Planning to go for the next adventure here in the Philippines? Check out the best things and places Cagayan de Oro has to offer. Cagayan de Oro also called the “City of Golden Friendship” is a world class urbanized city in Mindanao.It is the capital of Misamis Oriental and is known for its awesome tourist spots.

CDO city hall
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World class Whitewater Rafting

Looking for a water adventure? You’re in luck! Cagayan de Oro is famous for its World class Whitewater Rafting, thus named as the Whitewater Rafting Capital of the Philippines. There are courses you can choose from:

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  • Beginner course-For only 700 per head, inclusive of 3 hours of mild whitewater rafting.
  • Advance course – Enjoy 4 hours of rafting for only 1,000 per head(Advance 1)and 1,200 per head (Advance 2).
  • Extreme course – For those who are seeking adrenaline adventure, this one is for you. Experience the mighty rapids with fantastic view of Cayagyan de Oro and Bukidnoon.

white water rafting CDO

Night Whitewater Rafting 

If you are feeling more adventurous you might try the “Night whitewater rafting “which is best done in full moon. For 2,000 per head minimum of six person this is the most exciting adventure you can try in CDO.

Dahican Beach and Pusan Point Amazing Drone Video

Zip Line

 Experience Jatico Extreme Adrenaline Adventure, the first and longest multiple course in the Philippines. Yep, that’s right! It is also found in Cagayan de Oro. For only P500 per pax, you’ll enjoy 5 different courses with a 1000 meters of zip line. It also offers the first and biggest swing in the Philippines.

Canyoneering and River Trekking

Can’t get enough of water adventures? Cagayan de Oro offers canyoneering and River trekking for only 1,500 per head with a minimum of 5 pax. Inclusive of safety gears, park entrance fees and packed lunch. With certified and professional trek guides, you will experience a 25 feet jump, 20 feet natural slide, 65 feet rappelling and river trekking.

The Fascinating Lake Apo

Canyoneering in CDO

Malasag Eco-Tourism Village and Garden

In need of a quiet place where you want to get in touch with nature? Try the Malasag Eco-Tourism Village and Garden, a slice of paradise for those who want a natural place for relaxation. You get to see amazing scenery of the Macalajar Bay! Cool huh? And, you get to witness some of the local tribes performing their native dances.

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Gaston Park in CDO
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Tsada Kagay- Half Day City Tour

If you want to know  more about the city, learn the history and visit historical sites try the Tsada Kagay-an city tour. For only 500 per head, inclusive of pastel and bottled water, you will visit around the city for 4 hours! The tour includes Gaston Park, St. Augustine Cathedral, the City Museum, The Cogon Market, Lim Ketkai Center, La Castilla Museum, Museo de Oro,  and Gen. MacArthur Marker.

Night Market and Night Cafe

Enjoy shopping and walking at night from 6pm to 3am. Experience live music, eat different kinds of foods and enjoy walking around.

Tourist spot in CDO
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Firearms shooting (Airsoft and Real Guns)

For fire arms enthusiast, try Cagayan de oro’s Airsoft and practical shooting. You can enjoy this experience for only 499 minimum of 10 pax, inclusive of complete gear, transportation, snacks and bottled water.

The Hot Spring Waterfall in Maco Compostela Valley

Shopping Malls

You’ll never run out of malls in Cagayan de oro. From SM, Robinsons and Ayala Mall to their local malls, the very first mall in Minadanao – Ororama and Lim Ketkai Mall (16th largest Mall in the World!) Shop ‘til you drop! With all these amazing tourist spots, you’ll never run out of things to do and places to visit in Cagayan de Oro.


  1. Hi Bryan,

    Those are an awesome list. I will certainly include it on my bucket list when I get home. Is there any possibility you can be a contributor to one of our travel blogs? please shoot me an email if you are interested at mosafer dot digitalmarketing at gmail dot com

    Regards from Qatar
    Mosafer Team


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