Mimar’s Springway Resort: Tiny but Mighty

After the rain has come you’ll see the sun shines, a line taken from the song “It’s gonna make sense” enlightened our family after the loss of our loving grandmother last October 11, 2016. Tears dropped from our eyes as we reminisced our priceless moments with her and learned to smile amidst difficulties. By the way, our Lola doesn’t want us to cry during her funeral but we can’t help it when our hearts were torn off on missing her.

However as the quote says, “Life must go on”, our family gathered around and our bonds are even made tighter. We decided to take a dip at the famous tourists spot in Iligan City, the Timoga Spring Pools, to lighten up our heavy loads. Timoga Spring Pool consists of 4 different resorts with distinct features and amenities. The family decided to go to Mimar’s Springway Resort, the smallest resort among the four.

Why did we choose Mimar’s Springway Resort over the other? Here’s why –

  1. Perfect for Family Gatherings

Since this resort is a bit smaller than the others, this is perfect for family gatherings. Usually, parents are often worried for their children to swim through huge pools and get scared of them being drowned and being lost. In Mimar’s, almost, I said almost, all you can see the possible places your child may go. Less worry for parents πŸ™‚

Another reason is that families can enjoy the accommodations. They have tables and cottages huge enough for families of 10 to 20s and it’s pretty great too!

Also a Filipino favorite, Karaoke Machine is available at the open space where you can sing your heart out together with your family and friends.

  1. Icy Cold Spring Water Pools

Mimar's Springway Pools

Timoga Spring Pools are well-known with its chilling waters that the pools offer. The water source came from the Agus River that also exits to the Tourism Triangle of Iligan City. What I like about the pool is that the waters are always flowing and it’s zero-chlorine. I really enjoy and get excited like a fish every time I swim here even though the chills gets into my bones. Bbbbrrr!

  1. Pool for children and adults

Mimar's Springway Pools

Mimar’s Springway Resort offers three pools of different sizes and depth. 1-2 ft for infants, 3 ft for kiddies and 4-7 ft for adults. The depth are just right for diving, swimming and chilling that is fit for a refreshing stay. Not mentioning the adult pool is an olympic type where a diving board is available for professional swimmers and wanna-bes.

  1. A Mini-Waterfall Stream inside the Resort!

Mimar's Springway Pools

This is one of the main reason why we chose Mimar’s over the other resorts. The waterfall stream just let us enjoy more the resort as it provides more of nature’s touch. The sound of the rushing water rapid and the stunning scenery that is always picture perfect. I advise not to swim and dive because it’s too shallow and rocky. However, you can always sit at the rocks and have some one of-a-kind ice-chill waterfall massage. Ahhh too rejuvenating!

Mimar's Springway Pools

By the way, Mimar’s only has this amenity among the others. πŸ™‚

Mimar's Springway Pools

Above all, amidst the size of Mimar’s Springway Resort, it offers a remarkable experience and amusement for everyone. Thus, this may I call this the “tiny but mighty” resort of Timoga Pools.

There are also good reasons why trying out other resorts in Timoga if you aren’t convinced with my reasons. Like Del Mar’s which is best known with its magnificent 16-ft pool with a super olympic size pool for adults, Holiday’s fun slides perfect for kiddos and some other reasons that boils down to personal preferences. Nevertheless, the pools share the same water source thus gaining the same experience for that icy cold water you will never forget. What matters most is the experience and having fun together may be with you’re barkada or your family.

When you visit Iligan City, make sure you add this to your bucketlist, okay?

Thank you!

How to Get There?

From Iligan City proper, you can ride a jeepney to Buru-un. Tell the driver about your destination and everyone knows where Timoga is due to its popularity.


Entrance Fee – P100/pax (children who pass their height criteria will be free of charge)

Cottage – P400 (good for 10 pax)

Jeepney from City Proper to Timoga – P14/pax

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  • Sorry to hear about your grand mother’s death, my Lola always reminded us to be happy when she will be saying goodbye, but I know it won’t be the way she wanted it to be.

