Cagayan de Oro is the perfect destination for travelers looking for adventure and some adrenaline pumping experience. There are numerous Cagayan de Oro hotels catering to every type of traveler. Budget travelers looking for the best and most practical hotel in CDO should take a look at GV Hotels. Stay on budget with GV Hotels as it offers all the practical amenities that you need for a comfortable accommodation without the extra cost.
Room rates start as low as Php 550 with GV Hotels Cagayan de Oro.
GV Hotels in Cagayan de Oro
GV Hotel Cagayan de Oro
Corrales Ext.,Cagayan de Oro City
Tel: +63 88 323-1547
About Cagayan de Oro
Dubbed as the “City of Golden Friendship,” Cagayan de Oro is also known as the gateway to Northern Mindanao.
Its strategic location and modern facilities make it the educational, commercial, transportation and tourism hub of the region. Rich in natural resources, Cagayan de Oro is well-known for its White Water Rafting, Kayaking and River Trekking adventures.
Visit Cagayan de Oro now and experience more fun in the Philippines. While there are several hotels in Cagayan de Oro, GV Hotels remain as the top choice for budget travelers. GV Hotels provides the best value for your money. No frills, budget accommodation for the practical traveler.
Must See (Places to Go, Tourist Spots, Things to Do)
- Cagayan de Oro River – Paving the way for Cagayan de Oro to be the Whitewater rafting capital of the Philippines, the Cagayan de Oro river stretches a good 22 kilometers long with 25 levels ranging from levels 1 to 4. Beginners and expert can both enjoy riding the current of the water for an exciting whitewater rafter of kayaking adventure.
- Golden Friendship Park – Monuments of national heroes like Dr. Jose Rizal, Andres Bonifacio and Ramon Magsaysay can be found in the commercial district of the city. Bones of patriots who died in the Battle of Agusan against the Americans are hidden underneath the statue of Andres Bonfacio.
- Catanico Falls – Masked by ferns, moss and huge boulders, guests with a taste for adventure can dive to the swimming pool from where the fall drops.
- Seminary Hill – The San Jose Seminary is a training center for aspiring priests. This is also where the Carmelite Nunnery can be found. The Carmelite Nunnery houses the miraculous Infant Jesus.
- Gardens of Malasag Eco-tourism village – 20 minutes from the city proper, a cultural village in a botanical setting can be seen. This village exhibits practices and crafts of Mindanao tribes and serves as a learning center for ecotourism, ethnic arts and culture, and flora and fauna common to Northern Mindanao. The village also presents a livelihood for the tribal groups in the area. Several facilities such as swimming pool, camping grounds, orchidarium, butterfly garden, multi-purpose hall and the likes are available for visitors. The Macabalan Bay and the hills of Malasag can be viewed from here as well.
- Migtugsok Falls – Witness the beauty of nature with 5 beautifully cascading waters of the Migtugsok Falls. Reaching this destination is an exhilarating experience itself as one has to trek some 400 ft long slope, passing the Bigsan and Migtugsok river.
- Macahambus Hill Cave and Gorge – This is the site of the Battle of Macahambus Hill where the first victory of Filipinos over the Americans happened. The cave is already a site to take in. Move within the cave and a small veranda will open to a full view of the Cagayan River below. Not far is the Macahambus Gorge; a steep cliff where the enemy fell to their deaths. Today, a flight of over a hundred steps leads to an underground river that comes out from one cave to another.
- Cueba de Oro – “Cave of Gold” when literally translated offers no gold to visitors but a golden adventure that will surely be one for the books. Entering the cave alone is already filled with excitement as it entails rappelling 120-feet down to get to the entrance. Going through the cave does not get any less fun as it requires thrill seekers to wade in water that vary from ankle deep paths to routes submerging you to water neck high deep.
- Kinilaw – a famous Visayan food made of raw fish marinated in local vinegar from coconut wine or tuba, mixed with lemon and spices.
- Remember Me (RM) – This is one dish that is bound to make a mark in your life. RM is a local dish made of a cow or horse’s internal organs and testicles. This dish is considered by many to be an aphrodisiac.
- Pastel – Definitely a must try in CDO. Pastel is a soft bun with sweet creamy yema in the middle. More flavours are now available in place of yema. Other flavors are ube, macapuno, langka, cheese, mango, pineapple, strawberry, guava, durian and chocolate. This is the perfect delicacy for those with a sweet tooth.
- Kagay-an Festival – Celebrated on the 28th of August of every year, Kagay-an Festival is Cagayan de Oro’s version of the mardigras. The annual festivity is in celebration of the city’s patron saint St. Augustine. Traditionally done in a 3-hour parade; colorful costumes, choreographed movements, spirited music and other gimmickry are all part of the presentation of participating groups in the procession.
- Sakay-Sakay Lambago – An annual activity that showcases the strength and endurance of communities along the water fronts in boat racing. The race takes place at the Cagayan de Oro river.
How to Get There
From Manila and Cebu, domestic flights leave several times a day for Cagayan de Oro. Cebu Pacific, AirPhilippines, Philippine Airlines, Zest Air and Asian Spirit all have flights servicing Cagayan de Oro.
Passenger ferry boat trips and fast crafts also arrive regularly from Manila and the Visayas. If you prefer to travel by land, Philtranco Bus line offer a Manila-Cagayan de Oro trip for an approximately 42-hour travel time.
Going Around Cagayan de Oro
- Bus, jeeps, tricycles and multi-cabs are transportation vehicles mainly used by the public. Air-conditioned taxis are also available. If you plan on taking a taxi try not to agree on a fixed rate as this most commonly end up to be more expensive than going on a metered rate.
- Tricycles are slower but fill up passengers faster. They travel set routes but can agree to special arrangements for a fee.
- Jeeps are the cheaper alternative to hiring a taxi but move in fixed routes.
- Bring small bills and loose change when going around because most drivers do not have coins to change your bills.
- Good Morning – Maayong buntag
- Good Afternoon – Maayong hapon
- Good Evening - Maayong gabii
- How do I go to <location>? – Unsaon nako paganhi <location>?
- How much? – Tag-pila?
- Do you speak <language>? – Kabalo ba siya mogistorya ug <language>?
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Police – 166 (Leave the operator the following information: your full name, exact location [street or landmark] and your contact number)
PNP – Cagayan de Oro
- Cogon Market Station - (within the Cogon Public Market)
- Carmen Market Station - (within the Carmen Public Market)
- Lapasan-Agora Station - (within Agora Bus Terminal)
Cagayan de Oro Fire Department - 112
- Army Station Hospital– 3392
- Cagayan de OroPolymedic General Hospital
- Cagayan de Oro Medical Center
Fire – 112, (088) 856-3859