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Tiklas Waterfalls, One Of The Beauty Spots Of Gingoog City Philippines

Updated on August 16, 2015
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Thelma is a Filipina Expat living in Germany. She shares her Philippines life and travel experiences about her beautiful home country.

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Tiklas Waterfalls, Barangay Lawit, Gingoog CityAt Tiklas Waterfalls, Barangay Lawit, Gingoog CityChildren  swimming pool at Tiklas WaterfallsAdult swimming pool at Tiklas Waterfalls
Tiklas Waterfalls, Barangay Lawit, Gingoog City
Tiklas Waterfalls, Barangay Lawit, Gingoog City | Source
At Tiklas Waterfalls, Barangay Lawit, Gingoog City
At Tiklas Waterfalls, Barangay Lawit, Gingoog City | Source
Children  swimming pool at Tiklas Waterfalls
Children swimming pool at Tiklas Waterfalls | Source
Adult swimming pool at Tiklas Waterfalls
Adult swimming pool at Tiklas Waterfalls | Source

Tiklas Waterfalls


Tiklas Waterfalls is one of the beauty spots of Gingoog City, Philippines. It is in the Province of Misamis Oriental in Mindanao. Mindanao is the second largest island in my home country and is situated in the southern part of the Philippines.

Having a picnic day at Tiklas Waterfalls should be planned ahead for there are many things to prepare as the drive to this place is around 2 hours from where my family lives.

Preparation For The Picnic

  1. Hire a big jeepney for a day to fit all the family members of 20 persons including small children.
  2. Shopping for the food to bring like meat, fish and charcoal for a barbecue. Cooked rice, bread, water to drink, fruits, chips, etc...
  3. Plates, knife, cutlery and a lighter to make fire.
  4. Clothes for swimming and handtowels.
  5. Money for paying the jeepney driver and for the entrance fee.
  6. Toilet paper
  7. Picnic Bags for carrying the food and the cutlerries

The main entrance of Tiklas Waterfalls, Gingoog City.
The main entrance of Tiklas Waterfalls, Gingoog City. | Source

The Picnic at Tiklas Waterfalls


The day was bright and sunny when we drove to Tiklas Waterfalls for another family reunion as my sister and her family came home for a visit after 5 years of not coming home. On that day, one of my nieces had her 6th birthday so we had a double celebration. Our drive to Tiklas Waterfalls was so loud and funny as it was a rough road in going to Gingoog, for there was and still is a renovation on the highway all through our drive. We kept on laughing as we always got off from our seats due to the rough roads. We were also singing a birthday song for my niece. I think it was the happiest birthday celebration that she had.

It took us about 2 hours drive from where we live to Tiklas Waterfalls main entrance. From there, we had to walk 350 meters to the waterfalls. For me, it was a lovely walk. Strolling with my cameras in the middle of the forest. Right beside me the hills and on the left side the bananas, coconuts, wild herbs and flowers and the streams of the water that came from the waterfalls. The streams of water passed the huge and small rocks. Beautiful butterflies in different sizes and colours flew from plants to plants. I heard birds singing and chirping. As we came nearer, the sounds of the waterfalls became louder.

Before we reached the waterfalls, there was a cottage where we had to pay the entrance fees of 20 Pesos for adults and 10 Pesos for children up to 12 years of age. For the cottage, we paid 100 Peso.

Our hired jeepney for Tiklas Waterfalls Trip.
Our hired jeepney for Tiklas Waterfalls Trip. | Source

Tiklas Falls Resort


Tiklas Waterfalls is awesome. It is bigger than Busay Waterfalls in Macalang. It is on the right side of Tiklas Falls Resort. The water falls just like a curtain hanging in front of it. It is surrounded by an amazing well preserved nature sponsored by an American couple.

After paying the entrance fees and for the cottage where we spent our reunion picnic, we crossed the bridge bringing with us the foods and other things we needed for our stay. The cottage we took was up the hill where we had the scenic view of Tiklas Waterfalls and it´s environment.

There were 2 swimming pools. One for the kids and the other for the adults. Two showers were on both sides of the swimming pools, where everyone took a shower before swimming. My small nieces and nephews did not wait for their parents to swim. They were far too excited to wait for their parents, who were busy organizing the food and drinks on the tables. My brothers were preparing the fire for the barbecue. We had marinated the meat and fish at home.

