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Cagayan de Oro
Dakbayan sa Cagayan de Oro
Lungsod ng Cagayan de Oro
—  City  —
The bustling streets of Cagayan de Oro City.

Seal
Nickname(s): City of Golden Friendship
Map of Misamis Oriental showing the location of the City of Cagayan de Oro.
Cagayan de Oro is located in Philippines
Cagayan de Oro
Location in the Philippines
Coordinates: 8°29′N 124°39′E / 8.483°N 124.65°E / 8.483; 124.65
Country Philippines Philippines
Island Mindanao
Region Northern Mindanao (Region X)
Class 1st Class City; Highly-urbanized
Province Misamis Oriental (Capital)
Districts 1st and 2nd Districts of Cagayan de Oro City
Barangays 80
Incorporated (Town) 1871
Incorporated (City) June 15, 1950
Government
 - Type Strong Mayor-Council Government
 - Mayor Constantino G. Jaraula (PaDayon Pilipino, Lakas-Kampi-CMD)
 - Vice Mayor Vicente Y. Emano (PaDayon Pilipino,Lakas-Kampi-CMD)
 - Headquarters Executive Building (Old City Hall)
 - 1st District Congressman Rolando A. Uy (Nacionalista)
 - 2nd District Congressman Rufus B. Rodriguez (PMP-UNO)
Area
 - Total 488.86 km2 (188.7 sq mi)
Elevation 10.0 m (33 ft)
Population (2007)
 - Total 553,966
 Density 945/km2 (2,447.5/sq mi)
 - Demonym Cagayanons, Kagay-anons
 - Languages Cebuano, Filipino (Tagalog), English
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP Code 9000
Area code(s) 88, 8822
Abbreviations CDO, CDOC, CdeO, Cag. de Oro
Website www.cagayandeoro.gov.ph

The City of Cagayan de Oro (Cebuano: Dakbayan sa Cagayan de Oro; Filipino (Tagalog): Lungsod ng Cagayan de Oro) is the provincial capital of the Province of Misamis Oriental and classified as first class city. Abbreviated CDO, CDOC, CdeO or Cag. de Oro, lies along the northern coastline on the Mindanao island, southern part of the Philippines.

The city serves as the regional center being the most populous highly-urbanized city in Northern Mindanao (Region X). According to the 2007 Census, the city has an estimated population of about 553,996 people.

Cagayan de Oro is known by many nicknames such as "Gateway to Northern Mindanao" because of its location and good transportation facilities, "Rafting Capital of the Philippines", it is a primary whitewater rafting destination in the Philippines that has a whole year round of maneuverable rafting courses and is located within the city limit, "ICT Goldmine of the Philippines" due to its number of ICT infrastructures and businesses mushrooming the city providing job oppurtunities for ICT personnels and "A City in Bloom, in Blossom and in BOOM!" because of the great strides it has made by way of progress, notably in the last few years. Officially, Cagayan de Oro is known as the "City of Golden Friendship" (Dakbayan sa Bulawanong Panaghigalaay). The official city seal bears this phrase.

There are also other places in the Philippines with a Cagayan name. One must distinguish Cagayan de Oro from Cagayan Province in Northern Luzon and the Cagayan Islands in the Sulu Sea.

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Etymology

The name Cagayan can be traced back during the arrival of the Spanish Augustinian Recollect friars in 1622, the area around Himologan (now Huluga), was already known as Cagayan. In fact, early Spanish documents in the 1500s already referred to the place as Cagayan. The area of Northern Mindanao, which included Cagayan, was granted as Encomienda to a certain Juan Griego on January 25, 1571. Congressman and Vice President of the Philippines Emmanuel Pelaez appended de Oro to Cagayan in recognition of the gold mining activities in the area known to Spanish explorers, which is a combination of the ancient Malayo-Polynesian and Spanish languages that translates to "City of the River of Gold".

History

The area was first inhabited around 377 A.D. (the late Neolithic period), island natives lived in a settlement then known as Himologan[1] (now known as Huluga), eight kilometers from present day Cagayan de Oro. The natives were polytheistic animist and paid tributes to Sultan Muhammad Dipatuan Kudarat, the Sultan of Maguindanao.

In 1622, two Spanish Augustinian Recollect Missionaries came in contact with the natives of Himologan and in 1626, Fray Agustin de San Pedro persuaded the chief of Himologan, Datu Salangsang, to transfer his settlement down river, to the present-day Gaston Park. Fray Agustin later fortified the new settlement against warriors who were sent by Sultan Kudarat.

In 1738, Spanish dominance was felt in Cagayan de Oro. When Misamis gained status of province in 1818, one of its four districts was the Partidos de Cagayan. In 1871, the "Partidos" became a town and was made a permanent capital of Misamis.

On February 27, 1872, the Spanish Governor-General Carlos Maria de La Torre issued a decree declaring Cagayan the permanent capital of Segundo Distrito de Misamis. During this era, the name of the town was known as Cagayan de Misamis.

In 1883, the town became a seat of the Spanish government in Mindanao for the Provinces of Misamis Oriental, Misamis Occidental, Bukidnon and Lanao del Norte.

On January 10, 1899, Cagayan de Misamis joined the Philippine government of Emilio Aguinaldo and celebrated its independence from Spain. It was the second time the Aguinaldo government was declared and the new Philippine flag raised on the Mindanao island.

By virtue of the 1898 Treaty of Paris, Spain ceded the Philippines to the United States of America; this caused friction and resulted in the Philippine-American War. In March 31, 1900, the Americans occupied Cagayan de Misamis and on April 7, 1900, battle erupted in the town center led by General Nicolas Capistrano[2] and Filipino resistance fighters. This would later be known as the Battle of Cagayan de Misamis. The Americans won the war, and about forty years later, gave the Philippines its Independence July 4, 1946.[3]

The war years in Cagayan de Oro were prompted by the presence of the Americans in 1898. The Americans were initially and successfully repulsed by the Kagay-anons forces lead by Mayor Don Apolinar Velez at the historic Battle of Makahambus on June 4, 1900.

After the troubled years, peace finally brought back the economic activities to normal under the guidance of Americans. Consequently, from a purely farming-fishing area, Cagayan de Oro emerged into a booming commerce and trade center.

On June 15, 1950 President Elpidio Quirino signed Republic Act No. 521 in the Malacañang Palace, which granted the status of a chartered city to the Municipality of Cagayan de Misamis. This was made possible through the efforts of then Congressman Emmanuel Pelaez, who eventuallly became the Vice President of the Philippines.

Cagayan de Oro was declared a highly-urbanized city by the Ministry of Local Government on November 22, 1983.

