Cagayan De Oro, also known by its acronym CDO, is a highly urbanized city located on the mouth of Cagayan River
(distinct from Cagayan River in Cagayan Valley Region) on the central coast of
Misamis Oriental facing Macajalar Bay. It has a total land area of 412.8 square kilometers.
With a domestic airport, seaport, and modern highways leading to various part of Mindanao, the city has become the
gateway to Northern Mindanao Region. Moreover, the Mindanao Container Terminal in Tagoloan Town is just 25 kilometers
away. An international airport under construction in Laguindingan town is envisioned to serve the fast growing Northern Mindanao
economic corridor. In the meantime, the city is being served by the busy Lumbia airport with several flights to and from
Manila, Cebu, and Davao cities.
Cagay-anon is the principal tongue of the City. However, Cebuano, Boholano, English, and Tagalog are widely
spoken. Other dialects spoken are Higaonon, Ilonggo, and Waray.
Several tourism-related facilities are found in the city. In fact, the city is fast becoming a favorite
choice for various conventions and national events. The Cagayan River is famous for white water rafting. Pueblo de Oro
Golf Course is an 18-hole, par 72 all weather championship course located within the sprawling Pueblo de Oro Township.
Kagay-an Festival is held every third or fourth week of August to coincide with the Feast of St. Augustine, the patron saint
of the city. It features parades, street dancing, trade and food fairs, and beauty pageants.
The city home to Del Monte Pineapple Cannery - one of the world's largest. Other products from the city include
processed foods such as ham and peanut brittle, handmade paper and furniture, traditional Muslim wears and souvenir items.
As an educational center, the city has 3 universities and 13 colleges.The Capitol University Medical City
has the most modern hospital facilty in the Northern Mindanao Region.
Shopping and Leisure
The city is the commercial hub of the province. It has 3 major shopping centers: Gaisano, Limketkai, and SM Mall.
Two golf course are found in the city namely: Camp Evangelista Golf Club and Pueblo De oro Golf.
As one of the key cities of the country and as the gateway to Northern Mindanao, Cagayan De Oro is a preferred site
not only of small and medium enterprises but also of heavy industries such as iron and steel, transport equipment, and chemical plants.
Business process outsourcing has a bright future in the city. Investment in world-class tourist facilities such as hotels, resorts, amusement parks,
demonstration farms, medical and wellness facilities are encuraged. In addtion, the growing urban population necessitates the establishment
of commercial complexes, condominiums, and mass housing projects.
Places of Interest/ Tourist Attractions in Cagayan De Oro
- Gardens of Malasag EcoTourism Village - a botanical garden exhibiting the rich culture of Subanon, Talaandig, and
other cultural communities. Located on a 7.2 hectares overlooking Macajalar Bay, it has accomodation facitilites for visitors.
- Gaston Park
- Museo de oro - features a human skeletal believed to have existed in 377 A.D. and some relics of the Maranao culture
- San Agustin Metropolitan Cathedral - rebuilt in 1946 after the former building was destroyed during World War II.
- Sontillano Shell Museum
- Macahambus Cave - has a 130-foot circular gorge
- Catanico Falls
- Huluga archaeological complex where ancient artifacts have been found
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