The area’s climate is temperate. The city isn’t in the path of typhoons, and the rain falls evenly.
The city is part of the Cagayan de Oro-Iligan Corridor, the fastest developing area in Northern Mindanao. But while very much a city, Iligan is still connected to nature.
Of its approximately 20 waterfalls, Maria Cristina Falls is the grandest. Its power is such that It supplies hydroelectric power to a large part of Mindanao.
A little more unexpected is the National Power Corporation (NPC) Nature Park – a nature park within a hydroelectric power plant.
Natural springs are also an attraction. Of the more than a dozen known ones, the most popular is Timoga Cold Spring.
The 487-meter Mt. Agad-Agad may be Iligan’s highest mountain, but it’s an easy climb. It’s a popular spot for hiking and camping.
Iligan also has something for the more laid-back traveler. The Anahaw Open Amphitheater is the city’s premier music, sports and event venue.
There’s also the Macaraeg-Macapagal Ancestral House, the only house in Mindanao that two Philippine presidents have lived in. The family of presidents Diosdado Macapagal and Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo (his daughter) donated the house to the city government.