Geography

Cagayan de Oro is located along the central coast of Northern Mindanao. It is situated in Mindanao, the second giant of the archipelago of all the landmass of the Philippines. The southern portion of the city is bordered by the Provinces of Bukidnon and Lanao del Norte. The Municipality of Opol borders the city on the west and Tagoloan, Misamis Oriental to the east. To the north lies Macajalar Bay facing the Bohol Sea. Its total land area is 488.86 km² representing 13.9% of the entire Misamis Oriental Province. It includes 25 kilometers of coastline and a fine deep-water harbor, Macajalar Bay. 44.7% of the surface of Cagayan de Oro is classified as agricultural land and 38.4% is classified as open spaces.[4]

Districts

Cagayan de Oro is politically subdivided into 80 barangays. These are grouped into two congressional districts: 24 barangays in the 1st District (West) and 56 barangays in the 2nd District (East), with Cagayan de Oro River as the natural boundary. The city has a 57 urban barangays and 23 rural barangays all in all.

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1st District (West)

  • Bonbon
  • Bayabas
  • Patag
  • Bulua
  • Iponan
  • Kauswagan
  • Carmen (Largest barangay)
  • Baikingon
  • San Simon
  • Pagatpat
  • Canitoan
  • Balulang
  • Lumbia
  • Pagalungan
  • Tagpangi
  • Taglimao
  • Tuburan
  • Pigsag-an
  • Tumpagon
  • Bayanga
  • Mambuaya
  • Dansolihon
  • Tignapoloan
  • Besigan

2nd District (East)

  • Macabalan
  • Puntod
  • Consolacion
  • Camaman-an
  • Nazareth
  • Balubal
  • Indahag
  • Lapasan
  • Cugman
  • F.S. Catanico
  • Tablon
  • Agusan
  • Macasandig
  • Bugo
  • Puerto
  • Gusa
  • Barangay 1 (1-40 City proper barangays)
  • Barangay 2
  • Barangay 3
  • Barangay 4
  • Barangay 5
  • Barangay 6
  • Barangay 7
  • Barangay 8
  • Barangay 9
  • Barangay 10
  • Barangay 11
  • Barangay 12
  • Barangay 13
  • Barangay 14
  • Barangay 15
  • Barangay 16
  • Barangay 17
  • Barangay 18
  • Barangay 19
  • Barangay 20
  • Barangay 21
  • Barangay 22
  • Barangay 23
  • Barangay 24
  • Barangay 25
  • Barangay 26
  • Barangay 27
  • Barangay 28
  • Barangay 29
  • Barangay 30
  • Barangay 31
  • Barangay 32
  • Barangay 33
  • Barangay 34
  • Barangay 35
  • Barangay 36
  • Barangay 37
  • Barangay 38
  • Barangay 39
  • Barangay 40

Climate

Cagayan de Oro has a tropical climate. The average temperature whole year round is 28 °C (82 °F). The highest recorded temperature in the city was 39 °C (102 °F) on June 1998. Cagayan de Oro receives an even amount of rain through out the year. The driest month is April, while July is the wettest. Wet season in the city starts in June and ends in November. Drier season starts in December and ends in May.


Climate data for Cagayan de Oro, Philippines
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 37
(99)
38
(100)
38
(100)
38
(100)
38
(100)
39
(102)
37
(99)
37
(99)
36
(97)
37
(99)
38
(100)
37
(99)
39
(102)
Average high °C (°F) 30
(86)
30
(86)
31
(88)
32
(90)
32
(90)
32
(90)
31
(88)
32
(90)
31
(88)
31
(88)
31
(88)
30
(86)
31
(88)
Average low °C (°F) 23
(73)
23
(73)
23
(73)
25
(77)
25
(77)
25
(77)
24
(75)
24
(75)
24
(75)
24
(75)
24
(75)
23
(73)
24
(75)
Record low °C (°F) 17
(63)
17
(63)
18
(64)
20
(68)
22
(72)
18
(64)
17
(63)
21
(70)
22
(72)
18
(64)
20
(68)
18
(64)
17
(63)
Source: Weatherbase[5] February 2007

Language

Cebuano is the city's main conversational language. English is mainly used for business, written text and is also widely used by the academic community. Most of the local populations are also fluent in Filipino (Tagalog) the country's national language. Other dialects are Higaonon, Chinese, Spanish, Ilongo, Maranao, Waray among others.

People

The residents of Cagayan de Oro are a mixture of Spanish-American, Maranao, Bukidnon-Higaonon and Chinese blood. There are about 44% of the household population in Cagayan de Oro classified themselves as Visayan (Binisaya or bisaya), 22.15% as Cebuano, 4.38% as Boholano, while 28.07% as other ethnic groups (2000 Census).[6]

Religion

Most Reverend James T.G. Hayes, the first Archbishop of Cagayan de Oro.

Roman Catholic is the city's dominant religion, represented by almost 85% of the population. Other religious affiliations includes Seventh Day Adventist, Iglesia ni Cristo, Philippine Independent Church, United Church of Christ, Islam among others. Archdiocese of Cagayan de Oro is an Archdiocese of the Roman Catholic Church in the Philippines. The archdiocese comprises three civil Provinces of Misamis Oriental, Bukidnon and Camiguin. It is a metropolitan see in the island of Mindanao. The current Archbishop is Most Reverend Antonio J. Ledesma, S.J., D.D., who was installed on March 4, 2006 and its seat is located at San Agustin Metropolitan Cathedral. Recently, the Basilica of the Black Nazarene in Quiapo Church has also decided to move the replica statue of the Black Nazarene to Nazareno Parish Church in Cagayan de Oro, so that Nazarene devotees from Mindanao may not have to travel to Quiapo in Manila for their annual pilgrimage.

Infrastructures

Education

Aside from being the commercial capital of Northern Mindanao, Cagayan de Oro is also considered as the school capital of the region and home to several universities, colleges and tertiary schools. It has three major private universities: Capitol University, Liceo de Cagayan University and the first university in Mindanao is Xavier University - Ateneo de Cagayan. These institutions specialize in various disciplines such as medicine, nursing, commerce, engineering, and law, as well as graduate and post-graduate courses. The Mindanao University of Science and Technology (formerly Mindanao Polytechnic State College) is the only state university in the city.[7] AMA Computer University, Philippine Women's University and San Beda College has campus branches in the city offering limited courses.

