Cagayan de Oro Travel Guide

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Sunset at Maandig Beach

Sunset at Maandig Beach

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Cagayan de Oro is a city located at the North of Mindanao. Cagayan de Oro is known as "City of Golden Friendship" because the people here are friendly.

This is a Business Center for Northern Mindanao. Cagayan de Oro is one of the progressive cities of Mindanao. From Davao, Cagayan de Oro is travelled 6-7 hours by land (via Buda or Bukidnon). Some popular malls in the city is SM, Robinsons Place (Big R), Ororama, Gaisano and the Cagay-anons pride, the Limketkai Mall. There are some schools in the city that are popular, one of this is the Xavier University or Ateneo de Cagayan. Majority of the people here speak Cebuano because some of the people here came from Cebu and Bohol. Cagayan de Oro is a city that's nice to visit.


If you are planning a holiday in the “City of Golden Friendship,” this Cagayan de Oro Travel Guide will give you an idea of where to go and stay as you explore this beautiful place.

Getting In and Around

You can reach Cagayan de Oro through air, land and water. Being the capital city of Misamis Oriental, there are several entry points to Cagayan de Oro. The city is served by the Lumbia Airport, also known as Cagayan de Oro Airport. Airline carriers like Zest Airways, Philippine Airlines, Air Pacific, and Cebu Pacific operate regular flights to Cagayan de Oro from cities such as Cebu, Manila and Davao. The Cagayan de Oro Port, situated along the Cagayan de Oro River, has shipping lines like Cebu Ferries, Gothon Lines, Super Ferry, Negros Navigation, Trans Asia, and Sulpicio Lines operating ferry services to Cagayan de Oro. If you want to travel by land, you can take a bus ride through the different integrated bus and jeepney terminals around the province. You can choose the jeepney, bus, taxi, or multicab to get to Cagayan de Oro.


Cagayan de Oro has several accommodation facilities available for tourists. If you're looking for budget accommodation, you can try the Y.M.C.A. Hostel and the Golden Pension House. The Mountain Suite Business, Miami Inn, and Kingston Lodge provide excellent accommodation and are reasonably priced. If you have funds to splurge, places like the Pryce Plaza, Dynasty Court Hotel, Mulberry Business Suites Hotel, Cha-Li Beach Resort, and Conference Center offer first-class accommodation.


There are lots of magnificent places to see in Cagayan de Oro. The Gardens of Malasag Eco-Tourism Village, Museum of Three Cultures, Monigue Cave, and Macahambus Adventure Park are just a few options. You also don't want to pass up on great adrenaline-pumping activities like whitewater rafting, kayaking, rappelling, or zip lining in the Macahambus Adventure Park.

Eating Out

There are several restaurants in Cagayan de Oro, so you will not have any trouble finding a good restaurant. The Kagay-anon Restaurant serves local delicacies and ostrich-based dishes, which are a must-try in Cagayan de Oro. You might also want to check out the food offered by the street vendors in the Divisoria Night Café and Market.


Shopping in Cagayan de Oro is an exciting experience. Shopping for souvenirs wouldn’t be a problem, as there are several shopping malls, handcrafts stores and boutiques all over Cagayan de Oro.


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