Sunday, August 17, 2014

The Powerful Maria Cristina Falls

Maria Cristina Falls is so powerful that as I stand on the viewdeck of the hydroelectric plant fronting this 98-meter waterfall, I see billows of mist, even with just one of its drops flowing (on weekends, both drops come rushing down full force at 11AM). The mist reaches me....or maybe it's just the rain. But, believe me, it is very powerful—it provides a large chunk of Mindanao's electricity.


I was in the mood to be a nerd that day and would have loved to have a tour of the power plant, but time was limited and, besides, I think a request for a tour would have to be arranged in advance.

Maria Cristina Falls is located within Iligan City's National Power Corporation (NPC) Nature's Park, just 9.3 kilometers from the city center. NPC Nature's Park can be reached by taking a jeepney bound for Buru-un (fare is Php 11).

Daily 9AM to 4PM
Entrance Fee Php 35
Park Shuttle Php 10

Other things to see/do at the park:
Canopy walk
Mini zoo
Butterfly garden

Waterfalling Adventure Tour (WAT):
Waterfalling Adventure Tour 3.0 by the Iligan Bloggers Society, Inc. would not be possible without the following partners: Iligan City Government, 4th Mechanized Infantry BattalionIHARRA, and Iligan Chamber, and event sponsors:

With the support of:
Keepsakes Iligan | Adventist Medical Center- Iligan | NPC Nature's Park | Bob NY USA | The Good Type | Margeuries House of Goodies


  1. Wow ang galing! Those are 3 amazing shots! The colors just came out right, without the moist!

  2. Maria Cristina Falls is simply divine and marvelous... great shot Mustachio! 5 Stars!