2018 • 07 • 23
Cagayan de Oro is a bustling city in Northern Mindanao. It is urbanized and developed but has a laid-back vibe. You’ll find the comforts of many other cities from Luzon to Mindanao. Its location has also made it a premier tourist destination for those who want to leave the stress of work behind.
Spare at least a day or two to explore and enjoy the attractions within the city before traveling to other destinations or return to your home province. Some of the places to add to your itinerary include the City Executive House, Cagayan Capitol College Museum, Gaston Park, and the Divine Mercy Statue, just to name a few. If you want beautiful overlooking views of the city and eat delicious food, make sure to visit High Ridge. It has a wide selection of food and drinks to satisfy your belly after exploring CDO.
The proximity of CDO to other provinces makes it a good jump-off point to explore Mindanao. You can go to Bukidnon’s Dahilayan Park to try some extreme activities. You can try the long dual zip line or the 120-ft Dropzone; both will pump up your adrenaline. You can also experience the Skytower Base Jump and the Ropes Courses in the park. You can avail of the packages during your visit. Dahilayan is also a good place to just take a relaxing stroll. If you visit Bukidnon during the right month, you can participate and watch the colorful celebration of Kaamulan as a day trip from Cagayan.
Camiguin is another place you can visit as a day trip from CDO. You can visit the former’s attractions (such as White Island) if you start early enough.
Cagayan de Oro has a number of hotels to choose from, regardless of your budget. These have the facilities and amenities that will make for a comfortable stay. Here are the top recommendations according to Agoda users, in no particular order.
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Limketkai Luxe Hotel
Limketkai Avenue, Limketkai Center, Cagayan de Oro
Seda Centrio – Cagayan De Oro
C.M. Recto Corner Corrales Avenue, Cagayan De Oro
New Dawn Plus
Apolinar Velez corner Macahambus Street, Cagayan De Oro
1A Express Hotel
CM Recto Avenue, Cagayan De Oro City
Red Planet Cagayan de Oro
C.M. Recto Avenue, Cagayan De Oro
Hayes Street, Barangay 4, Cagayan de Oro
Limketkai Drive, Cagayan de Oro
Ground Floor, Gateway Center Limketkai Center, Cagayan De Oro
Emerald Suites CDO
Jose Agudo Street, Cagayan De Oro
Grand City Hotel
Don Apolinar Velez Street, Cagayan De Oro
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