Health care

Capitol University Medical City

Cagayan de Oro has a hospital bed to population ratio of 1:474 as of 2003. There are twelve major well-equipped private and government-run hospitals including 50 Barangay Health Centers and 20 Family Planning Centers. There are also modern diagnostic centers and laboratories operating in the city.[4] J.R. Borja Memorial Medical Hospital (formerly City Hospital) and Northern Mindanao Medical Center (formerly Provincial Hospital) are the two main government-run hospitals. Polymedic Medical Plaza and Capitol University Medical City are the newer developments of the health services in city. In the recent years, private hospitals in the city have embarked on an aggressive expansion program. There has been a strong demand for medical facilities not only within the city but also from nearby Mindanao provinces.

Utilities

  • There are four major land based phone companies: MisOrTel, PLDT-PhilCom, Smart Broadband (formerly CruzTelCo) and ItalTel serving the city.
  • Mobile phone services are provided by Globe, Smart and Sun Cellular.
  • There are several Internet companies operating in the city offering dial up, broadband, Wi-Fi and cable services. Pueblo de Oro Business IT Park located in Upper Carmen is the first PEZA-registered IT park in Mindanao. The IT Park currently houses one of Cagayan de Oro's call centers.
  • Water services is provided by the Cagayan de Oro Water District (COWD), it was the first water district established in the entire Philippines.
  • Electricity is provided by the Cagayan Electric Power and Light Company (CEPALCO). CEPALCO, which began operations in 1952, covers the City of Cagayan de Oro and the Municipalities of Tagoloan, Villanueva and Jasaan, all in the Province of Misamis Oriental, including the 3,000-hectare PHIVIDEC Industrial Estate and caters to more than 100,000 consumers. The Company's distribution system network now includes 138KV, 69KV, 34.5KV and 13.8KV systems. CEPALCO is also operating the developing world’s first and largest (at the time of its inauguration in 2004) on-grid Solar PhotoVoltaic power plant. The 1-megawatt polycrystalline silicon-based PhotoVoltaic (PV) plant in Barangay Indahag of this city is connected with the distribution network of CEPALCO.

Economy

The juicest and sweetest Pineapple fruit, is common in the city.

Cagayan de Oro is the business hub of Northern Mindanao region and considered as one of the most progressive cities in the Philippines. It was recorded to have reached the annual income of 1.345 billion pesos as of the fiscal year 2006. The city's economy is largely based on industry, commerce, trade, services and tourism. These are the major financial sources of the city and it has been sufficient for the city's economic growth development. Concentrix and Arriba Telecontact are among the few call centers that have recently opened their doors to the city. With the ongoing construction of the Laguindingan International Airport located in the Municipality of Laguindingan with international standard, business analysts predict the entry of more foreign and local investments and an increase in tourism activity in the region will make Cagayan de Oro as one of the chief cities in the southern part of the Philippines.[4] Cagayan de Oro is base to a multinational companies such as Del Monte Philippines. Pineapples in nearby Bukidnon Province are transported to their processing plant in Barangay Bugo and shipped to the entire Philippines and Asia-Pacific region.

Transportation

As the gateway to Northern Mindanao, Cagayan de Oro is very accessible by land, air and water transportation. The place can assure safe and secure journey.

Airports

A Boeing 737-300 in Lumbia Airport.

Lumbia Airport is second-busiest airport in Mindanao, often called as Cagayan de Oro Airport caters domestic flights to and from Manila and Cebu. From Manila, it is an hour and fifteen minutes away by plane and from Cebu is about forty-five minutes away. Lumbia Airport is set to be replaced by the larger Laguindingan International Airport, currently under construction in the Municipality of Laguindingan, some 46 kilometers southwset of Cagayan de Oro. When it finished, the international airport will serve Northern Mindanao including its major cities; Iligan and Cagayan de Oro.

Laguindingan International Airport, currently ongoing construction located in the Municipality of Laguindingan that will serve Northern Mindanao including its major cities; Iligan and Cagayan de Oro, and soon caters international flights to South Korea and other parts of the world. It is a flagship project of the Cagayan de Oro-Iligan Corridor Special Development Project, which covers both cities of Iligan and Cagayan de Oro, as well as five coastal towns in Lanao del Norte, and in the twenty two towns especially Gingoog of Misamis Oriental first and second congressional districts. The airport sits on a 4.17 square kilometre site in Barangay Moog, Laguindingan, Misamis Oriental[8] and located 46 kilometers from the existing Lumbia Airport. It was inaugurated on January 11, 2006 with groundbreaking ceremonies presided by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, who advocated the idea of an international airport in the Cagayan de Oro-Iligan Corridor.[9] Upon its completion, it will be the fourth international airport in Mindanao, after Francisco Bangoy International Airport in Davao, Zamboanga International Airport in Zamboanga and General Santos International Airport in Gen. Santos, as well as the first international airport in Northern Mindanao (Region X). Construction of the international airport will be completed by 2011.

Seaport

Cagayan de Oro Port, the most modern International seaport in the Philippines.[10]

Cagayan de Oro Port is a modern international seaport situated near the estuary of Cagayan de Oro River, it has an anchorage depth of 18 meters and is around 400 meters from the shoreline. It has two authorized cargo-handling operators. With the recent completion of the P250 million rehabilitation project, the port is now the largest international and domestic seaport in the country.[11] The International seaport serves regular trips to and from Manila, Cebu, Tagbilaran, Bacolod, Dumaguete, Iloilo and Jagna, Bohol. It is the busiest seaport in the Philippines. General Milling and Del Monte Philippines also operates their own port facilities within Cagayan de Oro. The $85 million Mindanao International Container Port are located in Tagoloan, Misamis Oriental 17 kilometers from Cagayan de Oro serves the PHIVIDEC Industrial Estate.

Public transport

Westbound Terminal in Bulua.

Cagayan de Oro is quite sufficient when it comes to land transportation. It can easily roam around the city by any means of land transport. To go around, there is a number of private firms provide rent-a-car services; operate taxi cabs, public utility jeepneys and trucking or hauling services. Taxis in the city are all air-conditioned and most are new models. They are both colored yellow and white, and have yellow plates. Another land transportation in the city is the Rela, Cagayan de Oro's version of the Philippine tricycle. It is a common mode of transportation within the city proper, which can seats around six to eight people and could get cramped. This is not an advised mode of transportation for plus sized people.

There are three integrated bus and jeepney terminals, which offer regular land trips:

Government

Executive Building (Old City Hall), Seat of the Local Government.

Cagayan de Oro has been administered by elected and appointed officials since June 15, 1950, with a strong Mayor-council government. The city political government is composed of the Mayor, Vice Mayor, two Congressional districts Representatives, sixteen City Councilors, one Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) Federation Representative and an Association of Barangay Captains (ABC) Representative. Each officials is elected publicly to a three-year terms.

