Bolyok Falls: Naawan’s amazing pride to visit

Bolyok Falls is one of the amazing tourist spots in Misamis Oriental. It is the pride of Naawan where guests can visit from time to time. As well, the cold, crystal water exceeds expectations. Therefore, you need to go to Bolyok Falls the next time you visit Misamis Oriental.

Bolyok Falls in Naawan, Misamis Oriental gives us an astonishing feeling. Since Bolyok is near, you can quench yourself with crystal clear water at any time. At Bolyok, you also get to gratify yourself with the cool and refreshing falls. With its 5 to 7 feet depth, more guests choose to visit the place that makes it very popular. Of course, you can spend your holidays and weekends diving into the revitalizing waters once in a while. Some local tourists claim that Bolyok Falls gives you an exciting adventure to make you feel at home with nature.  If you just try to feel the presence of nature, you can see how nature provides you with beauty and wonder.

Bolyok Falls adds beauty to your province. You just need to spend your time living your lives to the fullest. You just don’t live for work, pay our bills, and die. You can celebrate life, too. For example, you exist here on Earth to be happy. So, you stop lying and rumor-mongering, as well as assassinating other characters behind their backs. You must think that you are passengers here on Earth. You can’t stay forever. Since you have a limited life span here on Earth, you have to spend your remaining days and nights or months and years fulfilling your longing for adventure and traveling around places and the world in general.

A Group of People Gesturing within the Beauty of Nature at Bolyok Falls in Naawan

You’ve been telling others from your narratives that traveling has always been fun. Yes, it has been fun. You don’t have to be bitter or even negative looking at things around you. You just have to be appreciative. And if you go on an excursion, you always feel gratified to accomplish your simple, yet meaningful adventures.

Now, you just set your plans, prepare for a few dollars or pesos, and pack your things to get ready for adventure. If you do this, you know and understand how important it is to commune with nature and embrace the beauty of nature, as well as travel. If you go to Bolyok Falls in Naawan, Misamis Oriental, you surely spend two hours of the trip, plus or minus, if you are from Cagayan de Oro. In the end, you can then enjoy the beauty of trekking if you want to do it. 

A Weekend Adventure of Excitement and Fun at Bolyok Falls in Naawan, Misamis Oriental

How Much Will We Spend

    • ₱30.00 for the Entrance Fee
    • ₱50.00 – ₱800.00 for various cottage rental rates
    • ₱0.00 for corkage

How Much Do We Travel

If you are from Cagayan de Oro, you spend two (2) hours for a ride. Then, you stop when you see 7-Eleven Convenience Store. You head straight and spend another 30 minutes going to the entrance of Bolyok Falls. From 7-Eleven to the highway, you can say that the ride requires time.

A Stunning Grandeur of Nature at Bulyok Falls in Naawan, Misamis Oriental

Before We Forget

Bolyok Falls is for everyone. In our mother tongue, we call it “pang-masa siya ug okay ra kaayo mga Beeshy.” Despite the distance, we can get the advantage of the entrance fee. From Bolyok, we can have Mahangub Falls if we want more moments of adventure. We can tell everyone this. The water is so cool and refreshing. As adventurous people, we expect nothing but excitement and fun.

P.S. We would like to thank Jeff Aquino from Katawa CDO Doodzkie for the information and Kimyy Villarubia for the photos.

Here’s a map…

Besigan Falls: A cascade of water to plunge

Finding the best place to dive, plunge, and swim seems exciting in Besigan Falls. We may question why it is exciting; however, we can only confirm it because of its convenience and location. Well, Besigan Falls is just a fifteen-minute hike or walk from Besigan Elementary School. Also, local trekkers know where Besigan is. It is a barangay in the city of Cagayan de Oro with more than 1,670 inhabitants according to the 2015 Census. In other words, this unexplored and important place represents 0.25% of the total population of Cagayan de Oro. Records from the Local Government Units (LGU) provide a surprising piece of information that the population of Besigan grows from 377 in 1990 to 1,673 in 2015 as mentioned on Philatlas.Com. For 25 years, Besigan grows and inhabits 1,296 people based on the 2015 Census. Wikipedia, an online dictionary and source of information, gives details of Besigan, which positions itself at approximately 8.2647, 124.5557 in the abundant island of Mindanao. Vacationers know that the elevation at these coordinates will be at the estimates of 390.4 meters above sea level.

