Cagayan de Oro is the second largest competitive city in the Philippines with a whole lot of scope to emerge to new heights in the near future. This city blooms to vibe on certain special occasions where you will be able to capture the life around in its best. The best time to visit the city is preferably the month of August as it has some amazing surprises in store for curious travelers. Here are the top fun things you can’t afford to miss.
- Annual Kagay-an Festival:
This festival is celebrated on the 28th of August each year. The best part of this is the Kumbira, the largest culinary festival to treat your taste buds. It is the time of the year when you can forget about your diet and munch on every delicacy you find interesting.
- Tsada Kagay-an City Tour:
This is an enchanting bird’s eye view of the entire city from an AC coaster for about 4 hours. You will have a tour guide and a tour coordinator to assist you. You can learn about the history of the city while you come across the important landmarks. You will be offered complimentary sweets treats and beverages too. This tour covers all of the renowned places such as the Plaza Divisoria, Gaston Park, St Augustine Cathedral, City Museum, Cogon market and much more fascinating places to amuse you.
- Adventure sports:
Cagayan de Oro is titled the Whitewater Rafting capital of Philippines with its vivid water rafting adventures amidst the picturesque landscapes. White water rafting course is a 3-hour rafting adventure on the Cagayan de Oro River. A beginner course, advanced course and an extreme course are available. Another thrilling experience is the Night Whitewater Rafting to increase the adrenaline. It is best enjoyed on a full moon when you can experience the life of the clear river under the moon light. If these are not enough, canyoneering and river trekking are other adventures you can enjoy. Another range of sports is the Zipline Adventures at the Jatico Extreme Adrenaline Adventure at the Barangay Bayanga, Mapawa Nature’s Park at Barangay Cugman, Barangay Bugo which was awarded the city’s most child-friendly Barangay, whereas Cagayan de Oro is awarded as the most child-friendly municipality and city. Airsoft is another thrilling fun sport. It is a firearm shooting game that has gained popularity recently.
- Night café:
This is the best place to find everything at the cheapest rates. It is a great place to meet all sorts of people and enjoy some live music and have some great food like the Sinuglaw, a local delicacy, to quench your appetite.
- Malasag Eco-tourism and Gardens:
This is a wonderful way to retreat after a tiresome day in the city. You can explore the culture of local tribes and enjoy nature at its best.
Apart from all the fascinating places, fun-filled adventures and tongue tickling food, the city opens the gates to all the hungry shopaholics. The place boasts of several world class shopping malls that offer anything and everything to curious shoppers.