying some chips and drinks we proceeded going inside the Centennial Park. There were no entrance fee but we do have to follow some rules.
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We looked for a nice place to view the sunset while seating on the grass. The problem is that the grass were a bit needle-like therefore it could pierce right through our shorts and into our butt cheeks. Good thing that Lisa Marie brought a towel which did help us to comfortably sit down on the grass.
I’m not really sure the history of why they built Centennial park but to what I can remember was that they build this park to remember the 100 years of independence of the Philippines.
During our conversations and picture taking while waiting for the sunset, we texted Sir Mike of Maayong Iligan for him to join us for the sunset viewing. Though he did miss the sunset he was able to push us to go explore more of Centennial Park.
5:42 PM – We decided to call it a day and go back to the highway to catch a jeep heading back to the city proper. I was a bit worried that since it was already dark there would be really few jeepneys in the area that we had to wait for a long time. But luckily when we got out there was a jeepney waiting for passengers outside the Centennial Park.
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5:50 PM – The jeepney started moving to the city proper. We told the driver that we were headed to the city proper and paid 15 Pesos/person.
6:15 PM – We arrived back at Iligan City Town Proper. We went down at Chelina Arcade near the Iligan Institute of Technology (IIT) in Tibanga to head to Iliganon Cafe and taste their Beef Randang.
- There is no entrance fee to get inside the park.
- There are stores outside the park.
- So far, this is the best place to view the sunset at Iligan City.
- I’m not sure if this place closes at night.
Ride a jeepney bound for Dalipuga in the city proper of Iligan City. It’s best to wait for the jeep at Gaisano Mall. It would also pass by D’Morvie, Iligan Institute of Technology (IIT) and Mindanao Sanitarium (Famous Pension House). If coming from the city proper the fare was 15 Pesos/person when we were there. Travel Time was 25 minutes.
This would also pass by the following…
Intersection of the road to Brgy. San Roque and the National Highway. This is the intersection going to Dodiongan Falls. Fare from here was 11 Pesos/person. Travel time was 17 minutes when we travelled from there.
Highway stop to Pampam Falls, Kalubihon Falls and Dalipuga Falls. Fare was 7.50 Pesos/person. Travel time was around 5 minutes.
Tell the driver that you are going to Centennial Park. Also ask them to drop you off there.
Availability of the jeepneys are from 5AM to around after 7PM.
Some jeepneys wait outside the Centennial Park. Ride those jeepney going back to the city proper. Fare was 15 Pesos/person. Travel time was 25 minutes.
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