Cagayan de Oro may very well be the happiest place in the country. The “City of Golden Friendship,” as it is sometimes called, is home to especially friendly and warm Filipinos. Their ready smiles are a fitting welcome, with Cagayan de Oro’s accessible location also making it the “Gateway to Northern Mindanao.”
Cagayan de Oro’s much talked-about whitewater rafting and river trekking makes it the premier whitewater destination in the country. The Cagayan de Oro River is famed for challenging rapids that quickly follow one after the other. It’s really an experience like no other and well worth the initial scare. They say the wild river helps you discover your inner strength and endurance. Nice! Character-building fun!
HOW TO GET THERE
AIR - There are daily flights by domestic and budget carriers from Manila to the Lumbia or Cagayan de Oro airport.
LAND - Cagayan de Oro is a major hub in the provincial bus network.
Between CDO’s two bus terminals – Market City (Agora) Bus Terminal, Bulua Westbound Bus Terminal – you can arrive at or depart for most of the major Minadanaoan destinations.
SEA - The Cagayan de Oro sea port is one of the most active docks in the Philippines.
There are regular ship and ferry trips between CDO and other major Philippine ports, like Manila, Ilo-ilo and Cebu.