“Gateway to Northern Mindanao”

           
    Cagayan de Oro may very well be the happiest place in the country. The “City of Golden Friendship,” as it is sometimes called, is home to especially friendly and warm Filipinos. Their ready smiles are a fitting welcome, with Cagayan de Oro’s accessible location also making it the “Gateway to Northern Mindanao.”

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GETTING THERE
By Air
There are daily flights by domestic and budget carriers from Manila to the Lumbia or Cagayan de Oro airport.

By Land
Cagayan de Oro is a major hub in the provincial bus network.
Between CDO’s two bus terminals -Market City (Agora) Bus Terminal,Bulua Westbound Bus Terminal – you can arrive at or depart for most of the major Minadanaoan destinations.

By Sea 
The Cagayan de Oro sea port is one of the most active docks in the Philippines.
There are regular ship and ferry trips between CDO and other major Philippine ports, like Manila, Ilo-ilo and Cebu.

GETTING AROUND
Bus, jeepneys, taxis, multi-cab and the motorela (similar to Thailand's tuk-tuk) are the main mode of land transportation within the city. White and yellow colored air-conditioned taxis with meters installed, and car rentals are also available.

 

LANGUAGES SPOKEN

  • Cebuano
  • Tagalog
  • English

 

MUST SEES!

  • Macahambus Hill Cave and Gorge
  • Jatico Adventures
  • Mapawa Nature Park
  • Museo de Oro
  • Museum of Three Cultures
  • Gardens of Malasag Eco-Tourism Village
  • General MacArthur Marker
  • White Beach

LET’S GO TRY

  • Chicharon
  • Lechon Manok
  • Lechon Baboy
  • Turrones De Mani- a popular snack, which is a mixture of honey and peanuts encased in a crispy flour shell. 
  • Malunggay Pastel Bread

 

LET'S GO EXPLORE & EXPERIENCE

  • Hurtle down Cagayan de Oro River.
  • Take a zipline to the bottom of Macahambus Gorge.
  • Go whitewater rafting at the Mapawa Nature Park. 
  • Get a short history lesson about the Philippines in World War II at the MacArthur Marker.

 

LET'S GO TO FESTIVALS & EVENTS

  • Kagay-an Festival(August 28)-agayan de Oro's local answer to mardigras, celebrated during the annual feast of the city's patron saint, Saint Augustine.

  • Sakay-Sakay Lambago-a yearly tourism & fiesta activity for the communities along the water fronts to showcase the ability/strength and endurance in boat racing sport.

 

DID YOU KNOW THAT?

  • Cagayan de Oro is popularly known as the City of Golden Friendship because of its innate warm hospitality and happy disposition. 
  • Typhoon Sendong was the worst typhoon that has ever hit Cagayan de Oro with a death toll of more or less 1,500 and leaving 1,090 still missing. 
  • When in the city, white water rafting is one of the adventures you MUSTNOT miss- ever. Famous for its great rapids, this is indeed, your thrill of a lifetime.

 

BEST TIME TO TRAVEL

Cagayan de Oro is said to be a typhoon-free area but it has not been able to escape rain showers and some depressions. The best time to go when weather is a consideration would be from March to June as it is sunny during this time.
However, if you would like to see colorful festivals and street parades, you should go there around the 4th week of August as this is the time they celebrate the Kagay-an Festival, an annual fiesta of sorts where there will be parades, street dancing, trade fairs, and a beauty contest. It is the biggest affair of the city.


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