Lanao del Norte

Lanao del Norte is not as vibrant as the bustling life in the city but when it comes to nature, Lanao del Norte has some of the most stunning natural wonders in Mindanao.

Situated in north-western Mindanao, Lanao del Norte is home to some of the country’s unspoilt eco-tourism landmarks. It may not be the best in the country but for serious nature lovers who seek undiscovered, untouched and on its very innate state natural spots, Lanao del Norte simply is the place. Lanao del Norte is the home of the popular power generating Maria Cristina Falls in Iligan City. Though technically, Iligan City is officially no longer part of Lanao del Norte, Maria Cristina Falls remains a landmark in Mindanao associated with the province.

Bounded by dense forest reserves, lush vegetation and fertile farmlands on the eastern part and stretch of rich fishing ground bordering the province’s western section, Lanao del Norte has the resources that both peace loving Muslims and Christians ultimately enjoys. With a relatively cheap cost of living, countryside life moves a lot easier compared to urban living and this makes Lanao del Norte one of the country’s most ideal place to live not known to many.

Few towns in the province have pension houses but the only place in the province ,other than Iligan City, to find a hotel is in the town of Tubod, the MCC Hotel.

Lanao del Norte is one of Mindanao’s entertainment and sports capital. It is the venue to several live performances by popular local and foreign artists , beauty pageants and host to major sports events like PBA Championship Games and Motocross expo. Live performances of David Pomeranz, Martin Nievera, Sarah Geronimo, Kuh Ledesma, Jovit Baldivino and Mocha Girls to name a few was hosted by the province in the past and more of these star studded major entertainment events are likely to happen anytime of the year especially on the approach of the province’s week long “Araw Ng Lanao del Norte” celebration.

With the province’s several waterfalls to explore, few beaches to hang around, modest and grand festivals to see, elaborate town and barangay fiestas to experience, visiting Lanao del Norte is not just all about fun and exhilarating adventure but more about knowing and rediscovering the real existence of Lanao del Norte.

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