It is really more fun in the Philippines. The country gives you a thousands of great destinations including the less known places that would surely captivates your heart and gives you more extraordinary experiences.
Cagayan de Oro is popular to its white water rafting and kayaking adventure but there are other places to visit in the city that will satisfy your travel bucket list. The newly discovered place and considered the hidden gem in the city is the enchanting Sinulom Falls of Brgy. Tignapoloan.
The waterfall got its name from a visayan term called “Sulom” meaning black ant. It was discovered by the residents in year 2002 and became the newest addition in Cagayan de Oro’s tourist spot.
The waterfall is very unique and majestic, consisting around 28 waterfalls within the area. The water is really cold and refreshing, comes from the spring surrounded by mosses and trees.
The cascading water from the falls directly passes through the Cagayan de Oro River. It is safe for drinking which is away better than mineral water.
The background of the place will definitely catch your attention. It has a good angles for picture taking.
To give you idea how magnificent the Sinulom Falls is, check out the photos below:
HOW TO GET THERE?
It is just an hour away from the city proper. It is particularly located at Tambo, Tignapoloan, Cagayan de Oro. Look for a jeepney bound for Talakag and ask the driver to drop you off at the Brgy. Dansolihon’s crossing to Tignapoloan. The landmark is in front of the Brgy.Hall of Dansolihon.
You will notice some “habal-habal” drivers at the waiting shed from the crossing. They knew where exactly the jump off point is located which they will take you to the guard house. Normally, they can be negotiated around 200 pesos to get you in the area and, it takes 15-20 minutes travelling. The road is not yet paved and some roads are under constructions so expect for a dusty and bumpy rides.
This adventure involves trekking before reaching the falls. A good exercise ground but not recommended to those who have heart problems. The road is very steep and it’s quite challenging to maneuver back so 4×2 cars are not advisable if you don’t want to get stacked in the place. But Im sure the place is worth travelling, because it offers a spectacular view deck, appreciating the Mother Nature and it feels like instant mountaineers.
Currently, the place is under construction. They will be adding cottages and picnic tables for the tourists. Im sure in the next few months this place become the best destination to visit in Cagayan de Oro.