May 22, 2022

7 Top Things to Do in Iligan City – Philippines

Iligan City - Philippines

For a small city, Iligan City has many interesting things you can try. Most of what’s written below are about food but what Iligan can be proud of is their waterfalls. In fact Iligan City is nicknamed the City of Majestic Waterfalls.

Here are interesting things you can do and places to visit in Iligan City as part of myTravel Guide there.

1. Water Falling

Iligan City Water Falling

Waterfalling actually means waterfalls hopping and in Iligan you can do this as most of the waterfalls are just less than an hour from the city proper. But if you have limited time you should not miss Tinago Falls, Maria Cristina Falls and Dodiongan Falls.

If you have not been to the waterfalls of Iligan City, then you have not been to Iligan City.

2. Lechon

Of all the Lechons in the Philippines, this lechon from Iligan City is the best for me. And I know a lot of people who says that this is the best lechon in the country. Our family would even order lechon from Iligan to be brought to Manila during big gatherings. Don’t believe me? Try it first before you say anything.

Lechon philippines

3. Cheding’s Toasted Peanuts

If there’s one reason why should not tell people that you are heading to Iligan City,Cheding’s Toasted Peanuts is the reason. Everytime I go to Iligan many of those who knows the great taste of Cheding’s Toasted Peanuts would ask me to buy for them. I usually bring home about 4 kilogram of these due to friends/family ordering.

4. Weekend Night Market

The weekend night market only happens during Fridays and Saturdays from 6PM onwards. It’s the place where you can try the Spicy Lechon of Iligan City and there are lots of grilled food too. 

Weekend Night Market philippines

5. Distillation Process Coffee of Kopi Luwak

It’s like coffee drinking mixed with chemistry laboratory. But it’s actually a brewing process of the coffee where they setup a contraption that looks like if came from the chemistry lab and they heat the water inside so that it would siphon and mix with the coffee granules.

Distillation Process Coffee of Kopi Luwak

6. Sunset Watching at Centennial Park

If you’re into sunset watching you should head out to Centennial Park. There you would see the sunset over the Iligan Bay. Just ignore the lovers who are dating on the side.

7. Foodtripping

Iliganons love food and they’re quite good at cooking them too. Therefore, it’s not surprising to taste good food in Iligan.

My personal favorite are the following

  • Roasted Chicken of Epay’s Chicken
  • Seafood Platter of Jackos Kan-anan
  • Durian Shake of Iliganon
  • Barbecue of B-Bu-Q and Gina’s Barbecue
  • Beef Quesadillas & Sweet Potato Fries of Amigos

Have you been to Iligan City? If there’s anything I missed there, tell me in the comments below.

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