Most respected Mayor of Cagayan de Oro

Many residents of Cagayan de Oro consider Justiniano R. Borja the most admired and respected mayor of Cagayan de Oro. A graduate of Silliman University, Borja started his government service in 1954. He was responsible for the phenomenal growth of the city since 1959, when he opened the Cogon Public Market. A statue built in his honor stands at the Plaza Divisoria, made by national artist for sculpture Napoleon V. Abueva. Borja was called the "Arsenio Lacson of Cagayan de Oro" because he was above all and no non-sense. He ruled without fear or favor. He had political will. Most importantly, he remained simple and would walk to and from his office without any bodyguards. Borja is the only city mayor who has been given multiple honors, proof of how much he was loved by the city that he served so well. There are J.R. Borja Street, J.R. Borja Memorial Medical Hospital (formerly City Hospital) and a statue located at Plaza Divisoria (Golden Friendship Park). He was the only city mayor of Cagayan de Oro given a doctorate degree "Honoris causa" in public administration by Xavier University-Ateneo de Cagayan.

Law enforcement

Cagayan de Oro, being the regional center is the base to major military and police camps in Northern Mindanao region, and these are:

Camp Vicente Alagar is the headquarters of the Philippine National Police (PNP). It is located in Barangay Lapasan on top of a hilly area overlooking the city. Camp Alagar has jurisdiction over the entire Northern Mindanao, namely the Provinces of Bukidnon, Camiguin, Lanao del Norte, Misamis Occidental and Misamis Oriental including its major cities; Cagayan de Oro and Iligan.[12] Recently, the national government provided new vehicles and equipments to improve police response time and increase police visibility in the city.

Camp Edilberto Evangelista, located in Barangay Patag is the largest military camp in Mindanao with an area of 129 hectares. It is home to the 4rth Infantry Division of the Philippine Army. Camp Evangelista's external jurisdiction covers the Northern Mindanao and Caraga regions. Minor military camps are also located in Barangay Lumbia and Upper Puerto.

Tourism

Cagayan de Oro is considered as one of the Tourist' spots in the Philippines. Due to the national government's aggressive tourism campaign, local and foreign tourist arrivals in the city is on the rise. In 2004, the city registered a tourist arrival of 307,820; an increase from a previous of 232,257 in 2003.[4] Whitewater Rafting and River Trekking [13] has been one of the tourism activities being promoted in the Cagayan de Oro River. The city administration and the Department of Tourism (DOT) made it as the banner tourism activity in Cagayan de Oro.[14]

Parks and resorts

Saint Augustine Cathedral
Gardens of Malasag Eco-Tourism Village
The Tribal houses in Malasag Eco-Tourism Village.
Whitewater Rafting and Kayaking in the Cagayan de Oro River.
  • Gaston Park and Saint Augustine Cathedral, the park is located across the San Agustin Metropolitan Cathedral, the city's main catholic church and Seat of the Archdiocese of Cagayan de Oro. The park, noted for its water-dancing fountain, is a favorite place to unwind for many Kagay-anons, especially during Sundays.
  • Whitewater Rafting and River Trekking along the Cagayan de Oro River has gained popularity through the years after President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo herself went whitewater rafting in 2002.[15]
  • Catanico Falls is concealed by huge boulders, the rapids, cascading falls and natural pool of Barangay F.S. Catanico.
  • Mapawa Nature Park for horseback riding, biking, zipline and nature trekking adventures.
  • The Gardens of Malasag Eco-Tourism Village is located in a reforested area in Malasag Hill. This seven-hectare village has replicas of tribal houses in the region and a panoramic view of Macajalar Bay. The tourism village is owned and managed by the Philippine Tourism Authority.[16]
  • Vicente de Lara Park is situated in front of the Provincial Capitol of Misamis Oriental with age-old mahogany trees that provide a therapeutic canopy for the promenades. This is the site of the Press Freedom Monument and Signature Sculpture Tableau of Misamis Oriental. The park is a popular jogging area during the morning.
  • Plaza Divisoria (Golden Friendship Park) is located in downtown area, it is a series of parks dedicated to national and Kagay-anons heroes like former President Ramon Magsaysay, Andres Bonifacio, Dr. Jose Rizal.[17]
  • Bonifacio Park is among several parks located in Plaza Divisoria. Most of the Kagay-anons soldiers who died during the Philippine-American War are buried beneath the monument.
  • Rizal Park is a park dedicated to the country's national hero Dr. Jose Rizal, who was been executed by the Spanish authorities, located in Plaza Divisoria. The monument has survived the ravages of time including World War II.
  • Kagay-an Resort (formerly Lawndale Spring) in the Taguanao area, is usually packed with families and groups on weekends lounging in the cold springs.
  • Pueblo de Oro Township in upper Carmen is an expansive class business and residential area. This is where Hotel Koresco, SM City Cagayan de Oro, Pueblo de Oro Golf Course and Country Club designed by Robert Trent Jones II, and a host of middle to high-end residential areas are located. It is also home to the Pueblo de Oro Business IT Park, the first PEZA-registered IT park in Mindanao. The IT Park currently houses one of Cagayan de Oro's call centers.
  • High Ridge is located on a hilltop in Aluba area. High ridge has been open to the public for outdoor picnics and a scenic view of Cagayan de Oro.
  • Monigue Cave is located in Barangay Mambuaya this city; the cave entrance is flowing water from underground stream. The cave has a small opening that seems too narrow to be passable, it has a six inches airspace between ceiling and water that you have submerge yourselves one by one, equipped with a helmet and a water-proof cap lamp. It contains a beautiful sparkling formation, which is called the Calcium Carbonates (CaCO3) or Calcites. These stalactites and stalagmites, white and brown, are sign of oxidized materials that take 50-60 years to form an inch the cave is definitely spellbinding. There were formations of flowstone, gurpool-resembling, rice terraces, transparent crystals and picturesque speleothems, such as cathedral drapes and icons.
  • Macahambus Adventure Park is located in Barangay Lumbia, one can experience walking on a suspended steel bridge connected to a trees about hundred feet above ground level. Crossing back using a zipline or rapel down to the Macahambus Hill and Cave, and this is also the site of the historical battle between Kagay-anons and American soldiers during the Philippine-American War (Philippine Insurrection) circa 1900s.

