It is a breathtaking place to commune with nature and leisurely spend time swimming in its’ pool basins or having a picnic on its tables. I’ve been lucky enough to live in Iligan City where urban and nature gracefully dance in sync together. That I get to run off somewhere a few minutes off and finding myself in this pocket of wonder nature has given to us. One of the 23 waterfalls of Iligan City is this pocket of wonder — the Mimbalot Falls. It is located at Brgy. Buruun, which is approximately 11km drive from the city center (Map: Here). This falls has established itself as a lunch to mid-afternoon nature trip location for families and friends.

The Mimbalot Falls is a cascading waterfall with jutting rock edges reminding you of how raw nature is. With its’ 90 ft. water drop and 18 ft. wide facade, Mimbalot Falls will not dauntingly scare you. It gives off this visitor-friendly feeling that you find yourself enjoying the the falls up close.

Take a hydro-massage while you’re at it. The pressure from the rushing water feels good on the back. It can steal time away from you. Take time to enjoy it.

You can swim on it’s pool basins. Don’t leave kids unattended because there are deep water spots on some of these pool basins. The shallow pool areas have large slippery rocks, it is best to get steady foot hold.

There are a few things that need reminding – Bring your cameras which is already a given. What good is a short nature trip if you can’t capture the fun you had at it. Bring your own provisions since there are no stores around the area. Make sure to be careful of loose rocks and always find a good and steady foothold. There are slippery areas like wooded bridge and the concrete fixed picnic tables have slippery surfaces, so be mindful and careful.

DIRECTIONS | How to get to Mimbalut Falls, Iligan City

Here is location of Tinago Falls on the Google map: Mimbalot Map

  • From City Proper – Brgy. Buruun
    • Take the jeepney (PUJ) for Brgy. Buruun Fare: 12-15Php
      • Tell the driver to drop you off the Iligan City National School of Fisheries or just say “Sa kanto sa Mimbalot lang ko manong” (At the corner road to Mimbalot, manong)
      • Take the off road trail beside the IC Nat’l School of Fisheries around 5-7 minute walk to the Mimbalot Falls.
    • Or you can take a taxi, tell the driver to take you to Mimbalot Falls
      • Fare: ~150-200Php, depends on agreed rate with the driver
    • If you’re driving, take the national highway going southbound. The ICNSF is a few minutes after you pass by the Timoga Spring Pools. Ask any locals which road bend to take.

Other Fees & Expenses: Entrance Fee: 15PhP

****Date Posted: June 2011; Updated: March 2014
****Fares may change depending on approved rates