The Land and the
Cagayan de Oro City The gateway to Northern
Mindanao, Cagayan de Oro is highly urbanized, and boasts of a wide range of facilities and
amenities such as hotels and lodges, convention venues, restaurants and nightspots,
marketplaces and shopping centers.
In the City, one can shop for bargain handicrafts at
Divisoria and the City Market, or party the night away at the many scintillating music
bars and dance clubs.
Visit the Museo de Oro at Xavier University, for a
peek into the treasures of Bukidnon and Maranao culture. Or drop by the Santillano Shell
Museum for its exhibit of over 1,000 priceless shells from all over the world.
Take a day trip to Makahambus Cave and Gorge.
Appreciate the panorama of the sprawling city below, or descent 40 meters into a lush
gorge watered by an underground spring.
Trek across the Malasag Nature Trail, a scenic
reforestation area with panoramic views of the city. Or go for a swim at the city's
popular swimming holes, Catanico Falls and Lawndale Springs Resort
Catanico Falls -
Concealed by huge boulders, the rapids, cascading falls and natural pool of Barangay F.S.
Catanico. Only 20 minutes by car and 45 minutes by foot from the city center.
- Explore underground caves and a 130-foot circular gorge. The ravine is thick with
various species of plants and huge trees.
Reforestration Area - Rolling hills ideal for horseback riding,
mountain climbing/biking. Sunrise and sunset are best in the hills of Malasag where one
has a panoramic view of the city and the bay.
- A stretch of beautiful beaches line the city's coasts. The bay is also ideal for
windsurfing and jetskiing.
- Within the poblacion are three beautiful parks shades by age-old acacia and mahogany
trees. (Gaston, McArthur, Golden Friendship).
Folk Museum - An array of relics from the Bukidnon and Maranao
Shell Museum -
For shell lovers and those who appreciate art and the sea, the Sontillano Collection
features like the Haitian Tree Snail, Pink-mouthed Murex and Conus Ammirales located at
the City Library Building, A. Velez Street.
- San Jose Seminary, St. John Vianney Seminary, Carmelite Convent, Located in Camaman-an,
South Eastern portion of the city.