Known as the “Niagara of the Philippines,” Tinuy-an Falls is the whitest, foamiest, mistiest waterfalls in the Philippines. It’s 100 meters wide and 26 meters tall, and tourists can swim in the water and picnic at the edge. The name Tinuy-an means “babalik-balikan,” or “a place you’ll keep going back to.” We agree.
Its magnificent cascades are found in Burboanan, about a one hour ride from Mangagoy, the center of trade and commerce in Bislig City. The falls themselves are around fifty five meters high and have a breathtaking width of 95 meters.
Centuries old amazing giant trees, ferns and vines, in a thick rain forest, envelop your ride through heavily forested hills that enclose the falls. It gives a spectacular view of a beautiful natural creation.
There are three small islets in the swimming ground area, with slippery logs where you can cross for a good view, plus multi-layered stones as pathways. Every morning, the area is blessed with a sprinkle of a rainbow that appears between 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Its majestic natural formation, and its picture perfect beauty, is one of a kind and truly one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the entire Philippines.
Tinuy-an Falls is a must visit destination for every outdoor enthusiasts who loves to see the beauty of nature in its natural magnificence. There is no need for trekking at the end of the road, in going, lies the magnificent beauty of the Tinuy-an Falls.
How to get there:
Starting at Bancasi Airport in Butuan City, one can take a jeepney going to Langihan Premium Bus Terminal. Upon arrival at the bus terminal, commercial buses or vans for hire going to Mangagoy are available. Travel time is about 4-5 hours. When in Mangagoy, head to Integrated Terminal and take a jeepney. Just inform the driver to drop you at the jump-off point of Tinuy-an Falls. From the main road, rent a Habal habal (single motorcycle) that will take you to the Tinuy-an waterfalls.
For more pictures of the gorgeous Tinuy-an Falls, kindly visit the Tinuy-an Falls’ Facebook page.