Cagayan de Oro, City of Golden Friendship

Skyline of Cagayan de Oro by Patrickroque01

Cagayan de Oro is often referred to as the “City of Golden Friendship,” and is a Highly urbanized City located in the province Misamis Occidental which is in the region of Northern Mindanao. It is known for its warm and hospitable people, rich cultural heritage, and as a gateway to various adventure activities.

With a 2020 census population of 728,402 people, it serves as the regional center and business hub of Northern Mindanao. It has a land area of 1,765.00 square kilometers or 4,570.00 square miles

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Nature enthusiasts can explore the stunning Macahambus Cave and Gorge or take an exhilarating white-water rafting trip on the Cagayan de Oro River. History buffs can visit the Museo de Oro to learn about the region’s rich cultural heritage. For a more relaxed experience, head to the city’s vibrant Gaston Park, where you can unwind and people-watch. Don’t miss the local culinary scene, featuring unique dishes like pastel and binaki. Whether you’re an adrenaline junkie or a history lover, Cagayan de Oro has something for everyone.

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Tourists flock to Cagayan de Oro to experience white-water rafting along the Cagayan River, explore the picturesque Macahambus Hill Cave, and participate in the annual Higalaay Festival, which showcases the city’s unique culture and traditions. With its growing economy, bustling urban life, and stunning natural sceneries, Cagayan de Oro offers a perfect blend of city and nature for both locals and visitors.

When traveling you may need to purchase a few items before you come like a new camera or laptop. It is always a good Idea to be prepared. Also read my blog on What Should You Buy Before Travelling? – Philippine Tourism and Statistics (


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