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Travel Guide : Marawi, Iligan and Ozamiz City - How To Get There, Accommodations, Transportation, Expenses, Itinerary and Contact Details

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HOW TO GET THERE

Ozamiz to Iligan City
Take a tricycle from the airport to the Integrated Bus and Jeepney Terminal (60 PHP). Then take a bus bound for Cagayan de Oro City. The bus crosses Panguil bay via a ferry boat (25 PHP) from Ozamiz City to Mukas port in Lanao del Norte. Get off at Iligan City. Travel time is about 1.5 hours, fare is 70 pesos.

Iligan to Marawi City
Take a Marawi bound van or jeepney at the Southbounf Terminal in Iligan City. Travel time is about an hour and fare is 50 pesos on a jeepney.

Iligan to MSU Main Campus
You can take a jeepney bound for MSU at the Southbound Terminal in Iligan City. Travel time is about an hour and fare is 50 pesos. Aga Khan Museum and King Faisal Mosque are within walking distance when you're already inside the campus. There are also tricycle that can take you around MSU for 8 pesos per ride.

To Tinago Falls, Iligan City
From the city proper, take a Buru-un route jeepney. Tell the driver to drop you at the Buru-un Market (talipapa). Fare is 13.00 PHP and travel time is about 15 minutes. From there, take a habal-habal (motorcycle) and ask the driver to take you to Tinago Falls. Fare is 25.00 PHP each.

To Mimbalut Waterfalls, Iligan City
From the city proper, take a Buru-un route jeepney. Tell the driver to drop you at Iligan City National School of Fisheries or simply at the corner road to Mimbalut. Fare is 13.00 PHP and travel time is about 15-20 minutes. From there, take a habal-habal (motorcycle) and ask the driver to take you to the falls or you may walk for a few minutes by taking the off road trail beside the School.

To NPC Nature's Park, Iligan City
From the city proper, take a jeepney bound for Buru-un. Tell the driver to drop you at the crossing going to Maria Cristina Falls. Fare is about 12.00 pesos and travel time is around 15-20 minutes.

To Maria Christina Falls, Iligan City
It is located 8.5 kilometers away southwest of the city proper. From the city proper, take a jeepney bound for Buru-un. Tell the driver to drop you at the crossing going to Maria Cristina Falls. Fare is about 12.00 pesos and travel time is around 15-20 minutes. Then walk towards the NPC complex for about 5-10 minutes.

To Cotta Fort, Shrine and Beach Ozamiz City
They are all located located near Ozamiz City Port. From the city center, you can take a leisurely walk to the fort for about 10-15 minutes or take a tricycle and the driver can bring you there for 10 pesos each.


ACCOMMODATIONS

There are a number of accommodations available in Iligan and Ozamiz City, from expensive hotels and resorts to cheap and affordable hostels, inns, pension and lodging houses. If you are on a tight budget (like me), the cheapest hostel could be the Zitro Guest House in Iligan and Country Lodge in Ozamiz City.

ZITRO GUEST HOUSE, Iligan City
  • Address: Corner Echiverri & San Miguel Streets, Iligan City
  • Room Rates: starts at 400 PHP per night for a double air-conditioned room with private toilet and bath.
  • Notes: As it is located at the town proper, it is very accessible and near the business establishments. Spacious rooms but not so clean.Toilet and bath is big but not well kept. Television set is not working properly. Air-con is cool. It was ok, but I do not highly recommend this when staying in Iligan.

Other Options:

StayLite Suites
Pine Tree St, San Miguel Village, Pala-o, Iligan City
(0923) 735-5893

D' Morvie Suites
Andres Bonifacio Ave., Saray Iligan City
221 8660 / 225 4780

Corporate Inn Boutique Hotel
5 Sparrow St., Isabel Village, Pala-o, Iligan City
0916-7888457

Maria Cristina Hotel
Gen. Aguinaldo St., Poblacion, Iligan City
221-5308 / 221-3352 / 492-3352

Celadon Pensionne House
Rotonda Road, San Miguel Village, Pala-o Iligan City
221 0711

Bed Asia Inn
Constantino Badelles St. Ext., Pala-o Iligan City
221 0559

Rene's Diner & Pension House
Andrada Compound, Roxas Ave. Ext., Mahayahay
221-3701 / 221-8360

First Choice Guest House
Milestone Drive cor Pinesville St., San Miguel, Iligan City
221 0615

You may click here for other accommodations in Iligan City.


COUNTRY LODGE, Ozamiz City
  • Address: Ledesma Extension, Ozamiz City
  • Contact No.: (088) 521-0472
  • Room Rates: starts at 100 PHP per night per person for a double non-air conditioned room with common toilet and bath.
  • Notes: It is located around 500 meters away from the city proper. But with a short tricycle ride, you can get to the business establishments, church and Gaisano Mall. Spacious and clean rooms. Toilet and bath is ok. I recommend this when visiting Ozamiz City. Perfect for budget travelers like me.

Other Options:

Badong Pension House
Abanil, Ozamiz City
(088) 5211631

Asian Hotel
Capistrano cor. Parojinog Sts. Ozamiz City
(088) 5211424

Minerva Tourist Inn
Washington St., Ozamiz City
(088) 5210065

67 Boulevard Pension House
Gallardo St., Ozamiz City

Hilbon Hotel
Don Anselmo Bernard Ave. Ozamiz City
(088) 5210351

Holiday Tourist Inn
Cebedo Cor. Blumentritt St., Ozamiz City
(088) 5210073

Plaza Beatriz Hotel
Port Road, Ozamiz City
(088) 5211394

Naomi's Tourist Inn
Banadero Hi-way, Ozamiz City
(088) 5210024

Palace Hotel
Rizal Ave. Cor. Juan Luna St., Ozamiz City
(088) 5210573

Royal Garden Hotel
Burgos St.., Ozamiz City
(088) 5210008

You may also click here for other accommodations in Ozamiz City.


