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Nette’s CDO guidebook

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Amusement park
For thrill seekers: This is the first and largest pirate-themed waterpark in the Philippines with 10 exciting waterslides, a 400 meter long lazy river, a kids water play area and a dual wave pool. Travel time from downtown Cagayan de Oro city is around 20-25 minutes.
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Seven Seas Waterpark and Resort
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For thrill seekers: This is the first and largest pirate-themed waterpark in the Philippines with 10 exciting waterslides, a 400 meter long lazy river, a kids water play area and a dual wave pool. Travel time from downtown Cagayan de Oro city is around 20-25 minutes.
The newest sky destination located at the highest peak of Cagayan de Oro. This resort in Indahag boasts of an amusement park, restaurants, an infinity pool, a café, a chapel, and a replica of the famous biblical ark.
Amaya View
The newest sky destination located at the highest peak of Cagayan de Oro. This resort in Indahag boasts of an amusement park, restaurants, an infinity pool, a café, a chapel, and a replica of the famous biblical ark.
Located in nearby province, Bukidnon, this adventure park includes the following attractions: bumper boats, ATV adventure, zip line, mini golf, and the first and only luge carts (part go-cart, part toboggan ride) in the Philippines. Travel time from Cagayan de Oro is 1.5 hrs. You can inquire for a van from Limketkai Centre in Cagayan de Oro to Dahilayan from the Magnum Express counter for the pick up and drop-off time.
Dahilayan Forest Park
Located in nearby province, Bukidnon, this adventure park includes the following attractions: bumper boats, ATV adventure, zip line, mini golf, and the first and only luge carts (part go-cart, part toboggan ride) in the Philippines. Travel time from Cagayan de Oro is 1.5 hrs. You can inquire for a van from Limketkai Centre in Cagayan de Oro to Dahilayan from the Magnum Express counter for the pick up and drop-off time.
Restaurant
A restaurant with a view that overlooks the entire city. Best for dining at night time.
High Ridge
A restaurant with a view that overlooks the entire city. Best for dining at night time.
Perfect place to savor Northern Mindanao’s heritage dishes in a cozy ambiance reminiscent of grandmothers’ kitchens. Try their sinuglaw, beef rendang, chicken surol and pork humba. Cap them off with the sizzling binaki or tablea cake for dessert.
Cucina Higala
222 Capistrano Street
Perfect place to savor Northern Mindanao’s heritage dishes in a cozy ambiance reminiscent of grandmothers’ kitchens. Try their sinuglaw, beef rendang, chicken surol and pork humba. Cap them off with the sizzling binaki or tablea cake for dessert.
Sightseeing
A lowkey hilltop spot that offers a 180-degree view of the whole city. Perfect for unwinding and chasing the sunset. Most tourists visit during the afternoon to catch the sunset and have a picnic or dinner over the city lights. The place offers food and drinks. Corkage fee is charged if bringing food.
Eden's Solace
A lowkey hilltop spot that offers a 180-degree view of the whole city. Perfect for unwinding and chasing the sunset. Most tourists visit during the afternoon to catch the sunset and have a picnic or dinner over the city lights. The place offers food and drinks. Corkage fee is charged if bringing food.
A 7-hectare village that has replicas of tribal houses in the region, a museum and an education center. The village was created to preserve the Mindanaoan culture. The garden has a mini bird sanctuary, hanging bridge, eco trails, swimming pool, lodging options and restaurant onsite. You can admire the panoramic view of Macajalar Bay. Owned and managed by the Philippine Tourism Authority. Getting there: Hire a taxi or take a jeepney to Cugman and get off at Malasag, then take a motorcycle up the hill to the village.
Gardens of Malasag Eco Tourism Village
A 7-hectare village that has replicas of tribal houses in the region, a museum and an education center. The village was created to preserve the Mindanaoan culture. The garden has a mini bird sanctuary, hanging bridge, eco trails, swimming pool, lodging options and restaurant onsite. You can admire the panoramic view of Macajalar Bay. Owned and managed by the Philippine Tourism Authority. Getting there: Hire a taxi or take a jeepney to Cugman and get off at Malasag, then take a motorcycle up the hill to the village.
Named after Segundo Gaston, a pre-war municipal mayor of Cagayan de Oro, this park is of national significance. The park was the main plaza during the Spanish period and served as the training ground of local patriots during the Philippine-American War. It was also the site of the Battle of Cagayan de Misamis on April 7, 1900. In 2000, a National Historical Institute marker was placed in the park. Near the park is the St. Augustine Cathedral and the Archbishop’s Palace.
Gaston Circle
Named after Segundo Gaston, a pre-war municipal mayor of Cagayan de Oro, this park is of national significance. The park was the main plaza during the Spanish period and served as the training ground of local patriots during the Philippine-American War. It was also the site of the Battle of Cagayan de Misamis on April 7, 1900. In 2000, a National Historical Institute marker was placed in the park. Near the park is the St. Augustine Cathedral and the Archbishop’s Palace. 
Best known for hobbit-inspired houses, it’s the perfect get-away from the noise and bustle of the city. Located in the nearby province, Bukidnon. Visitors can enjoy the natural forest surroundings, bird trail, fish pond, hot pool among others. Getting there using public transport: - Ride the bus to Malaybalay, Bukidnon terminal - Ride a multicab going to Casisang Central School - Ask directions for the “habalhabal” terminal going to Imbayao, Sinaburan. - Ride the “habal habal” to the destination. Travel time from downtown Cagayan de Oro is over 2 hours.
