May 27, 2011

Cagayan de Oro "The City of Golden Friendship"

Cagayan de Oro is known to many so called TITLES such as "Gateway to Northern Mindanao" because of its location and good transportation facilities, "City of Whitewater Rafting and River Trekking", it is a primary whitewater rafting destination in the Philippines that has a whole year round of maneuverable rafting courses and is located within the city limit. Officially  is known as the "City of Golden Friendship". 

Vacation!  Summer fun aside from the usual beach bumming, we decided to try the white water rafting in Cagayan de Oro. Hmmm it was definitely fun because it were all our first time to experienced water rafting and aside from that we were able to stay at Cagayan’s coolest hotel --- Pearl Mont Inn.

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Our transportation to the rafting location
 We were fetched at the hotel by the Bugsay guides and proceed to the rafting location.

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HDR Photo of the Cagayan de Oro river.
The starting point of our white water rafting challenge. Just a quick glimpse of the river before the wild ride.

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High five Bugsay!

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Our reserve lunch after water rafting =)
 We took the beginners course for P700.00 per person inclusive of the transportation, safety gears, life vest, helmet, paddle and a FREE shower at the end point. If you plan to bring your camera or other electronic devices with you, don't worry because they will provide you with a reliable SOTAR dry bag.

CDO Bugsay River Rafting Contact | click here

 Tourist Attractions:

  • White water rafting
  • Dahilayan Adventure Park | more Info here
  • Malasag Nature Trail and Eco-tourism Village
  • Muse de Oro
  • Monique Cave


  •  Pearlmont Inn
  •  Casa Cystalla
  •  Casa Isabella
  •  Dynasty Court Hotel
  •  Grand City Hotel
  •  La Mar Inn
  •  Maxandrea Hotel
  •  Nature's Pensionne
  •  Sir George Pension House

Budget Hotels:

  • Cagayan Park View Lodge
  • D' Morvie
  • Executive Pension
  • Hotel Ramon
  • Kyross Inn
  • Mass Specc Hostel
  • Red Palm Inn
  • Vines Pension
  • Wills Place
  • YMCA Hostel

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One of the nicest hotel i've been, affordable and cool!
 I would like to personally say THANK YOU to Ate Marla for our nice accommodation, never expected Pearl Mont Inn would be that nice but affordable. Love the interior design, different mood for every floor. Staffs were friendly and treated as very well especially giving as a nice reserved breakfast meal.


  1. A trip to Cagayan de Oro looks fun and adventure-filled. Being to travel to such a wondrous place makes life worth living but settling in a heavenly place like is what living is about. To have house at CDO would be a dream come true.

  2. Cagayan de oro is one of the best places to visit in Mindanao. I really love this post! :)


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