Tourist Destinations in Cagayan de Oro City
CAGAYAN DE ORO RIVER – WHITE WATER RAFTING
This is probably THE spot in Cagayan de Oro not to miss. The Cagayan de Oro River boasts of 14 rapids which tourists can enjoy through a basic course. Our travel agency offers White Water Rafting adventures which includes a jeepney pick up from yor hotel in Cagayan de Oro to the rafting site. We get the most competent river guides for you, to ensure your safety. Overall, the Cagayan de Oro River is classified as class III to III+, pertaining to the various classes of whitewater rapids, from Class I being easy to Class VI which defies the limits of navigation. Class III rapids on the other hand make for exciting runs, because of relatively big yet manageable waves and irregular terrains A whitewater rafting tour in CDO is one you will not forget for years and you would definitely want your friends to experience as well. This tour is best experienced in groups. Otherwise, our travel agency can arrange for.
Cagayan de Oro’s annual fiesta celebration, popularly known as Higalaay Festival, is a week-long festivity filled with a series of colorful, culturally-rich and fun-filled core events that culminate on the 28th of August , the feast day of the city’s patron saint, St. Augustine. The celebration has grown not only as the customary day of thanksgiving but also as a rallying point for a campaign to promote Cagayan de Oro City and the surrounding areas globally as an investment and tourism destination.
MAPAWA NATURE PARK
This is a vast property abundant with magnificent waterfalls , imposing views, and exciting activities nestled in the forest park in Cugman. It offers a relaxing environment for those seeking peace and solitude as well as a site for fun and adventure for kids at heart of all ages. Rappel from a 65 foot waterfall. Take a leisurely ride on horseback while exploring the 2,500-hectares property. Dip in its spring-fed swimming pools or take the gripping ziplines. The park also caters to group events and conducts eco-lectures and team-building activities for companies, corporations and groups. What is good about the place is that it offers something for those who want a lazy time relaxing in a quiet, natural environment but most importantly that it offers loads of fun who those who seek out adventure. Mapwa Nature Park features a zipline activity, which is a staple in most of the adventure tour spots in the Country. However, what sets Mapwa Nature Park apart from the rest is the availability of group activities like Canyoneering, an Ecological Trek, Obstacle Course, and a Horseback Trail Ride. The Canyoneering and River Trek are super extreme, and we caution those who wish to do the activity to gear up, dress down and be ready to get wet and physical. Do not ever make a mistake of leaving your waterproof camera behind. If you are up for fun and adventure, Mapwa Nature Park is an awesome find near Cagayan de Oro City.
Probaby the biggest military cap in the world, the “scrambled egg hat” marks the spot in the Macabalan Port where Gen. Douglas MacArthur landed in 1942 enroute to his escape to Australia during World War II. The big five golden stars supporting the cap represent the rank of the general. A replica of a USAFFE PT Boat is encased in glass at the center of the marker.
Tha cave was the site of the historic Battle of Macahambus on June 4, 1900 which marked the Filipinos’ first victory against the American during the Philippine – American war. A Marker of the National Historical Institute is placed at the entrance of the cave. The cave, which houses a colony of bats, is a tourist attraction, and it is equipped with path and walkable scenic trails; one end of the cave leads to a veranda overlooking the Cagayan River. About 200 meters from the cave itself there is a doline, improperly referred to as the Macahambus Gorge.
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