EXPENSES

DAY 1
NAIA Terminal 3 Fee
Breakfast
Tricycle Fare, Airport to bus terminal
Ferry Ticket, Ozamiz to Mukas
Terminal Fee
Bus Fare, Ozamiz - Iligan
Jeepney, Iligan to Marawi
Jeepney, Marawi - Iligan
Snacks
Jeepney ride to the city proper
Accommodation in Iligan (1 night)
Dinner
TOTAL

DAY 2
Jeepney fare to Tinago Falls
Habal-habal ride
Donation for Tinago (optional)
Habal-habal to Minablut and NPC park
Entrance Fee, NPC Nature's Park
Shuttle fee
NPC to City Proper
Lunch
Jeepney, City proper to Bus Terminal
Bus Fare, Iligan - Mukas Port
Ferry ride
Accomodation in Ozamiz (1 night)
Dinner
TOTAL

DAY 3
Tricycle fare to the airport
Breakfast
Ozamiz Airport Terminal Fee
TOTAL

GRAND TOTAL

PHP
200
100
60
25
3
70
50
50
50
7
400
104
1,119.00


13
25
20
100
30
10
11
200
7.50
75
25
100
100
716.50


60
30
20
110.00

PHP 1,945



ITINERARY

Here's my suggested itinerary for a 3-day weekend getaway in Biliran.

DAY 1
06:00 AM - ETD in Manila
07:30 AM - ETA in Ozamiz City
08:00 AM - ETA in Bus Terminal / Breakfast in Ozamiz City
08:30 AM - ETD for Iligan City
10:00 AM – ETA in Iligan City Bus Terminal
10:30 AM – ETD for Marawi City
11:30 AM - ETA in Marawi City
12:00 NN - Lunch
01:00 PM - Explore MSU, Aga Khan Museum and King Faisal Mosque
04:00 PM - ETD for Iligan City
05:00 PM – ETA in Iligan City / Check-in
06:00 PM – Explore City Plaza and Night Market
07:30 PM – Dinner
09:00 PM – Lights out / Sleep

DAY 2
06:00 AM - Wake-up / Prepare
07:00 AM - Breakfast
08:00 AM - ETD for Tinago Falls
08:45 AM - ETA in Tinago Falls / Swimming
10:00 AM - ETD for Mimbalut Falls
10:30 AM - ETA in Mibalut Falls / Explore
11:00 AM - ETD for NPC Nature's Park
11:30 AM - ETA in NPC Nature's Park / Explore
01:00 PM - Lunch
02:00 PM - View Maria Christina Falls
03:00 PM - ETD for Iligan City proper
03:30 PM - ETA in Iligan City proper / Check-out
04:00 PM - ETD for Ozamiz City
06:00 PM - ETA in Ozamiz City / Check-in
07:00 PM - Dinner

DAY 3
06:00 AM - Wake-up / Prepare
07:00 AM - Breakfast
08:00 AM - Immaculate Conception Cathedral
08:45 AM - Cotta Fort
09:30 AM - Cotta Shrine
10:00 AM - Cotta Beach and Plaza de los Jesuitas
11:00 AM - Back at the hostel / Freshen-up
12:00 NN - Check-out
01:00 PM - ETA at Ozamiz City Airport
02:00 PM - ETD for Manila
03:30 PM - ETA in Manila

For additional information on Where To Go, What to do, Where To Shop and Dine, Where To Stay in:

Marawi City, you may click here.
Iligan City, click here, here, here or here.
Ozamiz City, click here, here, here or here.


CONTACT DETAILS

Marawi City Tourism Office
Contact # 0948-9772608

Lanao del Sur Provincial Tourism Office
Office of the Regional Governor
Contact # 09209377021

Iligan City Tourism Office
Contact # (063) 221-3426
www.iligan.gov.ph

Lanao del Norte Provincial Tourism Office
Contact # (063) 341-5241, (063) 341-5804
Fax: (063) 341-5345
www.lanaodelnorte.gov.ph

Ozamiz City Tourism Office
Contact # (088) 521-0270
www.ozamiz.gov.ph

Misamis Occidental Provincial Tourism Office
Contact # (088) 5311530 / 5311062




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14 comments :

  1. Kudos to you Mervz! This is such a comprehensive guide. I notice your Lakbayan Map's getting shaded real quick :)

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  2. Ay nanjan pala ang Maria Cristina Falls...

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  3. @Pinay Travel Junkie - i shaded it by province... medyu nagka-sunod sunod mga travels lately eh... hehehe! thanks Gay! :)

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  4. sipag mong maglista-lista! LOL!

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  5. Thanks for the info! We're also planning a trip from Ozamiz to Iligan next year :D

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  6. hi. do you have details on the ferry times from ozamiz to iligan and back? we only found the site of Cokaliong Shipping and we're hoping that there are alternative times. thanks

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    1. i think that would be every hour... the ride only takes 20-30 minutes... Mukas - Ozamiz and VV

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  7. How about Davao Airport to Marawi City?

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  8. wala po bang NPA jan? Safe magtravel alone jan ang babae?

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  9. hi. thanks for the info! do you happen to know if may byahe sila as early as 2am or 4am thanks! :)

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