Tinuy-an Falls

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Tinuy-an Falls
Tinuy-an Waterfalls of Bislig.jpg
Tinuy-an Falls, July 2015
Location Philippines Bislig, Mindanao, Philippines
Type Cascade
Total height 55 m (180.4 ft)
Number of drops 4
Total width 95 metres (312 ft)

Tinuy-an Falls is a multi-tiered waterfall in Bislig, Surigao del Sur in the southern island of Mindanao, Philippines.[1] Bislig, is a city known as the Booming City by the Bay. The falls itself has been featured in various International Travel Magazines and TV shows.

The Tinuy-an falls are 95 m wide and 55 metres (180 ft) high, touted as the little Niagara Falls of the Philippines. Tinuy-an is a white water curtain that flows in three levels (with a fourth tier hidden from view) and is said to be the widest waterfall in the Philippines. Every morning, the area shows a rainbow between 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. One may also ride a raft to get close to its cascades and get a water “massage.”


The name Tinuy-an comes from the word Tinuyo-an, a native vernacular which means "intentional act or performance to attain an objective or goal". It can also be transliterated into the Filipino context as Babalik-balikan ("a place you’ll keep going back to").


The Tinuy-an Falls water curtain from the first tier
A view of the falls showing the second tier
Aerial view of Tinuy-an Falls showing its fall tiers or levels

Tinuy-an Falls is located in Barangay Burboanan, a one-hour ride from Barangay Mangagoy, centre of trade and commerce in Bislig City, via the Poblacion-San Isidro (Bagnan) route. The falls plunges 55 metres (180 ft) high from the top of the three tiered cascading waterfalls.

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  1. ^ Encila, Jet (May 29, 2008). "Tinuy-an Falls our little Niagara". Sun Star Davao. Retrieved 2005-02-11. 

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Coordinates: 8°10′16″N 126°13′46″E / 8.17111°N 126.22944°E / 8.17111; 126.22944