Whenever one thinks of a place for a vacation, a simple getaway, a holiday, or whatever, one looks for adventure, culture and entertainment, exotic panorama, delicious food, as well as considers comfortable but reasonable accommodation, accessibility, and of course, easiness of communication. If these is what you are looking for, Cagayan de Oro City of Mindanao would not disappoint you.
Located in the north-central part of the southern island of the Philippines, Cagayan de Oro, otherwise known as the “City of Golden Friendship”, is a melting pot of cultures, artistic endeavors, the center of business and transportation in Central Mindanao. Bounded by Iligan City in the south-west, Bukidnon Province in the South, and other municipalities of the province of Misamis Oriental. Cagayan, as the city is commonly known to most of the people of Mindanao, is home to a number of state and private Universities, which makes the city the leader in civic, academic, cultural and artistic endeavors. Being in the gateway to the eastern, western and southern parts of Mindanao, it is but expected that business and industry find themselves converging in this center.
Cagayan de Oro does not only pride itself with its flourishing local economy. The city often becomes the venue for cultural and artistic events, especially because of its proximity to the diverse cultural communities surrounding the area, as well as the availability of gymnasiums, concert halls, galleries and other venues to house these artistic endeavors. Within the city are parks, museums, and other natural attractions, such as beaches, caves and waterfalls which are sure to whet the appetite of the adventurer in all of us.
Travelling to Cagayan de Oro City is never a problem as most local airlines have multiple flights to and from the city everyday. There are also regular boats and ships that connect Cagayan de Oro to Cebu, Manila, and most other major cities in the country. Bus liners are also available which brings you from Cagayan de Oro to all the other parts of Mindanao. Most hotels that dot the city have standard amenities and charge fairly reasonable prices for accommodation. Friendly people are ready and eager to help and transportation is made easier by the availability of taxis and jeepneys that ply the streets 24 hours a day.
Cagayan de Oro is truly an adventure destination not to be missed. It is where adventure meets arts and culture, a true vacation experience.