Museums and Historical places

  • Museum of Three Cultures is a newly opened museum of Capitol University. It houses a gallery of Maranao antiquities from Tugaya, Lanao del Sur; a gallery of ethnohistory which shall display Cagayan de Oro history, Butuan archaeological artifacts, lumad arts and crafts from the Higaonon and Manobo cultures, and a treasure of Christian lowland artifacts of Northern Mindanao; and finally an art gallery and coffee shop that shall promote the local visual arts of Mindanao. It also has a research archives that will house Spanish era documents, photographs, memorabilia of well-known personalities in Mindanao, which is open to all researchers and students of culture.
  • La Castilla is a museum of Philippine household heirlooms and antiques. This is the Rodolfo and Elsa Pelaez family memorabilia administered by the Liceo de Cagayan University.
  • Museo de Oro is a museum located within the campus of Xavier University-Ateneo de Cagayan. The museum exhibits artifacts dug from Huluga Cave and repertoire of Bukidnon and Maranao cultures that have survived the ravages of time.[17]
  • Huluga Caves is an archaeological site in Sitio Taguanao, Barangay Indahag. It is composed of an open site and two caves where skeletal remains of a child and woman were found. A fragment of the woman's skull was 377 A.D. by the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in La Jolla, California, USA. The open site is the venue of prehistoric settlement.
  • Plaza de Los Heroes is a memorial park dedicated to the heroes of the Three Battles of Cagayan de Oro during the Philippine-American War. It is located along Mastersons Avenue in Upper Carmen.
  • Executive Building (Old City Hall) is Seat of the Local Government. This is a former Spanish provincial Governors residence and was called before as Casa Real de Cagayan.
  • MacArthur Memorial Marker is located at the edge of Cagayan de Oro Port, the monument commemorates two historical events.
  • Macahambus Hill, Cave and Gorge is an underground cave with a 130 foot (40 m) circular gorge. The ravine is thick with various species of plants and huge trees. It is the site of the historic Battle of Makahambus Hill between Kagay-anons and American soldiers during the Philippine-American War (1900).[18]
  • MOGCHS Administration Building was part of the 1907 Gabaldon initiatives to established and build public schools all over the Philippines under the American regime.
  • Old Water Tower was built in 1922 just near the Gaston Park and San Agustin Cathedral. Recently, it was been upgraded into a museum.
  • Gaston Park named after a former Mayor of Cagayan de Oro. It was the site of the first Spanish settlement established in 1622.
  • Balay na Bato (Casa del Chino Ygua ) was built in 1882 by Sia family, the first Chinese migrants in Cagayan de Oro. Most of the revolutionaries died and buried behind the house during the Philippine-American War.

Shopping

Limketkai Center, one of the city's major homegrown malls.
SM City Cagayan de Oro

Cagayan de Oro is the shopping capital of the Northern Mindanao region. Residents from nearby provinces visit the city to shop and enjoy the mall facilities; with numerous of department stores, supermarkets, retail stores and modern public markets. SM Prime Holdings and Robinsons Land Corporation are drawing plans to further expands their mall operations in the city proper. Plans are also underway for the construction of Pacific Island City Mall along Barangay Nazareth and Ayala Center Cagayan de Oro. Major shopping destinations are:

  • Limketkai Center is the pride of Cagayan de Oro, covers around 25 hectares making it one of the most expansive commercial complexes in the country. It is located in Barangay Lapasan near the national highway. The Atrium (Entertainment Hall) can accommodate over 3,000 people that have already hosted several local and foreign concerts, conventions, exhibits, and other events.
  • Makro
  • SM City Cagayan de Oro
  • Robinsons Cagayan de Oro is a two-level commercial establishment built to meet the shopping needs of Kagay-anons and people from the nearby provinces. Located at the corner of Rosario Crescent and Florentino Street in Limketkai Complex, and behind Limketkai Mall. It is also right beside the Grand Caprice Restaurant and Convention Center. Robinsons first mall development in Mindanao.
  • Divisoria Night Café and Market is set up on Friday and Saturday nights. Kagay-anons and visitors gather in the streets of Divisoria to have barbecue and seafood among many choices and enjoy the live band music, beer, and also the great bargains from the nearby Night Market.[17]
  • Ororama Supercenter
  • Gaisano City Mall
  • Cogon Public Market and Commercial Complex
  • Carmen Public Market and Commercial Complex
  • Ayala Center Cagayan de Oro (Proposed)[19]
  • Pacific Island City Mall (Proposed)
  • Market City (Under construction)

City events

  • Kagay-an Festival is held every 26th to the 28th of August in celebration of Cagayan de Oro's patron, Señor San Agustin. The highlights of the Kagay-an Festival are: Kagay-an Agro-Trade Fair that features the native products of the city and province particularly on agriculture products, Miss Kagay-an, Higaonon Street Dancing which features colorful attires and cultural dances of the Higaonon tribe, Golden Float Parade and Halad sa Lambagohan. There are also cultural shows, competitions and celebrity concerts.
  • Charter Day is the city's celebration of its cityhood established in June 15, 1950. The original name of the city was Cagayan de Misamis until 1950 when it was changed to Cagayan de Oro in virtue of Republic Act No. 521, which was signed by then President Elpidio Quirino. The city's status was made possible due to the efforts of then Congressman and Vice President of the Philippines Emmanuel Pelaez.
  • Kumbira is a culinary show and exhibit started in 1996 by Kagay-anons hoteliers and restaurants. It has been evolved over the years and it now hosts a culinary competition among students and preofessionals all over Mindanao. The competition is divided into students and professionals where Hotel and Restaurant Management shools and professional chefs compete against each other in their respective categories. This is usually held in mid of August as part of the Kagay-an Festival.
  • Halad sa Lambagohan, organized way back in the mid 1980's, this fluvial parade, also called Lambagohan Festival is held along the Cagayan de Oro River.
  • Miss Kagay-an is a beauty pageant presenting the native beauty of Cagayan de Oro lads. It is one of the most prestigious beauty pageants in the city.
  • Golden Float Parade was started on 2007; it includes marching bands from different city schools. It is also participated by local government departments and commercial establishments.
  • A Holy-Week Trek, March or April (Movable) on the eve of Good Friday (Thursday evening), where thousands of Kagay-anons trek Malasag Hill for the annual Via crucis or way of the cross. This event is the city's catholic devotees in observation of the holy week.

