Cagayan de Oro City

Cagayan de Oro City is known as the "City of Golden Friendship" and that distinction is one of the reasons why Cagayan de Oro is frequented by tourists both local and foreign. Cagayan de Oro, also known as CDO, is undoubtedly the fastest booming city in Mindanao today due to its strategic location and peace and order stability.

CDO got the monicker "Gateway to Northern Mindanao" due to its location wherein it humbles its state of the art sea port and a domestic airpot. All products and people alike travelling from Bukidnon and other provinces in Northern Mindanao are going to use these facilities of Cagayan de Oro when going to Manila, Cebu and other places in the Philippines.

"ICT Goldmine in the Philippines" has been also given as distinction for Cagayan de Oro City due to the number of ICT infrasructures and businesses mushrooming in the city and providing job oppurtunities for ICT personnels in the city and the surounding provinces.

Due to the rapid growth in the city's economy, Cagayan de Oro City is given another distinction as "A City in Bloom, in Blossom and in BOOM!". Despite the global financial crisis the world is experiencing in 2008 and 2009, you can see infrastructures built all over the city and businesses are also booming.


Kagay-an Festival

Kagay-an festival is the city's celebration of its patron Saint Agustine of Hippo. The event is held every 28th of August but usually it is a one week celebration until its culmination in the 28th.

One of the highlights of the event is the street dancing competition which features colorful attires and cultural dances of the Higaonon tribe. This competition draws national attention as competitors come from all over the Philippines.

Another highlight is the Miss Kagay-an Tourism, a beauty pageant presenting the native beauty of Cagayan de Oro lads.

The Golden Float Parade and Lambagohan Fluvial Parade are also events enjoyed by tourists and visitors from all over the world.

Kagay-an Agro-Trade Fair also features the native products of the city/province particularly agriculture products.

Charter Day
It it the city's celebration of it's cityhood established in 1950. The original name of the city was Cagayan de Misamis until 1950 when it was changed to Cagayan de Oro in virtue of Republic Act No. 521 which was signed by then Philippine President Elpidio Quirino. The city's status was made possible due to the efforts of then Congressman Emmanuel Pelaez, who eventuallly became the Vice President of the Philippines.

Holy Week Trek
This event is the city's Catholic devotees's observation of the Holy Week. It is a three kilometer trek that ends to the Corsillo retreat House in Malasag.


Kumbira is a culinary Show and Exhibit started in 1996 by local hoteliers and restaurants. It has been evolved over the years and it now hosts a culinary competition among students and preofessionals all over Mindanao.

The competition is divided into students and professionals where Hotel and Restaurant Management shools and professional chefs compete against each other in their respective categories. The event usually lasts up to four days.

Cagayan de Oro City Hotels

Hotels in Cagayan de Oro City are at par with the world's best hotels. As a matter of fact, you can see good reviews for the city's hotels in different travel sites in the internet.

National conventions are also held in the city since accomodation is not a problem here and good feedbacks are always heard from the participants.

There are four star hotels in the city namely the Koresco Hotel and Pryce Plaza both of which are know for foreign tourists. Those hotels are conveniently located in the highlands ovelloking the city and near the domestic airport.

The hotels within the city are Maxandrea hotel, VIP Hotel, Casa Crystalla, Nature's Pensionne, Grand City Hotel and others which are conveniently located in the heart of the metropolis.

Other hotels are the Discovery Hotel, Mallbery Hotel, Southwinds Hotel, Pearlmont Hotel, Marco Hotel and others.


Kagay-anon Lady said...

I miss CDO a lot especially the white water rafting there. Regards ko sa mga taga-bulua esp in villa candida.. wala nay baha diha?

Kita kits next summer vacation!

cagayan de oro hotels said...

I love all the pictures that you featured in this post. It really showed Cagayan de Oro's customs, culture, events and the nice places to visit and stay. This is a very informative post.

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Edward said...

I visited Cagayan de Oro during it's fiesta celebration and its was really cool! But one thing i don't really like are the roads along dvsoria that needs to be repaired. According to the driver of the jeepney I rode, the problem on those roads are already there for years and it seems the city government is doing nothing about it.. just my observations...

cagayan de oro house said...

Edward, I think the roads near the Divisoria are now under repair. I was there yesterday and it was under construction. So we passed to another road. Well, CDO right now has improved a lot. Bravo.

water pump said...

Cagayan de Oro is a very promising city. It has a diverse culture from imported from various provinces even from foreign countries, a peaceful community and a strategic location. Had it been shepherded effectively for the past 10 years it would have become one of the most prosperous city in Mindanao if not in the whole Philippines even surpassing Davao City.

Camiguin Island Resort said...

Cagayan de Oro City is situated at the northern shore of Mindanao, Philippines. It is the investment capital of Misamis Oriental and the tourism capital of Northern Mindanao (Region 10). It is is generally known for its name CDO or CDOC.

Anonymous said...

is cagayan fiesta a holiday for cdo employees?

Anonymous said...

Would u know of a good tour guide in CDO?

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