Cagayan de Oro City is the capital of the Province of Misamis Oriental. Known as the “City of Golden Friendship” and one of the safest and most progressive cities in this part of the Philippines. This beautiful city will sweep you away with its breath-taking panoramas and incredible bargains for a variety of products. Not to mention, it has a booming culinary scene, riched with delectable dishes and sweet goodies! Also, you will be pleasantly surprised at the balance of history and adventure activities the city has to offer. Below are top 8 things you should do when in Cagayan De Oro.
Head out on the river for the adventure of a lifetime. This is where people come to spend time on the river. Take a three hour tour down the fourteen heart pounding rapids from the safety of a boat. A guide will bring you on this three hour adventure as you enjoy one of the most popular attractions in Cagayan de Oro.
Try The Sinuglaw
When you’re in the city of Cagayan de Oro, sinuglaw is one of the dishes you should definitely try. The participants of Kumbira, a culinary show and live competition in the city, never forget to feature this delicacy every year.
Visit The Gardens of Malasag Eco-Tourism Village
Is an ecological-friendly and cultural destination in Cagayan de Oro City. A must visit place with your family and friends!
Check out Camiguin Island
Another sure fun activity especially for the first timers or guest visiting in CDO is going on a tour around the breathtaking Camiguin Island. This is why Camiguin and CDO in general considered among the top tourist destinations in the Philippines.
Experience The High Ridge
No list of the fun things to do when in Cagayan de Oro is complete without a visit to High Ridge. As you visit this amazing park, you’ll get to feel the serenity and fresh air as well as enjoy an unmatched view of the city of Cagayan de Oro.
Two words to describe this type of shopping in CDO – super cheap! Tourists looking for either food or shopping delights flock to the Divisoria Night Market at Plaza Divisoria, a 15-minute walk away from the Budgetel Inn in the city. Filled with people gathered around to shop and drop, you can enjoy the moment and meet other people or even dine in.
Explore Mapawa Nature Adventure Park
Located just 30 minutes from the city, Mapawa Nature Park is an adventure park that boasts a range of activities. You can enjoy different activities there including canyoning, river treks, horseback rides, and mountain biking trails.
Experience the ultimate aerial adventure in Cagayan de Oro with a paragliding trip in Sierra del Oro CDO. For only less than PHP 3,000, you’ll get to experience this adrenaline-pumping experience that will give you a bird’s eye view of the city and Macajalar bay. And, after your paragliding escape, reward yourself with a delish snack or meal at its restaurant.
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There are daily flights from Manila to Cagayan de Oro, through Laguindingan International Airport. Take note that this airport is situated 36.9 kilometers (22.9 miles) from the city, so you need to ride a shuttle or bus, from the airport. The ride is estimatedly 1 to 1.5 hours. The City of Golden Friendship awaits you, as you begin your next adventure.