The City of Cagayan de Oro is the provincial capital of Misamis Oriental. The city lies along the northern coastline on the Mindanao island, south of the Philippines.
The city serves as the regional center of Northern Mindanao (Region X). According to the 2007 Census, the city has an estimated population of about 553,996 people.
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We had a whole lot of fun in our trip to Camiguin. We visited all the Camiguin tourist spots possible with the limited time that we had. From Sto. Niño Cold Spring, Soda Swimming pool, Guiob Church Ruins, Sunken Cementery and Ardent Hot Spring on the first day, to White Island and Katibawasan Falls to wrap up the whole trip.
After that, we are off to Cagayan de Oro. From the resort we stayed in at Mambajao, Camiguin, we went to Benoni Port to ride a ferry boat bound for Balingoan Port in Misamis Oriental. Yes Misamis Oriental since Cagayan de Oro is the capital city of the province. From Balingoan Port, you can ride a tricycle or traysikad going to the terminal where you will be riding a bus bound for CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY! The trip to Cagayan de Oro was more or less 2-3 hours from Balingoan port.
The taxi driver gave us a minitour of the downtown area of Cagayan de Oro while giving us tips on what we can do and which place to visit. He brought us Willshire Inn. We got the Standard room for 595 pesos a night. It was cheap and the room was quite big for both of us, with aircon and cable television.
We were in Cagayan de Oro to try white water rafting since Cagayan de Oro is know as the “Rafting Capital of the Philippines”. The sad news is, we were running out of moolah. Also, while watching cable TV, it was advertised that Cagayan de Oro has the longest dual zipline in the Philippines so we devised a plan. The plan is to go back in Cagayan de Oro in the coming months and try out white water rafting and the zipline. That should make a second trip to Camiguin worth doing.
For all the places that I have visited outside Cebu (not that many), I have never considered relocating in another city. I have lived in Cebu for 22 years and if in the future I will need to relocate, I will definitely consider Cagayan de Oro as it has most of the things that I have grown accustomed to in Cebu.
There is not much to talk about our stay in CDO since we mostly stayed in the room and roamed around their malls. We did not get to visit their tourist spots due to time and budget-constraints. Also, we did not want to visit 1 or two tourist spots and leave ourselves wanting more. So, we will be back in CDO and check out what their tourist spots have to offer. We will be back in Cagayan de Oro and we will document it just for you or you can join us on our next trip back to CDO. ^_^