TINUY-AN FALLS: The Niagara Falls of the Philippines

The heat of the Summer Sun is already here. Whether we like it or not, it comes earlier than expected. While many dislike the sweltering summer heat, the breezy summer days make me beam with joy. Why? Summer is the best time to visit and explore places of great interests. So, my first early summer destination is the Province of Surigao del Sur located on the Northeastern Coast of Mindanao facing the Pacific Ocean.First Destination: THE TINUY-AN FALLS.TINUY-AN FALLS is located at Barangay Borboanan in Bislig City. It is a magnificent white water curtain that flows in three marvelous levels. Approximately 180 feet high, this stunning beauty is hidden in a verdant protected forest and abundant wild foliage that from afar looks like a haven of gods where beauty of Mother Nature is at its finest.With a breathtaking width of 95 meters, it is said to be the widest waterfalls in the country, thus, touted as the Little Niagara Falls of the Philippines.Its majestic natural formation and its picture perfect beauty is one of its kinds. The centuries old amazing giant trees, bountiful varieties of ferns and vines in a thick rainforest that surround it give a spectacular view of a beautiful natural creation.It was actually raining when we get there. But it doesn’t stop us from exploring the majestic beauty of Tinuy-an Falls. There you can enjoy a refreshing shower massage under the falling waters of Tinuy-an Falls. There is also concrete stair leading to the second level. The stairs are concrete to give its visitor a safe and convenient way of exploring its beauty. The second level is perfect for swimming and bathing. And from there you can have a perfect view of the falls from top that will take your breath away.Going back to the first level, I went nearer to the falling water curtains and from there I felt the kisses of the mists that gently caressed my face. It was so soothing. I felt so good and started reliving memories I have had with my other waterfalls exploration. Nothing really beats the touch of nature.Before I took my last dip, I stood perfectly in front of this beauty and took a long meaningful stare at it. I closed my eyes and praised it. Worshiped and adored it. God! This is so majestic!Tinuy-an Falls is a must visit destination for every outdoor enthusiasts who love to see the beauty of nature at its peak.Getting there is very accessible. From Davao City, one can take bus ride going to Mangagoy in Bislig City that will take around 5 hours and from Mangagoy, another 1 hour ride going to Barangay Borboanan where Tinuy-an is conveniently located.EXPLORE THIS BEAUTY. There’s more to see.

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February 23, 2010 at 3:30 PM delete

..galing mo tlaga big bro! :] ..i'l be following your blog from now on ..what you do is very inspiring ..i'm looking forward to our next adventure kuya .. :]

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February 23, 2010 at 3:56 PM delete

@ Paul - Thanks Lil Bro. :) mag umpisa ka ng gumawa ng travel blog mo para mas maenganyo kang magtravel. See you soon on our next adventures. :)

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February 23, 2010 at 4:26 PM delete

You're a backpacker talaga, kuya!

Tinuy-an falls has a majestic natural formation and a must-visit-place. It's truly one of the best waterfalls in the country.

What's your next destination, Kuya Olan?

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February 23, 2010 at 4:32 PM delete

@ Aethan - Thanks tan... Next destination is Corregidor Island, the Bicolandia and of course CARAMOAN... Leaving on March 10. :)

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February 23, 2010 at 8:47 PM delete

It is truly majestic! never been to a waterfall pasyalan ko yan minsan jejejeje

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February 24, 2010 at 10:10 AM delete

@ Enhenyero - I agree. Iba ang feeling when you're close to this creation. Sobrang fulfilling! Daming magagandang waterfalls sa Mindanao. You must come here and visit us. :)

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February 25, 2010 at 6:19 PM delete

big bro .. post mo din ung sa enchanted river .. :]

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February 25, 2010 at 10:09 PM delete

ganda talaga diyan sa bislig. may kaibigan ako diyan kaya walang problema kung pupunta diyan.

ang lakos ng agos yung mga nakita ko dati sa ibang post mahina yung agos.

the return of the mindanao travel blogger!

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February 26, 2010 at 11:09 AM delete

@ Paul JR Ang - Coming up na ang Enchanted River.