    Anyway, the spring seems to be a spot where everyone should take chances and enjoy. Nothing compares to an icy water coming from the stack it would eventually a perfect way to cool off especially on a summer day. Never been to Iligan, hopefully next year I can work my plan.

  • Rea Alducente

    Much love to your family! Life is still good. I love the mini waterfall. Being one with nature is always a refreshing feeling. I’ll take note of this place when I happen to visit Iligan in the future. πŸ™‚

  • Hmmm! Bidyoke! Quintessential Pinoy stuff in resorts! Hahahaha! Oh! The mini waterfall stream is awesome! Looks like you had a lot of fun in it!

    • Hahaha agree! Dli mawala jud dapat ang Karaoke! Hehe. Yes we had so much fun πŸ™‚

  • Life truly goes on and glad that you were able to find the perfect place to do just that. The resort looks really nice and perfect for barkada getaways. And karaokeeeeee!!!

  • Wowww! Karaoke! We need to go to Karaoke, #HIBsters! Diri lang ta sa Mimar’s Springway Resort!

  • Love the pool and the mini falls! this is ideal for families and quick getaways.

  • Chuya og cover photo ui! Nindot ilaag dira then take sad og nindot og photo pasuya. Wait, naay karaoke! πŸ˜€


  • The place looks like a nature in one resort.. then a cold spring pool plus the mini falls.. if it’s the smallest among the offer.. so the other resort is much bigger.. wow

    • Yes, the other pools have wider areas and bigger number of pools. πŸ™‚

  • By the looks of it, you seem to have a lot of fun back there. Thus, it safe to say that the place is really nice. The mini falls is very inviting though. I never had a lot of travels in Mindanao area but soon I will be traveling in there and hopefully i can visit Iligan too. Hope you’re in there to tour me / us around. hahaha LoL

  • That mini waterfall stream looks amazing! I would love to visit sometime soon. I’m sure your Lola is smiling all the way from heaven looking at you all. πŸ™‚

  • Great place to enjoy in Iligan..when I was on college my friends decided to travel and this was one of their iteneraries. I really wanted to come but my parents did not let me. T T..I did not see any pictures back then on this place but they say it was really nice. Now I now what I was missing. Haha

  • My condolences to your family. But you’re absolutely right in that life does go on. I lost my grandmother on my mother’s side just a couple of years ago so I know how it feels. It’s devastating, but yeah, well do move on in due time. We never really forget about that person ever, but we learn to manage with their absence and remember the good memories they leave behind.

    On another note though. The place is quite serene! I really dig the indoor waterfalls. Would definitely be fun to visit it with friends! πŸ™‚

  • The falls is like me, tiny yet mighty. HA! hahaha

    I’m sorry for your loss John. But just like what you said, life must go on. I also remember back in 2002 that my grandfather died just 5 days before Christmas. I was just a kid back then and didn’t really grasped how saddening the situation was. I was more joyful than sad because all my cousin, relatives were there. Though we didn’t celebrate christmas but we did celebrate the new year. New year, new life as they said and THAT WAS THE BEST NEW YEAR I EVER HAD. So I can relate to how you get to bond with your family despite the heartbreaking event that brought you together at the first place.

    • Sakita anang 5 days before christmas. My mama passed away 4 days after Christmas and I was also a kid and it hurts a lot.

      I love it when you said New year, new life and that was the best new year you ever had. I can feel it just by reading it. πŸ™‚

      Thanks Rady!

  • Nindot kaayo ikaligo sa mini-waterfalls. hehe,

  • Kat

    Wow the place looks really fun! Specially the mini waterfalls inside. Nindot kaayo ikaligo, ganahan na nuon ko muara da!

    My condolences as well to your family regarding the passing of your grandmother.

  • Added to my bucket list!

    My condolences to your family.

    Btw, how come there is no signature hand photo?

    • Thanks Sir Carlo! Hehe. No hand pose because it was already dark when I had one hahaha