April 21, 2024

The Mesmerizing Tinuy-an Falls of Bislig

The Tinuy-an Falls in Bislig City, Surigao del Sur is considered the widest waterfall in the entire country. Often referred to as the ‘Niagara of the Philippines,’ the four-level cascading Tinuy-an Falls is ninety-five meters wide and fifty-five meters high.

The waterfall is one of the many beautiful tourist spots in the island of Mindanao that you definitely have to visit one of these days.

Scroll down to see some of my photos of this stunning natural wonder: 




Tinuy-an Falls

The first (lowest) drop of this gorgeous waterfall is basically a smaller and shorter version of the actual fall. It is only a few meters high and is definitely a welcome sight for first-time visitors and frequent guests alike.

On our way to the main drop, we saw a few local kids playing with these fruits. Using their imagination and a little creativity, they managed to transform these fruits into a working toy-car. Isn’t that amazing?

The second and most ‘beautiful’ drop of Tinuy-an Falls is also the waterfall system’s highest drop.

To get to the top of the second drop, you will have to climb up a narrow steel staircase. The entire place is wet the whole year-round. So, even the small twigs you see protruding from rocks are teeming with life.


The third drop of the waterfall may be less steep, but it is as beautiful and as ravishing as the second one.

The fourth and final drop of Tinuy-an Falls is subtle and quiet but still packed with lots of fire and mystery.

Locals cross a man-made bamboo bridge at the bottom of the second drop to get to the other side of the river.

Hoping to get lucky, these two men wait patiently for their first catch.

JULY 2014

Check out my photos of Surigao del Norte HERE.



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