Angus was with us, too. I put him on a leash to prevent him from peeing everywhere he likes. While waiting for our barbecue, some of us went swimming while I was busy taking photos and filming.

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Balanti-an Bridge in Barangay Lawit. It´s before the main entrance of Tiklas Waterfalls.The view, taken from the Balanti-an Bridge.The view, taken from the Balanti-an Bridge.The view, taken from the Balanti-an Bridge.
Balanti-an Bridge in Barangay Lawit. It´s before the main entrance of Tiklas Waterfalls.
Balanti-an Bridge in Barangay Lawit. It´s before the main entrance of Tiklas Waterfalls. | Source
The view, taken from the Balanti-an Bridge.
The view, taken from the Balanti-an Bridge. | Source
The view, taken from the Balanti-an Bridge.
The view, taken from the Balanti-an Bridge. | Source
The view, taken from the Balanti-an Bridge.
The view, taken from the Balanti-an Bridge. | Source

Happy Moments


We spent the whole day at Tiklas Falls Resort. It was an unforgetable reunion picnic with my big family. The food was delicious. The drinks were, well for the men in the family was just enough not to make them drunk. The children were happy and so were we adults in the family.

We arrived home at seven in the evening, tired and exhausted not because of our picnic but because of our long rough drive back home.


Thank you for reading. Please leave a comment so I´ll know you stop by.

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Taken from the cottage up the hill at Tiklas Falls ResortTaken from near the adult swimming pool at Tiklas Falls ResortThe view taken from the bridge of Tiklas Falls Resort.Taken from the viewpoint up the hill.View from the bridge of Tiklas Falls Resort.Surrounding of Tiklas Falls Resort.
Taken from the cottage up the hill at Tiklas Falls Resort
Taken from the cottage up the hill at Tiklas Falls Resort | Source
Taken from near the adult swimming pool at Tiklas Falls Resort
Taken from near the adult swimming pool at Tiklas Falls Resort | Source
The view taken from the bridge of Tiklas Falls Resort.
The view taken from the bridge of Tiklas Falls Resort. | Source
Taken from the viewpoint up the hill.
Taken from the viewpoint up the hill. | Source
View from the bridge of Tiklas Falls Resort.
View from the bridge of Tiklas Falls Resort. | Source
Surrounding of Tiklas Falls Resort.
Surrounding of Tiklas Falls Resort. | Source

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      Angel 4 years ago

      I want to go there someday....

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      Lothar Alberts 4 years ago

      Very nice!I want to go there,too!

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      RTalloni 4 years ago from the short journey

      Such a beautiful place to visit--I'm sure you were busy taking photos and filming!

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      Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany

      Hi Angel! You can, someday. Thanks for stopping by.

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      Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany

      Thank you. Yes, you can.

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      Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany

      Hi RTalloni! Yes, it was a beautiful place to visit and I was really busy taking photos and filming for this hub. Thanks for stopping by. I appreciate that.

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      Sasha Kim 4 years ago

      Such a pretty place, you must be so happy living so close to such beauty! Wonderful pictures too. Voted up and beautiful!

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      Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Thelma, the walk to the waterfalls sounded awesome, with the stream, the birds, flowers and butterflies - and to hear the waterfall as you got closer.

      I absolutely love waterfalls and this day sounded wonderful, thank you for sharing.

      Best wishes, voted up and shared.

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      ignugent17 4 years ago

      Hi Thelma Alberts! We were able to visit Misamis Occidental once and we did know this place. Maybe next time we will go and visit this place. Salamat for sharing. enjoyed your pictures! Voted up and more.

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      dinkan53 4 years ago from India

      I would love to see it someday, such a wonderful scenery! Thanks for sharing. Voted up and beautiful.

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      B. 4 years ago

      Another nice hub I enjoyed reading and watching. Keep up the good work.

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      drbj and sherry 4 years ago from south Florida

      What a lovely place to visit and celebrate an event with family members. Thanks for taking us along with you, Thelma, to the Tiklas Falls Resort. Lovely photos and video, m'dear.

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      Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany

      Hi Mama Kim 8! Yes, I´m happy to live every now and then in my home country to visit some beautiful spots that we have besides other things. Thanks for your wonderful comment. I appreciate it.

