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Morion’s Travel Diaries| Tiklas Falls of Gingoog City

Tiklas Falls is one of the best spots you shouldn't skip when you're in Misamis Oriental. The waterfall is located in Barangay Lawit, Gingoog City. 
  
Tiklas Falls


The location of the falls was developed by the city government into an Eco-Tourism Park. The park is well-managed by the local government. The road from entrance going to the resort park is paved, garbage free and sides were planted with different ornamental and non-ornamental flora. Fronting the falls is a public swimming pool and cottages- yes an Eco park! There is a concrete bridge going to the park where you can see the perfect drop of the waterfalls and take photographs. I personally commend the city government and the people of Gingooog City for developing and of course preserving this interesting tourism spot. 

Tiklas Falls

Cool winds and beautiful nature welcomed us as we are approaching.  There are no food stalls or sari – sari stores in the area so you must bring packed foods and drinks. There are cottages for rent- 100-200 pesos only.

TRIVIA| Gingoog is also known as the City of Goodluck. East of Cagayan de Oro and West of Butuan City, the city's name comes from the  Manobo word "Hingoog", which means “Goodluck”. Manobo are the original settlers of the city.

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Part of the 350 meters walk going to the actual drop

Tiklas Falls

Tiklas Falls


TIPS/Reminders:
  • Strictly NO Littering.
  • Entrance Fee is 20 Pesos for Adult and 10 Pesos for children 12 years and Below.
  • The best time to visit the falls is from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.
  • Lastly, charge your Camera’s battery- promise you won’t stop clicking your cam!
There are no accommodations in the area; you have to go back to the city proper if you're planning to spend a night in Gingoog. There are pension houses and Inns in the city proper. 


Tiklas Falls

Tiklas Falls


HOW TO GET THERE:

If you have your own car and coming from any part of Mindanao just look for the signage of Tiklas Falls in Eskina (crossing) Santiago- east of the city proper and 5 minutes travel.

From CDO: Ride in a bus bound to Gingoog City or Butuan City.  Travel time from Cagayan de Oro is 2-3 hours. Tell the driver to drop you in Eskina Santiago going to Tiklas Falls- anyway big tarpaulin showing the direction going to the location of the falls  is displayed at eskina. If your coming from Gingoog City proper, ride in a tricycle (8 pesos fare) going to eskina Santiago.

From Butuan City: Be carried by a bus bound to Cagayan de Oro.  Travel is 2-3 hours. Tell the driver to drop you in Eskina Santiago or the crossing going to Tiklas Falls.

From Eskina Santiago, ride in a habal-habal going to the Entrance Tiklas Falls. Fare is around 100-150 pesos (hired) . You have to walk the 350 meters path from the entrance going to the location of the actual drop. 

So Tara na! Plan your trip now going to Misamis Oriental or any part of Mindanao and don’t forget to include Tiklas Falls on your itinerary!
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34 comments:

  1. If anyone is caught litering, what will be the punishment or how much is the multa? The falls and cleanliness of the area must be preserved so the rules of maintenance must be strictly implemented and followed.

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  2. That’s a colorful festival, I like the face painting.

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  3. There
    s a viewing deck for Tiklas Falls and its designed as a park for everybody to appreciate.

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  4. Such powerful cadence of water..
    And I dont know how to say the name of the City.. hahaha!
    But looks like the name Tiklas is very apt.
    You've captured the waters movement in your photo Jeff.
    That's what's it's all about when photographing water falls.

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  5. the falls looks so heavenly!! ang ganda niya tignan!!

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  6. The falls look beautiful. The Philippines has several attractions that the world needs to see.

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  7. Kudos to the government officials who are putting their best effort to maintain the falls/resort park garbage free because such beauty should be enjoyed by the next generations.

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  8. You've captured the waters movement in your photo Jeff.
    That's what's it's all about when photographing water falls.
    The falls and cleanliness of the area must be preserved so the rules of maintenance must be strictly implemented and followed.

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  9. the entrance is very cheap for this gorgeous view!! atleast they striclty made a rule to properly look after it

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  10. The falls is indeed a GOOD LUCK to the place. This is a good tourist attraction. I like the ambiance of the place, the government has done well in developing this into a park

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  11. The place is so peaceful, I prefer less crowded falls like these.

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  12. Wow, the waterfall is amazing. I can't believe such an amazing place exists in this province.

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  13. @ROchkirstin- dunno how much is the fine- but anyway, responsible tourist should also take his/her part in preserving the cleanliness of the destination- with or without reminder :)

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  14. Thanks Pips for dropping here and good compliments- the reasons why I keep on exploring and sharing how beautiful our7107islands :)

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  15. Tiklas Falls is picture worthy indeed! if I only knew about this place when I visited CDO, I would've hopped on a bus to visit it. Dbale, another reason to go back. :)

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  16. What an amazing view of the Tiklas Falls. I just hope natives and tourists will continue to help in the preservation of such natural beauty.

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  17. This is another amazing attraction that can be found in our country. Really wish I could see more of this kind of beautiful places.

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  18. The water is so inviting. Parang gusto ko ng maligo. But I'll wait a while pa. Who knows may dumating na magagandang chics. LOL Another nice online tour Jeffrey.

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  19. Wow! What a wonderful work of nature! :) I love it that this place looks a little developed yet not overly so. Also, the prices are quite cheap! Am sure that place is packed on weekends :D

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  20. haven't been to any place in Mindanao :( poor me.

    oh well, anyway i hope they'll keep the Falls image be as natural as possible, less man-made structure (i hope).

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  21. The viewing deck and cottages makes it easier for the tourist to see the full view of the wonderful Falls.

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  22. narerelax ako kapag falls napupuntahan ko, kung magagawi ako ng mindanao falls isa sa mga hahanapin ko na destinasyon.. :)

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  23. I'm bookmarking this place, planning a Mindanao trip early next year :)

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  24. wow...nice shots! I wanna go there too!

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  25. Happy to see your blog as it is just what I’ve looking for and excited to read all the posts. I am looking forward to another great article from you.

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  26. I was not able to go with my batchmates when they scheduled to visit this falls in Gingoog City as our reunion last April this year. Sana nakita ko rin ito Jeff.:-). Maganda pala Jeff.

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  27. nice falls! :))) very clear water!
    have you been to Maria Cristina too?
    www.loveandelegance.info

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  28. Shots of the waterfall are very beautiful. It looks like a nice place to get away from the buzz of the city too..

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  29. Tiklas Falls may not have the grandeur of Ma. Christina Falls or the grand rapids of Pagsanjan falls, but indeed this falls has a distinct beauty to offer.

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  30. Wow ang ganda ng falls. Reminds me of Majayjay Falls in Laguna. Sobrang lamig din ng tubig don, parang galing freezer. Tapos pag huminga ka, may usok din parang nasa Baguio ka lang.

    Nice pics by the way.

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  31. should include this in my list

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  32. should include this in my list

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  33. This is another destination worth visiting. The only falls I have ever seen in person is the Maria Christina Falls in Timoga, Iligan. Have you been there?

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