10 Interesting Facts about Cagayan de Oro

There are interesting Facts about Cagayan de Oro.It is a chartered city and capital of the province of Misamis Oriental where governance is independent and separate from the province. It also serves as the regional center and business hub of Northern Mindanao (Region X), and part of the growing Metropolitan Cagayan de Oro area.,Lets check out these 10 interesting Facts about Cagayan de Oro.

Facts about Cagayan de Oro 1:History

The Cagayan de Oro area was continuously inhabited by Late Neolithic to Iron Age Austronesian cultures. The oldest human remains discovered was from the Huluga Caves, once used as a burial place by the natives

Facts about Cagayan de Oro 2:Water Rafting

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Great White Water Rafting CDO offers the best Cagayan de Oro white water rafting packages,professional guides, quality equipment, celebrity-approved,packages also include food and transfers.Rafting on certain sections of rivers is considered an extreme sport, and can be fatal, while other sections are not so extreme or difficult.

Facts about Cagayan de Oro 3:Languages

Cebuano is the primarily spoken language in the city. English is mainly used for business and in the academe. Maranao is widely spoken within the city’s Maranao communities. Subanon and Hiligaynon are also spoken by their respective communities within the city.


Facts about Cagayan de Oro 4:Economy

Cagayan de Oro is the regional center and logistics and business hub of Northern Mindanao.[35] The city’s economy is largely based on industry, commerce, trade, service and tourism. Investment in Cagayan de Oro City for the first six months of 2012 reached 7.4 billion pesos outpacing the local government’s expectation of to nearly 100 percent.

Facts about Cagayan de Oro 5:The Higalaay Festival

Cagayan de Oro’s annual fiesta celebration, popularly known as Higalaay Festival, is a week-long festivity filled with a series of colorful, culturally-rich and fun-filled core events that culminate on the 28th of August  point for a campaign to promote Cagayan de Oro City.


Facts about Cagayan de Oro 6:Cuisine




Cagayan de Oro food cultures include a variety of world cuisines influenced by the city’s immigrant history. Western and Austronesian immigrants have made the city famous for pastel bread, chicharrón and Hamon de Cagayan. Some mobile food vendors licensed by the city sell street food like kwek-kwek, fish balls, tempura and proven and grilled meat.


Facts about Cagayan de Oro 7: Pelaez Memorial Sports Center

As the oldest sports park in Northern Mindanao, Pelaez Sports Center is also the largest since its renovation in 1998. It features basketball courts, swimming pool, a multipurpose field, and a large oval track.Pelaez Sports Center is the best place to do the morning jog. This is the place qhere most of the Kagayanons do their physical fitness.


Facts about Cagayan de Oro 8:General MacArthur Memorial Marker

The MacArthur Memorial Marker is a landmark at Macabalan Wharf in Cagayan de Oro, Philippines which also serves as one of the attractions of the city. It was also where General Douglas MacArthur, his family and his staff landed in Mindanao during WWII on his way to Australia.

Facts about Cagayan de Oro 9: Cagayan de Oro River

Cagayan River, often called the Cagayan de Oro River, is one of the rivers draining the northern central part of the island of Mindanao in the Philippines. The river has its headwaters in the Kalatungan Mountain Range and Kitanglad Mountain Range found in the central part of the province of Bukidnon

Facts about Cagayan de Oro 10: Kumbira



Kumbira, a flagship project of the Cagayan de Oro Hotel and Restaurant Association (Cohara), is a major event in time for the annual fiesta of Cagayan de Oro City in honor of its patron, St. Augustine.


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