Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Iligan City: NPC Nature's Park

by lakwatserong tatay

Before we start our adventure of chasing waterfalls in Iligan. We had our 1st stop around National Power Corporaton Complex. Where we will have the chance to see the Majestic Waterfalls known as Maria Cristina Falls, A Glimpse of Maria Cristina Powerplant and its Nature's Park. So let me start with its Nature's Park.

The NPC Nature's Park is located within the AGUS 6/7 HEP Complex, Tourism Triangle Boundary Maria Cristina-Buru-un, Iligan City. The park was launched together with groundbreaking ceremonies of Hydro Science Centrum, September 22, 2006 and after four years in the making, NPC Nature's Park has its Grand Opening and Ceremonies, July 9, 2010. The park aimes to boost its tourism potential and to enhance its conservation, development and maximum utilization of its natural resources as well as to help the improvement of standard living of individuals living near the park.

Before seeing the majestic Maria Cristina Falls, we roamed around the park to check out what it could offer us travelers alike. The park really got a big space, that you need to ride a shuttle to go from one place to another. But dont worry, shuttle service is just a call away from security post of each of its amenities, just inform any of the security personnel on duty and they will call the shuttle immediately.

our shuttle ride...

Entrance to one of its park
This eco-adventure park offers travelers alike the chance to see the spectacular Maria Cristina falls but aside from this, the park also presently offers mini zoo/ostrich area, crocodile park, butterfly garden, koi pond, lagoon, orchidarium, cottages, a bat cave, wishing well and viewing decks along the banks of Agus River, souvenir shop, canteen, and activities like rock climbing and zip line.

By the way, here are some of our photos, while roaming around the park.

***thanks to my co-xplorers Jayson & Regie for lending me some of their photos....till our next adventure..^_^

Entrance Fees and Schedule:

Php 35.00 (adult)
Php 25.00 (students and senior citizens, present ID's upon registration)
Php 50.00 (rock climbing/per person)
Php 200.00 (zip line/ per person)
Php 10.00 (shuttle ride)

NPC Nature's Park is open from Mondays to Sundays, 8:00AM to 4:00PM except from Tree Top Tour (Zipline) is closed every Tuesday for weekly scheduled maintenance.

Contact Information:

Contact Nos: (063) 221-9033 ; 221-3988
Email: npc_npark@yahoo.com
Website: http://npcnaturespark.com 

How to get there:  

From city proper, take a jeepney ride bound for Buru-un. Tell the driver to drop you off to Maria Cristina Falls compound. Fare is about Php 12.00 and travel time is around 20 minutes.

NPC Nature's Park Map
Done with roaming to NPC Nature's Park, next stop is glimpse of Maria Cristina Power Plant and the first time to see up close the Majestic Maria Cristina Falls.

This is part of our 6-Days Northern Mindanao Escapades. Visited and X-plored 4 Provinces: Misamis Oriental, Camiguin Island, Bukidnon and Lanao Del Norte. Our fourth stop is Iligan City, Lanao Del Norte, that is known as the "City of Majestic Waterfalls", the 4th province of Northern Mindanao.

Tours & Activities:
Iligan City Church: St. Michael's Cathedral
NPC Nature's Park
Maria Cristina Powerplant
Lumbia Airport: It's Time to Say Goodbye for Now.....Mindanao..

Chasing Waterfalls:
Enchanted with Maria Cristina Falls
A Hidden Treasure: Tinago Falls

1 comment:

Manong Unyol said...

nakakatakot talga ang buwaya hehehe pero masarap ang karne niya hehehe


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