A Curve Ahead on Besigan Road by Datu Cordoba

As well, the adjacent barangays of Besigan share a common border with San Isidro, Talakag, Bukidnon; Rogongon, Iligan; Barangay 3 (Poblacion), Talakag, Bukidnon; Barangay 1 (Poblacion), Talakag, Bukidnon; Barangay 5 (Poblacion), Talakag, Bukidnon; Tignapoloan, Cagayan de Oro; and Dansolihon, Cagayan de Oro according to Philatlas.Com. This place gives new hope to holidaymakers who work hard to promote local tourism and to improve the area. Mr. Datu Cordoba, a cacao farmer from Cagayan de Oro and an acquaintance on Facebook, introduces the magical and wonderful area to the local tourists. The green grass along the roads and the cold atmosphere in the area give us a simple, yet happy adventure to see the cascading waters of Besigan Falls.

Walking down on the Misty Road of Besigan by Datu Cordoba

Oh, how do we get there? Some people are asking where to go to this awesome place to dive. They cannot just resist going to the calm, cool, and refreshing waterfalls hidden somewhere in the borders. The misty road going to the area evokes memories of the silence of life and love. The misty road appears looks surreal. Such a setting reminds us to take our childhood dreams and wishes back in time. Since the place is new, we can go directly to Besigan Elementary School and find someone who can help us tour around. We know we like this. Well, this place seems inviting. 

Tinago Falls: Iligan City’s hidden wealth to see

Iligan City’s waterfall pride gives us an exciting wet adventure. Wikipedia, which is an open dictionary, provides us the location of Tinago Falls. Bloggers, as well as vloggers, mention that the cascades of water of Tinago Falls on the Agus River fall in between the town of Linamon and Iligan City, Lanao Del Norte. Local travelers and holidaymakers know that this place is in the northern part of Mindanao in the Philippine islands and that they love the location where they can spend their long weekend adventure. Tinago Falls appears to be the City of Majestic Waterfalls and one of the significant tourist attractions of Linamon town or Iligan City.

Despite the odds in the world today, we can still find joy in nature…

We may be wondering where we get the term “Tinago.” Well, “Tinago” means “hidden” or “concealed,” which translates hidden falls for “Tinago Falls.” Based on the geographic location of the tourist spot, Tinago Falls is being hidden in a subterranean gorge in which all tourists and vacationers must go through roughly 500 zigzagging stairways. The descending steps toward the falls allow vacationers do their physical exercises by walking and make them keep this beautiful spot. This concealed tourist attraction, which is hidden from the strangers at first, slowly gains its guests and visitors. As well, only those who know the area and those who keep on visiting the place can enjoy the cold cascading waters. However, we need other people to visit the place and experience swimming. We can tell that Tinago Falls gives us an exciting feeling as we descend through the winding staircases into the calm and deep basin-like structure of the pool.

Surprisingly, we can witness the miracle of the place. The cerulean blue lagoon in the basin-like pool beautifully enchants us, as well as compels us to dive into it. A writer from Wikipedia mentions that the presence of a small cave veiled somewhere in the cascading waterfalls adds wonder of some legends and the unknown. As pointed out, tourists can listen to the echoing and reverberating waters as they enter into the cave.

Before we forget, we want our readers to know the location of Tinago Falls. They have to check the cavernous ravine in Barangay Ditucalan, Iligan City where they can find the dropping waters from the falls that plunge 240 feet high from a cliff. This measure seems inviting that we can take our time partaking into and swimming in Iligan City’s best waterfall in the country. As one of the urban centers of Northern Mindanao, Iligan City becomes the metropolis of imposing and magnificent waterfalls like the well-known Maria Cristina Falls.

Embracing happiness with nature even keeps us going forward…

So, what are we waiting for? We need to check the Tourism Office of Iligan City if everything is set due to the changing guidelines and instructions from the local and national governments. Once all are set, we have to pack our things up, get ready for our swimming gear, and plunge into the cool and refreshing waterfalls.

Oh, how do we get there?

