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MUST TRY: Ride a Calesa

Iligan is one of the few cities in the country where the calesa or tartanilya is still used as public transportation.

This is a must try for visitors like you.

When I was younger, fare cost only 1 peso per ride. Now it cost Php 5.00 to 7.00 pesos. When you are in Iligan City, you should try to experience riding Calesa.

When I have friends visiting Iligan City, I always encourage them to try the calesa ride. You can find them somewhere along the Pala-o Public Market to Baranggay Tambacan's Taboan.

Highly Recommended!

Hope to Share a ride with you ! -- Purple Slipperz©

Do you have a calesa experience? Share your stories here and leave a comment :)

Photo Credit: Alingatong of Explore Iligan 9200

Rene's Diner and Pension House

Location: Roxas Ave. Ext., Andrada Compound, Mahayahay, Iligan City

-Deluxe Room-Air-conditioned Rooms-Suit Rooms with Refrigerator-Budget Room-Hot and Cold Shower-Free Wifi Internet-Cable TV & Fax Service-Laundry Service-24 hour Security-Coffee ShopRoom Rates : starts at Php 400.00

Contact Info:
Tel. Nos. (063) 221 3701/ 221 8928 / 221 8360
Telefax: (063) 223 8441

Photo Credit: Alingatong of Explore Iligan 9200
Recommendation: Highly recommended by Iligan City Tourism Office.Good Customer ServiceRecommended by Michael Grosberg of
Celebrities I know that stayed here: 1. Drew Arellano and the whole Weekend Get-Away Team last June 17-19, 2011.

History: Iligan City Charter

June 16, 1950. Day 1 of Iligan as a city. President Elpidio Quirino signs Republic Act 525, Iligan City Charter. Among the witnesses at MalacaƱang are House Speaker Eugenio Lopez (2nd from left), Congressman Ali Dimaporo (who sponsored the bill on the Charter), Dansalan Mayor Bato Ali, Mayor Benito S. Ong (first Mayor of Iligan as a city), Sen. Tomas Ll. Cabili and future Congressman Manalao.

Photo and Text grabbed from

Trivia from Explore Iligan 9200  Iligan along with neighboring Cagayan de Oro (June 15) and Butuan (Aug. 2) became chartered cities in the same year

L' Espresso Cafe

Location: Pryce Properties Tubod, Iligan City

How To Get Here:

Ride  a Jeepney choose between:Tubod LineTominobo Line,Suarez LineBuru-un LineBacayo Line
Fare: Php 7.00 only from the City Proper

Ask the driver to stop at Pryce Properties. You will know that you're in the right direction when you pass by Tubod Bridge and PAGIBIG Fund and PHILHEALTH Building. Stop near a botanical garden. You will see the solo structure of the Cafe near the entrance of Pryce Properties.
Nearest Lodging House: Rene's Diner

Price Range: Php 80.00 to Php 140.00 For the drinks: Php 40.00 to Php 140.00


Heavy MealsSnacksCoffeeSoda and Light drinks


Ambience is good.Staff are friendlyGood Food

Red Ribbon

Branch 1: Located inside Gaisano Mall Ground Floor. Next to Jollibee.
Branch 2: Located beside Elena Tower Inn Building, Tibanga Iligan City.
Price Range per meal: Php 145.00 -180.00 pesos
Offers: 1. Heavy Meals 2. Pasta Meals 3. Cakes and Pastries 4. Coffee
This is my all time favorite. Open only during Mall hours. 
Franchized and Managed by: Alrose Group

My Home, My City: My Iligan City

I lived almost 80% of my life in Iligan City. I was born in Oroquieta City, spent my early years in MSU-Marawi and raised in Iligan City. My childhood, adolescence and even adulthood memories are formed in Iligan City.

After spending my 6 lovely years in Cebu City my feet brought me back to my home, my city,my Iligan. Although I have been to some of the must see places in Iligan, I wanted to know Iligan more most specially the secrets which I aim to discover. So here are few of what I have done in Iligan City.

I’ve been to Maria Cristina Falls (Left image). – Yes, Maria Cristina Falls is found in Iligan City. Many people knew from textbooks that Maria Cristina Falls is found in Mindanao, but they don’t know where exactly. Well now you know! Maria Cristina Falls (the known tallest Falls in the Philippines) is found in Iligan City.Other Falls I've been to; Tinago (right in the picture) Water Falls and Mimbalut Water Falls

Went Swimming at Timoga Spring Pools – What could be lovelier th…
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