The wildest waterfall in the Philippines hails in Surigao Del Sur Borboanan, Bislig City. The history behind this waterfall came from the Madgiwala Mountain Settlers who were enslaved by the cruel tribesmen coming from the hinterlands of Agusan that later escaped by pushing their bamboo raft over the falls. It is referenced from its name Tinuy-an which comes from the Cebuano word “tinuyo-an,” which means “an intentional act or performance to attain an objective or goal.”
This falls is also known as the mini Niagara Falls of the Philippines. It measures 95 meters (312 feet) wide and 55 meters (180 feet) tall.
Entrance Fee: 50 pesos - General Admission, Free for children 7 years old and below. An added 100 pesos is given to the tour guide if you opt to have one.
How to get there?
There are direct flights going to Surigao City and inter-island vessels like Super-ferry and Sulpicio Lines. When you reach Bislig City you may choose the following:
- By bus: There are public buses that travel from Bislig City to Tinuy-an Falls. The buses depart from the Bislig City Integrated Bus Terminal and the fare is around PHP250. The journey takes about 2 hours.
- By van: There are also vans that travel from Bislig City to Tinuy-an Falls. The vans depart from the Bislig City Van Terminal and the fare is around PHP200. The journey takes about 2 hours.
- By private car: If you are traveling with a group, you can hire a private car or van to take you to Tinuy-an Falls. The cost of hiring a private car or van will vary depending on the size of the vehicle and the distance traveled.
- Habal-habal: If you are on a budget, you can also hire a habal-habal (motorcycle taxi) to take you to Tinuy-an Falls. The cost of a habal-habal ride to Tinuy-an Falls is around PHP300. The journey takes about 1 hour.