Cagayan De Oro is the provincial capital city of the province of Misamis Oriental in the Philippines. It lies along the northern coastline of the island of Mindanao in the country’s southern portion. Cagayan de Oro is politically subdivided into 80 barangays. The city has a 57 urbanized barangays and 23 rural barangays all in all. Cagayan de Oro is considered as a tourist spot in the Philippines. It is also a favorite among nature lovers and adventurers because of its famous whitewater rafting and kayaking.
Popular Tourist Spots
Whitewater Rafting, Kayaking and River Trekking
Whitewater Rafting, Kayaking and River Trekking has been one of the tourism activities being promoted in the river. The city administration and the Department of Tourism made it as the banner tourism activity in Cagayan de Oro City.
The jump-off point of the river, whitewater rafting is at Barangay Mambuaya, a 30-40 minute ride from the city proper. They provide kayaking tuition, orientation, and safety points before they allow their clients to kayak.
Gardens of Malasag Eco-Tourism Village
The village also serves as the learning center for ecotourism, ethnic arts, flora and fauna endemic to Northern Mindanao. The tourism village is owned and managed by the Philippine Tourism Authority.
Mapawa Nature Park
Mapawa Nature Park is one of the adventure destinations in Cagayan de Oro. It is owned and operated by the Pelaez Family. The park offers a lot of activities including the in-demand zipline, rappelling, horseback riding, a cattle wrestling show, and an eco-trek.
Their commitment is to conserve and enhance the natural environment, at the same time, help educate the community about the importance of protecting our natural resources.