ILIGAN CITY | Mimbalot Falls

It is a breathtaking place to commune with nature and leisurely spend time swimming in its’ pool basins or having a picnic on its tables. I’ve been lucky enough to live in Iligan City where urban and nature gracefully dance in sync together. That I get to run off somewhere a few minutes off and finding myself in this pocket of wonder nature has given to us. One of the 23 waterfalls of Iligan City is this pocket of wonder — the Mimbalot Falls. It is located at Brgy. Buruun, which is approximately 11km drive from the city center (Map: Here). This falls has established itself as a lunch to mid-afternoon nature trip location for families and friends.
The Mimbalot Falls is a cascading waterfall with jutting rock edges reminding you of how raw nature is. With its’ 90 ft. water drop and 18 ft. wide facade, Mimbalot Falls will not dauntingly scare you. It gives off this visitor-friendly feeling that you find yourself enjoying the the falls up close.


Take a hydro-massage while you’re at it. The pressure from the rushing water feels good on the back. It can steal time away from you. Take time to enjoy it.
You can swim on it’s pool basins. Don’t leave kids unattended because there are deep water spots on some of these pool basins. The shallow pool areas have large slippery rocks, it is best to get steady foot hold.

Travel Notes:
+Bring your cameras. What good is a short nature trip if you can’t capture the fun you had at it.
+Bring your own provisions. There are no stores around the area.
+Be careful of loose rocks. Always find a good and steady foothold.
+Be careful of slippery areas. The wooded bridge and the concrete fixed picnic tables have slippery surfaces. don’t leave children unsupervised.

How to get to Iligan City: Read: HERE

Date Posted: June 2011; Updated: March 2014
Entrance Fee: 15PhP

From City Proper – Brgy. Buruun
1. Take the jeepney (PUJ) for Brgy. Buruun Fare: 12-15Php
— Tell the driver to drop you off the Iligan City National School of Fisheries..
— Or just say “Sa kanto sa Mimbalot lang ko manong” (At the corner road to Mimbalot, manong)
— Take the off road trail beside the IC Nat’l School of Fisheries around 5-7 minute walk to the Mimbalot Falls.

2. Or you can take a taxi, tell the driver to take you to Mimbalot Falls
[No Fixed or Metered Fare (driver-passenger agreement): ~150-200Php]

3. If you’re driving, take the national highway going southbound. The ICNSF is a few minutes after you pass by the Timoga Spring Pools. Ask any locals which road bend to take.You might also like to check out the rest of the ILIGAN WATERFALL SERIES posts:
Ma. Cristina Falls    Tinago Falls       Limunsudan Falls
Mimbalot Falls         Hindang Falls    Kalubihon Falls

“No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home 
and rests his head on his old, familiar pillow.” – Lin Yutang