The City of Golden Friendship ~ Cagayan de Oro



Recommendations 



Metro Hotel

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Review:

  • The room comes with free breakfast and 2 complimentary bottled water everyday.
  • Room was small with TV, 1 queen size bed, table and chairs, closet and H/C shower
  • Location of this hotel is only 2 blocks from Centrio Mall, 1 ride from Divisoria and PHP 60.00 taxi ride to Limketkai Mall
  • Staffs were very friendly and the hotel surroundings is safe
  • Clean and comfortable with good wifi connection

 

List of hotels click here

More of CDO click here

 

1st Rafting Adventure

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Location: #86 Jongko Bldg.,Tiano hayes Street near Dynasty Court Hotel

Review

  • Cheaper than any other company offering the activity
  • High-quality equipment, accommodating staffs and guides
  • We decided to take the advanced course ( 21 rapids 3-4 hours with packed lunch – rice, pork with egg and bottled water). Free pick up from your hotel.
  • Ask for Kuya Jojo as your guide. He is funny and talkative.  Never a dull moment when he was our guide ( He also offers rappelling, mountain climbing, tour guiding or any adventure you can think of in the city)

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Food



La Vetta 

PERMANENTLY CLOSED AS OF 2017

Location:  Rosario Cres, Cagayan de Oro, 9000 Misamis Oriental

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Food: PHP 150.00 +

Drinks: PHP 100 +

This restaurant is near Limketkai Mall and in front of Kagay-anon Restaurant. La Vetta’s is well known for its delicious French sausages with a variety of bread to choose from. They also had pasta and different wines.

Kagay-anon Restaurant

Location: Limketkai Center, Rosario Cres, Cagayan de Oro, 9000 Misamis Oriental

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Photos: http://travelwithshark.blogspot.com/2014/06/kagay-anon-restaurant-cagayan-de-oro.html

Food: PHP 140 +

Drinks: PHP 80 +

Known for its ostrich meat, seafood and Filipino cuisines. Their food were very delicious especially the seafood but the smoothies could have been better


Malls

Limketkai Center

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Location: Limketkai Dr, Cagayan de Oro, 9000 Misamis Oriental

Ayala Centrio Mall

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Location: Claro M. Recto Ave, Cagayan de Oro, 9000 Misamis Oriental

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Panagatan Restaurant

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Location: Zone 3, Iligan-Cagayan de Oro-Butuan Road, Opol, 906 Misamis Oriental

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Food: PHP 170/00 +

Their second branch is at Centrio Mall but I recommend to visit their main restaurant in Opol. Lobsters were very delicious but expensive. Their seafood were all fresh

– HOW TO GET THERE FROM THE CITY –

  • Taxi: > PHP 250.00
  • From CDO to Panagatan Restaurant: Take a jeep number B3 from Plaza Divisoria. Tell the jeepney driver / conductor to take you to a stop that has jeeps going to Bulua so you could go to Panagatan Restaurant. Take another jeep going to Opol. Restaurant located at your right side beside the highway.
  • From Panagatan to City proper: Take any jeep from the highway and tell the conductor to stop at Bulua. Take another jeep going to Divisoria. From Divisoria take a motorella to your hotel.

 

JC Eatery 

Located: Pabayo  Street, Yakapin Divisoria

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Photos: http://travelwithshark.blogspot.com/2014/06/jc-eatery-cagayan-de-oro.html

Known for their original Sinuglaw ( sugba – grilled + kilaw – fish cooked in vinegar with coconut milk)

 

Food: PHP 50.00 +

Tips: A lot of locals eat here, sometimes they ran out of Sinuglaw

Local food click here

Food Guide click here



Places to see



 

Museo de Oro

Location: Xavier University External site

To the security guards I had an argument with… YOU CAN ALL EAT YOUR DAMN MUSEUM!!!

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Dress code

Do I need to say more?

 

Plaza Divisoria

Location: RN Abejuela Street, Tirso Neri St, Cagayan de Oro, Misamis Oriental

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Tourism office in the middle of Plaza Divisoria. You can ask directions and maps.

Museum of 3 cultures

Location: Inside Capitol University, Corrales/Osmena Avenue, Cagayan de Oro City, 9000

Opens: 9:00 am to 5:00pm

Entrance Fee: PHP 50.00

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Other places

 


Pastel in Cagayan de Oro

Location: Infront of Conchita Hotel

Price: PHP 5.00 higher than the original price in Camiguin Island



Going Home

The most convenient way is to take a taxi from the city to the airport for PHP 450.00



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