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Iligan is a city in the northeastern coast of Mindanao, surrounded by the towns of Baloi and Linamon of Lanao del Norte on the south, the town of Lugait of Misamis Oriental on the north, and the land of Lanao del Sur and Bukidnon on the east and Iligan Bay on the west.
Iligan City is served by the new Laguindingan International Airport (CGY), which also serves Cagayan de Oro; the flight destination is Cagayan de Oro. The airport is roughly 1 hour 30 minutes away from Iligan. There are multiple daily flights from Manila and Cebu, there are also flights to/from Davao, Bacolod, Iloilo, Zamboanga, Dumaguete, Clark, Caticlan, Tagbilaran. Both Cebu Pacific and Philippine Airlines serve this airport.
A number of these attractions are quite unique and could only be found in this city. There are numerous waterfalls, springs, and beach resorts.
This is not the final list on what’s worth seeing, but it’s a good place to start whether you’re a first-time visitor or an Iligan expert.
- Downtown Iligan – A lot has changed since the tri-people (cultural mix of Maranaos of Lanao del Sur, Higaonons of Bukidnon, the predominantly Christian settlers and migrants from other parts of the country) helped create the foundation of this city. Today’s downtown practically has most of the ammenities that make an urban center – hotels, restaurants, shopping centers and cultural attractions.
- Macaraeg-Macapagal Ancestral House – The house boasts as the only house in Mindanao where two Philippine Presidents resided. One being the father, and the other, the daughter, Pres. Diosdado Macapagal and HE Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo respectively. In 1994, upon the instigation of the late former President Diosdado Macapagal, the lot where the house stands and a two-hectare cocoland nearby were donated to the City Government of Iligan for the purpose of developing the place into a tourist destination with a memorabilia of the Macaraeg-Macapagal Family.
- Iligan City Hall – The seat of the city government, is on top of Buhanginan Hill, some 47 meters above sea level. It was built way back in 1957.
- Anahaw Open Amphitheater – On Buhanginan Hill’s southeastern side is Anahaw Ampitheater, probably the biggest open amphitheater in Mindanao, which is a venue for theater, sports tournaments, celebrations, and other activities. The amphitheater and the city hall is only less than 3 kilometers away from the city proper.
- Bayug Island – Bayug (an island sitio of Barangay Hinaplanon, 3.7 km northeast of poblacion) is traditionally considered as the first settlement in Iligan even in pre-Islamic times but this was destroyed due to a calamity happened on December 16, 2011 when a destructive flood destroyed the beautiful place.
- Other Places worth visiting: – Laya Ancestral House, Linya Galleria, MVC Park and Lagoon, Rizal Park, Freedom Park.