How to Plan Your Next Vacation in Cagayan de Oro
2019 Jun 13
Planning a trip can be a daunting task. Where do you begin? What’s step one? What’s next? It’s easy to get overwhelmed, especially when you haven’t done something like this before. Nobody wants to get to their next destination and then realize they forgot something. That would be such a drag.
Nevertheless, when you’re planning a trip to a place fondly labeled as the “City of Friendship,” you can bet that Cagayan de Oro is not just a hub full of amicable people, but it’s also a thriving destination with lots of thrills to satisfy your adventure cravings.
The capital of Misamis Oriental, Cagayan de Oro is also known as the White Water Rafting Capital of the Philippines. So before you plan your trip, there are some important things you need to know like what Cagayan de Oro has to offer, etc. Fret not, because in this article, we will do our best to guide you on how to plan your next vacation in Cagayan de Oro.
First thing’s first: Decide where in Cagayan de Oro do you want to go.
Do you want to be one with nature and visit the Mapawa Nature Park? Do you want to visit unique animals at the Garden of Malasag Eeco Tourism Village? Or perhaps you want to just enjoy some water activities at the Seven Seas Waterpark and Resort? Picking a destination is immensely important, as it gives you a definite goal. Not only will your trip become more concrete for you and easier to commit to, but it will make planning easier as well. Well, because you know what to work towards.
Second: Decide the length of your trip.
How much does it cost to travel? You won’t figure out how much you need to save if you haven’t decided on how long you’ll be in your destination. Knowing how long you intend to be in Cagayan de Oro will help you budget, plan out activities you can feasibly do, and pack the right amount of gear for your trip. Which brings us to…
Third: Decide your budget.
Your next task is to research the costs in your destination at the style of travel you want. Do you want to backpack, or would you rather stay in luxury hotels? How much are hostels, hotels, restaurants, and attractions? Knowing will allow you to estimate how much money you’ll need for your trip. You can check out some of the articles in our website to help you flesh out your itinerary.
Fourth: Create your itinerary.
You need to decide how you’re going to arrive, where you’ll stay, what you’ll eat, and where you’ll visit once you’re in Cagayan de Oro — essentially what you’re going to do. The main entry point to Cagayan de Oro City via air is the Laguindingan Airport, which also serves Iligan, the provinces of Misamis Oriental and Lanao del Norte and other places in Northern Mindanao. You can stay at D’ Morvie Suites, which is a popular choice among travelers who are looking for a place to freshen up or to catch up on a few hours of sleep or the Golden Pension House, which is about 500 meters away from the SM City Mall and is budget-friendly. You can also stay at some of the hotels like Primavera, Koresko, Pryce Plaza Hotel, Seda Centrio, Marco Hotel, and Mallberry Business Suites Hotel. For food trips, you can visit the High Ridge, Kagay-anon Restaurant, and Sentro 1850.
Finally: Go on your trip.
Cagayan de Oro offers a lot of fun places to visit like the Divisoria Night Cafe and Night Market, Malasag Eco-Tourism Village and Gardens, and the Mapawa Nature Park. Exploring this wonderful city can be a rewarding experience. You can also consider living there to enjoy all the wonders it offers. Check out Pueblo de Oro Township, this, by far, is the best place to settle down in Cagayan de Oro.