Cagayan de Oro
A 1.5hr by plane from Manila and known as the “City of Golden Friendship” a true statement. It is The provincial capital of the Province of Misamis Oriental and the “Gateway of Northern Mindanao”. Located along the northern coastline on the Mindanao island, a southern part of the Philippines. It serves as the regional center being the most populous urbanized city in Northern the city has an estimated population of about 620,000 people. It is one of the country’s most picturesque city.
Cagayan de Oro is accessible by land, air and water transportation. In most cases, you can expect a safe journey.
Laguindingan International Airport
The new is the main airport that serves the cities of Iligan and Cagayan de Oro. Replacing the old outdated Lumbia airport in Barangay Lumbia in Cagayan de Oro. The new Airport also services the provinces of Misamis Oriental and Lanao del Norte and the rest of the region of Northern Mindanao in the Philippines. The airport is the first international airport in the region, the airport sits on a 4.17 square kilometer site in Barangay Moog, Laguindingan. Located 46 kilometers away from the city center of Cagayan de Oro.
Cagayan de Oro Port has a very modern International seaport situated near the estuary of Cagayan de Oro River, It serves regular boat trips to and from Manila approximate 33hrs with The Super Ferry, Cebu, Tagbilaran, Bacolod, Dumaguete, Iloilo, Iligan and Jagna, Bohol. The port has two authorized cargo-handling operators and is one of the busiest seaports in thePhilippines. Here are some of the operators. Super Ferry, Cebu Ferries, Trans Asia, Negros Navigation and Sulpicio Lines
Plenty of attractions in and around Cagayan de Oro here I have listed some that we have insisted.
Whitewater Rafting 14 rapids along Cagayan de Oro River. The rainy months of September and October are good for intermediate and professional levels, Rapids range from class 3 to 4. The rest of the year, especially during the dry season, is best for novice or amateur rafters.
MacArthur Memorial Marker is located at the edge of Cagayan de Oro Port, the monument commemorates two historical events.
San Agustin Cathedral is a Gothic inspired church with centuries old stained glass windows.
Vicente de Lara Park with age-old mahogany trees that provide a therapeutic canopy for the promenades.
Gaston Park named after a former Mayor of Cagayan de Oro. Located near the San Agustin Metropolitan Cathedral and Archbishop’s Palace. The site of the first Spanish settlement established in 1622. The park, noted for its water-dancing fountain. A favorite place to unwind for many Kagay-anons, especially during Sundays.
Plaza Divisoria (Golden Friendship Park) built in the early 1900’s as a town divider or fire breaker after a great fire that almost burned down the entire town. It is now a park dedicated to local and national heroes.
Is an underground cave with a 130-foot circular gorge. The ravine is thick with various species of plants and huge trees.
Cagayan de Oro Tourism Showhouse showcases the products from Cagayan de Oro and the province.
La Castilla is a museum of Philippine household heirlooms and antiques.
Museum of Three Cultures is a newly opened museum, It houses a gallery of Maranao antiquities from Tugaya, Lanao del Sur; a gallery of ethnohistory which shall display Cagayan de Oro history. Butuan archaeological artifacts, lumad arts and crafts from the Higaonon and Manobo cultures. A treasure of Christian lowland artifacts of Northern Mindanao.
Catanico Falls is concealed by huge boulders, the rapids, cascading falls and natural pool of Barangay F.S. Catanico.
Plaza de Los Heroes is a memorial park dedicated to the heroes of the Three Battles of Cagayan de Oro during the Philippine-American War.