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Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Tourist Spots to Visit in CDO During Sem Break

What to do during a Sem Break? We know that it was just a couple of weeks break from school but it wouldn’t hurt you if somehow you can make this Sem Break an opportunity to Explore the City of Golden Friendship - Cagayan de Oro City.

We've listed few locations as suggestions that you can visit while having your break from School, check them out:

Visit Museum

Capitol University Museum of Three Cultures - On-campus museum with art & artifacts of the migrants, indigenous peoples & Moro group of Mindanao.
Address: Corrales Extension, Cagayan de Oro City, 9000 Mindoro Oriental
Phone: (088) 856 2832

Photo Credit: Pearl Aton
La Castilla - A former summer residence packed with personal belongings portraying 20th century Filipino life.
Address: Rodolfo N. Pelaez Blvd, Cagayan de Oro, 9000 Misamis Oriental
Phone: (088) 858 4093

City Museum of Cagayan de Oro - This former water tower built in 1922 now houses a museum dedicated to exploring the CDO's artifacts, data, and photographs' history.
Address: Fernandez St, Cagayan de Oro, Misamis Oriental

Museo de Oro - Small museum on the campus of Xavier University with displays of archaeology & ethnology artifacts.
Address: Xavier University, Corrales Ave, Cagayan de Oro, 9000 Misamis Oriental
Hours: Open today · 8AM–5PM

Nature Tripping

Mapawa Nature Park - Visitors to this natural forest can swim in hollows as well as more extreme waterfall jumping. Ideal for vacation & team building activities,  the staff & caretakers are very nice & accommodating. A perfect getaway for Families and friends from the busy streets of CDO.
Address: Malasag Cugman, Cagayan de Oro City, Misamis Oriental, Malasag Road, Cagayan de Oro, Misamis Oriental
Phone: (088) 272 5218 / 09177067206

Garden of Malasag Eco Tourism Village - Located in a reforested area in Malasag Hill. This 7 hectares village has replicas of tribal houses in the region and a panoramic view of Macajalar Bay. The tourism village is owned and managed by the Philippine Tourism Authority. Secluded, scenic spot with lush gardens, a small zoo & swimming pool. Rooms & food offered on-site.
Address: Malasag Hill, Cugman, Cagayan de Oro City, Misamis Oriental, Cagayan de Oro, Misamis Oriental
Phone: 0917 896 8873

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Eden's Solace - Breathtaking view of the sunset during the afternoon and amazing sight of city lights at night. A beautiful place to relax with friends and family while enjoying the overlooking view of Cagayan de Oro City.
Address: Macasandig-Indahag Road, Indahag, Cagayan de Oro City
Phone: +63 936 334 7255

Macahambus Cave and Gorge - It was previously called Macahambus Adventure Park but for some reason they stopped the operation. It is a small, free-entry cave with a path leading through to a lookout above the Cagayan River, the cave was the site of the historic Battle of Macahambus on June 4, 1900 which marked the Filipinos' first victory against the American during the Philippine - American war. A Marker of the National Historical Institute is placed at the entrance of the cave. Few meters from the cave is the Macahambus Gorge, a narrow steep-walled canyon, a flight of over a hundred steps leads one down to the floor of the gorge where there is an underground river that comes out from one cave to another cave.  The cave is covered with a lush tropical arbor of forest growth.
Address: Barangay Lumbia, Cagayan de Oro City, Misamis Oriental

Photo by: GI JOE
5 Majestic Waterfalls in Cagayan de Oro City - Please refer to our previous post about the 5 waterfalls you can visit in CDO -
- F.S. Catanico Falls - F.S. Catanico, CDO
- Mintugsok Falls - Malasag Cugman, CDO
- Puntol Falls - Malasag Cugman, CDO
- Palalan Falls / Manlumot Falls - Sitio Palalan, Tablon, CDO
- Sinulom Falls - Tignapoloan, CDO

Photo by: Project LUPAD
White Water River Rafting Adventure - If you haven’t experience White Water rafting in CDO, then this is you chance to try something extreme. Well, it is not really that extreme but for some first-timers they considered it extreme. You’ll love white water rafting aside from the exhilirating experience going through some rapids down the river, you will also be enjoying the nature sights along the river that you can only experience and see if you go on white water rafting adventure. You can contact few white water rafting guide company, check them out on the list:

Kagay Whitewater Rafting
Address: Corrales Ave, Cagayan de Oro, 9000 Misamis Oriental
Hours: Open today · 6AM–10PM
Phone: 0917 712 2442

1st Rafting Adventure
Address: 14 21st St, Nazareth, Cagayan de Oro, 9000 Misamis Oriental
Hours: Open today · 8AM–5PM
Phone: 0917 325 5544

Great White Water Tours
Address: Upper Carmen, Cagayan de Oro, 9000 Misamis Oriental
Hours: Open today · 9AM–5PM
Phone: (088) 851 7856

There you go, those are just few thing you can do during your Sem Break Vacation, aside from cleaning up your room and closet, going out with friend at the mall or bar, or enrolling some short courses, etc. But if you want to explore more about Cagayan de Oro City, we recommend the Tsada Kagay-an City Tour, you can contact G.A.M.A.-Northern Mindanao Tour Guides Association for bookings and more info about the tour.
Address: c/o Department of Tourism Region X G/F Pelaez Sports Center, Don Apolinar Velez St., Cagayan de Oro City 9000 Cagayan de Oro City
Phone: (08822) 726394
or visit their Facebook page at:

It is all up to you, you can choose to enjoy your Sem Break or just do absolutely nothing at all.

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