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A developing city in the Mindanao, Cagayan de Oro is primarily known for its outdoor activities and natural attractions. Some activities you can try are white water rafting, kayaking, hiking, canyoneering, paragliding, and caving. You can also visit attractions like Macahambus Adventure Park, Mapawa Nature Park, Monigue Cave, and Migtuksok Falls.
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This city is the capital of Misamis Oriental and one of the gateways to Mindanao. It is known as the river rafting capital of the Philippines because of its most popular activity, white water rafting. Cagayan de Oro is also known as the “City of Golden Friendship” because of its kind community.
Go on an epic outdoor adventure throughout Cagayan de Oro’s natural wonders and learn about the city’s culture and heritage. You’ll find that the city is a mix of both modern conveniences and nature spots.
There are a plethora of activities and activities for you to try. Watch out for breathtaking views and test your courage by going on different water adventures like white water rafting and kayaking at Cagayan river. You can also try out canyoning at Mapawa Nature park. If you want to go on a food adventure, you’re in luck because the city also has a growing culinary scene.
Since Cagayan de Oro is a first class city in Mindanao, you’ll be able to find several modes of transportation. You can take tricycles or jeepneys around the city or a bus to nearby towns. For a hassle-free trip, you can also try to rent a van with a driver to take you on a tour around the main attractions.
From Manila, you can fly to Cagayan de Oro via airlines like Philippine Airlines, Cebu Pacific, or Air Asia. If you’re looking for a cheaper and scenic alternative, you can also try riding a ferry or RoRo bus.
Whether you’re going solo on your trip or bringing your friends or loved ones with you, buckle up for a great adventure in Cagayan de Oro. Don’t forget to check out these top tourist spots and all the best things to do in the city:
This outdoor activity is such a popular tourist activity in the city that it has grown synonymous to Cagayan de Oro. This extreme adventure is a great activity to try with your friends and will definitely get your heart racing. But no need to worry because a guide will be joining you and they will be teaching you safety commands and instructions.The rates are around PHP 700 to PHP 2,000 per person and depend on whether you’ll be getting the beginner, advanced, or extreme course.
The 2,500 hectare park is just 30 minutes away from the city proper. Adventure junkies can try out the Canyoneering package which includes river trekking, river tubing, and rappelling. Other activities in the conserved nature park include ziplining and horseback riding. Tourists can also take a dip in the park’s own swimming pool.
This is another must try activity for thrill-seekers and it costs around PHP 2,500. Riders, accompanied by licensed pilots, can fly over the hills in Indahag, Cagayan de Oro City and take in the scenic city and hillside views. Take note that flying schedules may change as the sport is very dependent on the weather.
Located a few minutes away from Laguindingan Airport, this adventure park is another attraction that’s perfect for adventure seekers. Face your fear of heights at hanging bridge in the gorge. You can also try out their zipline or “slide for life” here for that adrenaline rush. At the other side of the Macahambus cave is a cliff overlooking the Cagayan de Oro river.
When you’re in the city proper, drop by this museum located inside Xavier University. Here, you can learn about ethnohistory of Northern Mindanao. In another exhibit, you can also learn about Mindanao’s Ethnology. The museum is open from Tuesdays to Saturdays and the regular entrance fee rate is PHP 70. For seniors and students, the entrance fee is only PHP 30.
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