With a length of 1,700 meters, this esplanade has been attracting both local and foreign tourists in Iligan City.
The project began in 2019 but up to this date, the project is still basically in progress as improvement is continuously being done, with phase 2 of the project that started last February 2020.
With a budget of 68 million pesos, the esplanade was built by the LGU of Iligan City, particularly by the local DPWH in order to boost the tourism of the city as well as provide the Iliganons a public park where they can relax and de-stress while sight-seeing the nature.
Built with modern design, the Mandulog River Esplanade is built mainly with concrete bricks, modern lamp posts, modern benches and glass shades. The open area of the esplanade surely provides local sightseers a wide view of Iligan City’s famous Mandulog River.
Since it has been formally opened to the public last July 2021, it has been flocked by tourists. It was even made as a famous pit stop among motorcycle enthusiasts just to get a fresh air after a long ride.
The esplanade is also a good spot for jogging, where the open air is surely healthy for the lungs.
HOW TO GET THERE?
Exact location: Brgy. Santiago, Mandulog River, Iligan City
BY BUS: From Cagayan de Oro, take a jeepney going to Bulua Market Bus Terminal. After arriving at the bus terminal, ride the bus bound for Iligan City. From the terminal to Iligan, the travel time is approximately 2 hours.
From the town proper, ride a jeep bound to Mandulog and inform the driver to drop you off to a corner going to Mandulog River Esplanade. The esplanade is very well known and from the town proper of Iligan City, is is around a 20 minute ride.
BY CAR: Navigate with Waze or Google Maps and set your destination to “Mandulog River” in Iligan City. In most navigating apps, it will not show Mandulog River Esplanade but Mandulog River is just along the esplanade so make sure to ask around. Parking space is available.