Cagayan de Oro is a city located on the north of Mindanao. It is the capital of the province, Misamis Oriental. Cagayan de Oro is the place to be if you seek wild adventure. Your visit in this island is surely to give you an adrenaline rush.
Whitewater rafting is the city’s best and most famous sport. Everyone can say that the rafting experience in Cagayan de Oro cannot be compared to rafting in another island. The long stretch of the city gives a picturesque of rocky walls of the river, vegetation and the havens of animals like monkeys and snakes. The Cagayan de Oro River has rapids that give the daring and adventurous more thrills and challenges. Whitewater rafting in Cagayan de Oro is really something that no adventurous is going to forget. The roar and bellow of the water tumbling through boulders are going to be embarked in their memories.
There is more to Cagayan de Oro than just Whitewater rafting. The F.S. Castanico Falls is a blessing from nature. The falls is decorated with green ferns and plants. There are also rapids that rage and pound on boulders and rocks. The clear blue waters underneath is an additional treat. Getting to F.S. Castanico Falls only takes thirty minutes from the heart of the city.
The Malasag Eco-tourism Village is a fascinating and splendid museum that displays the many different houses of Northern Mindanao’s indigenous tribes and people. It also houses several colorful flora and fauna of the city. The village entails a good scenic view of the Malasag Hills where you can walk and admire the magnificent view of Cagayan de Oro’s coastline and the Bay of Macajalar.
Mapawa Nature Park is just a few minutes away from the village. In this park, you will find a small waterfall for swimming. There are also tables erected under big trees that can be used for family picnics. Activities to enjoy in this park are horseback riding, camping, rappelling, and many others.
If you do want to make the most out of your stay in the Philippines, you must visit Cagayan de Oro.