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      Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany

      Thank you Movie Master. I appreciate your visit and your wonderful comment. Of course, your sharing this to others, too. Have a lovely day!

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      Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany

      Hi Ignugent! Tiklas Waterfalls is in Misamis Oriental. Well yes, try to visit next time when you are in the Philippines. I´m glad you enjoyed looking at the pictures. Thank you for stopping by.

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      Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany

      Hi Dinkan! Sure, you can visit Tiklas Waterfalls. India is not far from the Philippines. Thanks for stopping by.

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      Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany

      Thank you for stopping by B. I think, I know you. I´m glad you enjoyed reading it. Have a great day! Regards to all, if you are whom I think you are.

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      Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany

      It was my pleasure drbj to show you the beauty of my country through this hub. I appreciate your coming by. Take care.

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      Christy Birmingham 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Awesome, for the video, photos, and write too. How cool that I felt like I was with you through all of your hub. I can see how you easily spent a day there! I am sharing too.

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      whonunuwho 4 years ago from United States

      The Tiklas Falls are indeed beautiful and thank you for sharing this wonderful work. I really enjoyed the refreshing water falls and great pictures.

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      Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany

      Thank you Christy for being with me all through this hub. Your comment is very highly appreciated. Have a lovely weekend!

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      Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany

      Hi whonunuwho! Nice to meet you here. Thanks for your wonderful comment. I appreciate that. Have a great weekend!

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      GDRshop 4 years ago

      I miss the philippines =(

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      Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany

      Sorry about that. I know how you feel. Have a vacation to the Philippines. It´s the only cure. Thanks for stopping by.

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      Radhika Sreekanth 4 years ago from Mumbai,India

      Very good sight to visit. Hope you had a wonderful time over there. Beautiful. Sharing across.

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      Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany

      Hi radhikasree! Yep, I had a wonderful time there in Tiklas Falls. Thanks for sharing this to others.

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      Nell Rose 4 years ago from England

      Seems like you had a wonderful day, and the view is amazing, I love waterfalls, I remember a wonderful one I visited in Cyprus, lovely visit, and thanks for sharing, nell

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      Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany

      Yes, I had a wonderful day with my family at the waterfalls. It was awesome. Visiting a waterfalls is always a great experience. Thanks for your visit Nell.

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      Ireno Alcala 4 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      It's therapeutic to visit a waterfall like this. Here in Camarines Sur, we also have a version of that at Mount Isarog (dead volcano).

      I have to re-visit the place in order to document my travel.

      What a great experience you have there, especially with your family and friends.

      Thanks for sharing!

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      Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany

      Welcome back again. I appreciate your visit and your comments. Yes, visiting a waterfalls is always therapeutic. Go and re-visit the waterfalls in Camarines Sur so that you can write about it and I would love to read and know about it. Good night!

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      Patricia Scott 4 years ago from sunny Florida

      Good morning...This would be a great adventure. Hiring a jeepney and traveling along with a large group of family would be half the fun. And then to picnic surrounded by the falls and the serene surroundings would top it off. The sound of the falls and their power reminds us that nature is indeed awesome. Thank you for sharing. ps

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      Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany

      Hi pstraubie48! It was indeed a great adventure especially for the children. Family bonding in an awesome nature was worth the trouble of traveling a long distance drive from home. Thanks for your visit. Have a lovely weekend!

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      Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany

      Hi pstraubie48! It was indeed a great adventure especially for the children. Family bonding in an awesome nature was worth the trouble of traveling a long distance drive from home. Thanks for your visit. Have a lovely weekend!

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      Vinaya Ghimire 4 years ago from Nepal

      I have never been to an island. One day I will surely love to travel to island nation of Philippines. Thanks for sharing about the wonderful travel destination.

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      Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany

      I' m sure you will be going to an island someday Vinaya and I hope it will be the Philippines. Thanks for dropping by. Have a great week;-)

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      acaetnna 4 years ago from Guildford

      Wow I would love to visit. What a beautiful place and such stunning photos.

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      Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany

      Thank you, acaetnna. Of course you can visit this place if you want to and you can take some lovely photos, too. Thanks for dropping by.

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      Kim Dalessandro 20 months ago

      You did a beautiful job on this page. I would love to go there someday.

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