Every city in the Philippines will tell you why it’s “MORE FUN” there, but not all of them could provide the thrills that only Cagayan de Oro can. Before you start to raise your eyebrows, let me give you a quick run down of the attractions, tourist spots, and all the fun things you can do while you’re in CDO.
1. Go on an adventure!
You can’t go to CDO without getting in touch with everything nature has to offer. And when we say you got plenty of exciting adventures to choose from, you really do!
Whether you’re in the mood for some trekking, ziplining, kayaking, river tubing, skimboarding, whitewater rafting, canyoneering, rappelling and all sorts of heart-pumping, breathtaking action, CDO has all that to offer! You can choose to stay within the city for those exhilarating high-adrenaline action (Makahambus Adventure Park, Mapawa Nature Park, Jatico Adventures, Gardens of Malasag) or you can venture into the nearby Dahilayan Adventure Park for even more choices of adventure!
CDO is also near the beautiful provinces of Bukidnon (with its cool air and beautiful scenery) and Camiguin (with its jaw-dropping white beaches). And if you still have time to spare, there is the City of Iligan nearby, and its majestic waterfalls will surely have you coming back for more.
So make sure you got your cameras ready because you’ll definitely come across a lot of picture-perfect (and Instagrammable) sights here!
Haven’t tried this yet? Oh my, you’re missing half of your life! (Photo courtesy of Cagayandeoro.com)
The city is teeming with restaurants that offer mouth-watering creations. From the usual Filipino fare (with a twist!) to Italian, Korean, Japanese, American diner-style, and fancy restos, CDO’s got it covered! Wanna give your taste buds a different kind of treat? Then how about some delicious Turkey or Wagyu steaks? You should try the wildly popular Kagay-anon fare Sinuglaw too!
It’s the sinuglaw! Ta-daaah!!! (photo from the adventuringfoodie.com)
If you’re in the mood to chill out, dance the night away, or simply see and be seen, there are plenty of spots scattered around the city that you can choose from. There’s a bunch of restos and bars at J.R. Borja Extension, Rosario Strip, Centrio, Corrales and Divisoria where you can party the night away!
4. Go Shopping!
Heads up ladies, there’s plenty of malls and shops popping up all over the place! Whether you’re on the lookout for some bargains or pricier finds, you can check out the different shops all over the city. Be sure to ask the locals for some recommendations, we’d be absolutely glad to help!
5. Hang Out With The Uber-friendly Locals!
But of course, CDO isn’t called the City of Golden Friendship for nothing. Come on over and experience first-hand the delightful smiles and the sparkling friendly laughter of the Kagay-anons. We’d looove to hang out with you!
Cagayan de Oro is pure fun, exciting adventures, gorgeous sights and fun-loving locals all rolled into one and wrapped up in a delightful, friendly package. Spend a week or two and you could be so enamored you might never want to go back home. In which case, there’s always the Primavera Residences that’s a perfect new home for you. Located in a posh neighborhood, it’s eco-friendly uptown living at its finest!
So see you soon in Cagayan de Oro. And oh, don’t forget to say “tsada!” when you’re here!
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