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Tinago Falls

Photo: Robert Booc

Tinago Falls, among the most popular of Iligan's over 20 waterfalls.

[Getting to Iligan] [Scenic Spots] [Fiesta]

Iligan, although industrial, is blessed with Mother Nature's bounty. It offers quite a number of scenic spots, including waterfalls, cool springs, fine beaches. If you're a spelunker, Iligan has more than enough caves for you. It has a few good hotels and inns, too, with cable TVs and telephones capable of international direct distance dialing. With a mixed population of Christians, Muslims and the native Higa-onons, ethnic products abound in Iligan's shopping centers. It has fine restaurants, among them the nationally acclaimed Sunburst Fried Chicken. It also has the popular fastfood chains found in Manila.

In going around the city, try a leisurely ride on a tartanilya, a horse-driven rig which once lorded Iligan's streets during the Hispanic reign, its clip-clopping hoofs lagging behind the noisy jeepneys.

The best part of the year to visit Iligan is in the last week of September, when the city celebrates its annual fiesta in honor of its patron saint, St. Michael the Archangel.

Ethnic products

Photo: Robert Booc

Muslim and ethnic products abound in Iligan.

Downtown Iligan is lined with supermarts, novelty shops and department stores. Several stores in the city also sell Maranao handicrafts and native products.

Iligan Bay on breezy days lures the unbridled spirit to beaches laced with coconut trees for a swim and a race with the wind. Bowling lanes and movie houses abound. A 9-hole golf course awaits golf enthusiasts.

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