Located at the eastern coast of Mindanao lies a beautiful province of Surigao del Sur. This place has so many to offer. Friendly people, cheap tropical fruits and beautiful spots. Two of the most strikingly attractive destinations in Surigao del Sur that I have recently visited were the stunning "Tinuy-an Falls" and the mysterious "Enchanted River". And I would say I am very fortunate to see these diverse beauty of nature in my own naked eyes.
The Tinuy-an Falls
|Philippines' mini Niagara|
Our first destination was this multi-tiered waterfalls called Tinuy-an situated in Bislig City, Surigao del Sur. We didn't worried about hiring a van or jeepney 'coz my cousin brought his car. Buti na lang sumama siya. LOLZ. It was an exhausting trip. We experienced hours of bumpy ride. But it was worth the taking after we reached the place and able to see the beautiful landscape of nature.
I don't know why it's called Tinuy-an. Maybe it was derived from the Visayan word "tu-yo" which means “meant for something” or “to be of specified importance” or something like that but you see, it was just only my wild guessing haha!
Upon entering the area, you will be welcomed by a small falls ....
You may rent a bamboo raft if you want to go towards the falls...
And enjoy the beautiful sights that's naturally existing...
The best part is the second level. The water drops at approximately 120 feet high (me thinks) and a depth of 50 feet. If you're not good at swimming, you are encouraged to wear life vest in this area. Pramis! Malalim siya!
Kaya pinagkasya ko na lang ang sarili na magpicture picture sa gilid ng talon kasi hindi ako marunong lumangoy haha!
There I enjoyed the waterfalls massaging my whole body.
So I pursued the final stage…
It was pretty tough climbing the top but I never rued reaching it...
'coz it feels so good. It feels like I'm the mighty one standing on top of everything. LOL.
The group left the place around 2:00 PM and headed to the next destination, the Enchanted River (next post).