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February 26, 2010 at 11:12 AM delete

@ Dong - Thanks Dongs. We're lucky cause abundant ang waters when we were ther inspite of the El Nino phenomenon the country experiences today. It was raining when we get there actually but twas still a very fulfilling experience. Thanks Dong.

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March 18, 2010 at 1:04 PM delete

nakita ko sa born to be wild to...ganda talaga neetoo..ganda ng places na navisit mo olan...johndoe

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March 18, 2010 at 1:04 PM delete

nakita ko sa born to be wild to...ganda talaga neetoo..ganda ng places na navisit mo olan...johndoe

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March 18, 2010 at 4:06 PM delete

@ John Doe - Thanks. Sayang nga at di nyo to napuntahan. Sa april 10, may tour package naman na gagawin para dito and enchanted river. You might be interested. :)

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April 26, 2010 at 8:37 AM delete

nice ang PLACES bai... sa mga pinupuntahan mo sana makasama ako or makapunta man lang minsan...Talagang dayuhan ako sa sariling bayan hehehe...nasa Mindanao ako pero parang ang layo pa rin... hehehe Good luck to your next adventure.:-)

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April 29, 2010 at 6:16 PM delete

now this is what you call spectacular waterfalls, sana mapuntahan ko din to pagbalik namin sa Davao this June, tamang tama tag-ulan na, mas malakas na siguro current nya

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March 9, 2011 at 2:30 PM delete

I've been seeing this Tinuy-an falls of Bislig, Surigao del Sur in so many photos. And even in our LBP Calendar. That means, these are really a natural wonders in the Philippines. Duol ra unta ni sa Bukidnon at 8 hours ride, I think. We will probably hit this place in our list of dream destinations.

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March 19, 2011 at 12:33 AM delete

To:Olanology
From: Albertology

Pare musta? napadpad ako sa blog mu ulit because I want to visit tinuy-an falls....sulit ba? meron pa ba yung promo na one trip kayo? Yung grupo na sinamahan mo?

P.S. parehas din tayo ng background choice sa blog..hehe...Above all, katas tayo ng Davao Oriental...hehe..Pero bilib ako sa passion mo...

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March 21, 2011 at 2:23 PM delete

@ ALBERTOLOGY - nice meeting you at the workshop and CONGRATULATIONS! :)may mga adventure group na gumagawa ng package going to Tinuy-an but if i were you isali mo na rin ang enchanted River kasi malapit lang naman sila. Will talk to you about it soon. :)

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June 10, 2011 at 1:27 PM delete

GUD DAY BROD. IM JUN FROM CEBU. IM AN ADVENTURER ALSO AND IM PLANNING TO HAVE MY BLOG PERO DI KO ALAM PAANO GAWIN. IM JEALOUS OF YOU KASI MAGANDA ANG BLOG MOO . SANA MATURUAN MO AKO THKS SA BLOG MO CAUSE IT HELPS ME ALOT.

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August 6, 2011 at 10:15 AM delete

Super Ganda.... we are planning to visit surigao del sur this last week of this month... as ko lng po kung meron po ba kyo ma advise na place were we can have our overnight stay... ung affordable lng sana... my mga rooms po ba sa beaches nila na pwede mag overnight? thank you....

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tetzlee
September 17, 2011 at 3:40 PM delete

wow!!!galing...ang dami mo nang napuntahan...
wow talaga for philippines!!!

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Anonymous
November 21, 2011 at 8:38 AM delete

try to visit Cagwait white beah at ung Britania Group of islands.. surigao del sur pa rin yan...

kung gus2 nyo tlga ung mahabang adventure, unahin nyo ung tinuy-an falls tapos enchanted tapos cagwait white beah tapos britania group of islets tapos last ung lanuza surfing area.... magkakalapit lang mga yan...


taga surigao del sur po ako. Im Joe

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March 31, 2013 at 2:08 PM delete

awesome! Tinuy-an Falls is truly captivating! Does look like Niagara based on your photos.

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June 18, 2013 at 9:16 AM delete

This is greaaaaaaaaaaaaattt!!!! Our next team building should be in this place!!

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December 7, 2013 at 1:07 PM delete

That looks like fun and waterfalls are something truly magical!

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