MT. KITANGLAD AGRO-ECO FARM
Best known for hobbit-inspired houses, it’s the perfect get-away from the noise and bustle of the city. Located in the nearby province, Bukidnon. Visitors can enjoy the natural forest surroundings, bird trail, fish pond, hot pool among others. Getting there using public transport: - Ride the bus to Malaybalay, Bukidnon terminal - Ride a multicab going to Casisang Central School - Ask directions for the “habalhabal” terminal going to Imbayao, Sinaburan. - Ride the “habal habal” to the destination. Travel time from downtown Cagayan de Oro is over 2 hours.
Nature and adventure park
A 2,500 hectare nature park for adventure junkies, nature lover, or someone who needs a break from the busy city life. Activities: Camping, zip lining, canopy walk, rappelling, horseback riding, swimming at the waterfalls, canyoneering, communing with nature, hiking, trekking, running and viewing 300 year old trees. Getting there: Hire a taxi or get a ‘habal-habal’ (motorcycle) from the highway.
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Mapawa Nature Park
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A 2,500 hectare nature park for adventure junkies, nature lover, or someone who needs a break from the busy city life. Activities: Camping, zip lining, canopy walk, rappelling, horseback riding, swimming at the waterfalls, canyoneering, communing with nature, hiking, trekking, running and viewing 300 year old trees. Getting there: Hire a taxi or get a ‘habal-habal’ (motorcycle) from the highway.
Home to the historical Macahambus cave and 150 ft. tall gorge. The cave was the site of the Battle of Macahambus on June 4, 1900 which marked the Filipinos' first victory against the American during the Philippine - American war. A National Historical Institute marker is placed at the entrance of the cave.
Macahambus Adventure Park
Home to the historical Macahambus cave and 150 ft. tall gorge. The cave was the site of the Battle of Macahambus on June 4, 1900 which marked the Filipinos' first victory against the American during the Philippine - American war. A National Historical Institute marker is placed at the entrance of the cave.
Feel the rapids of the mighty Cagayan de Oro River in white water rafting, kayaking or river tubing. For whitewater rafting, June-December is the best period as the rapids at these months are at their most challenging.
Cagayan de Oro River
Feel the rapids of the mighty Cagayan de Oro River in white water rafting, kayaking or river tubing. For whitewater rafting, June-December is the best period as the rapids at these months are at their most challenging.
Religious Landmark
Built in 1624 by Fray Agustin San Pedro (a.k.a. El Padre Capitan), both the church and convent were burned down in 1778. The church was rebuilt in 1780 but was burned down in 1831. In 1841, the church was rebuilt using concrete materials and was adorned with beautiful paintings of the four evangelists. A pipe organ was installed. The wooden cross which stands today in the front of the cathedral, was erected in 1888. In 1946, Archbishop James Hayes, SJ, rebuilt the cathedral and the convent. The stained glass, given by the New York Sacred Heart chapel, was also installed.
St. Augustine Metropolitan Cathedral, Archdiocese of Cagayan de Oro
Built in 1624 by Fray Agustin San Pedro (a.k.a. El Padre Capitan), both the church and convent were burned down in 1778. The church was rebuilt in 1780 but was burned down in 1831. In 1841, the church was rebuilt using concrete materials and was adorned with beautiful paintings of the four evangelists. A pipe organ was installed. The wooden cross which stands today in the front of the cathedral, was erected in 1888. In 1946, Archbishop James Hayes, SJ, rebuilt the cathedral and the convent. The stained glass, given by the New York Sacred Heart chapel, was also installed.
A 50-foot-tall statue of the Divine Mercy overlooking Macajalar Bay. Located in El Salvador, Misamis Oriental, it has quickly become a pilgrimage site for many Divine Mercy devotees and considered one of the most miraculous shrines in the country. Best to visit in the early morning or late afternoon to avoid the heat especially if one wants to go to the top of the statue via the stairs.
Archdiocesan Shrine of the Divine Mercy
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A 50-foot-tall statue of the Divine Mercy overlooking Macajalar Bay. Located in El Salvador, Misamis Oriental, it has quickly become a pilgrimage site for many Divine Mercy devotees and considered one of the most miraculous shrines in the country. Best to visit in the early morning or late afternoon to avoid the heat especially if one wants to go to the top of the statue via the stairs.
Museum
A museum that showcases the Christian, Muslim, and Tribal cultures in Mindanao (hence, the 3 cultures).
Capitol University Museum of Three Cultures
A museum that showcases the Christian, Muslim, and Tribal cultures in Mindanao (hence, the 3 cultures).
Visit the Xavier Museum, a go-to place for learning about local history.
Xavier University - Ateneo de Cagayan
Visit the Xavier Museum, a go-to place for learning about local history.
Creative re-use of a water tower, built in 1922. This water tower now houses a museum of the area's history.
City Museum of Cagayan de Oro and Heritage Studies Center
Creative re-use of a water tower, built in 1922. This water tower now houses a museum of the area's history.

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Try the 'sinuglaw'.
The 'Sinuglaw' is a mix of two dishes: sinugba and kinilaw. Sinugba is grilled pork belly while kinilaw (ceviche-style) is raw fish, usually tuna, soaked in a mixture of vinegar and citrus juices. The kinilaw in Mindanao has a unique ingredient: tabon-tabon, a tropical fruit that grows in the wilderness of Mindanao.