Top 10 Best Things to Do in Cagayan de Oro City

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Seven Seas Waterpark and Resort photo via FB Page

CDO Bucket List: 10 Best Places to Visit in Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines

Known as the City of Golden Friendship of the Philippines, Cagayan de Oro City is a famous tourist destination for its white water rafting activities. The happiest city is also a great spot offering the best things to do in Cagayan in Cagayan de Oro City for thrill-seeker tourists.

To give you a head start on the adventurous activities CDO has to offer, here are the 10 best things to do in Cagayan de Oro City.

Seven Seas Waterpark & Resort

Seven Seas Waterpark and Resort photo via FB Page
Seven Seas Waterpark and Resort photo via FB Page

Seven Seas Waterpark & Resort is a great place for unwinding with family and friends filled with water activities. In Opol, Misamis Oriental, the pirate-themed park features water slides, a wave pool known as Buccaneer Bay, The Mighty Maui River, a lazy pool, cabanas, huts, etc. cottages.

For thrill-seekers, try the Cyclone, where you can slide together with three other people on a huge conical slide.

Cagayan de Oro River White Water Rafting

White Water Rafting in Cagayan de Oro City
White Water Rafting in Cagayan de Oro City

If you are looking for a more adventurous activity, try Cagayan de Oro River White Water Rafting. The thrilling ride will take you through the Cagayan de Oro River, where you can see mangrove forests and natural rock formations.

If you are a beginner, you can still try white water rafting, where trained guides will help you navigate the river.

Mapawa Nature Park

Mapawa Nature Park photo via FB Page
Mapawa Nature Park photo via FB Page

Another must-visit for thrill-seekers is the Mapawa Nature Park. The park is perfect for team building or an adventurous trip with family and friends. It is also a camping site nesting in a natural forest where visitors can swim and do waterfall jumping.

Visitors can also do hiking trails, river trekking, canyoneering, horseback riding, and visit small waterfalls and zoos.

Larry’s Hill Adventure Hub

One of the newest additions to Cagayan de Oro’s attraction is the Larry’s Hill Adventure Hub. Situated at the highest peak of Cagayan de Oro in Amaya View Indahag, the facility caters to different activities for children of all ages.

Larry’s Hill also has the only outdoor Ball Pit in the Philippines and offers other activities such as a Two-Way Zipline, Maze Adventure, and Rappelling from the Helicopter.

Hugo Sky Lounge

Also situated in Amaya View Indahag, the Hugo Sky Lounge offers a picturesque Cayagan de Oro City view. This popular tourist attraction is known for its Paragliding activities, where visitors can soar above the sky as they enjoy Cagayan de Oro City’s stunning scenery.

Visitors can dine at the restaurants at Hugo Sky Lounge while watching the sunset accompanied by a live band. They also have a mini zoo known as “Noah’s Ark.”

Day Trip to Camiguin Island

Camiguin White Island by Ron Atory via Unsplash
Camiguin White Island by Ron Atory via Unsplash

If you are craving the beach and want to have a relaxing day, then a day trip to Camiguin Island is the best thing to do. The small yet tranquil island of Camiguin is situated in the Bohol Sea with crystal clear beaches, white sands, and waterfalls.

Camiguin is also known as the “island born of fire,” with 7 volcanoes on the island.

High Ridge

View from High Ridge CDO photo via Fb Page
View from High Ridge CDO photo via Fb Page

After an adventurous and worthwhile trip, the next thing that will pop into your mind is just dined and relax. Before you leave Cagayan de Oro City, visit the High Ridge offering a breathtaking downtown view.

High Ridge is the perfect place for a romantic dinner or just to hang out with your family and friends as you enjoy their scrumptious food.

Dahilayan Adventure Park

Dahilayan Adventure Park photo via FB Page
Dahilayan Adventure Park photo via FB Page

Dahilayan Adventure Park is another recommended place for thrilling activities. The facility boasts Asia’s Longest Dual Zipline measuring 840 meters, with a launching point of 4,700 feet and a drop of 100 meters.

Also, the park features a Dropzone with a 120 feet free fall into a manmade lake, the Mountain Coaster, the first of its kind in the Philippines, Python Rollerzip, Basejump, and an Inflatable Bootcamp.

Gardens of Malasag Eco-Tourism Village

Gardens of Malasag Eco-Tourism Village photo via It's More Fun in the Philippines London Fan Page
Gardens of Malasag Eco-Tourism Village photo via It’s More Fun in the Philippines London Fan Page.

Founded in 1992, the Gardens of Malasag Eco-Tourism Village is an eco-friendly tourist destination offering scenic luscious green gardens, mini-zoo, swimming pool, restaurant, and lodging.

The village was inspired by the gardens of Granada, Spain, and Canada’s Bouchart Gardens. A day trip in the ecotourism village will certainly give visitors a relaxing stay with its overlooking view of Cagayan de Oro City.

Day Trip to Del Monte’s Pineapple Farm Bukidnon

Situated at Camp Philips in Bukidnon is where the 25,000 hectares of Del Monte’s Pineapple plantation, the largest pineapple plantations across the globe and in the Far East, lies. If you love pineapples, then this place is indeed not to be missed.

Del Monte’s Pineapple Farm in Bukidnon exports its products to international countries like the USA and Japan.

References

  • Lumagbas, Top 16 Tourist Spots in Cagayan de Oro Including Whitewater Rafting, Guide to the Philippines

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