The city itself is loud and busy, but there are good quaint places to eat at a good price. The city is interesting if you like the hustle and bustle of Philippine city life but I would recommend getting out away from the city of CDO itself to the beach, or forest park, or other outlying areas, like a trip to Camiguin island.
Cagayan de Oro - being fondly called the "City of Golden Friendship" has lived up to its name. Try to visit tourist attractions around the city and neighboring areas in order to savor what are being offered in this great place.
Centralized are accessable. Hotel cleanliness was to be desired,the bed infestation is in abundance,the management sir not offer any apologies or indeed a refund of sorts,it cost me 400eso for hospital consultation and 2.
200 peso for treatment medicines to treat the insects bed bites from the accommodation,we had stayed there for 14 nights. Regards stan the itchy man.
A really freindly place to visit, the restaurants at Opol on stilts in the water are fantastic, if you waqnt to experience real calm and well being then a must see is The Statue of The Devine Mercy.
I am not an overly religious person but this place takes your breath away and will leave you feeling a better person just for being there, a truly remarkable, peacefull place to have a think or just take in the aura of the surroundings
People are generally friendly but I was surprised at the number of beggars in the streets. The city has a traffic problem and the whole place looks like it could do with a good cleaning.
Aside from the mall and water rafting, there is nothing much to do in this city. For those who are religious, they can visit El Salvador where the shrine of the Divine Mercy is located.
A big city with lots of business establishments. It's good to conduct business meeting and conferences in this place because commuting for attendees/participants is very easy.
The malls and restaurants are accessible anywhere without spending much for transportation. Motorelas and taxi's are available at all times.
It is nice to visit the beaches in Cagayan de Oro and I like getting a massage at the Spas there because it is relatively cheap and the sfaff are good in doing massages
City itself is dirty, crowded, noisy and polluted..a mini Manila. Was only going to stay few hours but got trapped for 3 days due to ferry and flights being sold out.
Get out to the coastal provinces. Better yet..stay somewhere in Visayas. Mindanao..never again.
Cagayan City is very nice place the people are friendly but the things I noticed in this place is there's no proper maintenance/ management in all areas of the City.
.very very dirty..u could see lots of rubbish everywhere. Hoping for the city to be clean in order to attract more foreign visitors.Specially the AIRPORT how come they operated but then there's no radar haven't even a runway lights.
My Wife lives near Cagayan de oro so I'm a frequent visitor here. It has all of the amenities you would expect from a City but it is also a very busy place.
It is very easy to get a Taxi or tricycle anywhere and by Western standards very cheap too. If you are travelling out of town then I recommend the rural buses as they are cheap, air conditioned and relatively comfortable and very regular. These can be accessed at the main bus terminal. There is an Airport for Cagayan de oro but it has now moved from the old site and it will now take an hour by car or bus to the new one as it's on the main road towards Opol and Illigan City. Overall if you get the chance to visit Cagayan City I thoroughly recommend it and You won't pay the same inflated prices as some other cities.
The traffic was like nothing I have experienced. No traffic lights or stop signs. Public transportation does well with dealing with it.
..leave it up to them! Very active city. Professional security in all shopping malls. Good hub location for sights you may want to see. Divine Mercy Shrine is a must see no matter your religion.
The place is nice. So many nearby beaches. Maybe an hour or two to reach one but it's all worth it. Just be careful with swindlers.
I, for one, was a victim. So many swindlers in CDO.
Cagayan de Oro City is already partially urbanized. Although it still kept and hid the nature's beauty which you should discover.
Convenience stores are located everywhere. People are just friendly like what the "City of Golden Friendship" is all about. There are variety of foods to choose from and their delicacies are a must try. Be always ready and prepare with the clothes you are going to wear because of the sudden changes in weather, but more importantly be prepared to explore the city.
It's a friendly and peaceful city. The people are willing to help and will give you correct direction to whichever you want to go.
The downside is the airport, it's far from the city center. If you want to catch a flight you need to go 1 - 2 hours earlier to avoid problems.
A new airport, close to Camiguin, great night life. Many activities to do out of town including zipline and white water rafting.
extremely exceptional place, the town's people are very warm and accomodating. It is indeed the city of the golden friendship!
Cagayan De Oro City is one of the progressive cities of Mindanao and is consider to be a business center of northern Mindanao.
Majority of the people speaks English, Tagalog and Cebuano. The city is know as a "city of golden friendly" because of the innate friendliness of the people. Many activities can do in the city and its surrounding by the suburbs, as well as many historical and adventure sites in CDO.
I ask the people living there where is good place to take pictures. They said nothing to visit and places to take pictures.
Nice city and a lot of good restaurants and spots but not easy to reach since airport now quite far and no night flights.
Poor urban planning. Traffic everywhere just like Metro Manila. Buses, trucks and pedicabs converge on their main roads
Good shopping and business city. Close to excellelent white water rafting and adventure park. ( zipline and drop zone)
very clean ,the people are friendly and helpful ,shopping excellent and transportation easy to get and not expensive .
Cagayan de Oro has a lot of potential. That's another way of saying it hasn't achieved anything as a city yet.
There is nowhere to walk, and if you did try, you should wear heavy boots with a hard toe since Cagayan de Oro is like a junk yard full of hazards. It's unsafe to walk or ride a bike there. It's unfortunate because the city has beautiful blue skies whenever they are not burning their household rubbish. All the bars seem to feature karaoke which encourages people without musical talent to make a lot of noise. Even at the surrounding beaches, karaoke machines playing through the cheapest possible speakers are there to ruin your day. Having said all that, it is a very friendly city with very nice people. They just don't seem to know that a healthy city is one in which parks and outdoor pedestrian areas are necessary. Nor do they know that shopping isn't life.
stayed here for 7 nights. awesome places to visit. canoeing is fun. beaches are awesome. horseback riding.
outdoor parks. shopping. night market
cagayan de oro is safe, very convinient and a nice place to stay and the city is just a walking distance.
. a lot of restaurants,hotels,malls beaches, parks and a friendly people.
Cagayan de Oro is important for services you cannot find somewhere else, from medical to administrative.
Shopping is good with plenty of good (but not cheap) malls. CdO is important as a transportation hub, but we struggle with the air quality and the loud and filthy traffic. Watch for pickpockets everywhere especially in the jeepney's. No we never enjoy spending time in CdO, we just have to deal with it sometimes.
Adventure filled stay at CDO! White water rafting and the Dahilayan zipline and dropzone were awesome!
CDO is a nice place to visit , but I think there is a need to improve on the cleanliness of the area.
People are friendly but they are not disposing their trash properly, i see many who just throw away their trash in the streets. The creek beside our hotel was full of garbage and trash. I think that Cultural Awareness and tourist spots of the city should be promoted. Even employess of the city and provincial offices do not know where the museums are. Thanks to "google", we were able to find it. I still would like to visit CDO again in the future.