International relations

Sister cities

Republic of China Tainan City, Taiwan (2005)
People's Republic of China Harbin, China (2007)
United States Norfolk, USA (2008)
Philippines Butuan City, Philippines

See also

External links

 

References

  1. ^ Antonio J. Montalvan II. "History of Cagyan de Oro, with Update on Destruction of Ancestral Home". Heritage Conservation Advocates, Philippines. http://heritage.elizaga.net/history/. 
  2. ^ "CENTRAL LUZON & NCR, Philippines Unsung Heroes". MSC Institute of Technology. http://www.msc.edu.ph/centennial/hero/ncr/page3.html. 
  3. ^ Philippine History Group of Los Angeles (1996-07-04). "The Independence Day That Wasn't". Press release. http://www.bibingka.com/phg/misc/july4not.htm. 
  4. ^ a b c d Cagayan de Oro City Official Website
  5. ^ "Weatherbase: Historical Weather for Cagayan de Oro, Philippines". Weatherbase. 2007. http://www.weatherbase.com/weather/weather.php3?s=84789&refer=. Retrieved 2007-02-04. 
  6. ^ Cagayan De Oro City: Population Growth Rate Declined to 1.63 Percent
  7. ^ http://www.gov.ph/news/?i=23237
  8. ^ Waiting for the flight from Laguindingan, Philippine Daily Inquirer, July 22, 2007
  9. ^ Arroyo to inaugurate int'l airport project, Sun.Star Cagayan de Oro, January 11, 2006
  10. ^ Infrastructure of Cagayan de Oro
  11. ^ P250-M rehab for Mindanao’s biggest port completed - INQUIRER.net, Philippine News for Filipinos
  12. ^ :: WWW.PNP.GOV.PH :: Philippine National Police
  13. ^ Whitewater Kayaking with KayakDomain.com
  14. ^ Cagayan de Oro Tourism Website
  15. ^ GMA goes whitewater rafting in Cagayan de Oro - and looks forward to mountain climbing : Philippines : Gov.Ph : News
  16. ^ Gardens of Malasag Eco-Tourism Village
  17. ^ a b c Cagayan De Oro Travel Guide
  18. ^ http://www.cagayandeoro.cdo.ph/pages/gln_history.htm
  19. ^ http://kagayandeoro.blogspot.com/2008/09/jaraula-confirms-p45-b-ayala-mall-to.html
Largest cities in the Philippines

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Rank City Region Population Rank City Region Population

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1 Quezon City National Capital 2,679,450 11 Dasmariñas Region IV-A 556,330
2 Manila National Capital 1,660,714 12 Cagayan de Oro Region X 553,966
3 Caloocan National Capital 1,378,856 13 Parañaque National Capital 552,660
4 Davao City Region XI 1,363,337 14 Las Piñas National Capital 532,330
5 Cebu City Region VII 798,809 15 General Santos Region XII 529,542
6 Zamboanga City Region IX 774,407 16 Makati National Capital 510,383
7 Antipolo Region IV-A 633,971 17 Bacolod Region VI 499,497
8 Pasig National Capital 617,301 18 Muntinlupa National Capital 452,493
9 Taguig National Capital 613,343 19 San Jose del Monte Region III 439,090
10 Valenzuela National Capital 568,928 20 Marikina National Capital 424,610
Philippines 2007 Census

Travel guide

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From Wikitravel

Asia : Southeast Asia : Philippines : Cagayan de Oro

Cagayan de Oro, abbreviated CDO, CDOC, CdeO or Cag. de Oro is known as the "City of Golden Friendship". The provincial capital of the Province of Misamis Oriental. Located along the northern coastline on the Mindanao island, southern part of the Philippines. It serves as the regional center being the most populous highly-urbanized city in Northern Mindanao (Region X). According to the 2007 Philippine census, the city has an estimated population of about 553,996 people. It is one of the country's most picturesque city.

Language

Cebuano is the city's main conversational language. English is mainly used for business, written text and is widely used by the academic community. Most of the Kagay-anons are also fluent in Filipino (Tagalog) the country's national language. Other ethnic dialects in the city are Higaonon, Spanish, Ilongo, Maranao, Waray among others. Cebuano is easy to learn and a few words will be appreciated and encouraged by the people you meet, but it is very easy as a visitor to travel, shop and meet people using only English.

Climate

Cagayan de Oro has a tropical climate. The average temperature whole year round is 28 °C (82 °F). The highest recorded temperature in the city was 39 °C (102 °F) on June 1998. Cagayan de Oro receives an even amount of rain through out the year. The driest month is April, while July is the wettest. Wet season in the city starts in June and ends in November. Drier season starts in December and ends in May. However the difference in seasons is not very noticable in the city, there are sunny and rainy days throughout the year and the rain is usually strong but brief (you will notice the season if hiking or driving on dirt roads in the highlands inland from Cagayan de Oro as it gets muddier). The city is outside the typhoon belt.

Culture and Religion

Roman Catholic is the city's dominant religion, represented by almost 80% of the population. There are also a large number of Adventists, Iglesia ni Cristo, Protestants and Muslims in the city. Recently, the Basilica of the Black Nazarene in Quiapo Church has also decided to move the replica statue of the Black Nazarene to Nazareno Parish Church, so that Nazarene devotees from Mindanao may not have to travel to Quiapo Church in Manila for their annual pilgrimage.

The city celebrates its foundation day every 28th of August, hence it is under the patronage of Señor San Agustin. Kagay-an Festival is held every 26th to the 28th of August in celebration of Cagayan de Oro's patron, Señor San Agustin. The highlights of the Kagay-an Festival are the Agro-Trade Fair, Miss Kagay-an, Higaonon Street Dancing, Golden Float Parade and Halad sa Lambagohan. There are also cultural shows, competitions and celebrity concerts.

Transportation

Cagayan de Oro is accessible by land, air and water transportation. The place can assure safe and secure journey.

By plane

Lumbia Airport, often called as Cagayan de Oro Airport caters domestic flights to and from Manila and Cebu. There is also a four-times a week flight to Davao.

  • Philippine Airlines [1] - Flag carrier
  • Cebu Pacific [2] - 2nd Flag carrier - Budget airline
  • Air Philippines [3] - Budget airline
  • Asian Spirit [4] - Prop. aircraft

Laguindingan International Airport (Soon to serve).

By boat

Cagayan de Oro Port is a modern International seaport situated near the estuary of Cagayan de Oro River, it has an anchorage depth of 18 meters and is around 400 meters from the shoreline. It serves regular boat trips to and from Manila, Cebu, Tagbilaran, Bacolod, Dumaguete, Iloilo, Iligan and Jagna, Bohol. The port has two authorized cargo-handling operators and is the busiest seaport in the Philippines.

  • Super Ferry [5]
  • Cebu Ferries [6]
  • Trans Asia [7]
  • Negros Navigation [8]
  • Sulpicio Lines [9]
  • Gothong Lines [10]

By bus

Cagayan de Oro is quite sufficient when it comes to land transportation. You can easily roam around the city by any means of land transport. There are three integrated bus and jeepney terminals, which offer regular land trips:

  • Agora Integrated Bus Terminal offers regular land trips to and from Gingoog, Bukidnon, Kabacan, North Cotabato, Butuan, Surigao (in the Caraga region), Davao, Tacurong and Balingoan (ferry going for Camiguin). Recently, the terminal is on a huge renovation.
  • Eastbound-Gusa Jeepney Terminal offers regular land trips to and from eastern towns of Misamis Oriental, Camp Philips, Libona and Manolo Fortich in Bukidnon.
  • Westbound-Bulua Integrated Bus and Jeepney Terminal offers regular land trips to and from western towns of Misamis Oriental including Laguindingan and El Salvador, Iligan, Marawi, Oroquieta, Ozamiz, Dipolog, Pagadian, Zamboanga and some parts of western Mindanao.

