One of the greatest and most impressive tourist destinations in Misamis Oriental is Tiklas Falls. Its form, shape, and structure appear to be the gate of Atlantis hidden in the middle of nowhere. With its spectacular scenery and view, local and foreign tourists cannot resist taking their time and diving into the stunning tourist destinations in the region. As well, the splish-splashing cascade, the cerulean-blue swimming pool, the lush green scenery, and the exuberant tourist attraction hook and captivate the hearts of holidaymakers to visit the place. As well, the well-crafted and well-designed cerulean-blue swimming pool in the middle of the area looks like the gate of Atlantis or the portal of the lost city somewhere in the Bermuda Triangle and enthralls holidaymakers owing to its cool and refreshing waters. Picture-perfect as it is, Tiklas Falls appears to be the Atlantis of Gingoog City. Located in the Lawit Town, Gingoog City, this spectacular tourist destination has been the prevailing tourist spot in Misamis Oriental. At present, the city government of Gingoog has developed Tiklas Falls as an Eco-Tourism Park. It means that Tiklas Falls has a lot of things to offer.
Local and foreign tourists from Cagayan de Oro and Butuan City can easily go to Gingoog City. From Cagayan de Oro, tourists will take 122 kilometers east to Gingoog City. From Butuan City, tourists take 74 kilometers to Gingoog City. In other words, local and foreign vacationers can enjoy themselves at Tiklas Falls since it is the most renowned tourist attraction in Gingoog City. Aside from Iligan City in Lanao Del Norte Province, Gingoog becomes the “City of Waterfalls.
Essentially, Tiklas Falls mesmerizes all holidaymakers with the captivating and catching cascade of dashing waters. It lets vacationers have their get-together gimmicks and picnics while exploiting the falls as the backdrop. Before arriving at the falls, holidaymakers take 15 minutes more or less on a murky and rock-strewn trail to Tiklas Falls. Just like any other tourist charms, the neighboring sites of Tiklas Falls have various resorts. The city government of Gingoog develops the area as part of the eco-tourism program so that local and foreign tourists can enjoy swimming in a pool. As expected, tourists can see some cottages obtainable for rentals, which cost around ₱200.00. The reasonably priced cottages, food and beverages, and other menus are remaining for the visitors. As well, travelers and visitors will pay ₱20 (adult) and P10 (children 12 years below) for their entrance fees. With these fees, vacationers can only enjoy the cool and refreshing waters. They can do a lot of excitement and fun. They can, also, take pictures as they stand on the concrete bridge. The picturesque view of the waterfalls permits holidaymakers and travelers to capture the picture-perfect photographs.
Additionally, local and foreign tourists knew that the city government of Gingoog and the management of Tiklas Falls did not allow littering in the area. In this case, they could preserve cleanliness, order, and peace of the place. However, local and foreign visitors also knew that Tiklas Falls’ management did not have accommodations within the area. They have to return to the metropolitan if they have a week-long experience in the place.
How To Get There
Local and foreign tourists, who wish to visit Tiklas Falls, may take various means of transportation by air, land, and sea.
If tourists are from Manila and other countries, they can take airplanes. From Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Manila to Laguindingan Airport in Laguindingan, Misamis Oriental, they can Cebu Pacific, Air Asia, and Philippines Airlines. Upon arriving at the Laguindingan Airport, they can take taxis or jeepneys going to Cagayan de Oro Bus Terminal. However, if money is not a problem for fair and if taxi drivers are friendly and fine, tourists from the airport can go directly to Gingoog City. On the contrary, if tourists are financially meticulous, they can take taxis from Laguindingan Airport to Cagayan de Oro Bus Terminal. From there, they take Rural Transit Buses or any buses going to Gingoog City.
If sightseers and travelers are from Manila, holidaymakers can take 2GO (previously known as Superferry). This sea transport offers passengers some trips four times as the weekly sailing calendar from Manila seaport going to Cagayan de Oro. They can, also, choose 2GO two times as the weekly sailing calendar from Manila to Butuan (Nasipit seaport). If day-trippers and trekkers are from Cebu City, they take the ferryboat excursion going to Cagayan de Oro City and Butuan. Well, tourists know that they have a nightly sailing schedule to Butuan and Cagayan de Oro if they are from Cebu.
If sightseers and travelers are from Butuan and Cagayan de Oro City, they take the Rural Transit schedules going to Gingoog City. If tourists are from Butuan City, they can take buses bound to Gingoog City with travel time around two to three hours. they just need to tell the car owners to dewdrop them off at Eskina Santiago or the junctures going to Tiklas Fall. They can see a massive signboard indicating Tiklas Falls’s directions.
On the other hand, if tourists come from Gingoog City, they take motorcycles to Eskina Santiago. If they are from CDO, they take buses bound to Butuan or Gingoog for two to three hours. In Gingoog, they can drop off at Eskina Santiago. At Eskina Santiago, they can take motorcycles or tricycles locally termed as habal-habal going to Tiklas Falls. Well, they can negotiate the motorcycle drivers paying them ₱150.00 for the trip. Excitingly, they can take a walk for 350 meters from the entrance to the bravura gate of Atlantis or the splendid waterfalls of Gingoog.