Cagayan de Oro is located in Northern Mindanao. It is the capital of the Province of Misamis Oriental. Dubbed as the “City of Golden Friendship”, it is one of the safest and most progressive cities in this part of the Philippines. Cagayan de Oro, popularly called Cagayan or CDO, is home to more than half a million inhabitants. It is a place where adventure, nature and city living intersect in a vibrant blend of diverse culture and art. It is the white-water rafting capital of the country, and shopping, the educational and economic hub of the region. Apart from that, this city also serves as hub and gateway to Northern Mindanao, an area filled with natural wonders such as the vivid seascape of Camiguin to the highlands of Bukidnon or the majestic waterfalls of Agusan del Norte.
The best time to visit Cagayan de Oro is during the 4th week of August when colourful festivals and street parades are abundant. It is the time when Cagayan de Oro will celebrate the Kagay-an Festival, an annual fiesta of sorts where the locals will indulge in festivities, street dancing, trade fairs, and a beauty contest. It is the biggest event in the city. Prices for hotels and flights are more expensive during the festival month and accommodations will mostly be booked. Travellers are advised to book accommodations a couple of months in advance to secure accommodations during the festival.;
Calbayog Airport – This airport serves the general area of Calbayog and is located in the province of Samar in the Philippines. Both Philippine Airlines (PAL) and Cebu Pacific Air (CEB) provides services to this airport with daily flights to and from Manila.
Laguindingan Airport – This airport is the main airport that serves the cities of Cagayan de Oro and Iligan, as well as the provinces of Misamis Oriental, Lanao del Norte and Bukidnon in Northern Mindanao, Philippines. The airport is Mindanao’s second-busiest airport after Francisco Bangoy International Airport in Davao City. You can get direct flights here from Cebu, Manila, Davao and Iloilo. There are several ways to get to the airport from Cagayan de Oro city centre. You can either take the bus, express van or a taxi with a travel time of approximately 30-45 minutes.
Despite being located in a typhoon-free area, Cagayan de Oro still experiences rain. The best time to go when the weather is a consideration would be from March to June as it is sunny during this time. The average temperature at this time is around 27 ˚C while the air is moderately humid. It is undoubtedly one of the best times to visit Cagayan de Oro and ultimately the peak season for tourists.