The Philippines is one of the well-known holiday destinations among the tourist. One of the most popular tourist attraction destinations is in the Philippines is Cagayan de Oro. It is referred to as CDO and acts as a high class highly urban city in Northern Mindanao, Philippines. The City of Cagayan de Oro is situated along the north-central coast of Mindanao island opposite Macajalar Bay and is surrounded by the municipalities of Opol to the west, Tagoloan to the east, and the provinces of Bukidnon and Lanao del Norte to the south of the town. Besides that, it also serves as the regional center and business center of Northern Mindanao and part of the growing Metropolitan Cagayan de Oro area, which includes the city of El Salvador, the city of Laguindingan, Alubijid, Opol , Gitagum at the western side, and the city of Tagoloan, Jasaan , Villanueva, Claveria at the eastern side. Based on the 2015 census, the city was listed as one of the top 10 most populous city in the Philippines.
The climate in Cagayan de Oro is tropical year-round with an average temperature of 28-34 degrees Celsius. Cagayan de Oro or the Philippines has only two main seasons, which is dry and wet seasons where rainfall can be heavy during the monsoon or wet season and humidity during the hotter months can reach almost high. The best time to visit Cagayan de Oro would be in between December until February when the weather is warmer with light rain. During this season, the sun shines bright, resulting in clear open skies with the winds blow mildly suitable for outdoor activities. The off-peak season is in between July until September where the climate during that season cannot be predictable and typhoons can sometimes occur anytime. It is advisable for visitors to update the weather reports before going to this island. During this season you will find cheaper flight tickets and hotel deals. It is best to plan your trip well so you may enjoy travel in the best environment.
Godofredo P. Ramos Airport – Godofredo P. Ramos Airport is also well known as Caticlan Airport and recently the Boracay Airport. The airport serves the part of Malay and the vicinity. This is the airport for those who wish to go to Boracay since it is nearest to the city. The airport is in the top 7 busiest airports in the Philippines. The airport was previously named after a former member of the Congress who was a native Malay. The airport has a runway of 2 kilometers and a width of 45 meters. It can only support aircraft as big as an Airbus A321 which is a bit longer than Boeing 737. Some of the airlines that operate here are Cebu Pacific, Philippines AirAsia, Air Juan and few more. The routes are only for domestic locations. Godofredo P. Ramos Airport has many interesting shops and diners within the airport so you can shop or eat while waiting for the aircraft to arrive or depart. To go in and out of the airport is easy because there are many types of public transportation available in Boracay Airport for the visitors.
Laguindingan Airport – Laguindingan Airport is the primary airport that serves the cities of Cagayan de Oro and Iligan. The airport sits on a 4.20 square kilometers site in Barangay Moog, Laguindingan and is 47 kilometers from Cagayan de Oro and 56 kilometers from Iligan. This airport began its operation on 15 June 2013 and substituted Lumbia Airport in Barangay Lumbia, Cagayan de Oro. In 2019, Laguindingan Airport was known as the top 6 busiest airports in the country with an estimate of 2 000 000 passengers passing through it. To go in and out of the airport is easy because there are many types of public transportation available in Laguindingan Airport for the visitors. There is no direct flight from Caticlan - Boracay (MPH) to Cagayan de Oro (CGY).
Cagayan de Oro climate is under the heat of the sun for most of the time. Usually, it will be warm and sunny throughout the years with little rains except for typhoon season which the weather cannot be predictable with heavy rains and thunderstorm. The average maximum temperature in Cagayan de Oro is around 25 and 31 degree Celsius, while the average minimum is about 19 and 22 degree Celsius. While around December until February will be crowded of seasons because it will be the warm and enjoyable season of the year. If you plan to visit Bacolod during this season, make sure you book your flight and hotel early as two months in advance for a lower price.