    • If we are from Luzon and Visayas, Laguindingan Airport gives us the best entry point. Laguindingan Airport provides us a comfortable and pleasurable trip to both cities of Iligan and Cagayan de Oro. From Laguindingan Airport, we can get a shuttle vehicle service to Iligan City. When we arrive, we can see various booths for the shuttle vehicle services like the Super 5 buses or vans to the city. We only need less than two hours for travel. 
    • If we are from Cagayan de Oro City Proper, we have to head to Westbound Integrated Bus and Jeepney Terminal. We take the non-stop or not non-stop bus to Iligan City. We just need ₱150 plus or minus for bus fare.

Sinulom Falls: A hidden treasure of nature

We have been talking about Bolao Cold Spring lately. This time we need to mention Sinulom Falls since it is near the area. As well, Sinulom Falls gives us another exciting adventure. Exciting as it is, we can surely enjoy the running water from the Sinulom Falls itself. Well, we do not need to uncover the mystery of why this tourist spot has its unique name. We only need to unfold the truth that Sinulom Falls seems abundant in terms of water in which all people nearby choose to visit the area and take a dive into the water.

We will realize that Sinulom Falls has 28 waterfalls. Before this flowing water reaches Cagayan de Oro to be called Cagayan de Oro River, we can take a glimpse of the eye-catching water and plunge. As nature lovers, we appreciate the areas as it offers us the lavish green landscape that adjoins the place. To imagine it now, we think we make a picnic and adventure into the deep forest.  

Visiting Sinulom Falls and Enjoying it Right Here can be Fun…

As well, Sinulom Falls offers us opportunities to discard pressure and stress. It relaxes our minds as we walk into the destination and step into the rocks. As we head down and tread on the crystal clear waters, our feet and toes begin to relax as the cold water attempts to ease the stress of our legs. We can imagine we stroll around the place where we take our family members and friends to experience and witness the lush green venue for relaxation.

Additionally, Sinulom Falls is seen along Talakag, Bukidnon. However, it is best viewed in Tinagpoloan, Cagayan de Oro. According to a source, the owner of the land of Sinulom Falls is Councilor Jay Roa Pascual. To avoid confusion, Sinulom Falls lies within San Isidro, Talakag, Bukidnon, but the entrance to go there is Barangay Tinagpoloan, Cagayan de Oro.

Enchanting Flowing Water that Relaxes your Feet and Toes

Moreover, we have more options to go to Sinulom Falls. We get there by jeepney or van. However, we better go there using a private vehicle. It seems pretty convenient to use private vehicles to avoid any hullabaloo. However, if we use our vehicles, we make sure that we use a four-by-four (4×4) pick-up type with spiked tires since going to the place appears to be murky when it rains. We can also use our four-by-two (4×2) vehicle if we want; however, we need to leave it at the basketball court.

Finally, we need to prepare some amount of money for the expenses. One website can give us more details. To be sure, we can check out the Happy Trip Website.

Bolao Cold Spring: An adventure to consider

Are you looking for a new adventure? You can take a different escapade if you try to consider a new view without spending much money or breaking your bank. You can surely think of going somewhat homegrown and local. You know you have many options to choose from, but you realize you have to consider nature, cold spring, flowing watercourses, and mountainous ranges as well. As you think of the best place to go, you ask yourselves why you fail to include a new place in your list. By then, you can think of going to Bolao Cold Spring. Well, many of you do not have any idea where Bolao Cold Spring is. To say, the first face of Bolao Cold Spring is in Barangay San Isidro, Talakag, Bukidnon, and the second face is in Barangay Tinagpoloan, Cagayan de Oro. In other words, Bolao Cold Spring unites two places in one adventure that gives local tourists and vacationers moments of fun and enjoyment.

Dive into the Cold and Refreshing Crystal Clear Water at Bolao Cold Spring

Bolao Cold Spring appears to be one of the stunning and natural-made places in Cagayan de Oro and Bukidnon. Local tourists and trekkers recurrently visit, especially if it is summer. Because Bolao Cold Spring gives us refreshingly cold water, we cannot resist diving into it. The sparkling clear, cool, fresh, and calming water from the Sinulom Falls mesmerizes us to dive. We surely love the ice-cold crystal clear water. We need to have our food and snacks plus other refreshments since we still have enough time walking in the distance. We have to trek and pass by the rocky roads with the lavish green mountains nearby. As we head toward the destination, we can reach the narrow footbridge to go through it and settle ourselves in the simple, yet home-produced cottage. 

