Limunsudan Falls The Second-Highest Waterfalls in the Philippines

Limunsudan Falls: The Second-Highest Waterfalls in the Philippines

Address: Sitio Limunsudan, Barangay Bayog, Tagoloan II, Lanao del Sur, Mindanao, Philippines

Limunsudan Falls is the second-highest waterfall in the country, but currently, it isn’t known to a lot of people.

Limunsudan Falls is a two-tiered waterfall, at 870 feet high. It comes second to Aliwagwag Falls in Davao Oriental.

How to get there?

From CDO, head to Carmen and ride a van to Talakag, Bukidnon (P70 per person). Travel time is 45 minutes to 1 hour.

Once at the town proper, your assigned habal-habal guide will meet you. Travel for about 1 hour to reach the jump-off point to Limunsudan Falls. From the jump-off point, trek for 10-15 minutes to reach the view deck where you can see the whole waterfalls. This alone gives you the best sight of Limunsudan Falls. You can choose to stay here or trek further down to see the bottom stream of the waterfall. The trek takes 1 hour.

  • Limunsudan Falls or Mindamora Falls
  • Limunsudan Falls, also called Mindamora Falls.
  • Limunsudan Falls or Mindamora Falls
  • View from the view deck.

If you wish to trek down, a datu or even your guide will usually perform a prayer called “lugbak” during a Pagpananghid Ritual for your safety. You need to give coins for use in the ritual.

The trail to the waterfall is steep and narrow, and you have to be careful to hold on to the mountainside to avoid slipping down. The trail is usually muddy due to the environment even when it is not raining.

From there, you will be rewarded with a close-up view of the base stream of Limunsudan Falls. It has a basin in a shade of green on good weather, which flows further down on a stream filled with huge boulders. The cliffside hugging the stream is made of basalt columns.

Unfortunately, swimming is not possible due to strong currents, so you can only take pictures.

Contact / Rates

Contact the Talakag Tourism to schedule your visit. They will assign you a habal-habal guide. You can also ask them for other information about the waterfall or other attractions in Talakag.

Talakag Tourism Office Office Page

Rates:

Habal-habal and guide fee to Limunsudan Falls: P1000 (good up to 2 pax)

Ritual for safety: P100 donation

In our case, the datu was unavailable so our guide Brilliant performed the ritual for us. We only gave him P1 coin each. The ritual was short and was done in the view deck.