Tinuy-an Falls – The Niagara Falls of Surigao del Sur

Tinuy-an Falls

Tinuy-an falls is said to be the widest falls in the Philippines and is touted as the Niagara, or shall I say the LITTLE Niagara of Surigao. The water of Tinuy-an falls flows beautifully in three cascading layers.

The falls is not very popular in the country but I’d say that it’s the best in the country. When you visit there, make sure you’ll be there between 9 AM to 11 AM so you could witness the majestic rainbow appearance. The place is simply magnificent and it has even appeared in the International Travel Magazine.

Tinuy-an Falls at Bislig

How to Get There?

Now I know that you’re already too excited to go there. So here’s how to get there. You can travel by air or sea to Davao city. Then, ride a bus that is routed to Bislig City, Surigao del Sur (around 5 to 6 hours). After that, ride a jeep that will bring yout to Barangay Borboanan Bislig. From there, you can hire motorcycles that can bring you to Tinuy-an falls (100 – 150 pesos per head). It’s a very long journey but it’s totally WORTH it.

What Should I Pay For?

One of the best things about Tinuy-an falls is that there rates are very affordable. With an entrance fee of only 20 pesos, you can already enjoy its scenery.

Here is a list of there other rates:

  • Cottage (200 – 300 pesos)
  • Table with 4 chairs (100 pesos)
  • Chair (10 pesos)
  • Life Jacket (30 per hour)
  • Raft (100)

Even if it’s quite hard to travel there, the rates are very affordable. It shows that in the Philippines you can go to tourist spots without spending lots of money.

So if you’re a nature lover and adventurer at heart, you should definitely visit Tinuy-an falls!

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