Getting There, Places to Visit, and Things to Do

2020 Iligan Travel Guide

Iligan City is more than just the beauty of Maria Christina Falls with her waters gracefully flowing down the rock structures. It’s a highly urbanized and bustling city of the Lanao del Norte province and a home of a diverse culture habituated by the amiable Iliganons.

With the flourishing industry in the city and the approximate number of 23 falls located in the area, Iligan City will surely be your next travel destination.

How to Get There

The nearest airport when visiting Iligan is the Laguindingan International Airport which is located in Cagayan de Oro. From there you can take a 2-hour travel by bus going to Iligan. You can also opt to travel by ferry that plies directly to Iligan.

Here’s a shipping lines that plies directly there.

Medallion Transport Inc.

Cebu to Palompon (9:00 PM Daily)

Where and How to Book

If you want to make your travel more efficient and wanted to avoid the intolerable waiting time of lining
up to acquire ferry tickets, then it’s best that you book your tickets online, at BARKOTA.COM

Barkota Online Booking is a ferry booking site where you can book travel tickets at your
convenience- anytime, anywhere!

Here’s how to book through
Select shipping line (Medallion Transport Inc.)
Choose your itinerary (origin & destination) and preferred date.
Add passenger/s details (Name, Age, Email, Birthday).
Confirm and Pay! You can pay via Paypal (Credit Card), ML Epay, Online Banking (almost all banks), 7-
Eleven, Over-the-Counter, and Dragonpay.



Maria Cristina Falls

Aside of the fall’s beauty, this nostalgic wonder we see from history books is an important source of electricity for the Mindanaonons. Moreover, the 98-meter high waterfall powers the Agus VI Hydroelectric plant. Maria Cristina falls is located at the National Power Corporation Park with an entrance fee of P25 for kids and P35 for the adult visitors.

Tinago Falls

Tinago falls is also one of the falls that has gained attention from tourists visiting Iligan. It is surrounded by lush greenery with blue-green waters filling the deep basin that can be reached through a 500 downhill steps – thus naming this serene beauty “tinago” or “one that is hidden”.


Amahaw Open Amphitheater

This serves as a venue for special occasions and can be an agreeable place to unwind for a bit. The amphitheater is located at Huhangin Hills and can hold as many 5000 people in a single event. This have been the gathering place for several concerts already.

Buy Cheding’s Toasted Peanuts for Pasalubong

Your Iligan Trip will not be as fulfilled if you will not try one of Iligan’s famous pasalubong- Cheding’s Toasted Peanuts! Their quality peanut product has been one of the prides of the city as they also serve 10 different flavors of peanuts enjoyed by tourists across the country.


Where to Stay

Make your visit in Iligan a memorable one by checking in to one of these hotels:

Maria Cristina Hotel

Go Hotels Iligan

Crystal Inn

The Loft Hotel Iligan

Plaza Alemania Hotel

So , what are you waiting for? Make sure to check off more destinations from your bucket list this year and book your ferry tickets for your next Iligan getaway!