Get around

Bus, jeepneys, taxis, multi-cab and the motorela (similar to Thailand's tuk-tuk) are the main mode of land transportation within the city. White and yellow colored air-conditioned taxis with meters installed, and car rentals are also available. As a visitor DO NOT agree to a flat-rate taxi fare unless you want to pay triple the meter rate, insist on meter only ("meter-plus 50" for an airport or late-night pick up) then give a good tip if you want to be generous. Motorellas are slow but you don't wait long for them to fill with passengers, they travel set routes but will give you custom service for a negotiated price. Jeepneys are perfectly safe during the day, they are cheap and fun, if it doesn't take you where you meant to go it will take you to some large hub where you can get another jeepney and try again. Get in a full one, an empty one will wait for more passengers. At night you may have to contend with (mostly friendly) drunks but robberies do happen keep the cell phone and camera in your bag and your bag in your lap.

  • MacArthur Memorial Marker is located at the edge of Cagayan de Oro Port, the monument commemorates two historical events.
  • San Agustin Cathedral is a Gothic inspired church with centuries old stained glass windows.
  • Gardens of Malasag Eco-Tourism Village[11], located in a reforested area in Malasag Hill. This 7-hectare village has replicas of tribal houses in the region and a panoramic view of Macajalar Bay. It is owned by the government and managed by the Philippine Tourism Authority. The views are well worth the short drive up the hill from the main highway (turn-off near Marco Hotel).
  • Vicente de Lara Park is situated in front of the Provincial Capitol of Misamis Oriental with age-old mahogany trees that provide a therapeutic canopy for the promenades. The park is a popular jogging area during the morning. This is also the site of the Press Freedom Monument and a Sculpture of the Province of Misamis Oriental.
  • Gaston Park, named after a former Mayor of Cagayan de Oro. It is located near the San Agustin Metropolitan Cathedral and Archbishop's Palace. This was the site of the first Spanish settlement established in 1622. The park, noted for its water-dancing fountain, is a favorite place to unwind for many Kagay-anons, especially during Sundays.
  • Plaza Divisoria (Golden Friendship Park) built in the early 1900's as a town divider (Divisoria) or fire breaker after a great fire that almost burned down the entire town. It is now a park dedicated to local and national heroes.
  • Macahambus Hill, Cave and Gorge is an underground cave with a 130-foot circular gorge. The ravine is thick with various species of plants and huge trees. It is the site of the historical battle between Kagay-anons and American soldiers during the Philippine-American War (1900).
  • Museo de Oro, located within the campus of Xavier University-Ateneo de Cagayan, it exhibits artifacts dug from Huluga Cave, and a repertoire of Bukidnon and Maranao cultures that have survived the ravages of time.
  • Cagayan de Oro Tourism Showhouse showcases the products from Cagayan de Oro and the province.
  • La Castilla is a museum of Philippine household heirlooms and antiques. This is the Rodolfo and Elsa Pelaez family memorabilia administered by the Liceo de Cagayan University.
  • Museum of Three Cultures is a newly opened museum located in the campus of Capitol University. It houses a gallery of Maranao antiquities from Tugaya, Lanao del Sur; a gallery of ethnohistory which shall display Cagayan de Oro history, Butuan archaeological artifacts, lumad arts and crafts from the Higaonon and Manobo cultures, and a treasure of Christian lowland artifacts of Northern Mindanao; and finally an art gallery and coffee shop that shall promote the local visual arts of Mindanao.
  • Divisoria Night Café and Market Night, set up every Friday and Saturday nights. Divisoria streets is closed to traffic and fills with delicious food stalls and cheap pitchers of beer, and most importantly thousands of people shop and enjoying a cheap night out. Haggle over a pair of imitation Adidas then relax at a plastic table with a huge piece of grilled tuna and beer with ice cubes and watch the crowd go by.
  • Catanico Falls is concealed by huge boulders, the rapids, cascading falls and natural pool of Barangay F.S. Catanico.
  • Kagay-an Resort, formerly Lawndale Spring in the Taguanao area, is usually packed with families and groups on weekends lounging in the cold springs.
  • High Ridge is located on a hilltop in Aluba area. High ridge has been open to the public for outdoor picnics and a scenic view of Cagayan de Oro.
  • Monigue Cave is located in Barangay Mambuaya this city; the cave entrance is flowing water from underground stream.
  • Macahambus Adventure Park is located in Barangay Lumbia.
  • Plaza de Los Heroes is a memorial park dedicated to the heroes of the Three Battles of Cagayan de Oro during the Philippine-American War. It is located along Mastersons Avenue in Upper Carmen.
  • Whitewater Rafting a 14 rapids along Cagayan de Oro River. The rainy months of September and October are good for intermediate and professional levels (rapids range from class 3 to 4). The rest of the year especially during the dry season is good for novice or amateur rafters.
  • Macahambus Adventure Park rappel and zip-line across trees a hundred feet above ground.
  • Mapawa Nature Park ideal for horseback riding, biking, zipline and nature trekking.
  • Cock-Fighting look for the arena along the National Highway in Gusa. The steep-walled concrete arena thunders with hundreds of shouting fans placing bets, as carefully bred and trained roosters in beautiful fighting form do what they're born to do. WARNING: seeing these magnificent and spirited creatures transformed into a limp piece of chicken by the flash of a steel blade may make you become a vegetarian. If not, the losing birds are for sale by the kilo and are rumored to have a distinctive flavor.
  • Movies the screens are huge, people walk in and out at all times, bring your own full meal to eat in the seat.