Witness the Natural-Made Wonder at Bolao Cold Spring
Welcome to Footbridge Going to Bolao Cold Spring

 

 

Now, we see the crystal water just feet away. We grow excited as we get nearer. We then decide to disrobe ourselves and approach the cool and refreshing waters. Well, we can verify that this place gives us fun and excitement in the local setting as we step into the water.  To be sure, we can invite our friends and relatives, or even the whole community to visit the place. We do not need to worry about the budget. We need a few dollars or pesos to spend. Therefore, the next time to set our plans for a new adventure, we have to choose Bolao Cold Spring near Sinulom Falls in Tinagpoloan, Cagayan de Oro.

Finally, if we want to go there, the best step to make is to visit the tourism office of Cagayan de Oro. Well, this Office has all the details. Please check it out.

Amaya View: An Overlooking Tourist Destination in Cagayan de Oro

You may not have heard of this sumptuousness site to get lost in space and time. The status quo of the pandemic even keeps you tied up in the four corners of your room where you tend to forget to appreciate the metropolis’ enchanted attraction. However, I bet you’ve known this one from your friends. Since its opening, this fascinating tourist destination has been right here all along. You and I have to open our eyes to look for the beauty in it (It sounds like the speech of Miss Universe Catriona Gray). Despite the odds of the situation this time, it still is nice to get soaked and wet in the azure infinity pool above the indigo sky. Welcome to Amaya View at Indahag, Cagayan de Oro City. There, you wouldn’t get lost if you could only take your acquaintances and friends with you. Together, you can savor the succulent food and hors d’oeuvres within the beauty of Cagayan de Oro.

Azure Infinity Pool at Amaya View, Indahag, Cagayan de Oro city

Amaya View offers a lot of enjoyment. You may not like to dive in the cerulean oceans under the sapphire sky; however, you cannot refuse to dive in the azure infinity pool at Amaya. Minding you, it seems funny to think that we, sometimes, pay no attention to this artificial paradise. We only love to know that our acquaintances, friends, relatives, and other social circles plunge themselves in the cold cobalt pool waters.

Now, you know where it is. Amaya View is in our neighborhood. It is located at the highest peak of the City of Golden Friendship. You only need to prepare ₱50.00 or something for your entrance fee to wander around the resort.

Don’t just fret. Here’s what you need to know. Please stick to the schedules.

Swimming Pool Hours & Rates (Please note that prices may change.)

Weekdays (Mon-Thurs) from 8 AM to 10 PM

    • Adult – ₱350
    • Kids (4ft and below) – ₱200

Weekends & Holidays (Fri-Sat) 6 AM to 12 MN

    • Adult – PHP 400
    • Kids (4ft and below) – PHP 300
    • (A discount for Senior Citizens applies.)

Locker Rental – PHP 50

Hey! There is one more thing you need to know. At the moment, Amaya View does not offer room accommodations for now. Please ask the management of Amaya about it because the resort has the best customer service. However, you don’t have to worry about those rooms to stay in for the night. You can go directly to the neighboring hotels, inns, and transient rooms around the city. I tell you this. Rooms per night for inns, hotels, suites, and lodging houses in Cagayan de Oro are cheaper than what you think. Yes, I am right. I have been to Bohol, Cebu, Davao, and Manila, and the rates for their hotels and other transient suites are quite expensive.

Breathtaking scenery at Amaya View

So, what are you waiting for?

Visit Amaya View now. I’ll do it one more time. Amaya View is located at Barangay Indahag, Cagayan de Oro City. Oh, my bad! You may ask how to get to Amaya View. Well, here is what you need to do:

    • Take a taxi from Cagayan de Oro proper to Amaya View. Please mention Indahag as you state your address. Taxi drivers usually tell they don’t know the place after minutes of driving and wandering around the city.
    • Choose a metered taxi. It only rates you up to 300 pesos from 20 to 30 minutes to the resort paradise.
    • Again, please visit Amaya View on its website. But please, don’t forget to mention us and our website <https://misorjournal.com>.