Hello everyone. This is the part three of my MindanaoTour. After my Camiguin getaway, I decided to leave the island early because of the thunderstorm and the lack of electricity. I opted to visit Iligan and wanted to check out the famous falls which, I only get to see in books. Let me tell you a little history about it and there’s quite a bit of legend behind it.
Maria Cristina Falls is a waterfall on the Agus River on the island of Mindanao. The people call it “The Twin Falls” as the flow is separated by a rock at the brink of the waterfall. And, don’t you know that there is a legend about this waterfall that has been passed on by many generations, which, until today, some of the locals believed to be true. They say that the reason why this waterfall is named “Maria Cristina” is that it tells a story about 2 sisters who both fell in love with a Sultan. the Sultan both loved them but he cannot choose between the two sisters. Both were heartbroken, but Maria was the most affected and, she jumped into the falls. When Cristina found out about what happened, she jumped into the falls as well. The Sultan learned about the tragedy, he felt guilty and blamed himself for what happened, after which, he decided to name the falls after them.
Isn’t it interesting? And not only that, Maria Cristina waterfalls also powers the Agus VI Hydroelectric Plant, a source of electricity and is being operated by The National Power Corporation.
This is also one of the many tourist attractions in Iligan. They called it” Nature’s Park”.
Nature’s Park offers Zipline and rock climbing as well. They also have a mini zoo which, unfortunately, we weren’t able to explore because of another unfortunate event I encountered. You wouldn’t believe that after arriving in Iligan, the power went off as well. It’s like I’m a jinx or something. Haha.
Me and Uellah, a friend who lives there
Uellah’s Aunt and Uncle
Lush green forest.
Scary. Parang may engkanto.
Super pretty. I meant the view. Haha
I will be missing Mindanao for sure.
This is one of the reasons why many foreigners visit our country.
It’s more fun in the Philippines.