  • Videoke coin-operated video karaoke machines found in virtually every roadside bar in and around the city. Don't even come to the Philippines unless you know the words to at least one song you're willing to get up and sing like it's your one big shot at fame. The playlist is extensive (from Beatles to Nirvana with plenty of Bon Jovi and Gloria Gaynor in between) so no excuses.
  • Shop, as the shopping capital of the Northern Mindanao region. Just visit the city to shop and enjoy the mall facilities; with numerous of department stores, supermarkets, retail stores and modern public markets.
  • Folk Museum of Xavier University-Ateneo de Cagayan, Xavier University Campus. Learn about enchanting aswang, kapre and other Filipino folklore in this museum.   edit
  • Limketkai Center [12] - the biggest commercial complex in Mindanao.
  • SM City Cagayan de Oro - Mastersons Ave., cor Gran Via St.
  • Robinsons Cagayan de Oro - Rosario Crescent and Florentino St. in Limketkai Complex.
  • Gaisano City Mall - C.M Recto Ave., cor. Corrales Ext.
  • Gaisano Suki Club - Capt. Vicente Roa St., cor Yacapin St.
  • Divisoria Night Café and Market is set up every Friday and Saturday evening along the streets of Plaza Divisoria (Golden Friendship Park) are filled with stalls selling bags, shoes and other trinkets.
  • Makro - Kauswagan Highway
  • Ororama Supercenter – J.R Borja St., Cogon.
  • Cogon Public Market and Commercial Complex
  • Carmen Public Market and Commercial Complex
  • Jamon Cagayan de Oro (Pork ham) sold by Slers, Oroham and Pines.
  • Chicharon (Pork rind or skin) sold by Slers.
  • Fely's Homemade Cheese Sticks
  • Fely's Homemade Assorted Flavored Peanuts
  • Cashew Nuts from Lumbia district.
  • Lechon Manok a rotisserie chicken sold roadside, salty but delicious. They're everywhere, quality varies, buy from the one with the most customers in line.
  • Lechon Baboy a whole pig roasted over coals on a bamboo spit, stuffed with lemongrass. Ask a local friend how to arrange one a day in advance. Much cheaper in Cagayan de Oro than in Manila.
  • Baluuuut!
  • Bigby's Café - SM City Cagayan de Oro and Rosario Arcade, Limketkai Center. Western-style dishes.
  • Café Laguna- Robinsons Cagayan de Oro. Fine dining and Filipino cuisine.
  • Candy's - Rosario Arcade, Limketkai Center. Western-style dishes.
  • Country Side Steakhouse, Limketkai Center. Grilled beef or steak.
  • Dadang's Seafoods Restaurant, Km.3 National Highway, Kauswagan. Filipino seafood cuisine.
  • Inilog Grill Grilled foods and unlimited rice servings.
  • Kagay-anon Restaurant - Limketkai Center. Filipino cuisine and ostrich meat.
  • La Tegola, Archbishop Hayes St. Italian restaurant, quiet and comfortable. A favorite of foreign visitors wanting a great Italian meal and a good bottle of wine.
  • Divisoria Night Café and Market Every Friday and Saturday evening along the streets of Divisoria are filled with stalls selling grilled foods.
  • Red Moon - Don A. Velez Street. A Chinese restaurant.
  • Vienna Kaffehaus Don A. Velez St. European and western-style dishes.
  • Roadhouse, SM City Cagayan de Oro for fine dining.  edit
  • La Vetta Wine Bar and Restaurant, Rosario Arcade, Limketkai Center (beside Kagay-anon Restaurant), 856-1207. 10:30am-11pm. Classy ambience combined with French Mediterranean cuisines. The Executive Chef is from Switzerland. mid-price.  edit
  • Sentro 1850, Don A. Velez St. (near Divisoria), (08822) 731-850. 11am-10pm. Great foods ranging from Asian to Western-style dishes. mid-price.  edit
  • Balut.  edit
  • Brewberry Café, Don A. Velez St. (beside Sentro 1850).  edit
  • Sentro 1850 (Eat), Don A. Velez St. (near Divisoria), (08822) 731-850. 11am-10pm. Great foods ranging from Asian to Western style dishes.  edit
  • And after you drink: Baluuuut!.  edit
  • Divisoria Night Café - every Friday and Saturday evening the streets of Plaza Divisoria are filled with stalls selling grilled food.
  • Bo's Coffee - Don A. Velez St. A Cebu based coffee shop.
  • Taza - Limketkai Center. Locally owned coffee shop.
  • Kofitricks Café - Yacapin-Velez Sts. A Coffee shop, and Pinoy and Indian cuisine (Wi-Fi zone).
  • The Site - Rosario Strip, Limketkai Center. Popular among young yuppies.
  • Loreto's Grill and Restaurant - Tomas Saco St., Nazareth.
  • M2 Family KTV Bar - Rosario Strip, Limketkai Center. A popular place for karaoke lovers.
  • Pulse Formerly Xcite, it is located in front of the Dynasty Court Hotel.
  • Ralphs Sports Bar Adjacent to Pulse, it has several billiard pools.
  • Navigator Gay Bar - Osmeña St. cor. Florentino Sts.
  • Club Mojo Disco bar back at Ralps.
  • Backyard - Chaves St.
  • Karumata - Dolores and Pabayo Sts. When you're sick of the DJs and the bands playing cover tunes, there are serious artists and original musicians in Cagayan de Oro, and you might share them a beer that you won't see at the shopping malls and beach resorts.
  • Fu-Club and Bar - Corrales cor. J. Ebarle Sts. House Music, known for bringing in the best DJs in the country and the first European DJ to play in Cagayan de Oro.
  • Zaks Retro Bar - Velez St.
  • Apple Tree Hotel – Opol, Misamis Oriental
  • MASS SPEC Hostel -Tiano Bros. St.
  • Y.M.C.A. Hostel - Julio Pacana St.
  • Golden Pension House
  • Miami Inn - Vamenta Blvd., Carmen.
  • Mountain Suite Business - Kimwa Compound, Tablon.
  • Middleton Aparttelle - Lirio Ext., Carmen.
  • Philtown Hotel [13]
  • Country Village Hotel - Villarin St., Carmen.
  • Kingston Lodge - Mastersons Ave., Upper Carmen. Only 5 minutes from Lumbia Airport, it sits adjacent to Pueblo de Oro Golf Course and lies opposite Xavier Estates Sports and Country Club. Phone number: (088) 858-5696. Price: PHP 1,120.00
  • Gardens of Malasag Eco-Tourism Village is a unique and beautiful place, please read description in the "See" section above.
  • Pryce Plaza Hotel - Carmen Hill.
  • The Malasag House [14].
  • Hotel Koresco - Pueblo de Oro Township, Mastersons Ave., Lumbia.
  • Mallberry Business Suites Hotel - Florentino St., Limketkai Center.
  • Dynasty Court Hotel - Archbishop Hayes cor. Tiano Bros. Sts.
  • VIP Hotel - Don A. Velez cor. C. Pacana Sts.
  • Marco Hotel - Alwana Business Park, Cugman.
  • Chali Beach Resort and Conference Center - Zone 3, Cugman.
  • Camiguin
  • Misamis Oriental
  • Bukidnon

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